Become a friend to felines
In this two day virtual conference, we’ll meet with cat specialists, Dr. Mark Cousins and Dr. Lorrie Gaschen to learn how to better meet the needs of our feline patients and their families. On day one, hear recommendations for creating a cat-friendly practice, and choose one step to take right meow to optimize your hospital. Then, review diagnosis and treatment for some of the most common feline ailments. On day two, we’ll take a deep dive into the “inner workings” of cats, as we practice identification of pathology via radiography and ultrasound.
Don’t miss our first ever feline exclusive conference!
Date: May 6-7, 2023
Time: 9am to 4pm CDT
Price: Early-bird Pricing (Register before April 21st) $349
Regular Pricing (all registrations after April 22nd) $369
CE: 10 hours CE
Find a cozy spot with reliable internet and join us online for this live and interactive learning event!
- Choose one step you can take immediately to make your practice more cat friendly
- Learn a rational process for diagnosing heartworm disease in feline patients, and understand the prevalence of heartworm in cats vs dogs
- Hear the latest in feline pain control, and develop your personal plan for multi-modal effective pain control in feline patients
- Pneumonia, heart disease, asthma, oh my! Practice identification of pathology visible in thoracic radiographs
- Diagnose obstructive patterns vs ileus and other GI conditions via radiography and ultrasonography
- Improve your skills in ultrasounding the feline liver, pancreas, and GI tract
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
IntroVet™ is thrilled to welcome two Feline Practice Pioneers!
DVM, PhD, Dr.med.vet, DECVDI
Lorrie received her DVM from the University of Florida, was in private practice in Florida for two years after which time she did a diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Bern in Switzerland and became a diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She received her PhD in renal transplant imaging in animal models at the University Medical School in Utrecht then returned to the University of Bern where she became an associate professor upon completion of her work in vascular ultrasound of the canine gastrointestinal tract. She was a full professor of diagnostic imaging in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences for 15 years and has authored numerous publications and book chapters mainly in the field of gastrointestinal ultrasound where she has done the majority of her research. Lorrie was also the Executive Associate Dean for Diversity, Student, and Faculty Affairs for 6 years at LSU and is the recipient of the 2022 AAVMC award for Excellence in Diversity in the Veterinary Profession. Lorrie is now working in teleradiology with VetCT and enjoys reporting on all species and all modalities with a special interest in exotic imaging.
DVM, DABVP (Feline)
W. Mark Cousins, DVM, DABVP (Feline) received his DVM degree from Louisiana State University in 1980. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 2000, and is also Certified in Pain Management and Acupuncture. He opened his first veterinary hospital, Chateau Veterinary Hospital, in 1983 and sold it in 2013. He started New Orleans’ first feline practice in 1987 and practices there exclusively. This practice, The Cat Practice, won a Veterinary Economics Hospital of Merit Award in September 2005.
Dr. Cousins has been a featured speaker at roundtable meetings, a guest lecturer at Louisiana State University and University of Florida, and as a guest lecturer for several veterinary focused magazine and television educational segments. Dr. Cousins has served on several boards such as the Southeast Louisiana Veterinary Association, Louisiana SPCA, and is a vice-chair of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. And he is active in medical clinical trials for new feline therapeutic concepts. He is currently the Feline Exam Vice Chair for the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners as well as a sitting board member for The American Heartworm Society. His knowledge and passion towards feline medicine make him an excellent role model and resource for other small animal practitioners interested in the feline portion of their practices.
Upon attending each of the LIVE sessions, you’ll earn 10 hours of CE.
Completed over the course of two days.
Earn 10 hours CE*
A friendly, small group format, where conversation is easy and every question will be answered!
Complete digital course notes delivered by email
The flexibility to learn from anywhere! We’ll meet online on Zoom.
Plus, after course completion, you will have access to recorded sessions for 90 days following the workshop**
*This program has been submitted but is not yet approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 10 CE Credits, with a maximum of 10 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: medical program, using the delivery method of interactive-distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements.
**Please note that this program will be RACE Approved for LIVE viewing only. Attendees must log on during a live session to receive a CE Certificate, but can utilize recordings to catch up and re-watch sessions.