Fetch dvm360®: the featured sessions on Sunday


Highlights from the strong program of the Fetch dvm360® conference in San Diego, CA; 2-5 December 2021.

It’s the last day of the Fetch dvm360® conference in San Diego, California. Each day, a selection of sessions will be highlighted with Pacific Standard Time. Keep visiting dvm360.com for our ongoing coverage of Fetch San Diego.

The featured sessions for Sunday, December 5, 2021 are as follows:

Resume his career and break the glass ceilings

SPEAKER: Stephen Cital, RVT, SRA, RLAT, VCC, CVPP, VTS-LAM (Res Anesthesia)

TIME: 8h00
ROOM: 20 CDs

Learn about Cital’s career path and how non-DVMs have been underutilized, underpaid, disregarded and misinformed. During these main sessions, the speaker will use his experiences in almost every facet of the veterinary industry to encourage and inspire listeners to seek out and break the glass ceiling.

Atopic dermatitis (part 1 and part 2): the new paradigm and how it is changing the way we treat it

Sponsored by Virbac

SPEAKER: Paul Bloom, DVM, DABVP, DACVD

TIME: 9:15 a.m. (Part 1) and 10:45 a.m. (Part 2)
ROOM: 24 BC

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic and frustrating disease for veterinarians and pet owners. Understanding that the disease is not only an aberrant immune response but also a dysfunction of skin barrier function has changed the approach to the management of atopic dermatitis. This presentation will give a step-by-step approach to diagnosing and managing a dog with itching. In the past, steroids or allergen immunotherapy were our treatments of choice, but now we have many new options. We will discuss cyclosporine; oclacitinib, a canine monoclonal antibody that targets canine IL-31, a key cytokine responsible for pruritus in canine atopic dermatitis; therapies targeting the skin such as topical lipid replacement therapy; and sublingual immunotherapy.

Food allergy: debunking common myths

Sponsored by Virbac

SPEAKER: Jennifer Aniya, DVM, DACVD

TIME: 10:45 a.m.
ROOM: 30B

Keep up to date with the latest information on adverse food reactions through a review of the most recent clinical consensus guidelines from the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology. This food allergy conference will include information on skin and non-skin symptoms, diagnosis, and reviews of ongoing diet trials.

What’s new on canine demodicosis?

Sponsored by Virbac

SPEAKER: Paul Bloom, DVM, DABVP, DACVD

TIME: 1:15 p.m.
ROOM: 24 BC

This talk will review the different presentations – juvenile onset vs. adult and localized vs. generalized – and how each form is treated. New treatments will be discussed, including topical moxidectin and oral isoxazolines. Learn about the different forms of canine demodicosis and how they affect prognosis and treatment, what diagnoses should be made, and treatment options for different forms of demodicosis.

Overview of emergency relief

Sponsored by the Veterinary Emergency Group

SPEAKER: Tannetje ‘Crocker, DVM

TIME: 1:15 p.m.
ROOM: 33B

This session will cover the most frequently asked questions regarding working as an emergency department veterinarian in a relief capacity. We’ll discuss what makes ER work an attractive option for many, and how to find the right emergency hospital for you.

What’s new in the diagnosis and treatment of Malassezia dermatitis in dogs?

Sponsored by Virbac

SPEAKER: Paul Bloom, DVM, DABVP, DACVD

TIME: 2:30 p.m.
ROOM: 24 BC

Canine pruritus has many causes, including Malassezia dermatitis. Unfortunately, this problem is often missed. Learn how to quickly and easily diagnose and manage this common itchy disease. Find out more about Malassezia dermatitis, its clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment.