Small Animal Emergencies
Real-Life Advice for Every Practice
Join IntroVet™ for this two-day conference for veterinary professionals, either in person or online.
intention, care, & clinically relevant content
Triage, Treat, or Turf?
In this two-day conference, arm yourself with the knowledge to overcome emergency case jitters, and brush up common ER procedures and presenting complaints. Favorite IntroVet™ past speaker, Dr. Mark Acierno, will join forces with friend and colleague, Dr. Stuart Walton, to share real-world advice for diagnosing and managing azotemic patients, IMHA, ITP, pancreatitis, Addison's disease, leptospirosis, and more. Practice IV fluid therapy calculations, review step-by-step tips for placing urinary catheters, feeding tubes, and tracking the progress of your critically ill patients.
In-person seating is strictly limited! Register early to attend in person, or make plans to watch virtually through Zoom!
Date: November 4-5, 2023
Time: Saturday, 8:00am to 5:00pm CDT | Sunday 8:00am to 1:00pm CDT
Format: In-Person or Virtual
CE: 10 hours RACE Approved CE
Location: Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown
125 E Houston St. San Antonio, TX 78205
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
BVSc, BScAgr, MANZCVS (SAIM), DACVIM
Dr. Walton is a clinical assistant professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Florida. He earned his veterinary degree at the University of Queensland in Australia and has completed 2 internal medicine residencies; the first at Veterinary Specialist Services (Australia) and the second at Louisiana State University. His many interests include infectious and inflammatory diseases, immune-mediated disease, respiratory disease, and extracorporeal blood purification techniques.
Dr. Walton is a two-time UF Clinician of the Year Award Winner!
MBA, DVM, DACVIM
Mark Acierno received his DVM from Mississippi State University. After an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he completed an internal medicine residency at Tufts University. Dr. Acierno spent 12 years at the Louisiana State University developing one of the most advanced nephrology programs in the world. He is currently a professor at Midwestern University’s veterinary teaching hospital where his clinical and research interests include hypertension, kidney disease and renal replacement therapies. He also serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. Acierno has an MBA from Pace University in New York City. Prior to veterinary medicine, he had a career in business and finance. He maintains a special interest in personal finance as it relates to veterinary professionals. In his spare time, Dr. Acierno enjoys scuba diving, climbing, hiking and exploring the Arizona desert.
- 10 hours RACE Approved CE*
- A friendly setting for questions and conversation
- Loads of SWAG and raffles
- Access to recorded sessions for 90 days following the workshop**
- Meals: (In-person) Made-to-order breakfast Saturday/Sunday, chef-prepared lunch Saturday, unlimited refreshments and snacks
- (In-person) Saturday evening reception - with an acoustic music duo, libations, and tasty treats!
- Digital proceedings provided via USB (in-person) or email (virtual)
- Automatic registration to the virtual simulcast for every in-person attendee
- A perfect conference destination venue: Our 4-star venue places you directly on the banks of the San Antonio Riverwalk. Step directly from the beautiful lobby onto the Riverwalk, where restaurants, live music, shopping, the Aquarium, the Alamo, and more are there at your fingertips! If you’d rather dine in, try the award-winning onsite restaurant, Range, by Chef Jason Dady.
If you prefer not to travel, choose the VIRTUAL ONLY registration option and watch live through Zoom!
*This program has been 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. IntroVet is also an NYSED Approved Sponsor, for providing continuing education to veterinarians and veterinary technicians licensed in New York State.
**Please note that this program is RACE Approved for LIVE viewing only. Attendees must attend in person or log into Zoom during a live session to receive a CE Certificate, but can utilize recordings to catch up and re-watch sessions.
LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS
Savor the sights, sounds, and flavors of San Antonio at the Riverwalk! With an average daily temperature of 72 degrees, November is the perfect time to explore our city. San Antonio, TX is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, popular restaurants and world-renowned chefs, parks, and shopping. Known for our food, San Antonio proudly carries the title, UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy!
Venue: Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown
125 E Houston St. San Antonio, TX 78205
Room Rates and Reservations: Room Reservations are now available!
Please Click here to reserve your room.
Rate: $209/night (limit 25 rooms!)
*Please book as early as possible, as rooms will sell out at this venue! This group block will close once all 25 rooms have been reserved.
Click here to view additional information about the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel.
Or, choose a “Virtual Only” registration for the flexibility to attend from anywhere. Find a cozy spot with reliable internet and join us online for this live and interactive learning event!
Meet Our Sponsors
IntroVet™ is grateful to each of the sponsors who have helped to make this free virtual conference possible!
Hill’s employs more than 200 DVMs, PH.D nutritionists and food scientists who work every day around the world to create new products and improve existing ones that will help your pet live a long, healthy, full life. Hill’s scientists author more than 50 research papers and textbook chapters each year and teach at leading schools of veterinary medicine all over the world, so we can put our knowledge and expertise into every Hill’s pet food for you. Hill’s long-term investment in learning, technology, and talented scientists has helped us develop industry-leading product innovations, including the most extensive range of clinical nutrition products for sick, at-risk and healthy pets. Your pet’s wellbeing is our reward.
Texas Pet Meadow is proud to be family owned and operated, with over 25 years of experience in helping families through the loss of a pet. Located in Houston, TX, Pet Meadow is a member of the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories, maintaining the highest standards in the profession and following a strict Code of Ethics. We are here to give you the care and sensitivity you need during this difficult time. Our specially trained staff will give you and your pet tender loving care.
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