Ready to roll up your sleeves?
Perfecting today’s specialized procedures takes practice, and you’ll get plenty of that at these hands-on learning sessions. VMX provides a seasoned instructor and all the tools, supplies and space you need. Arrive ready to get to work refining your techniques.
Advanced Cytology Workshop
Tuesday, January 21 | 1:30 – 5:30 PM (Half Day)
Workshop Fee: $250
Attendees, veterinarians, and advanced veterinary technicians/nurses will use microscopes to evaluate cytology smears from clinical patients that will include a spectrum of classic cases and challenging cases in this interactive workshop. Four instructors will be available for individual attention and questions and each case will be reviewed with the group using a videomicroscope.
Basic Cytology Workshop
Tuesday, January 21| 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Half Day)
Workshop Fee: $200
Veterinary technicians/nurses and veterinarians will use microscopes to evaluate cytology smears from clinical patients that will include a spectrum of classic cases in this interactive workshop. Four instructors will be available for individual attention and questions and each case will be reviewed with the group using a videomicroscope.
Fear Free Certification and Interactive Hands-On Workshop
In the single-day Fear Free Workshop at VMX 2020, you will not only complete the Fear Free Veterinary Professional Certification Program with your fellow peers, but you’ll also participate in a live animal handling session to learn key Fear Free concepts, techniques, and handling skills firsthand. Fear Free Certified® Professionals will also help you learn how to take your newly acquired skills back to your practice and successfully implement them. After completion of the workshop, you’ll receive your Fear Free Certification at the graduation ceremony and celebrate your achievement with Dr. Becker and your peers at the reception.
Workshop registration will include access to the online Fear Free Veterinary Professional Certification Program, lunch, and reception. You’ll complete modules 1-5 at home prior to the workshop, then complete the remaining modules and quizzes during the VMX workshop.
Founded by Dr. Marty Becker, Fear Free aims to alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.
Laparoscopic Spay and Abdominal Exploratory Workshop
Monday, January 20 | 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Full Day)
Workshop Fee: $1,200
Are you interested in surgical innovations but nervous about where to start? Laparoscopic surgical techniques reduce anesthesia time, surgical pain, and incision size but can seem overwhelming. We’ll start with an introductory discussion before scrubbing in to perform a laparoscopic ovariohysterectomy / ovariectomy as well as laparoscopic exploratory on a live dog. We will also simulate performing a liver biopsy. All procedures are performed on patients as part of their preparation for adoption and will take place off-site. We will provide additional information regarding the final details.
Radiosurgery for the General Practitioner Workshop
Saturday, January 18 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Half Day)
Workshop Fee: $295
This workshop will cover the technology behind radiosurgery, and why it is an effective alternative to other incisional modalities. Learn how to create the ideal skin incision using radiosurgery. Other topics in the presentation include: techniques for utilizing radiosurgery to provide the best surgical results, best practices for surgical procedures and how radiosurgery will enhance your practice. New procedural techniques will also be discussed. The hands-on portion will cover techniques using radiosurgery to perform a variety of surgical procedures including tumor removal, oral surgery procedures, entropion, spay/ neuter, vasectomy, splenectomy, anal sacculectomy, eyelash epilation, total ear canal ablation, soft palate resection and stenotic nares resection. New surgical techniques using radiosurgery will also be presented.
Regenerative Medicine and Intra-Articular Injection Workshop
Saturday, January 18 | 1:30 – 5:30 PM (Half Day)
Workshop Fee: $295
In this workshop, you’ll gain an understanding of regenerative medicine and proficiency in performing intra-articular injections. Proper techniques for the collection and subsequent processing of platelet-rich plasma and stem cells are included. Injection techniques will be practiced utilizing anatomical landmarks and palpation, providing attendees working knowledge sufficient to successfully employ learned concepts immediately upon return to their practices.
Elevating Care for Osteoarthritis in Cats Workshop
Monday, January 20 | 1:30 – 5:30 PM (Half Day)
Workshop Fee: $295
Gain hands-on experience with feline-friendly – and staff friendly – techniques for every-day exams and osteoarthritis exams, including using a validated OA diagnostic tool that helps to minimize cat-handling. Learn how to augment your feline practice and build stronger client bonds with your cat owners. Review tools and protocols to optimize outcomes for your feline osteoarthritic patients.