2019 Conference Schedule

Friday, April 12

VET | TECH, MGR., WET LAB

Saturday, April 13

VET/WET LAB | TECH, SUPPORT, MGR.

Sunday, April 14

VET/TECH | FULL TEAM, MGR./VET, SUPPORT/MGR.

 

Friday, April 12

Breakfast Sponsor: Bayer Logo 2019
TIME Vet I
Sable CD
Vet II
Halifax BC
Vet III
Sable AB
8:30 - 10:00
  • Dr. David Wilkie
  • Diagnostic Examination of the Eye
    – Where to Start
  • Dechra
  • Dr. Michael Dryden
  • Flea Control: A Whole New World
  • Elanco
  • Dr. Tom Gibson
  • Osteoarthritis: Medical Management
    in the Dog and Cat
  • Elanco
BREAK
10:00 - 10:30
Purina
10:30 - noon
  • Dr. David Wilkie
  • Eyelids, They Serve the Cornea
  • Dechra
  • Dr. Michael Dryden
  • Where did these Ticks Come From and Now What?
  • Elanco
  • Dr. Tom Gibson
  • Rehabilitation: Treatments for Osteoarthritis - Laser/Ultrasound/Shockwave
  • Elanco
LUNCH
12:00 - 1:30
Western
1:30 - 3:00
  • Dr. David Wilkie
  • Cornea: 0.5 mm is All You Get
  • Summit
  • Dr. Michael Dryden
  • Managing Heartworm & Other Parasites in the Southern Adopted Dog
  • Elanco
  • Dr. Tom Gibson
  • Reducing Surgical Site Infections: Antibiotic Protocols in the New Era
  • Hills
BREAK
3:00 - 3:30
idexx
3:30 - 5:00
  • Dr. David Wilkie
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
    – What's New?
  • Summit
  • Dr. Michael Dryden
  • All About Fecal Diagnostics:
    Classic and Cutting Edge
  • Elanco
  • Dr. Tom Gibson
  • Management of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Disease; Is Surgery the Only Answer?
  • Hills
5:00-6:30 Reception: Exhibitor's Hall  Sponsor: Purina
Prize Draw: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel weekend for two
6:30 EVTA Meeting - Harbourstone Restaurant

 Friday cont'd...

TIME Tech I
Compass
Tech II
Halifax A
Manager
Acadia
Wet Lab (Tech-1/2 Day)
Atlantic
8:30-10:15
(Tech)

8:30-9:45
(Mgr.)
  • David Liss
  • The MAP of Blood Pressure
  • Ethicon
  • Amy Newfield
  • Bad Vein... How to Gain Venous Access on Naughty Veins and What to Use
  • Dispomed
  • Alison Lambert
  • Cx Overview.
    The Power of People - Those Who Pay You (Clients) and Those You Pay (Team).
    Creating a Values-Based Culture
  • Merck
  • Dr. Cora Gilroy & Dr. Shelley Burton
  • Blood Smears: Your Best (Diagnostic) Friend Forever!
    Part I
  • idexx
BREAK  10:15-10:45 9:45-10:15 10:15-10:45
Break Sponsor: Purina
10:45-noon
(Tech)

10:15-noon
(Mgr.)
  • David Liss
  • Get Into the Flow of Capnography and Pulse Oximetry
  • Ethicon
  • Amy Newfield
  • Bites, Bite! How to Avoid Getting Bitten
  • Dispomed
  • Alison Lambert
  • Leadership Not Management
  • Merck
  • Dr. Cora Gilroy & Dr. Shelley Burton
  • Blood Smears: Your Best (Diagnostic) Friend Forever!
    Part II
  • idexx
LUNCH
12:00-1:30
Western
1:30-3:15
(Tech)

1:30-2:45
(Mgr.)
  • David Liss
  • Cheap Basic ER Blood Tests
  • Ethicon
  • Amy Newfield
  • Understanding the Blue Patient
  • Vet Aliance
  • Alison Lambert
  • Case Study Glenbrae – Measuring and Improving Clinician’s Communication Skills with Consult Track
  • Merck
  • Dr. Cora Gilroy & Dr. Shelley Burton
  • Blood Smears: Your Best (Diagnostic) Friend Forever!
    Part I
  • Zoetis
BREAK  3:15-3:45 2:45-3:15 3:15-3:45
Break Sponsor: idexx 
3:45-5:00
(Tech)

3:15-5:00
(Mgr.)
  • David Liss
  • Chemistry Case Challenges!
  • Ethicon
  • Amy Newfield
  • A HBC Enters your Clinic. Step by Step of What to Do
  • Vet Aliance
  • Alison Lambert
  • Case Study Whitstable – Successfully Opening a Brand New Practice
  • Merck
  • Dr. Cora Gilroy & Dr. Shelley Burton
  • Blood Smears: Your Best (Diagnostic) Friend Forever!
    Part II
  • Zoetis
5:00-6:30 Reception: Exhibitor's Hall   Sponsor: Purina
Prize Draw: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel weekend for two
6:30 EVTA Meeting - Harbourstone Restaurant

 

Saturday, April 13

Yoga Yoga: 6:45 am - Sable rooms (mats will be provided if you do not have your own).
5K Fun Run 5K Fun Run: starts 6:50 am -Meet outside of the Sable rooms, 1st floor near water entrance. Snacks and refreshments will be provided and there is no charge for these events. Sign up at the Registration desk at any time. Participating prizes will be drawn.
Breakfast Sponsor: Elanco
TIME Vet I
Sable AB
Vet II
Halifax BC
Vet III
Sable CD
Wet Lab (Vet-Full Day)
Atlantic
8:30-10:00
  • Dr. Michael Willard
  • Regurgitation: Much, Much More than Megaesophagus
  • Hills
  • Dr. Michael Dryden
  • The Quagmire that is Giardiasis
  • Elanco
  • Dr. Chris Mariani
  • A Pain in the Neck! Diagnosing & Treating Neck and Back Pain
  • Scil
  • Dr. David Wilkie
  • Ophthalmology: Surgery of the Eyelids
  • idexx
BREAK
10:00-10:30
Western
10:30-noon
  • Dr. Michael Willard
  • Canine Acute Pancreatitis: It Does Whatever It Wants To Do
  • Hills
  • Dr. Michael Dryden
  • Mites: What’s Burrowing Under your Dog’s and Cat’s Skin?
  • Elanco
  • Dr. Chris Mariani
  • Is It Orthopaedic or Neurologic? Sorting out Lameness, Paresis and Dogs That Won’t Get Up
  • Scil
  • Dr. David Wilkie
  • Ophthalmology: Surgery of the Eyelids
  • idexx
LUNCH
12:00 - 1:30
Bayer Logo 2019
1:30-3:00
  • Dr. Michael Willard
  • Diarrhea! Chronic Small Bowel Diarrhea – IBD is Not the Most Common Cause
  • Hills
  • Dr. Tom Gibson
  • Medial Patellar Luxations: Getting into the Groove
  • Royal Canin
  • Dr. Chris Mariani
  • Seize the Day I: Etiologies and Developing a Diagnostic Plan for Seizures
  • Scil
  • Dr. David Wilkie
  • Ophthalmology: Surgery of the Cornea
  • idexx
BREAK
 
3:00-3:30
Royal Canin
3:30-5:00
  • Dr. Michael Willard
  • Diarrhea! Chronic Large Bowel Disease
  • Hills
  • Dr. Tom Gibson
  • Forelimb Lameness in the Dog, It’s Not All Knees and Hips
  • Royal Canin
  • Dr. Chris Mariani
  • Seize the Day II: Tx Plans for the Routine & Difficult to Control Epileptic, Cluster Seizures and Status Epilepticus
  • Scil
  • Dr. David Wilkie
  •  Ophthalmology: Surgery of the Cornea
  • idexx
5:00-6:00 Reception: Exhibitor's Hall  Sponsor: Dechra
Prize Draw: Various Industry draws - $500 Visa Gift Card from APVC
6:00-7:30 AVC Reunion - Sable Room

 Saturday cont'd...

TIME Tech I
Halifax A
Tech II
Compass
Support Staff
Acadia ABC
Managers
Annapolis
8:30-10:15
(Tech)

8:30-9:45
(Mgr./SS)
  • David Liss
  • Ouch! That Hurts! The Physiology of Pain
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Amy Newfield
  • How to Move from the Floor to a Supervisor
  • CDMV
  • Bash Halow
  • Let Me Go Over the Estimate With You & Managing Workflow When You’re Not an Octopus
  • CDMV
  • Alison Lambert
  • Attracting and Retaining
    the Right People
  • Merck
BREAK    10:15-10:45 10:15-10:45 9:45-10:15
Break Sponsor: Western
10:45-noon
(Tech I/II)

10:15-noon
(Mgr./SS)
  • David Liss
  • Pain Assessment & Scoring in Animals – How Do We Know?
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Amy Newfield
  • How to Survive in this Field as a Veterinary Technician
  • CDMV
  • Bash Halow
  • Phone Home… Run!
  • CDMV
  • Alison Lambert
  • Recruitment –
    Top 10 Tips
  • Merck
LUNCH
12:00-1:30
Bayer Logo 2019
1:30-3:15
(Tech/SS)

1:30-2:45
(Mgr.)
  • David Liss
  • Pain Drugs 101: Opiods, NSAID, Other
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Dr. Michael Dryden
  • How Does Oral Systemic Flea Control Work?
  • Elanco
  • Amy Newfield
  • Common Illnesses & Injuries in Dogs and Cats
  • Vet Aliance
  • Bash Halow
  • New Client Acquisition and Marketing & Hire and Hire
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
BREAK 3:15-3:45 3:15-3:45 2:45-3:15
Break Sponsor: Royal Canin
3:45-5:00
(Tech/SS)

3:15-5:00
(Mgr.)
  • David Liss
  • Putting it All Together – Formulating the Pain Plans
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Dr. Michael Dryden
  • The Scoop on Poop: Fecal Diagnostics, Details and Data
  • Elanco
  • Amy Newfield
  • Triage for Front Office Staff: How to Handle the Surprise Visit
  • Vet Aliance
  • Bash Halow
  • Fundamental Financial and Team Oversight for the Time Strapped Veterinary Leader
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
5:00-6:00 Reception - Exhibitor's Hall   Sponsor: Dechra
Prize Draws: Various Industry draws -$500 Visa Gift Card from APVC
6:00-7:30 AVC Reunion - Sable Room

 

Sunday, April 14

Breakfast Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim
TIME Vet I
Sable AB
Vet II
Sable CD
Vet III
Halifax BC
8:30-10:00
  • Dr. David Wilkie
  • The Red, Cloudy & Painful Eye:
    One Diagnosis Doesn't Fit All
  • Summit
  • Dr. Chris Mariani
  • Full Tilt! Diagnosing & Managing Vestibular Dysfunction in Dogs & Cats
  • Trupanion
  • Dr. Michael Willard
  • Protein-losing Enteropathies: Hypoalbuminemia Does Not Have to be a Death Sentence
  • Royal Canin
BREAK
10:00 - 10:30
Bayer
10:30-noon
  • Dr. David Wilkie
  • Feline Ophthalmology: They Are A Breed of Their Own
  • Summit
  • Dr. Chris Mariani
  • Inflammatory Brain & Spinal Cord Diseases: More Common than You Think!
  • Trupanion
  • Dr. Michael Willard
  • Chronic Hepatitis in Dogs: You Can Actually Cure a Lot of these if you Diagnose them in Time
  • Royal Canin
LUNCH
12:00 - 1:00
 Dispomed
1:00-2:30
  • Dr. David Wilkie
  • The Retina, What the Heck
    am I Looking At?
  • Western
  • Dr. Chris Mariani
  • Cats Are Not Small Dogs! Feline Neurology in a Nutshell
  • CDMV
  • Dr. Shauna Blois
  • Liver Disease: Approach to Elevated Liver Enzymes in Asymptomatic Dogs and More!
  • Scil
2:30-3:00 Closing Performer: Mark Crocker (Halifax Ballrooms ABC)  |  Sponsor: Zoetis
  Prize Draws: APVC Prizes, Visa Gift Cards, $1000, $750 and two $500. Also an Apple iPad

 Sunday cont'd...

TIME Tech
Halifax A
Support Staff & Full Team
Acadia ABC
Managers
Annapolis
8:30-10:00
  • David Liss
  • Don’t be Blue About Respiratory Emergencies!
  • Vet Aliance
  • Alison Lambert
  • Finessing the Customer Experience:
    It’s All in the Detail
  • Dechra
  • Bash Halow
  • Veterinary Medicine: State of the Union
  • Zoetis
BREAK
10:00 - 10:30
Bayer
10:30-noon
  • David Liss
  • The Electricity of ECGs
  • Vet Aliance
  • Alison Lambert
  • Customer Experience:
    Top 10 Tips
  • Dechra
  • Bash Halow
  • Workflow or Fumble? Is it time to ditch the practice of tech-started appointments?
  • Zoetis
LUNCH
12:00 - 1:00
Dispomed
1:00-2:30
  • Dr. Michael Willard
  • Diarrhea & Regurgitation/Vomiting
  • Royal Canin
  • Alison Lambert
  • The Customer Journey:
    Key Touch Points
  • Merck
  • Bash Halow
  • Management Practices of
    America’s Best Hospitals
  • Zoetis
2:30-3:00 Closing Performer: Mark Crocker (Halifax Ballrooms ABC)  |  Sponsor: Zoetis
  Prize Draws: APVC Prizes, Visa Gift Cards, $1000, $750 and two $500. Also an Apple iPad

 Exhibitor's Schedule Wifi Sponsor Student Sponsorship Event Sponsors
Friday: 9:45 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday: 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Wifi
Friday, Saturday
and Sunday:

Purina

Bayer Fun Run:
Dispomed
 
Yoga:
Purina
Save the date for APVC 2020
April 24–26, 2020

APVC Committee on Arrangements:
Courtney Sherlock
PO Box 310, Eastern Passage, NS B3G 1M6
Email: cgsherlock@hotmail.com Tel: 902-483-2034

Last update: February 17, 2019