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Inaugural NC State CVM Feline Health Symposium

April 29 - 30, 2023

It is estimated that 45.3 million households in the United States own at least one cat, and according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are an estimated 86.4 million pet cats in the United States. Cats are relatively low maintenance pets that can provide companionship and love.

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes you to our Inaugural Feline Symposium, April 29 – 30, 2023. Presenters are some of the top veterinarians in feline health and care. The symposium will consist of presentations for both feline interested veterinarians and for cat owners.

Registration:

  • Veterinarians / Veterinary Technicians $175 – Includes proceedings, lunch, breaks and Saturday night reception
  • Veterinary Students – $25
  • Owners $25 – includes lunch, breaks and course notes

The program will be held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, 1060 William Moore Drive. Raleigh, NC, 27607. Maps & Directions

A room block has been reserved at the Ramada by Wyndham Raleigh, which is next door to the college at a rate of $89 + tax per night. The group code is 2023-04-28 Feline Symposium and the cut off date is April 14th

Saturday, April 29
TimeTopicPresenters
7:30-
8:00am
Registration Check-in
8:00-
8:50am
How stress plays a role in feline urinary diseaseJulie Byron DVM, MS, DACVIM
8:50-
9:00am
Break
9:00-
9:50am
Management of obstructed cats, emergently and long-termJulie Byron DVM, MS, DACVIM
9:50-
10:00am
Break
10:00-10:50amManagement techniques for bladder stonesJulie Byron DVM, MS, DACVIM
10:50-11:00amBreak
11:00-11:50amWhat are the treatment options/When to referJulie Byron DVM, MS, DACVIM
11:50-12:30pmLunch (provided)
12:30-
1:20pm
Pyelonephritis and the acute chronic crisisJessica Quimby DVM, PhD, DACVIM
1:20-
1:30pm
Break
1:30-
2:20pm
Calcium: phosphorous balance, feeding tubes, and appetite stimulantsJessica Quimby DVM, PhD, DACVIM
2:20-
2:30pm
Break
2:30-
3:20pm
Management of quality of lifeJessica Quimby DVM, PhD, DACVIM
3:20-
3:30pm
Break
3:30-
4:20pm
Roundtable: Bacteriuria in cats Julie Byron, Jessica Quimby, Shelly Vaden
Sunday, April 30
TimeTopicPresenters
8:00-8:50amHousesoiling from a behaviorist’s perspectiveMargaret E. Gruen, DVM, MVPH, PhD, DACVB
8:50-
9:00am
Break
9:00-
9:50am
Proteinuria in catsShelly Vaden DVM, PhD, DACVIM
9:50-
10:00am
Break
10:00-
10:50am
HypertensionClarke Atkins DVM, DACVIM
10:50-11:00amBreak
11:00-11:50amFluid Therapy in Cats with Kidney Disease
12pmEnd of Sessions
Saturday April 29
Time TopicPresenters
8:00 – 8:30 am Registration Check-in
8:30 – 9:20 amPurr-fecting your cats lifetime nutrition planKorinn Saker, MS, DVM, PhD DACVIM (nutrition)
9:20 – 9:30 amBreak
9:30 – 10:20 amCommon toxicities in catsAlex Lynch BVSc(Hons) DACVECC MRCVS
10:20 – 10:35 amUpdate on NC State CVM Feline CenterKathryn Meurs. Dean
10:35 – 11:25 amKnowing feline behavior to know pain (how knowledge of cat behavior and needs are the key to identifying pain [acute and chronic])Duncan X. Lascelles. BSc, BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, CertVA, DSAS(ST), DECVS, DACVS
Margaret E. Gruen, DVM, MVPH, PhD, DACVB
11:25 – 11:35 amBreak
11:35 – 12:25 pmOptimizing the environment to prevent and manage behavior problemsMargaret E. Gruen, DVM, MVPH, PhD, DACVB
12:25 – 1:05 pmLunch (provided)
1:05 – 1:55 pmWhen to assess quality of life and hospice care in geriatric catsKady Gjessing, DVM
1:55 – 2:45 pmCoping with lossRebecca Maher, LCSW, MSW