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When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Where: SUNY Oneonta - Morris Conference Center
108 Ravine Pkwy
Oneonta, New York  13820
United States
Contact: NYSVMS

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Upstate Veterinary Specialties 2019 Continuing Education Lecture Series

~Live Streamed to SUNY Oneonta - Morris Conference Center~

*The lectures will be live streamed from Troy, NY to the Morris Conference Center

**Participants will receive 1.5 CE Credit Hours per Session


Saturday, June 1, 2019



SESSION ONE: 9:30 - 10:45AM - Great Expectations: Your Role in the Veterinary Referral Process  - Colleen Dunn, LVT 

 This course will focus on the relationships between general practice and specialty/emergency hospitals. As a technician, you can take an active role in providing important, essential information to maximize the patient/client experience and create a seamless extension of your care. This session will provide key pointers for reviewing complicated medical records, as well as differentiate between emergency direct transfers and specialty referrals. Using case examples, we will review how veterinary technicians can help initiate the referral process, the importance of legible medical records, and the importance of quality diagnostics.


SESSION TWO: 10:45 - 12:00PM - Knowing Right vs. Doing Right: Dealing with Moral DistressKat Owens, MSW

If you are like a majority of veterinary professionals, you’re familiar with the hazards of compassion fatigue and burnout in your work. Less familiar but equally challenging is the risk of moral distress, or the damaging effect of having to act in ways that do not align with your morals or value. As a veterinary professional, you’re continually negotiating the interests of the animal, the client, your business/employer, industry norms, the law, and your own code of ethics, and when these interests don’t align it can have a profound impact on your personal and professional wellbeing. In this session we’ll identify the causes and symptoms of moral distress and examine how it is different from but related to burnout and compassion fatigue, as well as explore both proactive and responsive coping strategies.


SESSION THREE: 1:00 - 2:15PM - Triage Talk: How to Identify Urgent Situations & Improve Communications During an Emergency - Amber Hutchinson, DVM 

Working on the front lines of an emergency service can be tricky, whether you’re a client service representative, assistant, or LVT! At times, team members are faced with a crucial decision, is this patient critically ill, or can it wait? In the event of an emergency, clients often leave out important information which can make it difficult interpreting what is essential versus non-essential to the current situation. Communication with both clients and fellow team members is vital in ensuring that the best patient care is achieved at all times. This talk is designed to help with front line client interactions, as well as internal team communications. 


SESSION FOUR: 2:15 - 3:30PM - Basic Rehabilitation for the Neurologic PatientLaura Perez, DVM, CVA, CCRT & Jenn Wolfe, LVT, CCRP

This lecture will review basic rehabilitation techniques and concepts that can be applied to patients with neurologic dysfunction/deficits.  We will review what techniques and exercises are appropriate for the most common dysfunctions seen, as well as the science behind these techniques.  We will also review the variety of assistive devices that are available for neurologic patients including booties, slings, harnesses, carts, etc.  

SUNY Oneonta - Morris Conference Center

108 Ravine Pkwy

Oneonta, NY 13820

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