EXOTIC COMPANION MAMMAL SYMPOSIUM March 7, 2015 8:00am – 5:45pm Florida Atlantic University Student Activities Center -House Chambers 777 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 7.0 CE credits- RACE Approved A continuing education event about exotic pet health and nutrition, featuring keynote speaker Jennifer Graham, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian / Exotic Companion Mammal), Dipl. ACZM Sponsored by Oxbow Animal Health Hosted by Susan Kelleher, DVM Broward Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital Oxbow Animal Health manufactures an innovative product line which includes a wide variety of farm-fresh hay, a range of species-specific fortified pellets, enriching treats and supplements and premium timothy hay habitats. Designed by top veterinarians and nutritional experts, the Oxbow Professional Line has set the industry standard in the recovery of small exotic animal species unable to consume proper nutrition as a result of surgery, illness or pain. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please fill out, detach and return with payment to: Oxbow Animal Health • Exotic Companion Mammal Symposium • 29012 Mill Road • Murdock, NE 68407 Registration and credit card payment can be faxed to Oxbow at 402-867-3222 How did you learn about the Exotic Companion Mammal Symposium? Direct Mail Association website:___________________________ Referred by:__________________________ Registration: _____________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Name (as it should appear on CE certificate-please print) __________________________________________ Clinic Name __________________________________________ Clinic Home Address __________________________________________ City State Zip Registration fee: $125.00 ______________________________________________ Email address (Required for event communication) Would you like to be added to Oxbow’s mailing list? Yes No Lunch will be provided. Special dietary requirements:_______________________ Proceedings Choice: Printed Proceedings [Additional $10.00 charge] or Download from link [No additional charge] Please make checks payable to: Oxbow Animal Health or pay by credit card: MasterCard _______________________________________ Name on Card ______________________________________ Card Number Visa Discover ____________ Expiration Date BOCA RATON-FL 3-7-2015 Oxbow Animal Health • Murdock, NE • www.oxbowanimalhealth.com • 402-867-2400 • 800-249-0366 Agenda 8:00 am 8:30 am EXOTIC COMPANION MAMMAL SYMPOSIUM Registration Exotic Companion Mammal Gastrointestinal Function and Nutrition….........................................Dr. Micah Kohles The gastrointestinal function of rabbits and small herbivores is complex and dependent on a proper high fiber diet. This discussion will cover GI physiology, proper diets and their impact on small herbivore health. 9:30 am Dental Disease of Rabbits and Rodents..........................................Dr. Jennifer Graham This presentation will review dental anatomy, physiology, and pathology of rabbits and guinea pigs. Assessment and treatment of common dental disease will be covered along with a brief overview of dental equipment useful to treat these species. 10:30 am Break 10:40 am Ferret Gastrointestinal Function and Nutrition..................................Dr. Micah Kohles The gastrointestinal function of ferrets is complex and dependent on a proper diet designed for obligate carnivores. This discussion will cover GI physiology, proper diets, and their impact on ferret health. 11:10 am Infectious Diseases of Rabbits, Ferrets, and Rodents...................Dr. Jennifer Graham An overview of the diagnosis and treatment of common infectious diseases in exotic companion mammals. 12:10 pm Lunch 1:00 pm Backyard Poultry .................................................................................Dr. Jennifer Graham Backyard poultry represents a growing segment of the companion animal veterinary market. This lecture will cover the basics of backyard poultry medicine and husbandry. 2:00 pm Exotic Companion Mammal Radiology..............................................Dr. Susan Kelleher This discussion will cover how to get good useful radiographs with exotic companion mammal species, normal versus abnormal findings as well as a review of some common radiographic diagnoses. 3:00 pm Break 3:10 pm Exotic Companion Mammal Emergency Presentations ..............Dr. Jennifer Graham Managing exotic mammal emergencies can be challenging, especially considering patient size. This presentation will outline common emergency presentations for exotic mammals and general treatment recommendations. 4:10 pm The Critical Rabbit..............................................................................Dr. Jennifer Graham Rabbits, like most ECM species, are prey species and very good at masking clinical signs of disease. This presentation will cover how to recognize, diagnose and treat some of the more common critical diseases of rabbits. 5:10 pm Clinically Relevant in Exotic Companion Mammal Research...........Dr. Micah Kohles Research focused on exotic companion mammals continues to increase and is becoming more clinically focused. This presentation will overview the most recent research in exotic companion mammals and specifically how the outcomes of research will change the quality of how you practice. 5:45 pm Conclusion Speaker Bios EXOTIC COMPANION MAMMAL SYMPOSIUM Jennifer Graham, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian / Exotic Companion Mammal), Dipl. ACZM Assistant Professor of Zoological Companion Animal Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Keynote Speaker -Dr. Graham graduated with her DVM from Auburn University in 1999. She completed an avian/exotic internship at the University of Georgia followed by a 3-year residency in avian/exotic animal medicine at the University of California at Davis. Following her residency she started an exotics practice in a specialty referral hospital located in Seattle, WA, from 2003-2006. Dr. Graham worked at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA from 2006-2012. She is presently an Assistant Professor of Zoological Companion Animal Medicine at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and holds an adjunct faculty position with the University of Washington. Dr. Graham became board certified through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in Avian medicine in 2002 and has recently recertified in this practice category. She became a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine in 2008. She was also on the organizing committee for the ABVP-Exotic Companion Mammal practice category and became certified in this practice category in 2009. Dr. Graham is a member of multiple professional organizations including the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV). Dr. Graham’s professional interests include NSAIDs/inflammation, oncology in exotic animal species, stem cell research, and avian red blood cell preservation techniques. She served as the ABVP Residency Chair from 2009-2013 and holds positions on several veterinary committees. In her spare time, Dr. Graham enjoys cinematography, hiking, camping, kayaking, and fly fishing (although she never catches anything!). Micah Kohles, DVM, MPA Director of Veterinary Science and Outreach, Oxbow Animal Health, Murdock, NE Dr. Micah Kohles, DVM, MPA, earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2001 and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2010. Dr. Kohles joined Oxbow Animal Health as Director of Technical Services in 2006. Additional professional responsibilities include his practice at the Nebraska Animal Medical Center and an adjunct professor appointment at the University of Nebraska College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kohles lectures regularly throughout the United States and internationally at veterinary schools and veterinary conferences. He is an active member of many professional organizations, including: AVMA, AAV, NVMA, AAZV, ARAV and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, where he serves as Treasurer and Education Chair. In the past, he has served on the boards of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association and the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Dr. Kohles was a member of the AVMA’s inaugural Future Leaders Program and was recently named as one of 25 up-and-coming veterinarians by Veterinary Practice News. In addition, he serves on the Nebraska Board of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and has performed conservation work in Africa, Central America and Mongolia. Outside the office, Dr. Kohles enjoys the company of his wife, Ashley, and two boys, Tegan and Kai. He enjoys anything outdoors, especially running, mountain biking, adventure racing, camping and canoeing when time allows. Susan Kelleher, DVM Broward Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital, Deerfield Beach, FL Dr. Susan Kelleher is originally from Buffalo, NY. She received her bachelor’s degree from Alfred University with a dual major in Chemistry and Biology in 1990. She attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1995. She worked in small animal practices in South Florida from 1995-1999. In 1999 she chose to devote her career exclusively to avian and exotic patients and opened Broward Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital. She has lectured nationally and internationally on exotic animal medicine, regularly hosts veterinary student externs from the US and abroad and has had a strong veterinary internship program since 2000. In 2013 Dr. Kelleher was recruited by National Geographic Wild for a television show, “Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER”. The show aired six episodes in the fall of 2014 and has been selected to go on to have a “season 2”. The goal of the show is to educate people about the level of care that is available and necessary for avian and exotic pets. Dr. Kelleher is happily married to Greg Martin and they have three children – Elba, Claire and Myles. They also share their home with a Blue and Gold Macaw, two parakeets, a canary, a caique, two box turtles, two cats, two Labrador retrievers and an African Spur Thighed Tortoise. There are no plans for building an ark in the near future.
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