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You can register for the first seven Wet labs/workshops on this Web site.  For the last four, you must register on the ARAV Web site (click here).  

Avian Endoscopy Workshop (including gender determination, internal examination and visceral biopsy techniques)  

4 hours

Instructors: Stephen Hernandez-Divers, BVetMed, DZooMed, DACZM and Sonia Hernandez-Divers DVM, DACZM

 

Description: This workshop is intended to serve as a practical introduction to diagnostic avian endoscopy and is essential for veterinarians dealing with avian species. The lecture will include a brief overview of equipment, coelioscopy (laparoscopy) techniques (including gender identification, disease investigation and visceral biopsy), and will be followed with hands-on practical endoscopy using non-recovery pigeons. Attendees will complete left and right coelioscopic examinations, including gender determination, and visceral (liver, kidney, lung, spleen) biopsies. Previous endoscopy experience is not essential, but registrants should review avian anatomy prior to the lab, and bring clean scrubs and a small surgical pack (2-3 pairs of surgical gloves, small iris scissors, small scalpel handle, small needle holders, small atraumatic tissue forceps, small straight hemostats, suture scissors).  Registration for this workshop will be very limited (18 participants) to maximize the one-on-one training of each attendee.

 

Sunday, 12 October, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wet lab fee: $250  Wet Lab is full.  You may still sign up for the waiting list in the evenet a participant cancels.

Chelonian Necropsy Technique.

4 hours

Instructor: Michael M. Garner, DVM, Dipl. ACVP

 

Description: This laboratory will demonstrate comprehensive technique for performing a chelonian necropsy and obtaining appropriate diagnostic samples.  There will be 2-3 participants per station.  Participants should review chelonian anatomy prior to the lab, and bring clean scrubs and a small surgical pack (2-3 pairs of surgical gloves, 1 blunt probe, 1 blunt/sharp scissors, 1 rat tooth forceps).  Registration for this workshop will be very limited (18 participants) to maximize the one-on-one training of each attendee. 

Sunday, 12 October, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Wet lab fee: $150

15th Annual Zoo & Wildlife Pathology Workshop, Co-Sponsored by CL Davis Foundation for Veterinary Pathology

8 hours

Instructors: Dick Montali, DVM, DACVP, DACZM and Linda Munson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

 

Description:  Featured will be case presentations of classic or new entities of zoo and wildlife species with emphasis on clinico-pathologic correlations.  The topic this year is the sensory system with emphasis on ocular pathology.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Richard R. Dubielzig, Professor of Pathology at the Veterinary School, University of Wisconsin, well known for his expertise with animal ocular diseases.  If you wish to present a case, please email Linda Lowenstine (ljlowenstine@ucdavis.edu) and Dick Montali (montalirj@yahoo.com) with a brief description of the case by July 7, 2008. The cases will be reviewed and 15 cases will be selected for presentation at the Workshop.  This all day workshop is a pathologist’s workshop that has become popular with zoo and wildlife clinicians, interns, residents and students – and all are encouraged to attend!

 

Sunday, 12 October, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop fee: Veterinarians $100, Students $85

Veterinary Thermography

8 hours

Instructors: J.K Waldsmith, DVM and Mike Walsh, DVM

 

Description: Thermography is one of the most innovative, new, non-invasive diagnostic techniques that can help detect, confirm and document a problem BEFORE the onset of a more serious injury. An infrared abnormality can show tissue that’s stressed before the affected tissue becomes damaged. This FULL DAY workshop and wet lab will have 4 hours of lecture including an overview of the technology, uses in humans, domestic and non-domestic animals, and 2-3 hours of lab time practicing with the infra-red cameras at various locations at Los Angeles Zoo, followed by a review of images collected during the lab portion. Registration for this workshop will be very limited (18 participants) to maximize the one-on-one training of each attendee.  Participants will be transported to the zoo by bus.  A boxed lunch is included.

 

Sunday, 12 October 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wet lab fee: $225

Advanced Ultrasound Techniques

4 hours

Instructors: Bob O’Brien, DVM, MS, DACVR, and Mark Stetter, DVM, DACZM

 

Description:  This workshop will focus on ultrasound techniques in zoological species. We will begin with applied principles and clinical overview lectures. This will be followed by 3 hours of hands-on ultrasound practice using various birds, reptiles and mammals from the Los Angeles Zoo.  Participants will be transported to the zoo by bus. Registration for this workshop will be very limited (18 participants) to maximize the one-on-one training of each attendee.

 

Sunday, 12 October 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Wet lab fee: $225  Wet Lab is full.  You may still sign up for the waiting list in the event a participant cancels

Zoo Animal Welfare Round Table Discussion 

4 hours

Instructors: Joseph Barber, PhD (AZA Animal Welfare Committee), Ken Reninger (Curator of Birds, North Carolina Zoo), Kathleen Garland, DVM (USDA inspector)

 

Description:  This 4 hour workshop will begin with lectures from each of the instructors. Dr. Barber will focus on programmatic approaches to assessing animal welfare, including the development of Institutional Animal Welfare Processes and animal care guidelines, from the AZA Animal Welfare Committee perspective.  Mr. Reninger will discuss flight restriction pros and cons from the AZA’s Avian Scientific Advisory Group’s perspective and the development of euthanasia guidelines. The decision to end an animal’s life is always a difficult one. It is generally accepted that euthanasia should be elected when an animal’s quality of life (and/or the promise of continued life) is low.  However defining “quality of life” is by nature subjective; it means different things to different people.  Having a structured approach to a euthanasia decision making process can help care givers reach a consensus in these difficult circumstances. A model of such a decision making tool will be presented.  Dr. Garland will discuss animal welfare from a USDA inspector’s point of view.  The last 2 hours will be a round table discussion with opportunity for considerable audience participation and questions.

 

Sunday, 12 October 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Workshop fee: Veterinarians $175, Students $100 

Marine Species Rehabilitation 

8 hours

Instructors: Lauren Palmer, DVM (Marine Mammal Care Center) and Heather Nevill, DVM (International Bird Rescue Research Center) 

Description:  This workshop will serve as an introduction to the rescue and rehabilitation medicine of a variety of marine species.  Participants will visit a marine mammal facility in the morning, and a bird facility in the afternoon.  In addition to tours of the facilities, a brief lecture on species specific medical issues, diagnostics and treatments will be given.  Depending on current hospital cases, demonstrations of various restraint handling, physical exam and treatment techniques will be provided.  Participants will have an opportunity to practice techniques at the Bird Rescue Center.  Participants will be transported by bus. A box lunch will be provided.   

Sunday, 12 October 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wet lab fee: $175  Wet Lab is full.  You may still sign up for the waiting list in the evenet a participant cancels.

To register for the following four Wet labs/workshops, log on to the ARAV Web site (click here). 

Reptile Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques 

4 hours

Instructors: Richard S. Funk, MA, DVM and Byron de la Navarre, DVM 

Description: This workshop will provide participants with practical basic and intermediate techniques used for handling, restraint, physical examination, aesthesia, sexing, and obtaining common laboratory samples in reptile patients.  It is hoped that by completing this lab, attendees will be more comfortable and confident in using these techniques to successfully incorporate reptile patients into their practice.   

Sunday, 12 October 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Workshop fee: $175 

Chelonian Endoscopy (including endoscope-assisted ovariectomy) 

4 hours

Instructors:  Stephen J. Hernandez-Divers, BVetMed, DZooMed, CBiol MIBiol, MRCVS, DZooMed(reptilian), DACZM and Charles Innis, VMD 

Description:  This workshop is intended to serve as a practical introduction to chelonian endoscopy. The lecture will include a brief equipment overview, coelioscopy (laparoscopy), visceral biopsy, and endoscope-assisted ovariectomy, and will be followed with hands-on practical endoscopy using non-recovery sliders.  Attendees will complete a pre-femoral coelioscopic examination, visceral biopsies, and in females, endoscope-assisted bilateral ovariectomy. Previous endoscopy experience is not essential, but registrants should review chelonian anatomy prior to the lab. 

Sunday, 12 October 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Wet lab fee: $250 

MRI/CT Imaging Workshop 

4 hours

Instructors:  Douglas Mader, MS, DVM, DABVP (C), Fellow, RSM and Jeanette Wyneken, PhD 

Description:  This workshop will show attendees how to utilize MRI and CT imaging modalities in reptiles to provide enhanced diagnostics for reptile patients.  A lecture reviewing reptile anatomy and the basics of MRI and CT imaging will be followed by imaging of animals.  Attendees will gain a better understanding of when and how to utilize advanced imaging diagnostics for their reptile patients.   

Sunday, 12 October 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Workshop fee: $275 

Application of Evidenced-Based Medicine in Herptile Practice 

4 hours

Instructors:  Paul Gibbons, DVM, MS, Dipl. ABVP (Avian Practice) and James F.X. Wellehan, DVM, MS, DACZM, DACVM 

Description:  We live in an Age of Information. Today's veterinarian has access to more information than anyone could ever hope to master, with more generated each day. These massive heaps of data do contain pearls of knowledge that will change the way we practice, but finding them can seem daunting. Participants in this wet lab will discover how to efficiently search for, appraise, and apply the best-available evidence in everyday herpetological practice. 

Sunday, 12 October, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Workshop fee: $175

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