32 CE credit hours (RACE approved)
* Prices increase after March 31, 2017.
The all-inclusive course fee includes:
This four-day team-taught course is guaranteed to improve your “clinical cardiology fitness” level. The practical problem based curriculum will be integrative and emphasize the application of lessons learned from the current veterinary literature as they relate to prognosis, diagnosis, disease severity staging, and the treatment of a variety of canine and feline acquired cardiovascular diseases. Throughout the course, emphasis will be on providing attendees with practical recommendations and skills that can be immediately incorporated into their practice. The high instructor to attendee ratio (5 instructors: 32 attendees) will ensure the curriculum is interactive and attendee oriented as well as provides time for informal discussions between attendees and faculty.
Laboratory sessions will constitute half of the curriculum and include small group hands on echocardiography instruction and complete case studies that emphasize radiographic interpretation by utilizing digital radiographic viewing stations. Case studies will be interactive (clickers) and highlight content that is presented during the didactic portion of the course. Topics will include; history and physical examination, electrocardiography, basic echocardiography (2D and M-mode with emphasis on the ability to acquire and measure images essential for basic study), thoracic radiography and how to make cardiac biomarkers like NT-proBNP and troponin I work for you in practice. With respect to diagnostic testing, recognition of the clinical utility and interpretation of cardiovascular diagnostics in the context of case management will be highlighted throughout the integrative curriculum.
After completing this course, participants will be able to: •
Sonya G. Gordon, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Sonya Gordon is board certified in cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She is currently an Associate Professor at Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science where she is part of a busy progressive cardiology program. She is routinely an invited speaker at local, national and international veterinary meetings. Although she considers herself a clinician and teacher first her research interests include; canine chronic valve disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, imaging, interventional procedures and clinical trials. She has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters and recently co-authored a practical small animal clinical cardiology book entitled The ABCDs of Small Animal Cardiology. She considers her home College Station, Texas where she shares her life with her husband, four dogs and two cats.
Martin Godbout, DVM, DACVB
Lynn Honeckman, DVM
Jacqueline Munera, CCBC, PCBC, CAP2
Kersti Seksel, BVSc (Hons), MRCVS, MA (Hons), FACVSc, DACVB, DECAWBM
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4. Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound, 3e 3rd Edition by John S. Mattoon DVM, DACVR (Author), Thomas G. Nyland DVM, MS (Author). Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015.