Early-Bird ticket prices extended!

All continuing education sessions will be held in the Baytowne Conference Center adjacent the Grand Sandestin Hotel.

Schedule for Thursday, August 20

Keynote Presentation

Azalea Ballroom

The Veterinarian’s Guide to Happiness

by Laura Smallwood, DVM, DACVIM-SA

7 – 7:50 am



From Acepromazine to Zolazepam: choosing the right psychoactive therapy for specific triggers

Stranger Things: canine aggression to social targets outside of the home

by Julia Albright, MA, DVM, DACVB

9:20 – 11 am (2 hrs.)

Anger management: helping clients manage their pet’s anxiety and aggression

Easy as one, two, pee: updates on feline house soiling

11:20 am – 1 pm (2 hrs.)

Emergency Med/Critical Care


Updates on CPR

Controversies in fluid therapy

by Kendon Kuo, DVM, MS, DACVECC

9:20 – 11 am (2 hrs.)

Antifibrinolytics review

Head Trauma

11:20 am – 1 pm (2 hrs.)



How to Deal with Problem Diabetics

by Jon M. Fletcher, DVM, DACVIM

9:20 – 11 am (2 hrs.)

Cats are Not Small Dogs: Things to Consider When Treating Feline Diabetes

Do we need the ACTH stimulation test? Update on Diagnosing and Monitoring Adrenal Gland Dysfunction

11:20 am – 1 pm (2 hrs.)



Interventional Oncology

Mast Cell Tumors

by Brad Matz, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, ACVS Fellow, Surgical Oncology

9:20 – 11 am (2 hrs.)

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Oral/head & Neck


11:20 am – 1 pm (2 hrs.)



Collection and evaluation of canine semen with diagnosis and treatment protocols

Timing the breeding, planning the breeding, diagnosing the breeding and what happens if she did not take

by William E. Schultz, DVM

9:20 am – 11:00 am (2 hrs.)

C-section timing and how not to have a c-section wreck your day

Urogenital laser surgery – some of the difficult ones made easy

11:20 am – 1:00 pm (2 hrs.)

USDA Accreditation


*This session will not be available in the virtual platform.

Module 5 – Vesicular Disease

Module 9 – Interstate and International Health Certificates for Category 1 Animals

by Mel Stephens, DVM

9:20 am – 11:00 am (2 hrs.)

Module 21 – Animals’ Fitness to Travel

Module 29 – Veterinary Feed Directive

11:20 am – 1:00 pm (2 hrs.)



The John A. Smith Clinical Poultry Medicine Lecture

with David French, DVM

8:00 – 8:45 am

Troubleshooting Feed Milling Errors

with Adam Ferenholz, BS, MS, PhD

8:45 – 9:15 am

Current Situation of Reovirus in Mississippi

with Eric Orozco, DVM

9:45 – 10:00 am

NPIP Updates

with Elena Behnke, DVM, MAHM, DACPV

10:00 – 10:15 am

Recent Advancements in Molecular Diagnostics for Salmonella enterica subsp. arizonae

with Linnea Tracy, VMD, MPH

10:15 – 10:30 am

Summary of IBDV and Reovirus isolations in the Southeastern U.S.

with Holly Sellers, BS, MS, PhD

10:30 – 11:00 am

Alabama Laboratory Cases of Interest

with Steve Roney, DVM, MAM, DACPV

11:00 – 11:15 am

Avian Pathogenic E. Coli (APEC): An Old Enemy, Full of New Tricks

with Nicolle Barbieri, BS, MS, PhD

11:15 – 11:30 am

Correlating the Presence of DMV1639 in A Layer Pullet Flock Following A Case of False Layer Syndrome: A Sentinel Study

with Katie Shamoun, DVM

11:30 – 11:45 am