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Recent Graduate Symposium

July 16-18, 2018

Emergency & Critical Care, Communications & Dentistry

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Gain Confidence with Hands-on Training in Key Clinical Disciplines

Excellent patient care begins with essential communication skills. The Recent Graduate Symposium will provide interactive exercises allowing you to communicate with owners and your clinical team more effectively, building confidence to tackle any situation.

Dentistry is an important part of your veterinary practice and one that plays an important part of your overall care goals.  In this course, you will learn basic dental principles that will immediately benefit your patents. Through lecture and hands-on practice under the guidance of Board certified instructors by the American Veterinary Dental College, you will gain confidence in treating common oral pathology.  Patient comfort will be highlighted along with patient management, post-operative care, and owner compliance.

Are you uncomfortable when faced with an emergency case? This course focuses on key emergency procedures that can most effectively be taught through hands-on, repeated practice.  These common practical techniques will be shown and learned giving you the confidence to save a life in an emergency situation.

Learning Outcomes

Communications

  • Participants will be able to identify overall communication goals and desired clinical outcome
  • Illustrate downfalls to effective communications
  • Identify barriers to effective communications
  • Utilize the C.A.R.E. model to improve communications
  • Engage in reflective responding to ensure that correct interpretations are occurring
  • Learn how to build rapport and trust with your clients and encourage compliance and return visits

Dentistry

  • How to perform effective regional nerve block techniques in dogs and cats
  • Fundamentals of Oral Surgery coupled with dental radiographic interpretation
  • Gingival flap design and extraction techniques for single and multiple rooted teeth
  • Step-by-step hands-on instruction in both canine and feline
  • Oral surgery instrument selection and care (sharpening)
  • Treatment planning on feline cadavers through the use of preoperative intraoral radiographs
  • How to measure extraction success by utilizing postoperative radiographs

Emergency & Critical Care

  • Participants will learn key emergency procedures to improve patient care
  • Practice correct procedures for performing the following:
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracic drain placement
    • Bone marrow aspirate
    • Bone marrow biopsy
    • Bone marrow catheterization
    • Tracheostomy
    • Nasal cannulae placement
    • Venous cutdown

Cost: $1,500

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Audience:
Veterinarian

Category:

Scientific

Level:

Standard

CE Hours:

24

Date:

July 16-18, 2018

Start Time:

Monday 7:30a

End Time:

Wednesday 5:00p

Venue:

Oquendo Center

Location:

Las Vegas, NV

Course Price:

$1,500

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Schedule

DAY 1 – MONDAY, JULY 16

7:30a Breakfast and Networking
8:15a Welcome | Dr. Mark Hilton
8:30a Veterinary Communication: The Underutilized Superpower Overview – Dr. Megan Skeffington
10:00a

Break

10:15a Lab Breakout 1
Group 1 – Emergency & Critical Care
Group 2 – Dentistry
Group 3 – Communications
12:15p

Lunch

1:00p Laboratory Breakout 2
Group 1 – Emergency & Critical Care
Group 2 – Dentistry
Group 3 – Communications
4:00p Break
4:15p Wrap-up/Summary
5:00p Dinner and Networking at Oquendo Center
6:00p Shuttles return participants to Harrah’s Hotel

DAY 2 – TUESDAY, JULY 17

7:30a Breakfast and Networking
8:30a How to be Comfortable in an Emergency – Dr. Steven Marks
10:00a

Break

10:15a Lab Breakout 1
Group 2 – Emergency & Critical Care
Group 3 – Dentistry
Group 1 – Communications
12:15p

Lunch

1:00p Laboratory Breakout 2
Group 2 – Emergency & Critical Care
Group 3 – Dentistry
Group 1 – Communications
4:00p Break
4:15p Wrap-up/Summary
5:00p Dinner and Networking at Oquendo Center
6:00p Shuttles return participants to Harrah’s Hotel

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

7:30a Breakfast and Networking
8:30a Dentistry in a Thriving Practice – Dr. Paul Mitchell
10:00a

Break

10:15a Lab Breakout 1
Group 3 – Emergency & Critical Care
Group 1 – Dentistry
Group 2 – Communications
12:15p

Lunch

1:00p Laboratory Breakout 2
Group 3 – Emergency & Critical Care
Group 1 – Dentistry
Group 2 – Communications
4:00p Break
4:15p Wrap-up/Summary
4:45p Optional Dinner-to-Go is available
5:00p Shuttles return participants to Airport & Harrah’s Hotel

Disciplines

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Emergency/ Critical Care

Communications

Dentistry

Speakers

A hands-on course to build confidence and develop skills: for recent graduates and veterinarians looking to return to patient care after a leave of absence.

Harrah’s Las Vegas

Harrah’s Las Vegas
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Participants can call  800.214.9110

Room rates for July 15-18 are $80/night, plus $20 resort fee (excludes taxes).
Resort fee includes unlimited local phone calls, two guest admissions per day to the Fitness Center, and in-room internet access to two devices per room per day.

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* Room rate cutoff is June 25, 2018.

More Information

Course Content
Janis Knoetzel, Med
Director of Education
E: j.knoetzel@wvc.org

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Penny McKay
Supervisor of Participant Experience
E: p.mckay@wvc.org