2018 TAVP/Concho Valley VMA Fall Seminar

San Angelo, Texas
Saturday, November 17, 2018
2018 TAVP/Concho Valley VMA Fall Seminar
Saturday, November 17, 2018 8:00 AM -
Sunday, November 18, 2018 5:30 PM (Central Time)

Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center
7887 US Hwy 87 North
San Angelo, Texas 76901
United States

Map and Directions

Registration is now available online. Early-bird registration discounts are available until 5 p.m. on November 13, 2018. After that date, onsite fees apply. On-site registration will open at 7:15 a.m. each day in the auditorium foyer of the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo. Lunch is served each day and is included in the registration fee.

Baymont Inn & Suites *
1418 N. Bryant Blvd. (Hwy. 87)
San Angelo, TX 76903
Room Rate: $93 single or double occupancy
Reservation Deadline: November 2, 2018
*Please let reservation operator know you are with TAVP.


Saturday, November 17
INSTRUCTOR: Bianca Lourenco, DVM, DACVIM (College of Veterinary Medicine, U. of Georgia)
TIME: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m

Feline Hypertension - Update on Pressing Topic
This presentation will review the causes and risk factors for feline hypertension, and the updated recommendations for optimal and more reliable blood pressure measurements in cats. The consequences of uncontrolled hypertension will be discussed, providing tooks for better communication with both clients and support staff regarding the value of blood pressure management and, if needed, institution of antihypertensive therapy. Specifically, the link between hypertension and chronic renal disease will be explored. An Approach to the appropriate next steps when persistent hypertension is documented will be proposed. The available antihypertensive medications will be presented, including a molecule newly licensed in the USA. For each medication, the current evidence regarding its efficacy in feline patients, and potential renal effects will be reviewed.

Feline Chronic Kidney Disease: Pressure, Proeinuria and Phosphorus
This presentation will review the current evidence for early detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the renoprotective measures to be instituted upon recognition of renal disease. Specifically, the evidence for the role of proteinuria, systemic arterial hypertension and hyperphosphatemia as disease progression factors will be reviewed. For each of these factors, appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approaches will be presented.

Sponsored by:

INSTRUCTOR: Kristina Stafford, DVM
TIME: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Elanco

INSTRUCTOR: Emma Warry, BVSc, DACVIM (Faculty of TAMU-CVM)
TIME: 12:45 P.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Approach to Staging and Grading Cutaneous/Subcutaneous Tumors in Dogs and Cats, Principles of Chemotherapy, Administration, Safety, What Can Be Done in General Practice, Management of Chemotherapy Induced Toxicity, Diagnosis and Staging of Canine and Feline Lymphoma.

Sunday, November 18

INSTRUCTOR: Beth Bourdreau, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Faculty, TAMU-CVM)
TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Neurology: Management of Refactory Seizures, Non-Ambulatory Dogs

INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Kerpsack, DVM, MS, DACVS (Central TX Veterinary Specialty/Emergency Hosp., Austin)
TIME: 12:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
• Wound Management - This presentation is an overview of treatment options for traumatic wounds in dogs and cats.
• Orthopedic Injuries and Diseases in Immature Dogs - Review common conditions, diagnostic treatments and outcomes of common orthopedic problems in puppies/young dogs.
• The Down Dog - Common conditions, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of dogs that are unable to stand/walk
• Brief Update on the current concepts in the treatment of brachycephalic dogs, management of dogs/cats with ureteral or renal calculi, and expected outcomes with different techniques for treatment of canine cranial cruciate ligament injuries.

Lunch and daily refreshments are included with the registration fee. Please inform meeting management of any severe food allergies during the online registration process.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • The preferred payment type is credit card. If you want to pay by check download the registration form HERE, complete the form and return it, with check, to:

    Attn: Ellen Forsythe, CMP
    8104 Exchange Dr.
    Austin, TX 78754.

    Online registration closes at midnight on November 13. Registration will be accepted at the door each day. Late fees will apply.
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