2022 Continuing Education Lecture

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Location: Virtual, GoTo Webinar

Audience: Veterinarians and veterinary technicians

Cost: Free

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Congenital Heart Disease

Presenter: Dr. Andrew Waxman, DVM, DACVIM

Hosted by Upstate Veterinary Specialties

This program has been approved for 2.0 hours of New York State continuing education credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Summary:

Congenital heart diseases are abnormalities of the cardiovascular system which are present at birth. The exact underlying factors are not always understood but are suspected of genetic origin in dogs and cats. Some of the most common diseases include patent ductus arteriosus, pulmonic stenosis, subaortic stenosis, tricuspid valve dysplasia, and ventricular septal defects. These conditions can vary from innocent to life-threatening. This lecture will help participants understand the examination findings, the most common treatment options (if available), and breeding considerations regarding congenital heart disease in dogs and cats. There will also be some discussion about innocent murmurs in young patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the most common forms of congenital heart disease (CHD) in dogs and cats
  • Review examination findings regarding CHD
  • Review the cause and findings associated with innocent murmurs
  • Understand the pathophysiology of CHD
  • Review therapy options, including medical and interventional
  • Understand breeding considerations regarding CHD

Dr. Andrew Waxman attended Cornell University, where he majored in policy analysis and management. He found his calling to veterinary medicine after graduating and received his DVM from Iowa State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Dr. Waxman returned to Cornell University, where he completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship and continued on to complete a residency in cardiology.  Dr. Waxman became a board-certified cardiologist in 2011.

Questions:

Contact Kimberly Brisk kbrisk@uvsonline.com

This program has been approved for 2.0 hours of New York State continuing education credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Upstate Veterinary Specialties is a New York State approved sponsor for Continuing Education. Not from NY and interested in attending? Email Kimberly Brisk at kbrisk@uvsonline.com to see if our program qualifies for CE credits in your state.

 

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