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2022 Annual Conference and the J.T. Vaughn Equine Conference

Technician Small Group Sessions

New in 2022, veterinary technicians and assistants can register to attend small group CE courses specifically focused on topics of interest for technicians and assistants. Four unique 2-hour limited enrollment sessions will be held at the College of Vet Med featuring content focused on dental radiography, derm cytology, basic life support/CPR and bandaging techniques in small animal practice. These small group sessions will run concurrently with Annual Conference on Friday and Saturday, space in each course is limited and main conference registration is required. Technicians and assistants have the option to register for main conference only or main conference registration plus up to three (3) additional small group courses. General registration fee for veterinary technicians and assistants is $85 and small group session fees are an additional $110 per session.

Veterinary Technicians and Assistants Registration

Small Animal Dental Radiography:
Clinical Techniques

Friday, October 21
9:00-11:00 a.m.
*Please note that this program time overlaps with the derm course.

Cost: $110
Maximum Attendees: 12

Participants will receive an overview on the importance of and indications for dental radiographs in small animal general practice and will be introduced to the two basic techniques for positioning dental radiographs. The session will include hands-on demonstration and instruction in radiographic positioning for the small animal patient.

A Day in Derm: Lesions, Samples, and Cytology

Friday, October 21
9:30-11:30 a.m.
*Please note that this program time overlaps with the dental course.

Cost: $110
Maximum Attendees: 10

Participants will become familiar with types of skin lesions and how to collect cytology samples. The session will include hands-on evaluation of these samples through use of a multi-head microscope.

CPR: A Team Event

Friday, October 21
3:00-5:00 p.m.

Cost: $110
Maximum Attendees: 16

Participants will receive an overview of principles and application of basic and advanced life support. Using CPR mannequins, participants will have the opportunity to practice the skills and techniques discussed. This hands-on lab will include opportunities to practice compressions, intubation, manual ventilation, basic ECG interpretation and a review of commonly used CPR medications and patient monitoring.

Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for
Bandaging in Small Animal Practice

Saturday, October 22
10:00 a.m.-Noon

Cost: $110
Maximum Attendees: 12

Participants will receive an overview of principles of bandaging techniques for various conditions in small animal practice and will have the opportunity to apply these techniques on canine mannequins and limb models under the guidance of surgical residents-in-training. Bandaging techniques will include modified Robert-Jones bandages, splinted bandages, tie-over bandages, and more! There will also be a variety of commonly used bandage products on display.

Veterinary Technicians and Assistants Registration