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Fall Conference for Veterinarians

Hands-On Opportunities
Laboratories and workshops require an additional registration fee and are not subject to refunds. Should a program not meet minimum registration requirements by Monday, August 25, 2014, it may be cancelled. If the program is cancelled, registrants will be notified and all registration fees associated with the program will be refunded in full.

All hands-on opportunities will be held at the College of Veterinary Medicine. A shuttle will be provided for all registrants of these programs.

Bone Marrow Biopsy
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Location: Clinical Skills Learning Center
Instructors: Stanley I. Rubin, Suzette M. LeClerc
Fee: $75
CE: 2.0
Limit: 15

This wet lab session will cover proper techniques for bone marrow biopsy in the dog.  A pre-lab will discuss indications for bone marrow biopsy, and overview of technique.

Pediatric Sterilization
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Champaign County Humane Society
Instructor: G. Robert Weedon
Fee: $75
CE: 3.0
Limit: 8

Pediatric sterilization techniques have become more sophisticated and more popular in recent years. Learn the advantages to pediatric sterilization and some of the techniques necessary to perform it. Attendance at lecture is mandatory for the lab.

Non-Surgical Neutering
Date: Friday, September 12, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m.-Noon
Location: Champaign County Humane Society
Instructor: G. Robert Weedon
Fee: $75
CE: 2.5
Limit: 6

Zeuterin (Zinc gluconate neutralized with arginine) is the only FDA-Approved non-surgical sterilant for use in male dogs. Learn how the product works and how to properly administer it in this lecture/lab. Certification is required in order to administer Zeuterin. Attendance at the lecture is mandatory for the lab.