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Small Animal Veterinary Technology Symposium

Small Animal Veterinary Technology Symposium

The Purdue Small Animal Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 8th. Register here: www.conf.purdue.edu/vtspec

PVM's First Small Animal Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium
March 8, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Lynn Hall, Room 1136
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Cost (includes lunch): $75 for technicians, $25 for students

Up to 7 hours of CE available

Small Animal Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium Proceedings
1. Leptospirosis is Everywhere! (PDF, 98kb) - Lynn Guptill, DVM, PhD
2. Distemper, Parvovirus, and Lepto, Oh My! (PDF, 211kb)– Saralyn Sharp, RVT, VTS (Clinical Practice / Feline)
3. Keeping Up the Pace: Pacemaker Therapy (PDF, 152kb)– Kim Sederquist, BS, RVT, VTS (Cardiology)
4. Anemia in the Small Animal Patient (PDF, 206kb) – Julie Commons, RVT, VTS (SAIM)
5. Becoming a VTS: Panel Discussion (PDF, 72kb)
6. Blood Glucose Monitoring in the Canine Patient (PDF, 93kb) – Danielle Buchanan, BS, RVT, VTS (SAIM)
7. Hypotension in the Small Animal (PDF, 125kb) – Carrie LaCombe, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)

Lectures will consist of sessions with DVMs and technicians with specialties (VTS) in Clinical Practice, Cardiology, Small Animal Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology. Up to 7 hours of CE will be available.

Click here to view the program.

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CAWS Spring Symposium

Center for Animal Welfare Science - Spring Symposium - Addressing Current Animal Welfare Debates: Placing the Science in its Societal Context

Purdue University Center for Animal Welfare Science Spring Symposium
Addressing Current Animal Welfare Issues: Scientific Challenges and Their Societal Context

May 21, 2015

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Goals:  This one-day symposium celebrates the establishment of the new Center for Animal Welfare Sciences, which is jointly funded by the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture as well as the Purdue University Provost’s office.  The symposium will provide an important opportunity for exchange of ideas, development of multi-disciplinary collaborations, and engagement of scholars, stakeholders and members of the public interested in animal welfare.  This event will highlight Purdue’s unique capacity and leadership relative to science-based policy development and decision-making on animal welfare.

The inaugural symposium examines why animal welfare remains a matter of growing public concern and why it is important to put science in its appropriate social context to help resolve socially contentious animal welfare issues.  Speakers will discuss the role of science in current social debates, legislative and regulatory efforts relative to the implications of different use, care, housing and management practices for animal welfare.  The goal is to determine how we can use the diversity of expertise available to us to build effective collaborations that advance science, communication and public engagement relative to animal welfare with an eye toward ultimately improving animal and human quality of life. 

Topics to be explored will include agricultural, companion and laboratory animal welfare challenges and opportunities.  In addition, ethical issues relative to animal welfare, and the overlap between animal welfare science and the human-animal bond will be explored.  It is anticipated that the symposium will consist of several lectures, a panel discussion, poster session and reception, and will attract attendance from within and beyond the Purdue University community.  The program is intended to be useful for scientists, students, veterinarians, animal producers, various animal industry personnel, legislators, and interested members of the general public.

Program information and registration coming soon.

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NPIP Salmonella Diagnostic Workshop

NPIP Salmonella Diagnostic Workshop

National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Salmonella Diagnostic Workshop

August 4-7, 2015

Lynn Hall
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Travel Information (PDF)

Program details coming soon with registration available June 4, 2015.

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PVM Fall Conference Future Dates Schedule

Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Annual Fall Conference will be held on on the following dates on the Purdue University-West Lafayette Campus. For additional information contact Marti Burns. Registration always begins on June 1st of the Conference year.

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Past Events

2014 Pet Bird Symposium Lectures

Note: These lectures are password protected and intended for attendees only.

1. Behavioral History as Part of Routine PE – Dr. Angela Lennox (.pdf)

2. Updates in Avian Sedation, Anesthesia and Analgesia – Dr. Angela Lennox (.pdf)

3. Working up Reproductive Disease/Cloacal Disorders – Dr. Amber Lee (.pdf)

4. In-House Rapid Diagnostic Testing – Dr. Angela Lennox (.pdf)

5. Pet Bird Imaging Overview – Dr. Annett-Carolin Habich (.pdf)

6. Pediatric and Orphan Care for Psittacines and Passerines – Dr. Annett-Carolin Habich (.pdf)

7. Triage Management in Pet Birds – Dr. Annett-Carolin Habich (.pdf)

8. Therapeutics for Parasitic and Fungal/Yeast Disease – Dr. Steve Thompson (.pdf)

9. Cardiac Disease in Birds – Dr. Lori Corriveau (.pdf)