Pre-Conference Workshops


Dr. Tony Mutsaers

Dr. Jayme Looper

Dr. Jayme Looper

Resident Review Workshop

Thursday, October 26th from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

VCS member residents receive complimentary registration.  Non-member residents as well as member and non-member interns and students will pay $35.  Fee for all others is $50.

Presenters for this workshop are Dr. Tony Mutsaers (Angiogenic/metronomic strategies: Principles and practice) and Dr. Jayme Looper (Radiation Oncology: Review of basics and new techniques).


NEW! Pre-Conference Clinical Workshop  

Dr. Donna M. Raditic

Dr. Donna M. Raditic

Dr. Nadav Lelke

Nutrition, herbs (including marijuana) and supplements: Their impact on patient quality of life and outcome

Thursday, October 26th – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Fee for all registrant types is $50.

Dr. Nadav Lelkes (Pharmacology and use of marijuana, Marinol, and other byproducts for appetite and quality of life in cancer patients) and Dr. Donna Raditic (Using nutrition to improve QOL and outcomes in the veterinary oncology patient/Integrative veterinary oncology such as herbs and supplements, drug interactions) will be the presenters.


Diagnostic Hematology & Cytology Lab for Technicians

Dr. Davis Seelig

Dr. Davis Seelig

Dr. Daniel Heinrich

Thursday, October 26th

Session One:  8 am – 12:00 pm

Session Two:  1:00 – 5:00 pm 

Fee for VCS member technicians is $40.  Fee for non-member technicians is $70.  


Synopsis of the Presentation:
Microscopy, including both cytology and hematology, is among one of the most common diagnostics in primary and specialty care veterinary hospitals. The veterinary technician can play a significant and important role in diagnostic microscopy, including sample collection, sample preparation and quality assurance, and sample analysis. This session will focus on techniques to maximize the diagnostic value of a sample and provide a hands-on, guided opportunity to acquire and practice microscopic sample analysis. Samples will include peripheral blood films and cytology preparations.