BCVTA Fall Conference
We're celebrating the end of National Veterinary Technician Week with our fall conference! Both of this year's speakers are Registered Veterinary Technologists, each has chosen a different area of practice to focus on.
Conference fee is $80.00, including lunch. Printed notes must be pre-ordered for $20.00; an e.copy will be provided at no charge. If you have any questions, please call our office at (250) 319-0027
In the morning, we will be hearing from Jody Nugent-Deal
Jody Nugent-Deal is a Registered Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Anesthesia/Analgesia and Clinical Practice – Exotic Companion Animal. Jody has worked for the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital since 1999, working in the Companion Exotics Department for 10 years and currently the Small Animal Anesthesia Department where she is the supervisor. Ms. Nugent-Deal is a founding member of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice and is the executive secretary for the group as well as the appeals committee chair. Jody is an active member with the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia having served on the nominations, credentials and appeals committees. Jody is currently a Member At Large for the AVTAA.
She will be discussing:
Performing Anesthesia in the Neurologic Patient - This lecture discusses everything from anesthesia is patients that have increased intracranial pressure, to back surgery and CSF taps.
Anesthetic Monitors - What are all those bells and whistles?
Advanced Anesthetic Techniques
Lunch will be served and the BCVTA will have their Fall General Meeting
The afternoon will finish off with Jennifer Panko
Jenn Panko is a Registered Veterinary Technologist and owns and manages The SPAW, a Pet Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, and Fitness Centre in partnership with The Aldergrove Animal Hospital. She completed The University of Tennessee Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner Program in 2006. She has also completed the University of Tennessee's Osteoarthritis Case Management and Companion Animal Pain Management programs. Her clinical experience includes a variety of work in private, referral, and academic companion animal practice, mobile, academic, racetrack, and surgical equine practice, and wildlife rehabilitation. She is a Founding Board Member and Organizing Committee Member for The Proposed Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians.
She will be discussing:
Rehab: BRING IT TO YOUR PRACTICE!
Part One: What is all this "rehab" talk? Key concepts in Veterinary Physical Rehabilitation.
Part Two: Targeted Therapeutic Exercise for Prevention and Rehabilitation - The What, Why, and How! Learn therapeutic exercise basics.
Part Three: Partners in Mobility: Improving mobility through a multimodal approach to weight loss, osteoarthritis, pain management and mobility. Get the whole team excited about Veterinary Physical Rehabilitation with a “Tech-Centric” mobility program including osteoarthritis, pain, and weight management programs. Technician ownership of a mobility program improves patient and client care, increases compliance, practice revenue, and technician job satisfaction. Your patients, clients, and colleagues will thank you!
This event is worth 5 BCVTA continuing education credits plus an additional 1 credit when you attend the general meeting.