Small Animal

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(S25BP) Secrets of the Itch Workup: Getting It Right with Dogs & Their Owners

Tuesday, March 6
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
MBCC, Mandalay Bay F, Level 2

CE Credits: 1

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Allergic Dermatitis: Real Itch Relief for Dogs! A critical first step in managing the pruritic dog is bringing relief to the patient—and the owner. Using real cases, this session will explore key elements of the patient history, examination, and the 4-step diagnostic workup. It will also cover the consequences of not managing pruritis and how to set client expectations so they keep coming back to your practice. Part 2 of 4.

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Peter H. Eeg

Owner/Director Laser and Small Animal Services
Poolesville Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Eeg took over the reins of Poolesville Veterinary Clinic in Poolesville, Maryland, over 25 years ago, never looking back and always looking to the future. Dr. Eeg grew up in Wheaton, Maryland, and attended the University of Maryland as an undergrad and graduate school in animal science, parasitology, and immunology. He then attended the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with honors and earning his veterinary degree. On graduating, he interned at Peachtree Veterinary Clinic under the guidance of his lifelong friend, Dr. Chet Anderson. To expand his knowledge of veterinary medicine, Dr. Eeg has obtained specialized training in laser surgery and therapy. Additionally, he worked in the first interdisciplinary group related to pain management in people and animals, studied and lectured on the human-animal bond, quality of life issues, and end of life care and euthanasia. Most recently, Dr. Eeg has had the great opportunity as an ELITE speaker for Zoetis Animal Health to lecture to his colleagues on a host of topics including, pain management, parasitology, antiinfectives and dermatology. He is an internationally recognized speaker and has traveled extensively at the request of national and international veterinary education congresses.


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Thomas Lewis

Dermatology for Animals

Dr. Lewis was born and raised in Arizona, where he grew up knowing he wanted to be a veterinarian since the second grade of elementary school. After graduating from Arizona State University and marrying his high school sweetheart, Dr. Lewis attended Colorado State University where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. He worked at Mesa Veterinary Hospital for two years before starting his residency in dermatology. In 1991 Dr. Lewis finished his residency and achieved his diplomate certification from the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.

In 1991, Dr. Lewis founded the Dermatology Clinic for Animals (later Dermatology for Animals) with offices in Mesa and Tucson, Ariz., as well as in Albuquerque, NM. Within three years clinics were added in Utah, Texas and Nebraska. It was the first time most residents of these areas had access to board-certified veterinary dermatologists that could treat their afflicted pets.

Dr. Lewis' principle interests include investigating the role of allergies and the effect they have on the skin. Dr. Lewis has written journal articles and supported research on a number of projects during his career. He is frequently invited to lecture at veterinary continuing education meetings around the country and is always eager to share the insight he has gained.

When not at the hospital, Dr. Lewis enjoys being outdoors. He is a birding enthusiast, and enjoys sailing, hiking and camping. He sings in his church choir and in the Sonoran Desert Chorale. He has performed with the Chorale in famous cathedrals throughout Italy, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.


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