2018 Conference Schedule

Friday, April 20

VET | TECH, MGR., WET LAB

Saturday, April 21

VET/DRY LAB | TECH, SUPPORT, MGR.

Sunday, April 22

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

 

Friday, April 20

Breakfast Sponsor: Bayer
TIME Vet I
Sable AB
Vet II
Sable CD
Vet III
Halifax BC
8:30 - 10:00
  • Vaccines & Vaccinations:
    Updates and Insights
  • Dr. Richard Ford
  • Boehringer Ingelheim 
  • Cutting Your Losses
    Part I:
    Amputating Digits, Tail and Limbs
  • Dr. John Berg
  • APVC
  • The Itchy Dog
    Part I:
    Infection/Parasites/Work Up
  • Dr. Charlie Pye
  • Elanco
BREAK
10:00 - 10:30
Purina 
10:30 - noon
  • Vaccine Adverse Reactions and Injury: What are We Seeing?
  • Dr. Richard Ford
  • Boehringer Ingelheim 
  • Cutting Your Losses
    Part II
  • Dr. John Berg
  • APVC
  • The Itchy Dog
    Part II:
    Allergies
  • Dr. Charlie Pye
  • Elanco
LUNCH
12:00 - 1:30
Bayer
1:30 - 3:00
  • The Vomiting Cat
    Emergency: From Simple to Life Threatening
    Part I
  • Dr. Jennifer Devey
  • APVC
  • An Open and Shut Case:
    Gastrotomy, Enterotomy and Anastomosis
  • Dr. John Berg
  • Scil
  • Individualizing Care of
    the Diabetic Cat.
    Improving Outcomes
  • Dr. Margie Scherk
  • Hills
BREAK
3:00 - 3:30
Zoetis 
3:30 - 5:00
  • The Vomiting Cat
    Part II
  • Dr. Jennifer Devey
  • APVC
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good Dogs: Organ Torsion including GDV
  • Dr. John Berg
  • Scil
  • Update on Hyperthyroidism, and other Feline Endocrine Conditions
  • Dr. Margie Scherk
  • Hills
5:00-6:30 Reception: Exhibitor's Hall    Sponsor: Dechra
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
Annapolis
Vet Dry Lab
Atlantic
8:30-10:15
(Tech)

8:30-9:45
(Mgr.)
  • Understanding Fluid Therapy & the Highs and Lows of Electrolytes
  • Megan Brashear
  • Merck
  • Anaesthesia and Monitoring of the Respiratory Patient
  • Louise O’Dwyer
  • Summit
  • Strategic Operational Plan:
    Part I
  • Brian Conrad
  • Western
  • Case-based masterclass describing indications and techniques including:
    • Esophagostomy tube and assisted feeding
  • Dr. Margie Scherk
  • Cont'd below...
  • Royal Canin
BREAK 10:15-10:45 9:45-10:15 10:15-10:45
Break Sponsor: Purina 
10:45-noon
(Tech)

10:15-noon
(Mgr.)
  • 2+2=? CRI and Math!
  • Megan Brashear
  • Merck
  • The Golden Years – Anaesthesia and Nursing Care of Geriatrics
  • Louise O’Dwyer
  • Summit
  • Strategic Operational Plan:
    Part II
  • Brian Conrad
  • Western
  • • Bone marrow aspiration
    • Catheterization (intraosseous, medial saphenous, urethral)
    • Easy intubation and blind alveolar lavage/tracheal wash
  • Dr. Margie Scherk
  • Royal Canin
LUNCH
12:00-1:30
Bayer
1:30-3:15
(Tech)

1:30-2:45
(Mgr.)
  • Endocrine Nightmares, Otherwise Known as Diabetes Mellitus and Addisons Disease
  • Megan Brashear
  • Dechra
  • Respiratory Emergencies – Let’s Nurse these Patients Back to Health
  • Louise O’Dwyer
  • Summit
  • Strategic Operational Plan:
    Part III
  • Brian Conrad
  • CDMV
  • Practice What Was Preached. Sample Collection, Cytology & Treatment
    Part I
  • Dr. Charlie Pye
  • Royal Canin
BREAK   3:15-3:45 2:45-3:15 3:15-3:45
Break Sponsor: Zoetis 
3:45-5:00
(Tech)

3:15-5:00
(Mgr.)
  • Somebody Call 911:
    Top 5 Emergencies We See
  • Megan Brashear
  • Dechra
  • Anaesthesia of the Cardiac Patient Including Handling the Hemodynamically Unstable Cases
  • Louise O’Dwyer
  • Summit
  • Strategic Operational Plan:
    Part IV
  • Brian Conrad
  • CDMV
  • Practice What Was Preached.
  • Sample Collection, Cytology & Treatment
    Part II
  • Dr. Charlie Pye
  • Royal Canin
5:00-6:30 Reception: Exhibitor's Hall   Sponsor: Dechra
Prize Draw: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel weekend for two

 

Saturday, April 21

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: Purina
TIME Vet I
Sable AB
Vet II
Sable CD
Vet III
Halifax BC
8:30-10:00
  • Critical Nutrition: Keeping them Going After You’ve Saved Their Lives
    Part I
  • Dr. Jennifer Devey
  • APVC
  • A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure: Splenectomy, Liver Lobectomy, Gall Bladder Removal
  • Dr. John Berg
  • APVC
  • Healthy Aging in Cats: What’s Normal and What Isn’t
  • Dr. Margie Scherk
  • Hills
BREAK
10:00-10:30
Bayer
10:30-noon
  • Critical Nutrition: Keeping them Going After You’ve Saved Their Lives
    Part II
  • Dr. Jennifer Devey
  • APVC
  • Salivary Mucoceles, Aural Hematoma and Intraabdominal Biopsies
  • Dr. John Berg
  • APVC
  • Complex Disease Management: Managing Cats with Multiple Conditions
  • Dr. Margie Scherk
  • Hills
LUNCH
12:00 - 1:30
Dechra
1:30-3:00
  • He Can’t Breathe! He Can’t Pee! He Ate What! Respiratory, Toxicological and Urinary Emergencies
    Part I
  • Dr. Jennifer Devey
  • IDEXX
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
  •  Sarcomas and Mast Cell Tumors: Do’s and Don’ts
  • Dr. John Berg
  • APVC
  • Ears Looking At You! Diagnosis and Treatment of Otitis
  • Dr. Charlie Pye
  • Elanco
BREAK
 
3:00-3:30
Bayer
3:30-5:00
  • He Can’t Breathe! He Can’t Pee! He Ate What! Respiratory, Toxicological and Urinary Emergencies
    Part II
  • Dr. Jennifer Devey
  • IDEXX
  • Didn't This Used to be Simple?
    The Spay/Neuter Controversy
  • Grab Bag of Surgical Tips and Tricks
  • Dr. John Berg
  • APVC
  • So I've Tried X, Y & Z and Nothings Working...
    What Now?
  • Dr. Charlie Pye
  • Elanco
5:00-6:00 Reception: Exhibitor's Hall  Sponsor: Elanco
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)
  • Now That is a Hot Dog: Canine Heatstroke
  • Megan Brashear
  • Lifelearn
  • Support your DVM!
    Derm Diagnostics
  • Dr. Charlie Pye
  • Royal Canin
  • The Age of Technology is Here to Stay. How to Use it to Your Advantage when Interacting with Your Clients in Reception
  • Establishing Trust with Your Clients when they’ve Dr. Googled
  • Brian Conrad
  • CDMV
  • Marketing Musts for Todays Veterinary Businesses
  • Melanie Taljaard
  • Merck
BREAK    10:15-10:45 10:15-10:45 9:45-10:15
Break Sponsor: Bayer 
10:45-noon
(Tech I/II)

10:15-noon
(Mgr./SS)
  • Critical Thinking – Using our Grey Matter
  • Megan Brashear
  • Lifelearn
  • Tips and Tricks for Successful Client Compliance
  • Dr. Charlie Pye
  • Royal Canin
  • Phone Calls Gone Bad
  • The Closer! The Importance of Being the Team Member to Round Out the Client’s Visit
  • Brian Conrad
  • CDMV
  • Understanding and Leveraging the Value of Happy Customers
  • Melanie Taljaard
  • Merck
LUNCH
12:00-1:30
Dechra
1:30-3:15
(Tech/SS)

1:30-2:45
(Mgr.)
  • Road Traffic Accident, How We Can Help
  • Louise O’Dwyer
  • APVC
  • Zoonosis…How Real is the Threat?
  • Dr. Richard Ford
  • Boehringer Ingelheim 
  • Implementing Triage & CPR, the First Responders
  • Megan Brashear
  • APVC
  • Marketing Strategy and Tactics
  • Melanie Taljaard
  • Merck
BREAK 3:15-3:45 3:15-3:45 2:45-3:15
Break Sponsor: Bayer 
3:45-5:00
(Tech/SS)

3:15-5:00
(Mgr.)
  • Nutritional Support of the Critical Patient – What is On the Menu?
  • Louise O’Dwyer
  • APVC
  • Small Animal Vaccines and Vaccinations – Changes and Controversies!
  • Dr. Richard Ford
  • Boehringer Ingelheim 
  • Stressful Conversations – How Can We Ease the Pain?
  • Megan Brashear
  • APVC
  • Getting It Done: Tools and Tricks for Busy Owners and Managers
  • Melanie Taljaard
  • Merck
5:00-6:00 Reception - Exhibitor's Hall   Sponsor: Elanco
Prize Draws: Various Industry draws -$500 Visa Gift Card from APVC

 

Sunday, April 22

Breakfast Sponsor: Zoetis
TIME Vet I
Sable AB
Vet II
Sable CD
Tech I
Halifax BC
8:30-10:00
  • Wounds Part I: Triage, Assessment and Initial Treatment
  • Louise O’Dwyer
  • Scil
  • Antibody Titres: Who, What, Where, When, Why?
  • Dr. Richard Ford
  • IDEXX
  • CPR: Preventing Arrests & Current Techniques
  • Dr. Jennifer Devey
  • APVC
BREAK
10:00 - 10:30
Purina
10:30-noon
  • Wounds Part II: Debridement and Open Wound Management
  • Louise O’Dwyer
  • Scil
  • Feline Viral Upper Respiratory Disease…Why it Persists!
  • Dr. Richard Ford
  • IDEXX
  • Hitting the Mark: Vascular Access and Feeding Tubes
  • Dr. Jennifer Devey
  • APVC
LUNCH
12:00 - 1:00
Dispomed
1:00-2:30
  • Wounds Part III: Wound Closure, Reconstruction and Infection Control
  • Louise O’Dwyer
  •  Dispomed
  • Infectious Disease Update: What’s New and What’s Hot
  • Dr. Richard Ford
  • IDEXX
  • Defeating Death: The Critical First 10 Minutes. Recognizing the Patient in Trouble
  • Dr. Jennifer Devey
  • Scil
2:30-3:00 Closing Performer: Ian Stewart (Halifax Ballrooms ABC)  |  Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim
  Prize Draws: APVC Prizes, Visa Gift Cards, $1000, $750 and two $500. Also an Apple iPad

 Sunday cont'd...

TIME Entire Team
Halifax A
Managers/Team
Acadia ABC
Managers/Vet
Annapolis
8:30-10:00
  • Get Cattitude: Practice Tips and Tricks to Become More Cat Friendly
    Part I
  • Dr. Margie Scherk
  • Hills
  • Civil Wars:
    Front vs. Back
  • Megan Brashear
  • Zoetis
  • Budgeting & Financial Workshop
    Part I
  • Terry O’Neil
  • CDMV
BREAK
10:00 - 10:30
Purina
10:30-noon
  • Get Cattitude: Practice Tips and Tricks to Become More Cat Friendly
    Part II-III
  • Dr. Margie Scherk
  • Hills
  • Creating & Implementing a Training Program
  • Megan Brashear
  • Zoetis
  • Budgeting & Financial Workshop
    Part II
  • Terry O’Neil
  • CDMV
LUNCH
12:00 - 1:00
Dispomed
1:00-2:30
  • Safe or Stressed? Optimizing the
    Life of the Indoor Cat
  • Dr. Margie Scherk
  • Hills
  • Attitude is Everything!
  • Megan Brashear
  • APVC
  • Budgeting & Financial Workshop
    Part III
  • Terry O’Neil
  • Trupanion

 Exhibitor's Schedule Wifi Sponsors: Student Sponsorship: Event Sponsors:
Friday - 9:45 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday - 9:45 am - 6:00 pm
Wifi
Friday & Sunday: Elanco

Saturday: Merck
Royal Canin Fun Run:Purina
 

Yoga:  Summit
Save the date for APVC 2019
April 12-14, 2019

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

Last update: April 2, 2018