Continuing Education

Wild-Life-Line: A Clinical Wildlife Medicine Program

March 30-31, 2019

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About the Course

Wild-Life-Line is a comprehensive short-course for veterinary students on the medical management of North American wildlife species. The curriculum is a two-day program with both didactic and hands–on training via wet labs. Topics covered include physical examinations, bandaging techniques, anesthesia & analgesia, and career opportunities. Laboratories will provide participants with the opportunity to develop technical and diagnostic skills. An electronic course manual will be provided.

 

Schedule

Saturday

8:00-8:30 a.m.Registration
Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:50 a.m.Welcome
Sarah Reich, DVM
9:00-9:50 a.m.Natural History, Species Identification, Cage Design & Basic Handling
Sarah Reich, DVM
10:00-10:50 a.m.Physical Examination, Triage & Legal Considerations
Samantha Sander, DVM, Dipl. ACZM
11:00-11:50 a.m.Diagnostics & Bandaging Techniques
Julia Whittington, DVM
12:00-1:00 p.m.Box Lunch
Interested students may sign up for a guided tour of the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic during this time.
1:00-5:00 p.m.Clinical Skills and Avian Necropsy Wetlab
Drs. Kane, Keller, Reich, S. Sander, W. Sander, Webb, Whittington

Sunday

8:30-8:50 a.m.Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:20 a.m.Fluid Therapy, Nutrition & Antibiotic Therapy
Samantha Sander, DVM, Dipl. ACZM
9:30-10:20 a.m.Anesthesia & Analgesia
Sarah Reich, DVM
10:30-11:20 a.m.Chronic Case Management & Euthanasia Considerations
Sarah Reich, DVM
11:30-12:20 p.m.Zoonotic Concerns & Personal Protective Equipment
William Sander, MPH, DVM, Dipl. ACVPM
12:30-1:20 p.m.Box Lunch
Interested students may sign up for a guided tour of the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic during this time.
1:30-3:20 p.m.Cytology
Jenny Trail, CVT
Radiology Interpretation
Ken Welle, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian)
3:30-4:00 p.m.Career Opportunities & Closing Remarks
Samantha Sander, DVM, Dipl. ACZM
  • Speakers

    Julia Whittington, DVM
    Dr. Whittington is a Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois and Chief of Staff for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She also serves as Director of the Wildlife Medical Clinic

    Sarah Reich, DVM
    Dr. Reich is an Instructor of Wildlife Medicine at the University of Illinois and serves as the Medical Director for the Wildlife Medical Clinic.

    Samantha Sander, DVM, Dipl. ACZM
    Dr. Sander is a Lecturer in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine at the University of Illinois. Her duties include clinical support for the Wildlife Medical Clinic, several local zoological facilities, and the companion zoological animal service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

    Ken Welle, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian)
    Dr. Welle is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois and serves as the Service Head for the companion zoological animal service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

    Krista Keller, DVM, Dipl. ACZM
    Dr. Keller is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois. She serves as Co-Director of the Wildlife Epidemiology Laboratory and provides clinical support for the companion zoological animal service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

    Jenny Trail, CVT
    Jenny is a veterinary technician at the University of Illinois. She supports the companion zoological animal service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

    William Sander, MPH, DVM, Dipl. ACVPM
    Dr. Sander is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois where he serves as Director of the DVM/MPH program.

  • Symposium Information

    Early registration is $75 on or before March 17, 2019. After March 17, the registration fee is $100. Wetlabs are included with the registration fee.

    Cancellation Policy

    Full refunds, less a 10 percent cancellation fee, will be given if written notification is received by the applicable early registration deadline. Written cancellation should be sent to ope@vetmed.illinois.edu or to the same mailing address to which registrations are sent. Registrations are transferable. After the applicable early registration deadline, refunds will not be made. We reserve the right to cancel sessions and to change speakers if necessary. In the event of cancellation, all registrants will receive a full refund. The University is not responsible for travel expenses in the event of a cancellation or date change.

    Continuing Education

    Veterinarians can obtain 12 CEs for attendance on Saturday and Sunday. Participants will receive continuing education verification at the end of the session.

  • Event Information

    Location

    Each session will be held at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001 Lincoln Ave., Urbana, Ill.

    Check-In

    Session materials will be available on the day of the session at the College of Veterinary Medicine, which is located at 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, Ill. 

    Parking

    Parking is free and available directly in front of the Veterinary Medicine building at 2001 S. Lincoln Ave. We recommend parking in lot F-27. 

  • Additional Information

    Hotel Information

    Course attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Room blocks will be held at the following locations:

    Comfort Suites
    2001 North Lincoln Avenue
    Urbana, IL 61801
    217-328-3500
    Free shuttle to and from the college

    Wyndham Champaign
    516 W. Marketview
    Champaign, IL 61820
    217-355-5566

    Holiday Inn Express
    1003 W. Killarney St.
    Urbana, IL 61801
    217-328-0328

    Additional accommodations in Champaign County can be found by visiting the Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

     

    Questions and Special Accommodations

    Contact the Office of Public Engagement at 217-333-2907 or ope@vetmed.illinois.edu.