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June 24 & 27 2021

Virtual

We look forward to celebrating all classes ending in 4, 5, 9, and 0 - plus a special invite to the V20s and V21s!

Thursday, June 24

Cocktail Reception - 6:30 pm
Kick-off your virtual reunion with a cocktail-making demonstration! Using the ingredients we'll send you in the mail*, follow along as Dean Alastair Cribb and our mixologist (corporate wellness facilitator and certified nutrition consultant Lila Volkas) demonstrate how to make a Damiana Margarita.

Comedy Show - 7:00 pm
Join us for "Laughter is the Best Medicine" with Brad Nieder, MD, CSP, healthcare humorist and keynote speaker. Dr. Nieder is no stranger to the unique world of veterinary medicine. His performance will be sure to inspire and entertain with its unique blend of humor and wellness advice.

Class-Specific Breakout Rooms - 8:00 pm
Keep the laughter and fun going in Zoom breakout rooms with your classmates.

*Registration required by June 3 to receive your cocktail kit (U.S. residents only).

Sunday, June 27

TUVAA Awards and Continuing Education Courses - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

How Do I Pick a Diet? Talking Nutritional Adequacy with Owners
Deborah Linder, DVM, MS, DACVN, V09, GBS16

Client communication about nutrition with a focus on AAFCO and WSAVA guidelines will be discussed by a board-certified veterinary nutritionist. Strategies for discussing nutritional adequacy with clients will be included as well as resources for veterinarians and pet owners. Strategies for understanding marketing and myths will also be discussed. Case examples will be included to illustrate tips and strategies.

Equine Endocrine Essentials
Kristen Thane, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM), V09

This program will give an overview of the pathophysiology and clinical signs of the most common equine endocrine disorders, pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) and insulin dysregulation (ID). We will review the recommendations for diagnosis and monitoring of these conditions and discuss therapeutic strategies to improve clinical outcomes.

Cardiac Biomarkers
Vicky Yang, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Cardiology), V09

Cardiac biomarkers can be extremely useful as part of the diagnostic tool for assessing heart diseases in both cats and dogs.  We will review the available biomarkers on the market and discuss how these assays should be used given the various clinical settings.

A big round of applause for your reunion leaders! Mark Pokras, V84; Peg Shively, V84; Liz Shaker, V85; Lori Feldman, V95; William Rosenblad, V95; Maria Vandis, V95; Gillian Fraser, V00; Emily McCobb, V00; Joshua Hatch, V04; David Tubman, V05; and Rebecca Lossing, V14