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Inside Out: Veterinary Internal Medicine CE
Inside Out: Veterinary Internal Medicine CE
Jun 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Virtual Conference via Zoom
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$105 for Early Bird Registration (ends May 17th)

$120 for Standard Registration

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Inside Out: Veterinary Internal Medicine CE

This program has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.

Can't make the conference? Don't worry we'll record the presentation and make it available to everyone who registers.

Please note: all times shown are Eastern

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM

Welcome and Introduction

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Urolithiasis Management:

Uroliths are a common cause of lower urinary tract signs in dogs and cats. Stone composition
significantly impacts stone management options as certain stones are dissolvable (ex. struvite)
whereas others have to be manually removed (ex. Calcium oxalate). Historically, non-
dissolvable stones have been removed surgically however, minimally invasive stone removal
techniques have been developed (ex. Voiding urohydropropulsion, laser lithotripsy) and certain
patient and stone characteristics are more conducive to these techniques. In this lecture, we
will discuss how to identify the most likely urolith composition in a dog and cat and management
options for common stone types. We will also discuss how to successfully dissolve struvite
stones and the steps necessary to perform a voiding urohydropropulsion.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Protein Losing Nephropathies:

Proteinuria can develop in dogs and cats secondary to pre-renal (ex. fever, seizures), renal (ex.
tubular or glomerular disease), or post-renal (ex. urinary tract infection) causes. Protein-losing
nephropathies are typically secondary to glomerular disease and can be life-threatening
conditions requiring quick diagnosis and aggressive therapy. In this lecture we will discuss
causes of proteinuria (pre-renal, renal, post-renal), types of glomerular disease and associated
diagnostic tests, management of glomerular disease, and common progression of disease.

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM


3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Canine Pancreatitis:

Acute canine pancreatitis can range from mild gastrointestinal upset to life-threatening disease.
Because of the wide-range of clinical signs, it can be difficult to diagnose and even harder to
manage as it requires multimodal treatment including fluid and nutritional support, pain
medications, and antiemetics. Frustratingly, it is also a disease that can return despite
appropriate therapy. In this lecture we will discuss the diagnostic tests available for diagnosis of

canine pancreatitis, the diagnostic tests strengths and weaknesses, treatment strategies
including pain control, nutritional management, and general supportive/symptomatic care, new
medications available, and long-term management strategies.

3:50 PM - 4:40 PM

Chronic Vomiting and Diarrhea:

Chronic vomiting and diarrhea in dogs and cats is a common presenting complaint that can be
caused by a wide-variety of diseases. In this lecture we will discuss how to use patient
signalment and history to develop appropriate differentials for vomiting and diarrhea in cats and
dogs. We will also discuss the variety of diagnostic tests available and how to interpret results.
Lastly, we will dive into treatment plans and different approaches to managing these complex

4:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Q & A and wrap up

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Laura Motschenbacher, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Motschenbacher is a board certified small animal internist and assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center where she also attended vet school. Following graduation, she completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at a private specialty practice in Chicago. She then completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Minnesota.

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