The A to Z of Pharmacology - Tips & Tricks to Remember Drugs & Their Actions
President, Association of Veterinary Technician Educators
This talk is meant for everyone in the veterinary practice. We will cover breaking common drug types into learnable and teachable chunks. My goal for this hour is to make this fun and effective for any experience level. We will review drug classifications and their actions. We must understand how and why they work to understand drug classifications. Join me while we learn or refresh our memories using fun memory techniques for recalling all those pharmaceuticals we work with every day.
• Explain the common prefixes and suffixes used in veterinary pharmacology
• Understand the common action of various classifications
• Develop study aids to group drugs into categories to improve pharmacological knowledge
CVT, RVT, VTES BVSc, AAS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Psychoactive Medications & Their Use in Behavior Medicine
This course is the preparation veterinarians need for the predicted coming surge of “Pandemic Puppies” with numerous social anxiety issues. Psychopharmacology alone is not sufficient but is the first step for treating emotional pain with “comfort medication.” You will learn the “Go To” starting drug for 90% of behavior cases and when to add the “Daily Use” medication of choice. Consider the “Stair-Step-Y” technique to make dosing these medications routine and simple. Everyone will enjoy the “Brain Science for Dummies” discussion!
• Differentiate medications targeting the brain
• Understand the Blood Brain Barrier impact on these meds
• Learn suggested “First Line” medications, then second line
• Learn how to adjust medications by adverse effect reporting
• Introduce a list of psychoactive medications available
Time: 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Physiology & Pharmacology of Death
Euthanasia is a process requiring more comprehension than just knowing how to give an injection. As with any procedure, it’s important to know how it works and how we achieve a peaceful passing. In this hour, we will examine the physiology of death and learn just how the drugs we use work on the body.
• Explain the stages of dying
• Better recognize what are normal and abnormal reactions to drugs
• Understand how euthanasia drugs accomplish death
DVM, CHPV, CCFP
Time: 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
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CVT, RVT, VTES BVSc, AAS
President Association of Veterinary Technician Educators
Jennifer Serling has been a credentialed veterinary technician since 1992. Her specialty is in large animal nursing however her vast experience encompasses all facets of veterinary medicine. She has been a veterinary technician educator since 2007. Jennifer has a bachelor’s in veterinary science from the University of Arizona and an associate of science from Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Program. She was the program director for a veterinary technician school in Tucson Arizona for 11 years prior to joining the Appalachian State University Veterinary Technology program as it’s Assistant Director. Jennifer has written two veterinary technician textbooks for Bluedoor Publishing on pharmacology and large animal medicine and nursing and contributed to several others. In addition to teaching and writing, she is a firm believer in giving back to the community and serves on the board of directors for three animal welfare and rescue groups as well as donating her time to several veterinary charity events throughout the year. Her passion is large animals, and she absolutely loves sharing that excitement with her students. Jennifer is a nationally known speaker delivering engaging talks on large animal medicine as well as veterinary technology education. Jennifer is the current President for the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE). She is also a founding member of the Academy of Veterinary Technician Specialists in Education (AVTSE) and holds the advanced certification of VTES (Veterinary Technician Education Specialist). Jennifer currently resides in Tucson Arizona with her dog and cat as well as two grown human boys.
Veterinary Behavior Consultant
Founder, The Veterinary Future Society
Dr. Tripp received his doctorate from UC Davis veterinary school, and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Music, and a Minor in Philosophy. He has been the featured speaker in Tokyo, Japan, presented a paper at the International Conference on Behavioral Medicine in Birmingham, England, and lectured on animal behavior at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. He has published more than 40 articles in the Veterinary Literature.
A regular guest on the Animal Planet Network, Dr. Tripp has appeared on both “Petsburgh, USA,” and “Good Dog U” a total of over 200 times including reruns. He is past President of the Santa Clara Valley Veterinary Medical Assn. and past member of the AVMA Council on Veterinary Service representing all U.S. Small Animal Veterinarians, and member of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics.
Dr. Tripp has taught a course on Animal Behavior at 7 US Veterinary schools and is certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. He is currently Chief Behaviorist at Hannah the Pet Society in Portland Oregon, and founder of www.AnimalBehavior.net, an online comprehensive collection of Pet Behavior Information. Dr. Tripp’s newest creation is www.PetHappiness.net a telecommunications pet behavior consulting service helping companion animal veterinarians to expand pet behavior services and treat psychologically related medical conditions (PsyMed).
DVM, CHPV, CCFP
Founder, Director of Education, Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA)
Chief Medical Officer, Caring Pathways
Owner, Guardian Pet Aquamation
Kathleen Cooney has been practicing advanced end-of-life care since 2006. She is well-known for her work in companion animal euthanasia and has authored two books on the subject. Dr. Cooney has collaborated in euthanasia training for the AVMA, AAHA, IAAHPC, HABRI, the Fear Free program, and is Founder and Director of Education for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA). The core certificate program is Dr. Cooney’s design and is based around The 14 Essential Components of Companion Animal Euthanasia. She is a strong advocate for best practices in all aspects of end-of-life care and speaks nationally and internationally on such topics. Dr. Cooney is also the founder of Cooney Animal Hospice Consulting and past President of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) and remains active in their organization, including design of their Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certification Program, launched in 2016. Dr. Cooney is working towards board certification in animal welfare and is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Provider.