Online Conference Exotic Pet Zoo Medicine November

November 5 - 7, 2021

Exotic Pet Medicine - Dr. Peter M. Digeronimo
Exotic Pet Medicine - Dr. La'Toya Latney

This is an on-line CE conference, that is RACE approved as live interactive, featuring DR. PETE DIGERONIMO and DR. LA’TOYA LATNEY We offer this CE using the ultimate social distancing platform: ZOOM. You can earn up to 15 hours of CE with your participation in our Vet Vacation conference. Conference classes will be held  following the same schedule we planned as if we were in NEW ORLEANS with us together!

Early Bird: One day $189. All three days $429. 5 CE hours per day before October 5th then pricing will increase to $499 and $219.

Individual CE certificates will be emailed to each participant at the conclusion of the meeting.

November 5 (1pm -6pm CT)
ZOOM doors open 12:30pm-1pm CT
Conference 1pm-6pm
1-1:50pm Exotic Animal Nutrition PD
2-2:50pm Manual restraint and sedation of birds and reptiles PD
3-3:50pm Clinically relevant avian anatomy PD
4-4:50pm Acute Abdomen in Rabbits - Not always GI Stasis LL
5-5:50pm Backyard Poultry LL
Cocktail Reception 6:15pm-7:15pm

November 6 (8am - 1pm CT)
Conference 8am-1pm
8-8:50am Updates on Infectious Diseases in Captive Reptiles LL
9-9:50am Prognostic Help for Critical Small Mammals LL
10-10:50am Updates: Small Mammal, Reptile, & Avian Analgesics LL
10:50am-11am BREAK AND SNACK
11–11:50am Approach to the new bird exam PD
12-12:50pm Reptile anatomy, physiology, and husbandry PD

November 7 (8am - 1pm CT)
Conference 8am-1pm CT
8-8:50am Diagnostic techniques in birds and reptiles PD
9-10:15am Amphibian medicine 101 PD
10:15am -10:30am BREAK AND SNACK
10:30 –11:45pm Anesthetic Arrests- CPR with Improved Recovery Success LL
12-12:50am Lizard Reproductive Surgery:Yolk Coelomitis Emergency LL
CE Certificates will be emailed to you on November 8th




Social Distance While you Stay at Home and Earn 15 Hours of Continuing Education!!

Dr. Pete DiGeronimo and Dr. La’Toya Latney are experts in the field of Exotic Pet and Zoo Medicine!  See their topics and biographies below.

The ZOOM remote video and audio webinar platform will allow for the following:

  • The speaker’s slide presentation will be on your device screen.
  • You will hear the speaker audio.
  • You will be able to raise your hand to ask questions and get rapid response answers
  • We will make this as interactive as possible.
  • We will send you a link to access the conference.
  • Based on your continued log in for the meeting, we will send a digital CE certificate of completion.

Prior to the conference, we will email you the notes.

Registration is $429 for the entire conference or $189 per day. Each day is 5 hours of CE until October 5th.

Additional information

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November 5-7 (3 days) $429, November 5 only $189, November 6 only $189, November 7 only $189

Zoo Medicine

Peter M. Digeronimo, VMD, MSC, DIPL. ACZM

Dr. Pete DiGeronimo is a native of Jersey City, NJ and studied biology at Drew University prior to earning a VMD and Certificate in Veterinary Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. After 5 years in small animal and exotics practice, he completed a Zoological Medicine Internship at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Zoo and Audubon Nature Institute and a master’s in Wildlife and Ecosystem Health from the University of Edinburgh in 2016. Dr. DiGeronimo spent several years as a clinical instructor in the Exotic Companion Animal Medicine Service at PennVet before accepting his current position as veterinarian for Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. He became a board-certified specialist in zoological medicine in 2020. He continues to teach exotic animal medicine for undergraduates and veterinary students and to work at an exotics specialty hospital. He has co-authored over 30 publications on zoo, exotics, and wildlife medicine and is currently investigating the health and conservation of various species including sharks, rays, sloths, and elephants.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Exotic animal nutrition (50 minutes)
2. Manual restraint and sedation of birds and reptiles (50 minutes)
3. Clinically relevant avian anatomy (50 minutes)
4. Approach to the new bird exam (50 minutes)
5. Reptile anatomy, physiology, and husbandry (50 minutes)
6. Responsible wildlife tourism (30 minutes)
7. Diagnostic techniques in birds and reptiles (75 minutes)
8. Amphibian medicine 101 (50 minutes)

Zoo Medicine

La'Toya Latney, DVM, Dip. ECZM (ZHM), DABVP (Reptile & Amphibian)

Dr. La’Toya Latney is the Attending Clinician at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Zoo & Exotic Medicine at PennVet. She’s boarded in Reptile & Amphibian Medicine (ABVP) and Zoo Health Management (ECZM). As an adjunct professor of Clinical Zoo and Exotic Animal Medicine, Dr. Latney tackles patient care using an integrated evidence-based approach for all species. As a progressive patient advocate, she brings a contagious enthusiasm for celebrating the physiology, anatomy, and medicine of exotic and zoo animals. Her special interests include reptile infectious diseases, comparative critical care and adapted emergency response for exotics, translational medicine, innovative surgical techniques for all species, and reptile husbandry and nutrition. She is a board member for the Association of Reptile & Amphibian Veterinarians and publishes review articles, studies, and case reports in several veterinary journals.  

Presentation Synopsis

1. The Acute Abdomen in Rabbits - It’s not always GI Stasis
2. Rabbit Renal Disease & Management
3. Updates on Infectious Diseases in Captive Reptiles
4. Prognostic Help from the Literature for Critical Small Mammals
5. Analgesia Anybody? Updates on Small Mammal, Reptile, and Avian Analgesics
6. Anesthetic Arrests- A CPR Approach with Improved Recovery Success
7. Lizard Reproductive Surgery 101- Yolk Coelomitis is an Emergency
8. Antibiotics Updates from The Literature and the Field