San Diego, California 2022
March 18 - 20, 2022
Internal Medicine – Dr. Robert Armentano
Dermatology - Dr. Natalie Theus
Earn 15 hours of CE in the heart of downtown San Diego. Our conference hotel is the US Grant. Learn about veterinary internal medicine while enjoying San Diego’s huge array of attractions. Enjoy easy access to San Diego’s sites including the San Diego Zoo, the waterfront, the Gaslight Quarter and Balboa Park.
The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE
Room Rate: Special Group Room Rate: $269 per night Taxes: 12.77% Suites $369 Resort Fees: $0 includes 2 bottles of water and newly renovated fitness center
The US Grant has earned Trip Adviser's Certificate of Excellence in 2019. The US Grant is a Luxury Collection Hotel that has been in San Diego for over 100 years. The hotel is in the heart of downtown San Diego in the Gaslamp Quarter. The US Grant art collection is world renowned. Our conference hotel offers easy access to the San Diego Zoo, Petco Park and Balboa Park.
US Grant hotel located in downtown San Diego. The hotel is 3.5 miles from the San Diego Airport (SAN). All major airlines serve San Diego. Uber, Lyft and Taxis are readily available.
Robert Armentano DVM, ACVIM
Dr. Robert Armentano is board certified in small animal internal medicine. He is a Chicago native and did his undergraduate studies in animal sciences at the University of Illinois. After obtaining early admission into veterinary school he completed his training at the University of Illinois as well. After his DVM degree he continued his training at the University of Florida for a rotating internship and internal medicine residency. Dr. Armentano has engaged in many speaking opportunities including Chicago news updates on emerging infectious diseases including blastomycosis, leptospirosis and canine influenza. Dr. Armentano has participated in prospective research, published book chapters and is actively participating in research trials.
Dr. Armentano currently works at the Veterinary Specialty Center in the Chicagoland area. He lives with his wife and four-legged friends (2 dogs). Dr. Armentano enjoys travel, the Chicago Cubs (Go Cubbies) and endurance sports including marathons and triathlons.
1. The lepto suspect: a disease overview and lit review
2. Diabetes management update- set yourself Libre
3. FUO: fever of unknown/unsure/undiagnosed origin
4. Update on gastroprotectants in dogs and cats
5. The increased ALT: a practical approach to liver testing and sampling
6. Medical management of acute and chronic liver disease in dogs and cats
7. Diagnosis: open for small intestinal thickening- causes include IBD versus lymphoma
8. The occult Cushingoid dog: to treat or not to treat
Natalie Theus DVM, ACVD
Natalie Theus, DVM, MS is a board-certified veterinary dermatologist. She completed her undergraduate and veterinary education at The Ohio State University (OSU). After completing a small animal rotating internship at OSU, she practiced primary care veterinary medicine in the Columbus, Ohio area for two years before returning to OSU for her dermatology residency and Master’s program. She currently practices veterinary dermatology at MedVet in Columbus, Ohio, where she has been in practice for over 7 years. Dr. Theus is also an active advocate of continuing education for veterinary professionals and has lectured on various small animal dermatology topics at local, regional, and national veterinary continuing education meetings. She enjoys spending time with veterinary students by volunteering at OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In her outside of work time, she enjoys running, dining out, musical theater, and traveling.
1. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcal infections , part 1 & part 2 (2 hr.): An overview of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus (MRS) will be discussed as well as diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with MRS infections.
2. Apoquel and Cytopoint Canine case studies (1 hr.): Case presentation will be used to illustrate how these therapies can be used to manage canine patients with allergic dermatitis.
3. “New-ish” drugs in veterinary dermatology (1 hr.): A review of Apoquel and Cytopoint will be presented, highlighting up to date scientific publications.
4. Sebaceous adenitis (1 hr.): A case presentation and review of this dermatologic disease will be presented, including histopathology.
5. Cutaneous adverse food reactions (1 hr.): A discussion of current knowledge of cutaneous adverse food reactions (“food allergies”) will be reviewed. Evidence based information will be presented to guide the diagnosis of food allergies in dogs and cats.
6. Updates in Feline Dermatology (1 hr.): This presentation will discuss common feline dermatologic conditions including pruritus, pemphigus foliaceus, and demodicosis. Case examples and treatment option will be presented.
7. Feline Dermatology case studies (1 hr.): In depth evaluation of feline dermatology in a case based approach that will be applicable to primary care veterinary practice.
8. Visually Distinctive Feline Dermatology Cases (1 hr.): Feline plasma cell pododermatitis, pemphigus foliaceus, indolent ulcers, and ceruminous cystomatosis will be discussed.
9. Dermatology diagnostic techniques (1 hr.): This presentation can be formatted for veterinarians or registered veterinary technicians and clinical support staff. This presentation reviews common dermatologic diagnostic techniques that are used daily when evaluating a dermatology patient.