MARCH 2016
Cross-Sectional Imaging for Masticatory Myositis

Inflammatory myopathies can be debilitating autoimmune diseases in both dogs and humans characterized by focal or generalized muscle pain, sensitivity, and weakness-- the inflammation can be generalized, throughout most of the striated muscles of the body, or they can be more localized and specific, such as with masticatory myositis.  Initial diagnoses are often made on the basis of history, clinical signs, serum biochemical profiles and an anti-type 2M myofiber antibody test.


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Stereotactic radiation (SRT) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) are becoming more readily available for animals.  In a survey of veterinary radiation facilities performed in 2010 (Farrelly et al VRUS, 2014) approximately 1/3 of facilities had IMRT capability, SRT capability or both, and this number has been growing rapidly.

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Veterinarians test drug that could change cancer treatment for dogs and humans
MELBOURNE scientists say a new canine cancer trial has produced exciting results that could lead to a breakthrough in human treatment.

Dr Noam Pik, head of the veterinary division at West Melbourne biotechnology research group  Biotempus, is leading the free clinical trial and said early results were "mind-blowing".

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25 Tell-Tale Signs Your Cat is in Pain
When it comes to pets, most of us would like to think we're quite in tune with our furry loved ones. But how do we really know how they're feeling, and can we tell when they're not  having a great time?

Thankfully, a new  study has revealed the 25 definitive signs that show if your beloved pet cat is in pain. 

The Use of Hepato TruBenefits  in dogs receiving CCNU
NEW CLINICAL TRIAL STUDY AT HOPE VS THIS APRIL!
Lomustine (CCNU) is a commonly used oral chemotherapy agent in veterinary medicine with efficacyagainst a wide variety of cancer. Chronic administration can adversely affect the liver resulting in elevated liver enzymes and in rare cases severe liver dysfunctional. This is generally a cumulative affect and the use of liver sparing medications may ameliorate this. The goal of this study is determine if the use of Hepato TruBenefits™ as a novel liver supplement for dogs, lessens or prevents the CCNU induced elevation of ALT in dogs.

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CE in the CITY Philly
Sunday April 17, 2016 8:00-3:30pm
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
Philadelphia, PA

Keynote Speaker:  Marilyn Dunn DMV, MVSc, Dipl. ACVIM
University of Montreal

Hope VS & VSEC Speakers: 
Craig A Clifford DVM, MS,DACVIM (Oncology)
Siobhan M. Haney, VMD, MS, DACVR
Cara Horowitz, DVM, DACVIM
Rebecca Risbon, VMD, DACVIM (Oncology)
Chris Ryan, VMD, DABVP, DACVR

The focus of the 2016 CE in the CITY Symposium is the Urinary System.  These programs have been approved for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No on-site registration will be accommodated. CE in the CITY is open to veterinarians and veterinary nurses. 

REGISTER TODAY-SEATING IS LIMITED! 


Thank you to our 2016 Platinum Sponsor!


Recognizing and Managing Canine and Feline Toxicities A through Z
Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:30- 8:30 pm
Hope Veterinary Specialists
Malvern, PA 

Speaker: Anna Hilton, VMD
This program is pending 1.5 hours CE from the PVMA and is open to veterinary technicians. 
 

Pain & Orthopedic Symposium
Sunday May 22nd, 2016 8:30-2:30 pm
Season's 52
King of Prussia, PA

Keynote Speaker: Duncan Lascelles, BSc, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, CertVA, DSAS(ST), DECVS, DACVS
Hope VS Speakers:
Brian Bretz, DVM, DACVS
Jeff Wilson, DVM, DACVAA, CVAA
Kate Vickery, VMD, MS, DACVIM, CVA

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No on-site registration will be accommodated. This symposium is open to veterinarians. 

This programs have been submitted for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.

REGISTER TODAY-SEATING WILL BE LIMITED!

Did you miss Dr. Burkett's Technician Lecture: Do You Hear What I Hear? 
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Do You Hear What I Hear?
We wrapped up our 2015 CE program with Dr. Burkett's popular lecture, Do You Hear What I Hear? We had such a great response to this lecture we had to offer it twice! For those of you that could not join us, no worries...we got you covered.  You can watch it here in the comfort of your own home! 

This is a pre-recorded lecture and DOES NOT OFFER any CE credits. It is for your educational purpose only. 
Hope Sponsored Webinar Series

 






APRIL 13th: Diagnosis and Treatment of Feline Heart Disease and Heart Failure
Presented by:  Dennis Burkett, VMD, PhD, DACVECC, DACVIM (Cardiology)

MAY 11th: Sick Oncology Cases in the ER
Presented by:  Kim Slensky, DVM, DACVECC

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