A Day in the Life of a Dermatologist
Participants can expect to increase their understanding and level of comfort in the diagnosis, treatment and education of clients on common and less common dermatological disorders of the dog and cat. The goal is to provide participants with a stronger base of knowledge and improve clinical outcomes for their patients. Topics to be covered include: allergy, common autoimmune skin diseases – pemphigus, discoid lupus erythematosus and less common skin diseases – systemic lupus erythematosus, erythema multiforme, Steven’s Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis and epitheliotropic lymphoma.
Jacquelyn Cara Diamond
Time: 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Managing Dermatology Cases in a Shelter Environment
The lecture will cover common dermatological conditions encountered in a shelter environment, their treatments, how to handle public perception, and how to properly house contagious and non-contagious conditions.
Time: 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Managing Canine Atopic Dermatitis With More Joy and Less Frustration
The keys to success in managing atopic dermatitis are developing a proactive treatment plan and providing tools to empower our clients. Atopic dermatitis is a forever disease; while we can’t cure it, we can manage it well. We need to set realistic expectations with our clients, and partner with them to improve quality of life for themselves and their pets.
DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVD
Time: 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
VetCE Virtual events cover everything from detailed medical topics to practice management and other non-medical topics relevant to everyday situations that veterinary professionals deal with.
The VetCE Virtual series of micro-conferences are a convenient alternative to in-person events that are designed to deliver multiple approved RACE and/or CVPM CE credits in a concise, half-day virtual format with three consecutive one-hour presentations. The series not only provides you with the opportunity to benefit from educational sessions presented by expert speakers but also gives you an easy way to learn and earn credits in the comfort of your home or office!
Recordings of the sessions will be available for viewing for 2 weeks following each event for participants to reference. The recordings will also be available to VPN+ members for free after the 2 weeks. Please be advised that we can not issue CE certificates for only viewing the session recordings. Anyone who registers for a VetCE Virtual event but is unable to attend the live sessions will get free access to the VetCE OnDemand courses we create from the recordings on VetMedTeam so you can still get CE credits!
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Jacquelyn Cara Diamond
Dr. Jackie Diamond attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical training at Louisiana State University – SVM. After graduation, she completed a small animal rotating internship in California, a dermatology internship and dermatology residency in Georgia. She became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2020.
In 2022, Dr. Diamond joined Mountain Star Veterinary Specialists, a veterinary industry disrupting practice, and established their premium dermatology service. Dr. Diamond loves getting to know her clients and their pets. She considers an honest dialogue an important part of establishing client expectations for care and building lasting relationships. Dr. Diamond’s areas of interest include management of otitis and autoimmune skin disease, as well as CO2 laser surgery for a myriad of skin diseases.
When Dr. Diamond is not in the office, she enjoys snowboarding, paddle boarding and powerlifting. She shares her bed with two old men, Saul and Charlie, her geriatric Italian greyhounds.
Allyne Moon has been working in veterinary medicine since 1992. She received her LVT license from the State of Alaska in 2003, her Californian RVT license in 2004, is an Expert Witness for the State of California, and is a former VMB Hospital Inspector. As a result of a continued interest in improving the veterinary community, she lectures nationally and locally on a variety of subjects including: veterinary forensics, shelter medicine, radiation safety, suicide prevention, compassion fatigue, and veterinary law. Allyne’s love for animals led her to work for an open-admission municipal animal shelter in Southern California, treating a wide variety of animals and conditions ranging from upper respiratory infections to gunshot wounds and vehicular trauma. She now works as Membership Secretary at the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association in Cypress, CA. In her “spare time,” Allyne volunteers at veterinary free clinics run by Downtown Dog Rescue (South Central LA) and Amanda Foundation (Watts). She is also heavily involved in veterinary professional organizations, to include having served as the chair of the Para-Professional Chapter of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (2009-2015), the SCVMA Wellness Task Force, on the advisory board of Cal Poly Pomona and Stanbridge University’s RVT programs, secretary of the SCVMA Educational Grant Board, Past President of the California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association, and is the first non-DVM to be appointed to the SCVMA Board of Trustees. These groups enable Allyne to help assistants and RVT’s continue to move ahead in the field of Veterinary Medicine.
DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVD
Dr. Valerie Fadok has been intimately involved in veterinary dermatology for over 40 years. She received her DVM from Washington State University in 1978, after which she did an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group. A residency in veterinary dermatology followed at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Fadok became board-certified veterinary dermatology in 1982. She earned a PhD in Experimental Pathology at the Unversity of Colorado Health Sciences center in 1991; her thesis centered around programmed cell death and control of inflammation. Dr. Fadok has worked on faculty at University of Tennessee, the University of Florida, Texas A & M University, and National Jewish Health. Prior to joining Zoetis in 2016, she worked in private specialty practices in Denver, Colorado, and Houston, Texas. Dr. Fadok retired from Zoetis as a field specialist in January 2023. Dr. Fadok has lectured internationally, nationally, and locally on subjects relating to veterinary skin disease, immunology, and inflammation, and is a dermatology consultant on the Veterinary Information Network (VIN). Awards include the ACVD Award for Excellence (2010) and the Frank Kral Award (2018)