WET Labs

Our wet labs are your chance to get hands-on instruction from experts in their field. You’ll get ample opportunity to practice your skills while supervised by our esteemed instructors, who will provide helpful tips and feedback. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best and take your practice to the next level!

Veterinarians can save $200 and technicians can save $55 on wet labs when purchased with a conference pass!

TECHNICIANS: Please uncheck ‘filter by track’ in the widget below and check ‘*Tech Track’ to view all wet labs eligible for technician CE credit.

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Basic Canine Extractions
Thursday, April 18
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

4 CE HOURS: Learn proper flap procedures and extraction techniques to remove the incisors, maxillary canine tooth, and double-rooted teeth. Digital dental radiography will be utilized before and after extraction procedures to confirm complete tooth removal and proper bone contouring. Please note this session is offered in the morning and in the afternoon. It is not a full day wet lab. Select either the morning or the afternoon session when registering.

PRICE: $495 (with conference pass) | $695 (wet lab only)

Feline Extraction Techniques
Friday, April 19
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

4 CE HOURS: Learn flap procedures and extraction techniques to remove any tooth in a cat’s mouth. Digital dental radiography will be utilized before and after extraction procedures to confirm complete tooth root removal and proper bone contouring.

PRICE: $495 (with conference pass) | $695 (wet lab only)

 

Surgery Labs for DVMs

Soft Tissue Surgery Bootcamp
Thursday, April 18
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

8 CE HOURS: Designed for veterinarians who have developed a comfort level in the OR, this course will teach participants the technical aspects of a variety of common canine soft tissue surgery procedures. Emphasis will be placed on ‘how’ to perform each procedure and topics that represent surgical conditions commonly seen in veterinary practice will be covered.

PRICE: $695 (with conference pass) | $895 (wet lab only)

Ophthalmic Surgery
Thursday, April 18
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

5 CE HOURS: Improve your proficiency in performing practical eyelid and orbital surgeries while gaining an appreciation for the skill level required for most corneal and conjunctival procedures. Learn how to perform temporary tarsorrhaphies, temporary eyelid tacking, entropion correction, eyelid reconstruction, prolapsed gland of the nictitans replacement, corneal debridement techniques, nasolacrimal flushing, and enucleations.

PRICE: $695 (with conference pass) | $895 (wet lab only)

Next Steps in Soft Tissue Surgery
Friday, April 19
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

8 CE HOURS: Designed for veterinarians who have developed a comfort level in the OR, this course will teach participants the technical aspects of a variety of common canine soft tissue surgery procedures. Emphasis will be placed on ‘how’ to perform each procedure and topics that represent surgical conditions commonly seen in veterinary practice will be covered.

PRICE: $695 (with conference pass) | $895 (wet lab only)

Stifle Exploratory and Extracapsular ACL Repair
Saturday, April 20
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

4 CE HOURS: Learn the technical aspects of some important orthopedic surgery procedures of the stifle. This includes surgical conditions commonly seen in veterinary practice, such as stifle arthrotomy, exploration of the stifle joint, and extracapsular stabilization for ruptured cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL).

PRICE: $495 (with conference pass) | $695 (wet lab only)

 

Ultrasound Labs for DVMs

Basic Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound
Thursday, April 18
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

8 CE HOURS: Get an introduction to entry-level abdominal ultrasound imaging in the small animal practice. Participants will learn basic ultrasound image manipulation (knobology), the physics and artifacts of abdominal ultrasound, scanning techniques, and how to identify normal abdominal structures.

PRICE: $595 (with conference pass) | $795 (wet lab only)

Advanced Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound
Friday, April 19
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

8 CE HOURS: Designed for veterinarians who want to further their training in small animal ultrasound. Gain experience in completing a routine abdominal ultrasound examination, knowledge of normal sonographic anatomy, and knowledge of the appearance of commonly identified pathologies. Some of the more challenging intra-abdominal structures to image will be emphasized.

PRICE: $595 (with conference pass) | $795 (wet lab only)

Veterinary Point-of-Care for Everyday Practice
Saturday, April 20
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

8 CE HOURS: Learn and practice the skills of Veterinary point-of-care ultrasound (VPOCUS). These techniques are commonly used as a patient-side diagnostic tool to rapidly identify underlying conditions and help direct further diagnostics and therapy. VPOCUS has a high sensitivity and specificity for the detection of abdominal effusions, other abdominal applications, and several thoracic, vascular, and cardiac pathologies.

PRICE: $595 (with conference pass) | $795 (wet lab only)

 

Emergency Medicine & Avian Labs for DVMs

Backyard Chicken Medicine
Friday, April 19
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 CE HOURS:These lectures will focus on the basic information needed to include poultry in your practice. Topics include regulations and reportable diseases, handling and management, anatomy, and diagnostics. Resources for physical exams, history taking, and treatment will be covered. The top ten clinical presentations will be discussed.

PRICE: $295 (with conference pass) | $350 (wet lab only)

Clinical Techniques for Emergency Medicine
Saturday, April 20
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

8 CE HOURS: Delve into essential life-saving procedures. From mastering vascular and intraosseous access techniques to perfecting skills in peritoneal and pericardiocentesis, enteral feeding tubes placement, respiratory techniques, and cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation, this comprehensive training is tailored for dedicated professionals seeking proficiency in critical veterinary procedures.

PRICE: $695 (with conference pass) | $895 (wet lab only)

Backyard Chicken Medicine
Friday, April 19
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 CE HOURS: These lectures will focus on the basic information needed to include poultry in your practice. Topics include regulations and reportable diseases, handling and management, anatomy, and diagnostics. Resources for physical exams, history taking, and treatment will be covered. The top ten clinical presentations will be discussed.

PRICE: $295 (with conference pass) | $350 (wet lab only)

Dental Nerve Blocks Cleaning, Probing, and Charting
Friday, April 19
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

4 CE HOURS: Learn the proper way to complete dental prophylaxis and oral examination, including accurate charting, and how to properly handle instruments using the latest state-of-the-art equipment. A lecture explaining instrument handling, cleaning, and sharpening, the importance of proper cleaning techniques, and probing and charting is also included.

PRICE: $140 (with conference pass) | $195 (wet lab only)

Dental Radiology Positioning Techniques
Saturday, April 20
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

4 CE HOURS: Learn how to obtain a diagnostic intraoral radiograph using the latest state-of-the-art equipment. A lecture discussing safety, terminology, normal and abnormal anatomy, basic pathology, and labial mounting of dental radiographs is also included.

PRICE: $140 (with conference pass) | $195 (wet lab only)

Ultrasound for Technicians
Saturday, April 20
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

4 CE HOURS: An introduction to entry-level abdominal ultrasound imaging as well as elements of Point of Care Emergency FAST Scans in the small animal practice. Participants learn basic ultrasound image manipulation (knobology), the physics of abdominal ultrasound, critical care protocols, scanning techniques, and how to identify normal abdominal structures.

PRICE: $295 (with conference pass) | $350 (wet lab only)


AAVSB/RACE Information

AAVSB/RACE program # 20-1130534 will be approved for continuing education (CE) credits. Veterinarians may earn up to 27 hours of CE credits and veterinary technicians may earn up to 20 hours of CE credits. Each 50-minute lecture is equal to one (1) CE credit. For your convenience in recording your CE hours, one certificate will be included in your registration packet. It is your responsibility to document the sessions you attend and the number of hours you receive. Conference attendees’ CE hours will be reported to AAVSB/RACEtrack.