Carlson Ed

Dr. Arvid Edwin Carlson, Jr.

Companion Animal: Nutrition

  • Nutrition For The Hospitalized Veterinary Patient
  • Chronic Kidney Disease; Current Recommendations For Nutritional Management
  • Grain Free, Raw, And Other Diet Trends
  • Nasogastric Feeding Tubes
  • Therapeutic Diets - Traditional And Non-Traditional Options
  • Nutritional Supplements – Fads, Myths, And Facts




Demars Paul

Dr. Paul DeMars

Companion Animal: General Practice

  • Canine And Feline Vaccination
  • The Big Three: Dental Disease, Obesity, And Behavior
  • Canine And Feline Parasite Control
  • Managing Otitis Externa Of The Dog
  • Allergic Dermatitis Of The Dog
  • Canine And Feline Anxiety




Dufort Robert

Dr. Robert DuFort


Companion Animal: Pathology

  • Why is Preventive Health Screening Important?
  • Practitioner’s Challenge: Diagnosing and Managing the Challenging Senior Patient
  • GI Parasites, With Emphasis on CAPC Guidelines
  • Kidney Disease, With Emphasis on IRIS Guidelines and SDMA
  • Hematology, With Emphasis on Reticulocytes and Reticulocyte Hemoglobin
  • Inflammatory Disease, With Emphasis on CBC and C-Reactive Protein




Hoffman Sharon

Dr. Sharon Hoffman

Companion Animal: Dentistry

  • The Oral Exam – More is Missed by Not Looking, than Not Knowing
  • Shades of Gray – Dental Radiography
  • Broken Faces and Other Emergencies
  • Open that Meowth – Feline Dentistry
  • Stress-Free Mandibular Canine Extractions
  • Myth and Misconception in Veterinary Dentistry





Jacob Kristin

Dr. Kristin Jacob

Companion Animal: Cardiology

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Pulmonary Hypertension in the Canine Patient

  • Pulmonary Hypertension In Dog
  • Feline Cardiology – Why Is It So Hard?





Lutz Elizabeth

Dr. Annette Litster

Companion Animal: Parasitology


  • Lyme Disease: A Growing Concern
  • Feline Heartworm Infection Redefined: Changing Perception






Lutz Elizabeth

Dr. Elizabeth Lutz

Companion Animal: Opthalmology






McDonnell Jay

Dr. Jay McDonnell

Companion Animal: Neurology

  • Approach to the Chronic Seizure Patient
  • How to Save Your Patient’s Life! At Home Treatment of Status Epilepticus
  • Syndromes Approach to the Neuro-Patient
  • Treatment Options for CNS Tumors - What to Tell Your Clients: Neurosurgical Treatment of Spinal Cord Disease in Dogs and Cats





Nappier Michael

Dr. Michael Nappier

Companion Animal: General Practice

  • There and Back Again, A Vet Trip Tale - Part 1
  • There and Back Again, A Vet Trip Tale - Part 2
  • Small Dogs, Big Problems: Low-Stress Visits for Small Dogs
  • Where Have All The Felines Gone? The Why and How of Becoming a Cat-Friendly Practice
  • Happy Cats, Happy Vets: Low-Stress Cat Visits
  • Case Discussion, Common High-Stress Scenarios What Went Wrong and How to Avoid It





Robertson Sheilah

Dr. Sheilah Robertson

Companion Animal: Hospice

  • The Central Role of Ketamine in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • The Impact of Obesity on Anesthesia
  • Real World - Real Case: Managing Mobility Issues in a Senior Dog
  • Too Old for Anesthesia?
  • Assessing and Managing Chronic Pain in Cats
  • Saying Goodbye – Navigating the Last Appointment



Rosenthal Steven

Dr. Steven Rosenthal

Companion Animal: Cardiology

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Pulmonary Hypertension in the Canine Patient

  • Screening And Management Of Inherited Cardiac Disorders
  • Chronic And Emergency Use Of Diuretics Use In The Small Animal Cardiac Patient





Shih Julia

Dr. Shih

Companion Animal: Cardiology

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  • Cardiac Nutrition
  • Atrial Fibrillation, How To Make Order Out Of Chaos






Syring Rebecca

Dr. Rebecca Syring

Companion Animal: Emergency & Critical Care

  • Feline Urinary Obstruction: When Good Cats Go Bad
  • Canine Hemoabdomen: The Blood and Guts of the Matter
  • Pericardial effusion
  • CPR: A Crash Course in Saving Lives
  • CPR: Practical Session - Part 1
  • CPR: Practical Session - Part 2






Weinstein Nicole

Dr. Nicole Weinstein

Companion Animal: Clinical Pathology

  • Hypercalcemia – Differentials and case discussions
  • Lymphoma (or maybe not)
  • More than an acronym – Review of add-on tests
  • Renal physiology review and case discussions
  • Elevated liver enzymes in cats – Case discussions
  • Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s a pre-analytical variable






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Keystone Veterinary Conference (KVC) is a regional veterinary conference that offers high-quality continuing educational topics with nationally recognized speakers in a state-of-the-art setting. Keystone Veterinary Conference will host the following tracks: companion animal, production animal, equine, veterinary technology, practice management, integrative medicine, wet labs, exotics and more!.