Thursday Sessions


KEYNOTE SPEAKER 8:30-9:30am
Sponsored by Boehringer IngelheimNot One More Vet – Dr. Carrie Jurney

Conversations about veterinary wellbeing are a hot topic these days. Study after study shows increased rates of wellbeing issues, of mental health concerns, and unfortunately high suicide rates. But why? Dr. Carrie Jurney is the president of Not One More Vet, a global charity focused on veterinary wellbeing and suicide prevention. In this lecture she'll discuss the science behind the veterinary wellbeing crisis and discuss actionable solutions to deal with this crisis. We may have problems as a profession, but there are also solutions. Together we can work towards a healthy profession. 

Regular sessions will begin at 10:00am.
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Companion Animal - Room BentonSponsored by IDEXX
Dr. Holly Brown – 10:00am-Noon
Dr. Andy Law – 1:30pm-2:30pm
Dr. Allison Kenzig – 2:30pm-3:30pm
Dr. Adrien Aertsens – 4:00pm-5:00pm
 

Hot Topics - Room 275Ms. Sue Mears, Dr. Katie Rumsey & Dr. April Blong – 10:00am-Noon
Dean Dr. Dan Grooms & Ms. Vee Oberoi – 1:30pm-2:00pm  
Dr. Jason Pieper – 2:00pm-3:00pm
Dr. Meredith t’Hoen – 2:00pm-3:00pm
Dr. Melissa Tropf – 2:00pm-3:00pm
Dr. Emily Wheeler – 2:00pm-3:00pm
Dr. Jim Berger, Mr. Randall Cass, Mr. Andrew Joseph, Dr. Kristen Obbink, Dr. Jodie Pettit – 3:30pm-5:00pm
 

Practice Management - Room 260-262Dr. David Gourley – 10:00am-11:00am
Mr. Jim Carney – 11:00am-Noon
Dr. Patrick Gorden – 1:30pm-2:30pm
Drs. Randy Wheeler, Ryan Shuey and Abbey Smith - 2:30pm-3:00pm
Dr. Linda Ellis – 3:30pm-5:00pm
 

Small Ruminant - Room 250-252Sponsored by ISU CVM
Dr. Paul Plummer – 10:00am-11:00am
Dr. Patrick Gorden – 11:00am-Noon
Dr. Enoch Meira – 1:30-2:30pm
Dr. Alyona Michael – 2:30pm-3:30pm
Drs. Patrick Gorden, Enoch Meira, Alyona Michael, Paul Plummer – 4:00pm-5:00pm
 

Wellness/Public Health - Room 167-179Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim & Elanco
Dr. Carrie Jurney – 10:00am-Noon
Dr. Heidi Hulon – 1:30pm-4:30pm
Dr. Heidi Hulon, Dr. Harlyn McGuire, Dr. Cody Sacquitne, Dr. Abbey Smith – 4:30pm-5:00pm


Companion Animal
Tying it all together: Maximizing laboratory diagnostics – Dr. Holly Brown
In this case-based session, I will utilize the combined laboratory data to work through advanced clinical cases. The addition of important microscopic findings and ancillary diagnostics will allow for further interpretation of the automated data that is key to understanding disease and case management.
What are you bobbing about? A brief overview of forelimb lameness from diagnosis to treatment – Dr. Andy Law
In this presentation, we will go over common causes of forelimb lameness in canine patients. Diagnostic imaging options from radiographs to advanced imaging will be discussed. We will also cover treatment options ranging from non-surgical options to joint replacements.
How to put the puzzle back together? Tips and tricks for wound care and closure – Dr. Allison Kenzig
In this presentation, we will go over the basics and general thought process for wound care. We will also go over common wound closure and tension relieving techniques as well as wound care options achievable in the private practice environment and those available at ISU.
Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome: What’s new? – Dr. Adrien Aertsens
This will be a brief overview of the recent literature, theories, and advancements in the treatment of brachycephalic airways. Recent additions in treatment modalities available at ISU will also be covered.
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Hot Topics
CBD legal & pharmaceutial issues - Ms. Sue Mears, Dr. Katie Rumsey & Dr. April Blong
DEI Discussion - Dean Dr. Dan Grooms & Ms. Vee Oberoi
Insight - Dr. Jason Pieper
He will introduce himself and give some insight into some of his areas of focus for clinics and research.
A Few Tips to Save Gasping Cats – Dr. Meredith t ‘Hoen
Cats in respiratory distress are some of the most fragile animals that we treat in emergency medicine. We often have to make quick decisions based on little information that can have life or death consequences.  This brief talk with outline some tips on how to interpret the clues that our patients give us about their underlying disease and some quick and effective measures the treating clinician can use to stabilize them prior to further diagnostics or transfer.
Introduction and cardiology clinical pearls – Dr. Melissa Tropf
Optimizing Anesthetic Intake – Dr. Emily Wheeler
Dr. Wheeler will introduce her interest in and the benefits of managing anxiety in the peri-anesthetic period. She will briefly discuss clinical tips on managing anxious patients to help to optimize their anesthetic experience.
Wonderful World of Honey Bees – Dr. Jim Berger, Mr. Randall Cass, Mr. Andrew Joseph, Dr. Kristen Obbink, Dr. Jodie Pettit
Honey bees are vital to the U.S. economy and food supply and are considered food producing animals by the FDA. With the Veterinary Feed Directive final rule going into effect in 2017, veterinarians are now being asked to visit apiaries, examine hives for signs of disease, and prescribe appropriate treatments. Along with beekeepers, state apiary inspectors, and extension specialists, veterinarians have an important role to play in ensuring the health of honey bees and protecting the honey bee industry; however, most veterinarians have not received formal training in this area. This session will provide an introduction to the wonderful world of honey bees and honey bee medicine followed by a live Q&A session with our diverse panel of honey bee experts.
Practice Management
Personal Injury Liability of Mentors, A Practitioners Experience – Dr. David Gourley
In 2011 Dr. Gourley was named in a personal injury civil lawsuit involving a veterinary student from an event that happened in April of 2009.  In June of 2017 the case went to trial with the former student receiving a $5,000,000 verdict.  Dr. Gourley will describe the events that took place, insight into his experience, what he has learned from the legal process and his opinion of how it affects the future of mentorship and steps we need to take to assure the future of veterinary mentorship.  This will be an informal discussion and questions are encouraged.
Legal Views of Issues in Veterinary Medicine – Mr. Jim Carney
This session will address a wide variety of legal issues that face veterinarians every day in their practice.  Statutory and administrative law considerations as well as the AVMA Code of Ethics.  It will address how to handle Iowa Board of Veterinary Medical Association investigations, client complaints and legal actions by veterinarians and against veterinarians.
Managing Externships in Your Practice – Dr. Patrick Gorden
Externships are a highly valued educational experience for ISU CVM students. During this talk, we will discuss legal considerations that practices should consider when hosting student externs.
RIVLRP/Student Internship & Shadowing Directory - Drs. Randy Wheeler. Ryan Shuey and Abbey Smith
Managing Risk: Working with Student Externs and Volunteers – Dr. Linda Ellis
Student externships and volunteer roles provide crucial hands-on practice experience. Learn about risk management considerations when hosting student externs or volunteers and ways you can protect you, your practice, and the students while providing these important opportunities.
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Small Ruminant
Practical Approaches to Small Ruminant Antimicrobial Stewardship – Dr. Paul Plummer
In this session we will review practical examples of antimicrobial stewardship in sheep and goat medicine with an emphasis on the AVMA Principles of Antimicrobial Stewardship.  We will also review the upcoming transition of all current over-the-counter antibiotics to prescription only and how that will impact small ruminant practice.
Pharmacology for Small Ruminants – What Can I Do? – Dr. Patrick Gorden
Clinical pharmacology in small ruminants continues to be an elusive topic for veterinarians due to the limited number of drugs approved and the challenges of legally utilizing drugs. This session will focus on the pharmacokinetics of drugs from other species and their application in a legal manner in small ruminants.
Pregnancy Toxemia – Dr. Enoch Meira
Session will discuss epidemiology, physiopathology, treatment possibilities and prevention of Pregnancy Toxemia in small ruminants.
Enterotoxemia: Pathology & Diagnostic Considerations - Dr. Alyona Michael
Small Ruminant Roundtable – Drs. Patrick Gorden, Enoch Meira, Alyona Michael, Paul Plummer
Our small ruminant speakers will be available for an interactive roundtable discussion that the audience has on the topics presented earlier in the day or other topics of interest.
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Wellness/Public Health
CPR for the Veterinary Soul – Dr. Carrie Jurney
You can't go anywhere these days without hearing about compassion fatigue, burnout and suicide. So, what is actually happening? Are there common personality traits of people that choose veterinary medicine that might predispose us to burnout? Do we have common work stressors that are contributing? The answer to both is yes. Veterinarians do have common "breed characteristics", some of which serve us, some of which do not. We also see repeated themes like work overload and conflict when we look at our work environments. In this lecture, we will discuss both the nature of people in veterinary medicine, as well as the environments that we immerse ourselves in every day. More importantly, we will discuss solutions to the common problems we face as a profession so we can help each other up and out of this problem.
Building a Betterinarian – Dr. Heidi Hulon
What does it take to be a Veterinarian?  Necessary for success are technical skills, as well as, personal skills.   There is plenty of training to make you proficient at the work, but very little training to be proficient in handling what the work does to YOU.    This talk examines and addresses the missing self-care training for the person within the professional.
PERMAnent Wellbeing – Dr. Heidi Hulon
What is Well-being and how can you achieve it more often?  This workshop focuses on the elements of well-being, PERMA, and how to use them to build a foundation upon which happiness, well-being and resiliency will develop in both your personal and professional lives.
Wellness Panel - Dr. Heidi Hulon, Dr. Harlyn McGuire, Dr. Cody Sacquitne, Dr. Abbey Smith