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Caring for the Geriatric Pet

May 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

| $199

Improved veterinary care and dietary habits are leading to longer lives for companion animals. Because of this, pets are faced with a whole new set of age-related conditions and veterinarians are charged with figuring out how to treat them. This course will cover many of these problems. Led by Alicia Karas, DVM, MS, DACVA, topics will include anesthetic considerations, renal function and failure, treating chronic pain, and eye care. Six Hours of Continuing Veterinary Medical Education Credit will be offered.




8:00 AM –
8:30 AM
Registration and Check-In
Continental Breakfast will be served.
8:30 AM –10:00 AM Anesthetic Considerations for the Older PetAlicia Karas, DVM, MS, DACVA
10:00 AM B R E A K   10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
10:15 AM –11:45AM11:50 AM Renal Function and Failure in the Geriatric PetMary Anna Labato, DVM, DACVIM
11:45 AM L U N C H E O N  11:45AM-12:30PM
12:30 PM –2:00 PM Treating Chronic Pain in the Old Dog
Alicia Karas, DVM, MS, DACVA
2:00 PM B R E A K   2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
2:15 PM –3:45 PM Ophthalmology for the Geriatric DogStefano Pizarini, DVM, PhD, DECVS, DACVO
4:00 PM Symposium Concludes 



May 15, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts
North Grafton, MA United States
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Continuing Education for Veterinary Professionals

Cummings School faculty provide the latest in surgical and medical education (CE) to the veterinary professionals and staff throughout New England. Leaders in research and teaching, they provide seminars, lectures, hands on labs, and online learning experiences that improve the care and treatment of all species.