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Neurology for small animal practitioners: Approach to canine back issues



January, 2020


Agnes Varis Auditorium


CE Credits

About The Symposium

Diagnosis and treatment of spinal issues are some of the most challenging in veterinary medicine. Our neurology team takes the small animal practitioner through the process of identifying the issues and finding a solution. Using a case-based approach, this practical and enlightening day will provide the practitioner with answers to the difficult questions surrounding back pain.


  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Material Pickup and Check-in
    Continental Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Basic I: Anatomy of the spine and localization of spinal disorders
    Ane Uriarte, DVM, DECVN

  • 9:35 AM – 10:05 AM

    Basic II: Classification of disk disease beyond Dr. Hansen
    Dominik Faissler, DVM, DECVN

  • 10:10 AM-10:40 AM

    Basic III: Indications of MRI and CT scan in the diagnosis of spinal cord disease
    Miranda (Mimi) Gallo, DVM, Resident, Neurology

  • 10:45 AM – 10:55 AM


  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

    Work up of spinal cases based on video recordings
    Dominik Faissler, DVM, DECVN and Ane Uriarte, DVM, DECVN

  • 12:35 PM – 1:05PM


  • 1:10 PM– 1:40 PM

    Topic 1: The good, the bad and the ugly spinal cord tumor
    Gregoire Scherf, DVM, Resident, Neurology

  • 1:45 PM-2:15 PM

    Topic 2: FCE versus concussive disk herniation, is there a difference in management?
    Ane Uriarte, DVM, DECVN

  • 2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

    Topic 3: Does GME of the spinal cord exist?
    Jessica Christianson, DVM, Resident, Neurology

  • 2:55 PM -3:25 PM

    Topic 4: My dogs can not feel the hind legs anymore, what can we do?
    Dominik Faissler, DVM, DECVN

Neurology for small animal practitioners: Approach to canine back issues

  • Registration includes:
    • Lectures
    • Continental Breakfast
    • Luncheon
    • Course Notes


Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Agnes Varis Auditorium in the Agnes Varis Campus Center


5 Jumbo's Path 
No. Grafton, MA 01536 United States

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