Small Animal

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(IS7) The Vomiting Pet: A Breakfast Topic Only a Vet Could Love

Tuesday, March 6
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
MBCC, Mandalay Bay F, Level 2

CE Credits: 1

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In this panel discussion, four veterinary thought-leaders work up a challenging vomiting case. Attendees will pick up useful diagnostic and treatment tips they can apply in practice tomorrow. Speakers will share their tricks for managing vomiting pets in a number of different conditions.

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Sue Ettinger

Medical Oncologist
Dr. Sue Cancer Vet PLLC and Veterinary Cancer Center

Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, vlogger (video blogger), and is currently at the Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk, CT - part of the Compassion-First Pet Hospitals family of Hospitals. S


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Ralph C. Harvey

Associate Professor
University of Tennessee

Dr. Ralph Harvey teaches anesthesia and pain management in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee. He previously served as the Section Head for the Small Animal Surgical Services and as a member of the University Faculty Senate. His veterinary degree is from the UTCVM and his post-graduate training included internship, residency, and fellowship at Cornell's Veterinary and Medical Colleges. Dr. Harvey has worked in private small animal practice. He is certified as a specialist by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, has served as their Executive Secretary and as a member of the ACVAA Board of Directors. He is currently a member of the Fear-Free Advisory Panel and Executive Council. He has received the UT Brandy Memorial Award, the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association, and the UTCVM Outstanding Alumni Non-Practice Career Award. His community service has included work with regional science fair programs, Explorer Scouting, the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, and with wilderness and conservation groups.


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Todd Tams

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Tams spends the majority of his time in his position as the Chief Medical Officer for VCA. He received his DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 1977, then completed an internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital and a residency program in internal medicine at Colorado State University. After working at Tufts University and Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston from 1981-1984, Dr. Tams returned to Los Angeles and has been with VCA since the company was founded in 1986. He was Medical Director at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital until 1996. He currently serves as chief medical officer for VCA. Dr. Tams was named as a Distinguished Alumnus of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He has published two textbooks: Small Animal Endoscopy (Mosby/Elsevier, third edition, 2011) and Handbook of Small Animal Gastroenterology (Elsevier, second edition, 2003). Dr. Tams is sought after as a speaker in the United States and abroad on his special interest area of gastroenterology.


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David Twedt

Professor Small Animal Medicine
Colorado State University

Dr. Twedt is a professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences and director of the Veterinary Endoscopy Teaching Center at Colorado State University. After graduating from Iowa State University, he entered an internship and medicine residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City with an interest in gastroenterology, then joined the staff of the Animal Medical Center and was also a research associate at the Liver Research Center of Albert Einstein Medical School. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (SAIM). Dr. Twedt is past president of the ACVIM Internal Medicine Specialty and past president and chairman of the board of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the Comparative Gastroenterology Society. His publication and research interests include liver and gastrointestinal disease. He has published many articles in the area of gastroenterology, liver disease, and endoscopy and is involved in research on liver and gastrointestinal disease, lecturing nationally and internationally in those areas. He has been the recipient of several teaching awards. Dr. Twedt is also co-editor of Current Veterinary Therapy 14 and 15


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