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Conference Program 2024

Our team is committed to bringing you high quality content, and we delivered with Wild West Vet. Take a look below at the comprehensive program we have in store for you, with topics that everyone on your team can benefit from and talented speakers that will teach you techniques you can put into practice immediately. 

Clinical Theaters curated by:  Clinician's Brief

Stay tuned for more sessions coming soon to our Veterinary Technician and Nursing Theater, Business and Practice Operations Theater, and beyond!

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Carson City Clinical
  1. Proper evaluation of traumatic wounds in the equine patient requires careful consideration of the overall patient, the location of the wound, and its chronicity. In this session we will discuss wound ...
  2. Equine laminitis is a devastating disease, but is also largely preventable with proper husbandry and veterinary care. The various types of laminitis will be discussed, with an emphasis on endocrinopat ...
  3. This session covers practical triage of the equine neonate in the ambulatory setting, from the initial phone call to examination on the farm. Several of the most common emergent problems in the neonat ...
Tahoe Clinical
Reno Clinical
  1. Small mammal species post unique challenges that are both size and individual species related. In recent years increasing amounts of information relative to anesthetic and analgesic drugs and techniqu ...
  2. Cats are unique beings and often respond differently than do dogs to not only being in the hospital but to anesthesia medications. This presentation will review information and provide options specifi ...
Vet Tech Theatre
  1. Respiratory distress and/or failure is one of the most common emergencies seen in veterinary medicine. When a patient presents in respiratory distress, the technician’s ability to quickly and accurate ...
  2. One of the most common emergencies is patients presenting in shock. These patients are unable to produce adequate cellular energy. Hemodynamic compromise and loss of proper perfusion lead to significa ...
  3. A patient is rushed into your practice. They’re unresponsive and they aren’t breathing! Do you know what to do next? Cardiopulmonary arrest is the ultimate emergency facing our patients. Clear knowled ...
  4. Canine parvovirus infections cause severe gastroenteritis—and when left untreated can lead to dehydration, shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and sepsis. Enteral feeding is a simple-to-imp ...
  5. What does “Top of the license” for Veterinary Technicians really mean? While we all believe a high level of utilization is good for patient care, job fulfillment, and practice profitability, practice ...
  6. Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are human healthcare professionals who can provide diagnosis, prognosis, and, in some cases, surgery. There are no such professionals in veterinary medicin ...
Wet Lab
  1. The tibial tuberosity advancement procedure was been available for CCLR in dogs since 2006. Since then, it has undergone a great deal of scrutiny and modifications to its current modern technique the ...
Carson City Clinical
  1. Reptiles and amphibian owners are requesting veterinary care at a higher rate than ever. These represent a variety of species with varying anatomy and husbandry needs. Here is how to get startedDevelo ...
  2. The course begins with a brief discussion of basic knowledge the veterinarian should have when using radiosurgery in everyday practice. Clinical assessment of dogs with BOAS will be discussed with vid ...

    Sponsored by:

    Soniquence

  3. Behavior problems negatively affect the animal’s welfare and compromise the human-animal bond. Undesirable behavior remains the leading cause of relinquishment and euthanasia in physically healthy dog ...
Tahoe Clinical
  1. Although age is not a disease, as dogs get older, the likelihood of some behavioral changes may increase. There is a strong overlap and interplay between physical medical conditions and behavior probl ...
  2. Owners look to various sources for treatment of their cat’s behavior problems, including looking towards veterinary clinicians for advice. Veterinarians can play a critical role to improve patient wel ...
  3. In addition to congenital diseases observed in younger patients, older dogs and cats presenting for elective and emergent procedures are frequently diagnosed with cardiac conditions. In this presentat ...
Reno Clinical
  1. Recovery from anesthesia is a time of transition. Management of patients appropriately during this period has positive impacts to outcome. The most common complications and their prevention or managem ...
  2. Owners look to various sources for treatment of their dog’s behavior problems, including looking towards veterinary clinicians for advice. Veterinarians can play a critical role to improve patient wel ...
Vet Tech Theatre
  1. Trauma patients are often in need of immediate lifesaving interventions. The ability to rapidly assess and stabilize these animals is imperative in giving them the best chance to survive. We will disc ...
  2. Our companion animals are part of the family. When they are sick or in pain, it’s natural to want to try to help. Unfortunately, many of the medications that humans take to make them feel better can b ...
  3. Sometimes the sickest patients in the hospital are the ones that have to be kept separate from everyone else. We will discuss the need for infectious disease protocols in the hospital as well as best ...
  4. Diabetic patients often present to the ER in various crises. As a technician your ability to recognize the type of emergency and monitor your patient appropriately will help the patient get the best t ...
  5. Over the past decade modern pet care has evolved rapidly. Compassionate veterinary professionals find themselves essential workers, families continue to expand the concepts within the human-animal bon ...
  6. As a veterinary professional it can be easier to identify the parts of the career you don't like. It's natural to focus on the negative, being wired for negative biases. Flipping the scenario to what ...
Business & Practice Operations
  1. Legally Mine will show you how to stop the threat of lawsuits before they ever get started by protecting your assets in time tested and proven legal structures.  These same structures allow us to help ...
Carson City Clinical
  1. Like all veterinary patients, reptiles and amphibians can benefit from surgery. In some cases, elective surgery (ovariectomy) is beneficial to prevent common reproductive disorders. This presentation ...
  2. "How do I even bring up weight loss to families?" "We've dropped the amount twice and the dog still isn't losing weight, what now!?" Participants will walk away with strategies to answer weight loss q ...

    Sponsored by:

    Purina

  3. Through interactive case examples, attendees will have the opportunity to practice selecting diets for healthy senior pets and senior pets with medical conditions. This session will provide a systemat ...

    Sponsored by:

    Purina

Tahoe Clinical
  1. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), or “dry eye”, is a common disease of dogs that, since the introduction of cyclosporine, is usually relatively easily managed. Here, we briefly discuss routine managem ...
  2. When an ulcer hasn’t healed at the first recheck, there is a tendency to throw up our arms and become frustrated. A few golden rules can help us to see that ulcers within this group have actually help ...
Reno Clinical
  1. Feline idiopathic cystitis is one of the most frustrating diseases veterinarians manage. We will discuss our current understanding of the disease and review treatment strategies and options, as well a ...
  2. Knowing the evidence-based benefits and risks of home-prepared diets can help families make the most informed decision for their pets. This session will cover owner motivations, research updates, and ...

    Sponsored by:

    Purina

  3. Our awareness of proteinuria has grown exponentially in the last 10 years. Routine assessment of a urine protein:creatinine ratio is done in most small animal practices. However, the current standards ...
Vet Tech Theatre
  1. In this lecture we discuss how technicians can help clients with end of life planning for their pets. We discuss state legalities and how to work within those. Is this a career path for you? How can y ...
  2. This lecture focuses on empowering the employee to advocate for their position in the practice and how to leverage themselves to be compensated appropriately. We will also touch on the employer’s side ...
  3. In this lecture we will focus on how to educate employers on what is attractive to potential new employees in the market. What is successful and what is not. We will discuss what others have tried and ...
  4. This lecture will focus on the career ladder of veterinary assistants to CrVT as well as flexing yourself to do more than be “just a tech.” We will discuss the possibilities of increased compensation ...
  5. For team members to reach their greatest potential, regardless of their role on the veterinary team, they must be fully leveraged and utilized. Beyond the list of duties and tasks within a scope of pr ...
  6. Yes, take your medications if you are on them. Your personal treatment plan for depression, anxiety, diabetes, high blood pressure, or restless leg syndrome, follow it. Whatever you are treating with ...
Tahoe Clinical
Reno Clinical
  1. Surgical correction of eyelid problems can be some of the most satisfying surgeries in general practice. However, attention to the smallest of details is essential if good results are to be attained. ...
  2. Hyperemia of the ocular surface (“red-eye”) is one of the most common and potentially critical presenting complaints in ophthalmology. Some of the most worrisome cases ophthalmologists see are those w ...
Vet Tech Theatre
  1. Every dog and cat that enters your hospital is a unique biologic unit. Do you know how to develop an anesthetic plan that ensures their safe passage throughout the anesthetic episode? Careful pre-anes ...
  2. Every veterinary technician performing general anesthesia is responsible for securing an airway in a variety of small animal patients. Discussion includes when intubation is indicated and how to ensur ...
  3. The pressures facing anesthetists today are great; the anesthetist must fully understand physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, anesthesia equipment, and monitoring devices as well as recognize th ...
  4. Anesthetizing felines can pose unique challenges for the veterinary technician. In addition to the fact that cats can be difficult to monitor under anesthesia, their small size, interesting metabolism ...

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