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September 13-15, 2024

Central Bank Center | Lexington, KY

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  • 8:00 AM

    Non-Musculoskeletal Causes of Poor Performance

    Dr. Sarah Reuss

    Meeting Room 6-7

    8:50 AM

    Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

    9:05 AM

    Unraveling the Confusion: FDA Pioneer vs. Everthing Else

    Dr. Sarah Reuss

    Meeting Room 6-7

    9:55 AM

    Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

    10:25 AM

    Transforming the Equine Practice

    Dr. Sarah Reuss

    Meeting Room 6-7

    11:15 AM

    Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

    11:30 AM

    PPID and EMS: Current Diagnostic Methods & Mgmt. Practices

    Dr. Amanda Adams

    Meeting Room 6-7

    12:20 PM

    Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

    1:50 PM

    Early Identification of horses with a strangulating obstruction and why it is important

    Dr. Louise Parente

    Meeting Room 6-7

    2:40 PM

    Sponsored by Zoetis

    3:10 PM

    Expectations Following Colic Surgery

    Dr. Louise Parente

    Meeting Room 6-7

    4:00 PM

    Sponsored by Zoetis

    4:30 PM

    Post-castration Complications

    Dr. Louise Parente

    Meeting Room 6-7

    5:20 PM

    Sponsored by Zoetis

  • 8:00 AM

    Perioperative Pain Managment Start at Home: Management of Surgical Pain in Dogs and Cats

    Dr. Ralph Harvey

    Meeting Room 1-2

    8:50 AM

    Sponsored by Zoetis

    Small Animal A

    8:00 AM

    Continuous glucose monitoring in dogs and cats (or diabetic monitoring with a focus on CGM)

    Dr. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff

    Meeting Room 3-4

    8:50 AM

    Sponsored by Elanco

    Small Animal B

    9:05 AM

    SGLT2 inhibitors in cats – How to treat diabetes without insulin

    Dr. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff

    Meeting Room 3-4

    9:55 AM

    Sponsored by Elanco

    Small Animal B

    9:05 AM

    Keeping Cats Comfortable: Management of Acute and Chronic Feline Pain

    Dr. Ralph Harvey

    Meeting Room 1-2

    9:55 AM

    Sponsored by Zoetis

    Small Animal A

    10:25 AM

    "A New Era in Feline Pain Management"

    Dr. Ralph Harvey

    Meeting Room 1-2

    11:15 AM

    Sponsored by Zoetis

    Small Animal A

    10:25 AM

    Pancreatitis in the diabetic cat

    Dr. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff

    Meeting Room 3-4

    11:15 AM

    Sponsored by Elanco

    Small Animal B

    11:30 AM

    "Treat the Pain and Restore the Bond - OA Pain in Dogs and Librela"

    Dr. Ralph Harvey

    Meeting Room 1-2

    12:20 PM

    Sponsored by Zoetis

    Small Animal A

    11:30 AM

    Update on thyroid testing in dogs and cats

    Dr. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff

    Meeting Room 3-4

    12:20 PM

    Sponsored by Elanco

    Small Animal B

    1:50 PM

    Brachycephalic Syndrome and Surgery

    Dr. Susanna Schwartz

    Meeting Room 1-2

    2:40 PM

    Sponsored by MedVet

    Small Animal A

    1:50 PM

    Feline Cushing’s syndrome

    Dr. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff

    Meeting Room 3-4

    2:40 PM

    Sponsored by Elanco

    Small Animal B

    3:10 PM

    Update on Managing Canine Hyperadrenocorticism

    Dr. Jennifer Kasten

    Meeting Room 3-4

    4:00 PM

    Sponsored by Dechra

    Small Animal B

    3:10 PM

    Cruciae Tears, When to Operate, Lateral Suture, MMP, TTA, TPLO

    Dr. Susanna Schwartz

    Meeting Room 1-2

    4:00 PM

    Sponsored by MedVet

    Small Animal A

    4:30 PM

    Orthopedic Radiographs - What you need to know.

    Dr. Susanna Schwartz

    Meeting Room 1-2

    5:20 PM

    Sponsored by MedVet

    Small Animal A

    4:30 PM

    Managing and Treating Canine Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s Disease)

    Dr. Jennifer Kasten

    Meeting Room 3-4

    5:20 PM

    Sponsored by Dechra

    Small Animal B

  • 8:00 AM

    HPAI in Non-Poultry Species - Part 1

    Dr. Andrew Bowman

    Meeting Room 5

    8:50 AM

    9:05 AM

    HPAI in Non-Poultry Species - Part 2

    Dr. Andrew Bowman

    Meeting Room 5

    9:55 AM

    10:25 AM

    DEA - Who Are We? Trends and Updates

    Christopher Kresnak

    Meeting Room 5

    11:15 AM

    Sponsored by DEA

    11:30 AM

    Veterinarians Role in Preventing Drug Diversion

    Christopher Kresnak

    Meeting Room 5

    12:20 PM

    Sponsored by DEA

    1:50 PM

    What Veterinarians Need to Know: New Wildlife Regulations and Emerging Disease Threats

    Dr. Christine Casey

    Meeting Room 5

    2:40 PM

    Sponsored by KY Fish & Wildlife

    3:10 PM

    Compounding - Pharmacy Laws

    Dr. Frank Vice

    Meeting Room 5

    4:00 PM

    4:30 PM

    Compounding - Pharmacy Laws

    Dr. Frank Vice

    Meeting Room 5

    5:20 PM

  • 8:00 AM

    Inventory Management

    Kris Smith

    Meeting Room 8

    8:50 AM

    Sponsored by Simmons Mid-South

    9:05 AM

    7 Things Owners Do That Kill Practice Value.

    Kris Smith

    Meeting Room 8

    9:55 AM

    Sponsored by Simmons Mid-South

    10:25 AM

    “Would Your Practice’s Finances Pass a Wellness Test”

    Kris Smith

    Meeting Room 8

    11:15 AM

    Sponsored by Simmons Mid-South

    11:30 AM

    Legal Implications in the Vet Practice: Preventative Care for the Legal Health of your Business

    Anthony Mahan

    Meeting Room 8

    12:20 PM

    1:50 PM

    Veterinary Contracts Simplified: Contract Basics; Reviewing the Different Types of Associate Contracts

    Anthony Mahan

    Meeting Room 8

    2:40 PM

    3:10 PM

    Case Study: Legal Implications in the Veterinary Practice

    Anthony Mahan

    Meeting Room 8

    4:00 PM

    4:30 PM

    Veterinary Start-Ups: Making the Case for Entrepreneurship as a Viable Option in Today’s Market

    Anthony Mahan

    Meeting Room 8

    5:20 PM

Friday, Sept. 13

  • 8:00 AM

    Tracheostomy - Indications, Procedure, Mgmt., and Complications

    Dr. Louise Parente

    Meeting Room 6-7

    8:50 AM

    Sponsored by Zoetis

    9:05 AM

    Hemorrhage Complications - Post-partum mare, how to stop bleeding, when and how to transfuse

    Dr. Louise Parente

    Meeting Room 6-7

    9:55 AM

    Sponsored by Zoetis

    10:25 AM

    Lawsonia Intracellularis Introspecitve review and what we need to know now.

    Dr. Michelle Frazer

    Meeting Room 6-7

    11:15 AM

    Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

    11:30 AM

    Social License to Operate - What's happening in the Thoroughbred world and how it affects us all

    Dr. Emma Adam

    Meeting Room 6-7

    12:20 PM

    Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

    1:50 PM

    Update on EPM - Testing and diagnostics and ongoing research

    Dr. Izabela de Rocha

    Meeting Room 6-7

    2:40 PM

    Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

    3:10 PM

    What's the buzz? Tips for successful management of culicoides hypersensitivity

    Dr. Julia Miller

    Meeting Room 6-7

    4:00 PM

    Sponsored by Vetoquinol

    4:30 PM

    To cut or not to cut: how to approach common cutaneous tumors in horses

    Dr. Julia Miller

    Meeting Room 6-7

    5:20 PM

    Sponsored by Vetoquinol

  • 8:00 AM

    Kentucky Rabies Awareness - Part 1

    Dr. Rich Ford, Dr. Kelly Giesbrecht

    Meeting Room 1-2

    8:50 AM

    Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

    Small Animal A

    8:00 AM

    Deciphering the dyspneic dog (diagnosing CHF and differentiating from other causes of dyspnea)

    Dr. Kathleen Beekman

    Meeting Room 3-4

    8:50 AM

    Sponsored by MedVet

    Small Animal B

    9:05 AM

    Kentucky Rabies Awareness - Part 2

    Dr. Rich Ford, Dr. Kelly Giesbrecht

    Meeting Room 1-2

    9:55 AM

    Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

    Small Animal A

    9:05 AM

    Treatment of congestive heart failure (including initial stabilization prior to referral, outpatient therapy, and chronic management

    Dr. Kathleen Beekman

    Meeting Room 3-4

    9:55 AM

    Sponsored by MedVet

    Small Animal B

    10:25 AM

    Canine and Feline Most Current Vaccination Protocols

    Dr. Rich Ford

    Meeting Room 1-2

    11:15 AM

    Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

    Small Animal A

    10:25 AM

    Stress-free ECG (interpreting ECGs and treating common arrhythmias)

    Dr. Kathleen Beekman

    Meeting Room 3-4

    11:15 AM

    Sponsored by MedVet

    Small Animal B

    11:30 AM

    Proper surgical techniques for common surgeries general practitioners should be able to do.

    Dr. Karl Maritato

    Meeting Room 3-4

    12:20 PM

    Sponsored by MedVet

    Small Animal B

    11:30 AM

    Neurophobia- Bringing the neurologic examination out of the darkness.

    Dr. Fred Wininger

    Meeting Room 1-2

    12:20 PM

    Sponsored by PRN Pharmacal

    Small Animal A

    1:50 PM

    The Gait Game- Gain confidence in identifying neurologic disorders.

    Dr. Fred Wininger

    Meeting Room 1-2

    2:40 PM

    Sponsored by PRN Pharmacal

    Small Animal A

    1:50 PM

    “I didn’t know surgery could fix that”lecture of diseases that many dogs sadly get euthanized for because vets don’t know we can treat them.

    Dr. Karl Maritato

    Meeting Room 3-4

    2:40 PM

    Sponsored by MedVet

    Small Animal B

    3:10 PM

    A modern take on managing seizures.

    Dr. Fred Wininger

    Meeting Room 1-2

    4:00 PM

    Sponsored by PRN Pharmacal

    Small Animal A

    3:10 PM

    Imaging the GI tract: Who wins for surgery ultrasound or radiographs

    Dr. Robert Cole

    Meeting Room 3-4

    4:00 PM

    Sponsored by Universal Imaging

    Small Animal B

    4:30 PM

    Frenchie Fanaticism-Thoracolumbar disease and how a single breed is flipping the script.

    Dr. Fred Wininger

    Meeting Room 1-2

    5:20 PM

    Sponsored by PRN Pharmacal

    Small Animal A

    4:30 PM

    Cases: Imaging the Musculoskeletal System in Dogs and Cats

    Dr. Robert Cole

    Meeting Room 3-4

    5:20 PM

    Sponsored by Universal Imaging

    Small Animal B

  • 8:00 AM

    Small Landholder Medicine

    Dr. Meredyth Jones

    Meeting Room 5

    8:50 AM

    Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

    9:05 AM

    Field Survival Guide

    Dr. Meredyth Jones

    Meeting Room 5

    9:55 AM

    Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

    10:25 AM

    Weight Loss in Cattle

    Dr. Meredyth Jones

    Meeting Room 5

    11:15 AM

    Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

    11:30 AM

    Lameness in Cattle

    Dr. Meredyth Jones

    Meeting Room 5

    12:20 PM

    Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

    1:50 PM

    Dealing with Down cows

    Dr. Meredyth Jones

    Meeting Room 5

    2:40 PM

    Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

    3:10 PM

    Common Surgeries in Cattle and Small Ruminants

    Dr. Meredyth Jones

    Meeting Room 5

    4:00 PM

    Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

    4:30 PM

    Medical Decision Making

    Dr. Meredyth Jones

    Meeting Room 5

    5:20 PM

    Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

  • 8:00 AM

    Leadership Roles to Improve Teamwork and Operational Efficiency

    Dr. Amanda Donnelly

    Meeting Room 8

    8:50 AM

    Sponsored by CareCredit

    9:05 AM

    Create a Culture of Accountability

    Dr. Amanda Donnelly

    Meeting Room 8

    9:55 AM

    Sponsored by CareCredit

    10:25 AM

    Discover Practical Strategies to Increase Motivation and Eliminate Problems Behaviors: Part 1 and 2

    Dr. Amanda Donnelly

    Meeting Room 8

    11:15 AM

    Sponsored by CareCredit

    11:30 AM

    Discover Practical Strategies to Increase Motivation and Eliminate Problems Behaviors: Part 1 and 2

    Dr. Amanda Donnelly

    Meeting Room 8

    12:20 PM

    Sponsored by CareCredit

    1:50 PM

    Words Matter: Using Better Communications to Increase Client Loyalty and Compliance

    Dr. Amanda Donnelly

    Meeting Room 8

    2:40 PM

    Sponsored by CareCredit

    3:10 PM

    Words Matter: What Team Members Say to Pet Owners and How to Say it Better

    Dr. Amanda Donnelly

    Meeting Room 8

    4:00 PM

    Sponsored by CareCredit

  • 8:00 AM

    Compensation and Retention

    Jamie Rauscher, Scott Steele

    Meeting Room 10

    8:50 AM

    Sponsored by Simmons Mid-South

    9:05 AM

    Making a Leader; Growing Your Team to be the Best

    Jamie Rauscher, Scott Steele

    Meeting Room 10

    9:55 AM

    Sponsored by Simmons Mid-South

    10:25 AM

    Nursing Considerations in Feline Hospice and Palliative Care Patients

    Jamie Rauscher, Scott Steele

    Meeting Room 10

    11:15 AM

    Sponsored by Simmons Mid-South

    11:30 AM

    KVTA Annual Business Meeting

    Meeting Room 10

    12:20 PM

    Sponsored by Simmons Mid-South

    1:50 PM

    Practice Act and Regulation Updates that Impact Kentucky's LVTs

    Michelle Shane, Scott Steele

    Meeting Room 10

    2:40 PM

    Sponsored by Simmons Mid-South

    3:10 PM

    Equine in the NICU - 40 years in the making & Equine Transfusion Medicine

    Lynne Hewlett, Megan Born, Scott Steele

    Meeting Room 10

    4:00 PM

    Sponsored by Simmons Mid-South

    4:30 PM

    Equine Orthopedic Emergencies

    Sheri Miller, Stephanie Welsh, Scott Steele

    Meeting Room 10

    5:20 PM

    Sponsored by Simmons Mid-South

Saturday, Sept. 14

Sessions

  • 8:00 AM

    There’s something Afoot: How to diagnose and treat Derm Diseases of the Paw.

    Dr. Julia Miller

    Meeting Room 1-2

    8:50 AM

    Sponsored by Vetoquinol

    Small Animal A

    8:00 AM

    Ultrasound Wet Lab Lecture

    Dr. Robert Cole

    Meeting Room 3-4

    8:50 AM

    Sponsored by Universal Imaging

    Small Animal B

    9:00 AM

    I Hear You: How to Manage Frustrating, Chronic Otitis Externa Cases

    Dr. Julia Miller

    Meeting Room 1-2

    9:50 AM

    Sponsored by Vetoquinol

    Small Animal A

    9:00 AM

    Ultrasound Wet Lab

    Dr. Robert Cole

    Meeting Room 3-4

    9:50 AM

    Sponsored by Universal Imaging

    Small Animal B

    10:00 AM

    Cats aren't small dogs: How to Avoid an Allergic "Catastrophy"

    Dr. Julia Miller

    Meeting Room 1-2

    10:50 AM

    Sponsored by Vetoquinol

    Small Animal A

    10:00 Am

    Ultrasound Wet Lab

    Dr. Robert Cole

    Meeting Room 3-4

    10:50 AM

    Sponsored by Universal Imaging

    Small Animal B

    11:00 AM

    No Butts About It: Anal Sacs, Tail Glands, And Fistulas Oh My

    Dr. Julia Miller

    Meeting Room 1-2

    12:00 PM

    Sponsored by Vetoquinol

    Small Animal A

    11:00 AM

    Ultrasound Wet Lab

    Dr. Robert Cole

    Meeting Room 3-4

    12:00 PM

    Sponsored by Universal Imaging

    Small Animal B

  • 8:00 AM

    Bandaging/Wounds Lecture

    Dr. Deanna Cotton, Dawn Dingman

    Meeting Room 9AB

    8:50 AM

    Sponsored by MedVet and Universal Imaging

    9:00 AM

    Bandaging/Wounds Wet Lab

    Dr. Deanna Cotton, Dawn Dingman

    Meeting Room 9AB

    9:50 AM

    Sponsored by MedVet and Universal Imaging

    10:00 AM

    Urinary Catheter and IVC Wet Lab

    Dr. Deanna Cotton, Dawn Dingman

    Meeting Room 9AB

    10:50 AM

    Sponsored by MedVet and Universal Imaging

    11:00 AM

    Urinary Catheter and IVC Wet Lab

    Dr. Deanna Cotton, Dawn Dingman

    Meeting Room 9AB

    12:00 PM

    Sponsored by MedVet and Universal Imaging

  • 8:00 AM

    Building Effective Multi-Discplinary Teams

    Susan Harris

    Meeting Room 8

    8:50 AM

    9:00 AM

    Self Care & Compassion

    Susan Harris

    Meeting Room 8

    9:50 AM

    10:00 AM

    Veterinary Culture

    Dr. Matt McGlasson

    Meeting Room 8

    10:50 AM

    11:00 Am

    Finding Happiness in Vet Med

    Dr. Matt McGlasson

    Meeting Room 8

    12:00 PM

Sunday, Sept. 15

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