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Updated as of 08/09/20. Please check back often for updates as we confirm speakers and times.

 

 

August 13, 2020: Pre-Conference Schedule

12:00 pm  |  Welcome & Tutorial of Features

 

5:00 pm  |  Welcome & Tutorial of Features

 

5:30 pm  |  Exhibitor Happy Hour

 


 

 

August 14, 2020: KVC DAY 1

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9:00-9:25 am  |  Welcome and Tutorial of Features

 

9:30-10:25 am  |  Session 1

Dr. Dan Morris
Dermatology
The Pruritic Dog: Chasing Moonbeams
Dr. Dani McVety
Hospice
The Art of Euthanasia and the Science of Death
Dr. Michael Willard
Gastrointestinal
Esophageal Disease: Much, Much More Than Megaesophagus
Ms. April Bays
Emergency & Critical Care
Sugar, You’re Going Down
 Dr. Evelyn MacKay
Production Animal
What’s Your Type? Ruminant Blood Transfusions
Dr. Eric Klaphake
Exotics
Avian Reproductive Disease—Why It Happens & What to Do
 

10:30-11:00 am  |  Expo Hall Break

 

11:00-11:55 am  |  Session 2

Dr. Dan Morris
Dermatology
Feline Eosinophilo-Mania: Chasing the Devil
Dr. Dani McVety
Hospice
The Art of Difficult Euthanasia
Dr. Michael Willard
Gastrointestinal
Chronic Small Bowel Disease
Ms. April Bays
Emergency & Critical Care
Crisis Management. Let’s Get Salty, K?
Dr. Evelyn MacKay
Production Animal

Stones, Sand, and Scalpels: Battling Urolithiasis

Dr. Eric Klaphake
Exotics
Reptile Anesthesia and Analgesia—When Isoflurane Isn’t the Only Answer
 

12:00-12:55 pm  |  Session 3

Dr. Dan Morris
Dermatology
Busting the Itch: New and Old Therapies
Dr. Dani McVety
Hospice

The Etiquette of Euthanasia 

Dr. Michael Willard
Gastrointestinal
Protein-Losing Enteropathies: Hypoalbuminemia is Not Always a Death Sentence
Ms. Julie Hirsch
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Anesthesia Monitoring for the Veterinary Technician
Dr. Evelyn MacKay
Production Animal
Show Stoppers: Fair Season Problems
Dr. Eric Klaphake
Exotics
Diagnostic Sampling in Reptiles—Advanced Procedures & Helpful Tips
 

1:00-1:30 pm  |  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tannetje Crocker
Heal, Spay, Love

 

1:30-2:00 pm  |  Expo Hall Break + Q&A with Dr. Tannetje Crocker

 

2:00-2:55 pm  |  Session 4

Dr. Tina Conway
Internal Medicine
Feline Hyperthyroidism: Update in Diagnosis and Management
Dr. Yoko Nagamori
Parasitology
TICK TALK: What Do We Need To Know?
Sponsor: Zoetis
Dr. Jessica Kielb
Emergency & Critical Care
Trauma Triage & Resuscitation
Ms. Donna Sisak
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Safety First: Tips to Improve Anesthetic Patient Care in Your Hospital
Dr. Michael Apley
Production Animal
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: What You Can and Can’t Conclude From the Results
Dr. Micah Kohles
Exotics
It's A Gut Thing: GI Anatomy, Physiology & Nutrition of Exotic Companion Herbivores - Rabbits, Guinea Pigs & Chinchillas
 

3:00-3:30 pm  |  Expo Hall Break

 

3:30-4:25 pm  |  Session 5

Dr. Tina Conway
Internal Medicine
Canine Hypothyroidism
Dr. Yoko Nagamori
Parasitology
Canine Heartworm Disease: What Do We Need To Know?
Sponsor: Zoetis
Dr. Chee Kin Lim
Radiology
Imaging Approach to the Vomiting Patient
Ms. Donna Sisak
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Calming the K9, Taming the Tiger – Sedation Protocols
Dr. Michael Apley
Production Animal
Defining and Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance
Dr. Micah Kohles
Exotics
Food for Thought! Foraging Enrichment in Exotic Companion Animals
 

4:30-5:00 pm  |  Expo Hall Break

 

5:00-5:55 pm  |  Session 6

Dr. Tina Conway
Internal Medicine
Hyperadrenocorticism in Dogs and Some Cats Too
Dr. Craig Clifford
Oncology
Controversies in Oncology: Mast Cell Tumors
Dr. Jennifer Morris
Emergency & Critical Care
CPR: A review of the RECOVER Guidelines
Ms. Donna Sisak
Anesthesia/Analgesia
What Pain? Adjusting to the Opioid Shortage
Dr. Michael Apley
Production Animal
Antimicrobial Stewardship May Mean Something Different Than You Think
Dr. Micah Kohles
Exotics
Top 7 Diseases in Exotic Companion Mammals
 

7:00-8:00 pm  |  PVMA Hall of Fame Awards

 


 

 

August 15, 2020: KVC DAY 2

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Veterinary
Technology
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Development

9:00-9:25 am  |  Welcome and Tutorial of Features

 

9:30-10:25 am  |  Session 1

Dr. Anna Massie
Orthopedics
Osteoarthritis - What Do We Know and What Can We Do?
Dr. Craig Clifford
Oncology
Recent Advancements in Oncology
Dr. John Lewis
Dentistry
Complications of Extractions and How to Avoid Them
Mr. Stephen Cital
Alternative Medicine
Cannabinoids in the Clinic: Practical Approaches – Part 1
Dr. Claire Underwood
Equine
The Cardiac Toolkit - New Gadgets and Developments in the World of Equine Cardiology
Dr. Katie Berlin
Professional Development
How Social Media Can Be Part of Your Wellness Toolkit
 

10:30-11:00 am  |  Expo Hall Break

 

11:00-11:55 am  |  Session 2

Dr. Anna Massie
Orthopedics
The Old and New of Canine Hip Dysplasia
Dr. Bill Saxon
Pathology
IFA, MIC, PCR…The ABCs of Diagnosing Infectious Diseases
Sponsor: IDEXX
Dr. John Lewis
Dentistry
In the Dark: Interpretation of Dental Radiographs in Dogs and Cats
Mr. Stephen Cital
Alternative Medicine
Cannabinoids in the Clinic: Practical Approaches – Part 2
Dr. Claire Underwood
Equine
Telehealth - More Than a Buzzword? An Overview of the Policies Surrounding Telehealth and Options for Application in Veterinary Practice
Dr. Katie Berlin
Professional Development
Decisions, Dinner Dates, and the Death of Willpower: How to Make Habit Science Work for You
 

12:00-12:55 pm  |  Session 3

Dr. Michael Petty

Anesthesia/Analgesia
Osteoarthritis in Dogs and Cats: Updates in Mechanisms, Diagnosis and the Therapy of OA
Sponsor: Zoetis

Dr. Bill Saxon
Pathology
Using the IRIS Guidelines for Diagnosing, Staging, and Treating Chronic Kidney Disease
Sponsor: IDEXX
Dr. John Lewis
Dentistry

Making the Diagnosis: Dentistry Zebras

Mr. Stephen Cital
Alternative Medicine
Saturated CBD Markets: Choosing the Right Product
Dr. Claire Underwood
Equine
US of the Larynx, a How to Guide
Dr. Katie Berlin
Professional Development
Vulnerability Isn’t Your Greatest Strength – But Sharing It Might Be
 

1:00-1:30 pm  |  Expo Hall Break

 

2:00-2:55 pm  |  Session 4

Dr. Emily Westphal
Cardiology
Feline Myocardial Disease
Sponsor: CVCA
Dr. Susanne Heartsill
Cardiology
Updates in Canine Mitral Valve Disease - Part 1
Sponsor: CEVA
Dr. Tina Conway
Internal Medicine
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Ms. Jessica Wilson-Hess
Pathology
Diagnosis and Management of IMHA
Dr. Barry David
Equine
Foaling Season Emergencies - Mares
Ms. Alexis Wells
Professional Development
Evaluating Expenses, Hidden Costs, and What to Do About It
 

3:00-3:55 pm  |  Session 5

Dr. Michael Hickey
Cardiology
Pulmonary Hypertension - Keep Calm and Breathe On
Sponsor: CVCA
Dr. Jennifer Lopez
Imaging
The Complete Feline Renal Franchise: Predicting, Diagnosing, Staging and Monitoring Feline Chronic Kidney Disease
Sponsor: Antech Diagnostics
Ms. Julia Conny
Internal Medicine
Advanced Glucose Monitoring with the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System
Ms. Jessica Wilson-Hess
Pathology
Don’t Toss that Fluid! In-Clinic Effusion Analysis
Dr. Barry David
Equine

Foaling Season Emergencies - Foals

Ms. Alexis Wells
Professional Development
The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
 

4:00-4:55 pm  |  PVMA Membership Meeting | Town Hall & Expo Hall Prizes Announced

 

5:00-5:55 pm  |  Session 6

Dr. Michael Hickey
Cardiology
ECG & Arrhythmia Basics
Sponsor: CVCA
Dr. Susanne Heartsill
Cardiology
Updates in Canine Mitral Valve Disease - Part 2
Sponsor: CEVA
Dr. Tina Conway
Internal Medicine
Feline Diabetes Mellitus
Ms. Jessica Wilson-Hess
Pathology
All Fed Up: The Importance of Nutrition in Nursing Care
 Dr. Barry David
Equine
Respiratory Tract Disease Work-up with Selected Cases
Ms. Alexis Wells
Professional Development
Coaching to Strengths

 

 

Tracks

TOPICS

We have a wide variety of topics we'll be covering in this year's program.

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SPEAKERS

Get access to top-notch continuing education spanning many fields of study. 

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SCHEDULE

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2020 Sponsors

Sponsorship Level: Platinum

2019 boehringer ingelheim 2019 idexx

 


 

Sponsorship Level: Gold

2019 idexx

 


 

Sponsorship Level: Gold

nationwide

 

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About the Keystone Veterinary Conference

Keystone Veterinary Conference (KVC) is a veterinary conference that offers high-quality continuing educational topics with nationally recognized speakers in a state-of-the-art setting. This educational event is brought to you by the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA).

Save the Dates For Future KVC Conferences:

2021

Dates to be announced
In-person event to be held at
Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA with
an option to join virtually.

2022

August 11-14, 2022
Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA