TICKETED EVENTS

Interactive Labs are designed by leading practitioners to hone your skills with practical training needed to enhance your practice.

Master Classes are taught in the computer skills classroom at individual computer stations. These courses are mostly case-based, small groups with lots of interaction.

CE Tours allow attendees to learn outside of the convention center.

Food Animal Off-site Lecture and Dinner

INTERACTIVE LABS

TECHNICIAN LABS:

Veterinary CPR Certification/RECOVER Rescuer Basic and Advanced Life Support Interactive Lab
Thursday, September 21, 2023, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

How do we best treat animals in cardiopulmonary arrest? An evidence-based veterinary CPR guideline published by the RECOVER Initiative in 2012 aimed at determining how to maximize the chances of patient survival led to the official veterinary CPR certification process approved by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. This course will equip participants with concepts and techniques in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) reinforced through scenario-based simulations.
The certification process consists of an online course provided by the RECOVER website that is completed and followed by onsite training at the conference. Successful completion of this course grants participants with certification as a RECOVER BLS Rescuer and a RECOVER ALS Rescuer. Human medical professionals certify in human CPR. Veterinary medical professionals should certify themselves in veterinary CPR!

The price of this lab is $360, CE Hours: 6

Room 217C
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Technician ER Procedures Interactive Lab
Friday, September 22, 2023, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This hands-on, cadaver lab will review emergency and critical care skills that can be performed by veterinary technicians in the general practice setting. The lab will focus on the indications, contraindications, supplies needed, procedural steps, and nursing care of the following procedures: nasal oxygen cannula placement, feeding tube placement (nasoesophageal, nasogastric, esophagostomy), orogastric tube placement, intraosseous catheterization, abdominocentesis, thoracocentesis. 

The cost of this lab is $150, CE Hours: 4

Room 217B
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Cooperative Care and Empathetic Handling for the General Practice Interactive Lab
Date & Time
Friday, September 22, 2023, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description

Do you know the difference between needs vs wants when needing to perform a physical examination on a fractious patient?
Do you feel comfortable "pushing through" these procedures if something is needed? Are you considering the animal's mental welfare during these situations? 
Attendees of this lab will have 2 hours of lecture to review body language and obtain insight from a technician who has over 10 years of clinical practice in veterinary medicine while also learning some training basics to teach cooperative care. After the lecture portion, the attendees will practice empathetic handling and cooperative care techniques for the remainder of the lab. 
Attendees will learn how to handle these patients, how to discuss and educate patient needs with clients, and will also learn the basics of Clicker Training so they can begin to teach and coach clients how to teach long-term cooperative care techniques. This can be a game changer for practices and can be a new source of revenue for any general practice.

The cost of this lab is $150, CE Hours: 4

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Room 217B
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Veterinary Glucometers Interactive Lab
Date & Time
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description

This interactive glucometer lab will cover both the continuous glucometer such as FreeStyle Libre and well as spot check glucometer such as the Alpha Trak. Each glucometer will be covered in detail reviewing common challenges noted by both the veterinary professional and client to help increase compliance with home monitoring in the diabetic patient. The lab will be two hours long with the instructors offering two sessions.

The cost of this lab is $100, CE Hours: 2

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Room 217B
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Veterinary Glucometers Interactive Lab
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This interactive glucometer lab will cover both the continuous glucometer such as FreeStyle Libre and well as spot check glucometer such as the Alpha Trak. Each glucometer will be covered in detail reviewing common challenges noted by both the veterinary professional and client to help increase compliance with home monitoring in the diabetic patient. The lab will be two hours long with the instructors offering two sessions.

The cost of this lab is $100, CE Hours: 2

Room 217B
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Fear Free Exotic Handling Interactive Lab
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This lab is designed to explore fear free handling and restraint techniques for exotic companion animal species by utilizing case studies, videos, demonstrations, and discussion. Attendees will learn ways to decrease stress, anxiety, and fear in patients while offering the best medical care possible.

The cost of this lab is $150, CE Hours: 4

Room 217B
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DVM LABS:

Veterinary CPR Certification/RECOVER Rescuer Basic and Advanced Life Support Interactive Lab
Thursday, September 21, 2023, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

How do we best treat animals in cardiopulmonary arrest? An evidence-based veterinary CPR guideline published by the RECOVER Initiative in 2012 aimed at determining how to maximize the chances of patient survival led to the official veterinary CPR certification process approved by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. This course will equip participants with concepts and techniques in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) reinforced through scenario-based simulations.
The certification process consists of an online course provided by the RECOVER website that is completed and followed by onsite training at the conference. Successful completion of this course grants participants with certification as a RECOVER BLS Rescuer and a RECOVER ALS Rescuer. Human medical professionals certify in human CPR. Veterinary medical professionals should certify themselves in veterinary CPR!

The cost of this lab is $420, CE Hours: 6

Room 217C
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Echocardiogram Interactive Lab
Friday, September 22, 2023, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This lab will provide instruction on how to obtain basic images for assessing for cardiac size and function. Participants will gain hands-on experience under guidance of boarded specialists in obtaining basic two-dimensional, M-mode and Doppler imaging of the heart and pertinent structures. During this lab we will cover everything from basic ultrasound concepts and principals of image manipulation to fine tuning scanning techniques to optimize imaging and produce a level of consistency of measures.

The cost of this lab is $350, CE Hours: 4

Room 217C
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DVM ER Procedures Interactive Lab
Friday, September 22, 2023, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This emergency room cadaver procedure lab is to familiarize you with common procedures performed in the ER and ICU setting. These procedures include:
- Thoracentesis
- Abdominocentesis
- Catheter placement techniques (cut down, modified Seldinger)
- Chest tube placement
- Endotracheal and transtracheal washes
- Tracheostomy
- Open chest CPCR
- E-Tube placement
- IO Catheter placement

The cost of this lab is $350, CE Hours: 4

Room 217A
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Cooperative Care and Empathetic Handling for the General Practice Interactive Lab
Friday, September 22, 2023, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you know the difference between needs vs wants when needing to perform a physical examination on a fractious patient?
Do you feel comfortable "pushing through" these procedures if something is needed? Are you considering the animal's mental welfare during these situations? 
Attendees of this lab will have 2 hours of lecture to review body language and obtain insight from a technician who has over 10 years of clinical practice in veterinary medicine while also learning some training basics to teach cooperative care. After the lecture portion, the attendees will practice empathetic handling and cooperative care techniques for the remainder of the lab. 
Attendees will learn how to handle these patients, how to discuss and educate patient needs with clients, and will also learn the basics of Clicker Training so they can begin to teach and coach clients how to teach long-term cooperative care techniques. This can be a game changer for practices and can be a new source of revenue for any general practice.

The cost of this lab is $150, CE Hours: 4

Room 217B
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Abdominal Ultrasound Interactive Lab
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Attendees will be assisted and instructed in performing a systematic ultrasound examination of the canine abdomen focusing on both large organs and small parts (vessels, pancreas, adrenal glands, and lymph nodes). Participants will be shown the best way to troubleshoot finding and organ with tips from experienced sonographers.

The cost of this lab is $375, CE Hours: 4

Room 217C
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Canine Extraction Interactive Lab
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This interactive lab will have a brief review of surgical extractions of the maxillary canine tooth and maxillary 4th premolar tooth, along with descriptions of flap presentation, bone removal, luxation/elevation, alveoplasty, and surgical closure. We will also review regional nerve blocks and each attendee will be able to practice on those blocks. Attention to detail will be emphasized with preservation of gingiva and alveolar bone. If time avails, surgical extraction of the mandibular 1st molar and canine will be demonstrated along with crown amputation description in the CAT. 

The cost of this lab is $375, CE Hours: 4

Room 217A
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Veterinary Glucometers Interactive Lab
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This interactive glucometer lab will cover both the continuous glucometer such as FreeStyle Libre and well as spot check glucometer such as the Alpha Trak. Each glucometer will be covered in detail reviewing common challenges noted by both the veterinary professional and client to help increase compliance with home monitoring in the diabetic patient. The lab will be two hours long with the instructors offering two sessions.

The cost of this lab is $100, CE Hours: 2

Room 217B
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Veterinary Glucometers Interactive Lab
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This interactive glucometer lab will cover both the continuous glucometer such as FreeStyle Libre and well as spot check glucometer such as the Alpha Trak. Each glucometer will be covered in detail reviewing common challenges noted by both the veterinary professional and client to help increase compliance with home monitoring in the diabetic patient. The lab will be two hours long with the instructors offering two sessions.

The cost of this lab is $100, CE Hours: 2

Room 217B
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Abdominal Ultrasound Interactive Lab
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Attendees will be assisted and instructed in performing a systematic ultrasound examination of the canine abdomen focusing on both large organs and small parts (vessels, pancreas, adrenal glands, and lymph nodes). Participants will be shown the best way to troubleshoot finding and organ with tips from experienced sonographers.

The cost of this lab is $375, CE Hours: 4

Room 217C
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Canine Extraction Interactive Lab
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This interactive lab will have a brief review of surgical extractions of the maxillary canine tooth and maxillary 4th premolar tooth, along with descriptions of flap presentation, bone removal, luxation/elevation, alveoplasty, and surgical closure. We will also review regional nerve blocks and each attendee will be able to practice on those blocks. Attention to detail will be emphasized with preservation of gingiva and alveolar bone. If time avails, surgical extraction of the mandibular 1st molar and canine will be demonstrated along with crown amputation description in the CAT. 

The cost of this lab is $375, CE Hours: 4

Room 217A
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Fear Free Exotic Handling Interactive Lab
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This lab is designed to explore fear free handling and restraint techniques for exotic companion animal species by utilizing case studies, videos, demonstrations, and discussion. Attendees will learn ways to decrease stress, anxiety, and fear in patients while offering the best medical care possible.

The cost of this lab is $150, CE Hours: 4

Room 217B
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MASTER CLASSES

Price $75 each (limited to 30 for each) CE Hours: 4

Feline Abdominal Imaging Master Class
Friday, September 22, 2023, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This master class is designed so that participants hone their skills in imaging interpretation of diseases of the feline abdomen. Radiography and ultrasound are the main modalities, but CT examples are also included. Hepatobiliary, pancreatic and gastrointestinal diseases will be featured heavily with numerous case examples. Participants will build and improve upon their interpretive skills, common causes of imaging features, and also how to develop the best next steps for their feline patients. The session will be heavily case-based and include current standards and literature updates. The role of radiography, ultrasound and CT in the imaging of hepatobiliary disease will be discussed. Ultrasonography of the feline pancreas with both basics of finding the pancreas and interpreting abnormalities will be shown. A review of ultrasound abnormalities and their causes in the small intestine will be shown. There will also be a literature update on low-grade feline lymphoma of the gastrointestinal tract and how we use ultrasound to assess the bowel wall and make a differential diagnosis. Radiography of the gastrointestinal tract will be reviewed with a focus on diagnosing obstructive vs. non-obstructive disease.

Room 205
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Overcoming Common Behavior Myths in Practice Master Class
Friday, September 22, 2023, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Myths and misconceptions about behavior result in a great deal of harm to pets and the human animal bond. In this masterclass ten common behavior myths will be reviewed. Using real cases as examples, practical solutions for effectively dealing with these myths in practice will be discussed. Attendees are encouraged to bring their challenging cases to contribute to the discussion.

 (open to any registered attendee, no students or guests)

Room 205
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Practice Management Master Class - DiSC: Understanding Behavior to Improve Clinic Communication, Culture, and Comradery
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

DiSC is a workshop on 4 behavior styles that reflect how we communicate. These behaviors help us understand our own style of communication. In addition, it enables each person to understand the other 3 types of behavioral styles and thus communication styles.
Through knowing yourself and understanding others, we can now learn to flex or adapt to other styles. The result of this adaptation or flex is better team dynamics, better overall work product, more satisfied employees and more satisfied customers. in a veterinary clinic improved understanding surrounding communication results in better medicine. And better medicine is better business!

Room 205
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Technician Presenter Training Master Class
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Covering the creation of a powerful PowerPoint presentation, the use of color, font, and animations. How to create interesting presentations, combating speaker fear, using the power of three to retain audience attention, gauging your audience, customizing a presentation, writing speaker notes, and creating speaker notes. How to write a speaker resume, and speaker abstract, and gaining speaking assignments. Audience members will have a portion of the session to test their voice and their abilities.

Room 205
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CE TOURS

Price $100 each (open to any registered attendee, no students or guests, limited to 54 for each tour) CE Hours: 2.5 each

San Antonio Zoo Hospital CE Tour
Friday, September 22, 2023, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This visit to the San Antonio Zoo Veterinary Hospital will start at the Zoo, where four brief lectures will be presented. Following the lectures, attendees will walk to the Veterinary Hospital for the tour. The walk will take the group underneath the hippo pool and past the aviary, hunting dog, and elephant exhibits. At the Veterinary Hospital, attendees will divide into four groups for a guided tour of the facility. The tour will include the treatment room, surgery room, lab, and hospital quarantine/diet prep area. Staff will be available to answer questions. Transportation will be provided.  The shuttle will depart from the Convention Center at the main entrance at 8:00am and return around 12:30pm.  

San Antonio Zoo
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San Antonio Zoo Hospital CE Tour
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This visit to the San Antonio Zoo Veterinary Hospital will start at the Zoo, where four brief lectures will be presented. Following the lectures, attendees will walk to the Veterinary Hospital for the tour. The walk will take the group underneath the hippo pool and past the aviary, hunting dog, and elephant exhibits. At the Veterinary Hospital, attendees will divide into four groups for a guided tour of the facility. The tour will include the treatment room, surgery room, lab, and hospital quarantine/diet prep area. Staff will be available to answer questions. Transportation will be provided.  The shuttle will depart from the Convention Center at the main entrance at 8:00am and return around 12:30pm.  

San Antonio Zoo
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Sea World CE Tour
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Race for Survival

SeaWorld guides will meet the attendees at the entrance and then split into groups; the tour included a visit to major exhibits in the park and a brief lecture by Sr. Vet at SeaWorld; the shuttle departs from Convention Center at 12:45pm; the tour is approximately 3 hours; shuttle returns around 5:00pm.

Sea World San Antonio
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FOOD ANIMAL OFF-SITE LECTURES AND DINNER

There is no cost for this event but, you must RSVP when you register for SWVS 2023 (DVMs only, no guests, limited to 45) CE Hours: 2

DVM Food Animal Dinner and Lecture sponsored by Merck (NO COST, RSVP ONLY)
Friday, September 22, 2023, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bridging the Gap – An Overview of Bovine Respiratory Disease Vaccine Strategies - Veterinarians play a critical role in preventative herd health. At Merck Animal Health, the support we provide goes beyond products, but products that support the health and well-being of cattle is where it all starts. We will discuss new, innovative approaches to vaccine strategy and present data showing the value of animal health programs for your clients when marketing their calves.
This event is sponsored by Merck

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SWVS T-SHIRTS FOR SALE

$20 each S, M, L, XL and $25 each XXL, XXXL, XXXXL
Celebrate our 20th Anniversary with a SWVS 2023 T-Shirt. Limited amount will be available for sale onsite so please purchase when you register for SWVS 2023. Click on the t-shirts above to see them enlarged.

Sign up for any of these ticketed events when you register for SWVS 2023. If at any time you would like to add a ticketed event to your registration, please contact our Registration Customer Service M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm CST at 985-240-5511, questions@american-tradeshow.com