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San Antonio, Texas 2023

March 10 - 12, 2023


Pain Management - Dr. Lysa Pam Posner
Behavior- Dr. Krista Sirois

Learn from two experts in Veterinary Medicine and expand your knowledge on Pain Management and Behavior in San Antonio. Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk celebrates the history and charm of the Alamo City with a welcoming spirit and an elegant style. Experience the River Walk in the heart of downtown San Antonio, and enjoy top restaurants, museums, and must-visit sites, all within walking distance.

March 10, 2023
12:00-12:30pm REGISTRATION: Sign in and pick a seat!
12:30-5:30PM Meeting
5:45-6:45 Cocktail Hour

March 11, 2023
7-8am Breakfast Buffet for Attendees
8AM-1PM Meeting
10:45am-11am BREAK AND SNACK
1pm Enjoy San Juan!

March 11, 2023
7-8amBreakfast Buffet for Attendees
8AM-1PM Meeting
10:45am -11am BREAK AND SNACK
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15 Hours of RACE approved for CE for Veterinarians and Technicians.

Your Destination

Grand Hyatt San Antonio Riverwalk

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Room Rate: $229 +116.75% OT + 1.25% TPID + $2.54 SCRF tax double occupancy, Max 4 people, $25 additional per adult extra for 3-4 people.

Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Book or Call early to secure your choice of rooms.
Self-Parking $40 pn Valet $52 pn

Getting There

Fly to SAT San Antonio International Airport and it is a 8 mile, 10-15 minute drive the hotel.
Taxis and Uber are available.

Pain Management

Lysa Pam Posner DVM, DACVAA

Dr. Posner has a BS in biochemistry from Purdue University. She completed her DVM at Cornell University and spent 9 years in private veterinary practice. She returned to Cornell to complete a Residency in Anesthesiology and completed her board certification with the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. She was on Faculty at Cornell for 5 years and has been on Faculty at North Carolina State University since 2005. She is currently a Professor of Anesthesiology, the Director of Anesthesia Services, and Anesthesiology Residency Program Director.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Pain pathway: normal anatomy and physiology of how pain is generated and perceived.
2. Central and peripheral sensitization: changes to the pain pathway that exacerbate pain perception.
3. Traditional Analgesics: review of traditional drug classes and traditional techniques for treating pain in small animals
4. Novel Analgesics: Introduction of novel drug classes and non-traditional techniques for treating pain in small animals
5. Treatment of chronic pain: discussion on the different strategies for treating patients with chronic pain.
6. Pain scoring: Discussion on pain scoring techniques that can be used in general practice
7. Case presentations on small animal patients in pain
8. Hospice care: Discussion on theory and techniques for pain management during end of life


Krista Sirois, DVM Behavior - Residency Trained

Dr. Sirois worked in veterinary clinics from the age of 16 and decided while she was working in Austin that she needed to go to vet school. She graduated in 2016 from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.

While in school, she was very involved in the American Animal Hospital Association and in leadership of the Integrative Medicine Club. She also completed a 10-week fellowship in Clinical Pathology at Texas A&M. After graduating, she entered an internship program at VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado. During that time, she received in-depth training in internal medicine, surgery, neurology, and emergency medicine.

Dr. Sirois completed her residency in 2020 under the mentorship of Dr. Lisa Radosta at Florida Veterinary Behavior Service and remained as an associate for an additional year. Her special interests include feline behavior, a holistic approach to medicine, and the impact of other illnesses on behavior. She has given many CE lectures to veterinarians (live and virtual) and consulted with industry groups. She regularly writes educational articles for sites such as PetMD and All About Cats.

Dr. Sirois learns something new about behavior almost daily from her beloved patients and her three cats (Chupie, Ducati, and Stanley). When not working, she enjoys crocheting, history documentaries, and working on puzzles with her family.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Vet visit sedation plans
2. Distraction and counterconditioning for vet visits
3. Puppy and Kitten behavior: what's normal and what's NOT
4. Feline housesoiling
5. Noise & storm phobias
6. Separation anxiety
7. How health impacts behavior: Case based Part 1
8. How health impacts behavior: Case based Part 2