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Veterinary Continuing Education Offered by Education on Safari

Speakers will present lectures throughout the tour at times that fit best with the activities of the tour. During our time in the national parks, the midday hours from about noon to 3 pm are often low animal activity times, and we will utilize these hours after lunch for lecture. Persons accompanying the participants enrolled in CE are welcome to either relax in camp or go back out with the guides for game drives. 14 credit hours.

Lecture Topics

Oncology

Canine and Feline Lymphoma: Navigating diagnostic challenges and dilemmas

This lecture will focus on the diagnosis of lymphoma and the variety of diagnostic tests available including cytology, histopathology, flow cytometry, and PCR for antigen receptor rearrangement (PARR). We will discuss the indications for and prognostic information gathered from those tests.

Canine and Feline Lymphoma: Treatment basics and future directions

This lecture will focus on the treatment of lymphoma and indications for or against traditional therapies, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, as well as what new therapies are on the horizon.

Canine Mast Cell Tumors: Diagnostic and treatment approaches

The behavior of canine mast cell tumors is quite variable which can make therapeutic recommendations challenging. We will discuss diagnosing, staging, prognosticating and treating canine mast cell disease.

Canine Osteosarcoma: Updates regarding diagnostic and treatment recommendations

Osteosarcoma is a frequently encountered tumor in large and giant breed dogs and unfortunately carries a guarded prognosis in spite of aggressive treatment. A discussion of less invasive diagnostic methods and treatment options will be presented along with options for palliative care.

Updates on the treatment of commonly encountered tumors in veterinary medicine

This lecture focuses on treatment updates for a few commonly encountered tumors including hemangiosarcoma, transitional cell carcinomas, oral tumors, and soft tissue sarcomas

Is a “Good” prognosis possible in veterinary oncology?

This lecture will focus on canine and feline tumors which carry a good prognosis and also those which can potentially be managed long-term with a good quality of life for the patient.

Managing the chemotherapy patient in private practice

During this lecture, we will discuss the recommendations for handling cytotoxic agents as well as common toxicities and practical management in the clinical setting.

New therapeutic options in the management of the veterinary cancer patient

A look at newer therapeutic options including therapeutic vaccines, small molecule inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies and others which are being evaluated specifically for use in veterinary medicine.


Anesthesia/Analgesia

Intravenous induction agents: It’s not all about the ‘Flo’

The advantages and disadvantages of various IV induction agents including alfaxalone and ketofol

Anesthetic Monitors

Indications and limitations of various monitors for blood pressure, oxygen saturation of hemoglobin, and end-tidal carbon dioxide.

What’s trending in analgesia?

Current trends in both acute and chronic pain management.

Current trends in fluid therapy

A discussion of the positive and negative physiologic effects of fluid therapy and recommendations regarding conservative volume approaches.

Case presentations/ discussions for small animal anesthesia/critical care

Participants are encouraged to bring any cases they might like to discuss or present.

Case presentations/ discussions for exotic animal anesthesia/critical care