7th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference
Advance registration required
$475 with conference registration
$675 wet lab only
Ever struggle with the cause of dyspnea in a cat that is too unstable to take radiographs or draw blood for ProBNP levels (cardiac, respiratory, pleural effusion)? Ever debate if you can safely give a patient IV fluids or when you should stop giving IV fluid boluses? Have you felt frustration at not finding a cause for patients presenting for “ain’t doing right” with no specific clinical signs? Veterinary point-of-care ultrasound (VPOCUS) can help you manage these patients! VPOCUS techniques are rapid, easy-to-learn and practical ultrasound skills that ANY practitioner can apply in every day practice. VPOCUS is commonly used as a patient-side diagnostic tool to rapidly identify underlying conditions and help direct further diagnostics and therapy. VPOCUS has a high sensitivity and specificity for the detection of abdominal effusion and other abdominal applications, and several thoracic, vascular and cardiac pathologies. Through four hours of comprehensive and interactive lectures (lots of banter between the two lecturers!) with several case examples followed by a three-and-a-half hour hands-on laboratory on live animals, participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice the skills of VPOCUS. In addition, vascular access techniques using ultrasound will be discussed and practiced on a phantom chicken breast model.