CVMA Spring Seminar Program & Speakers

March 10-12 2017

This seminar is being held at the Yosemite Valley Lodge. You’ll receive 12 top-notch CE units, a conference syllabus, a certificate of attendance, daily continental breakfast, and fond remembrances of a fun and productive weekend vacation.


Friday, March 10th

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.:
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Endocrinology – Dr. Edward Feldman

Saturday, March 11th

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.:
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.:
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Endocrinology – Dr. Edward Feldman
Dermatology – Dr. Tiffany Tapp

Sunday, March 12th

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.:
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.:
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Dermatology – Dr. Tiffany Tapp

Speakers & Topics

feldman_edwardEdward Feldman, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Feldman is Professor Emeritus of Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis. He has authored more than 160 peer-reviewed scientific publications. 110 scientific abstracts, and 75 book chapters. He is co-editor of the “Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine” and co-author of “Canine and Feline Endocrinology.” Dr. Feldman has lectured in more than 40 states and 25 countries. He has received numerous teaching, research, and service awards.

Endocrinology Sessions – Friday and Saturday

Inappropriate Urination and Polydipsia/Polyuria
Inappropriate urination is a common owner concern. This discussion will focus on a logical, practical, cost-effective approach to this issue and will finish with a brief review of diabetes insipidus.

Diagnosis of Cushing’s Syndrome in Dogs
The number of alternatives in screening dogs with Cushing’s from those without the condition seems to be continuously expanding. This discussion will focus on the “best tests.”

Differentiating Pituitary Dependent from Adrenal Tumor Dependent Cushing’s in Dogs
These two conditions are treated differently. Usually, pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism is managed medically while adrenal dependent disease is treated surgically. Thur, we will review various tests and their value.

Treatment of Dogs with Cushing’s, Focusing on Trilostane
Based on lessons learned from decades of using Lysodren, we are well positioned to logically, cost-effectively, and successfully medically manage dogs with Cushing’s syndrome..

Differential Diagnosis of Hypercalcemia and a Focus on Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Dogs
Hypercalcemia is a relatively frequent serendipitous finding on serum biochemistry results. In this discussion we will review the differential diagnosis and how each is considered before focusing on primary hyperparathyroidism in dogs.

dr-tiffany-tapp-photoTiffany Tapp, DVM, DACVD (Dermatology)

Dr. Tapp received her DVM in 1991 from Oklahoma State University and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Auburn University. She established Veterinary Healing Arts in Rhode Island with her husband. Dr. Tapp is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and the author of several published  research studies and continuing education articles. She lectures nationally and internationally and was named “Top Veterinary Dermatologist” in Rhode Island in 2012.

Dermatology Sessions – Saturday and Sunday

Dermatology Dilemma: Bacterial Skin Infections
In this lecture, Dr. Tapp discusses new thoughts for the treatment of bacterial skin infections in dogs and how our view of this issue has changed over the years. The lecture includes information on diagnosis and treatment as well as discussion of methicillin resistant staph and how this new epidemic affects our patients and their owners.

Dermatology Dilemma: Resistant Ear Infections
In this lecture, case examples will be used to address the common but frustrating issue of otitis. Participants will learn how to recognize, diagnose, treat, and prevent recurrent otitis in dogs.

What’s New in the Treatment and Management of Demodicosis
This session will include a quick review of demodicosis and a look at new treatment options as well as old standbys. Come learn how management of this disease has changed in the last few years as well as options for treating refractory cases.

What’s New in Veterinary Dermatology?
In this lecture, there will be discussion of some of the new and exciting treatments available to veterinarians to help deal with our dermatology patients. This includes new allergy treatments as well as options to deal with other commonly seen skin diseases.

When I Use Apoquel® vs. Atopica® vs. CYTOPOINT™: Case Discussions
This short energetic lecture will use three case examples to illustrate when Dr. Tapp chooses to use a given modality for the treatment of canine allergic skin disease. Each case illustrates an example where a specific treatment was used, why, and the outcome. This is a fun follow-up to see cases in action after the What’s New in the Treatment and Management of Demodicosis session.

Feline Allergic Skin Disease
In this lecture, Dr. Tapp will discuss the mystery of the itchy cat and options for diagnosing and treating our feline patients.

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