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Neurology for small animal practitioners: Approach to canine back issues


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.


January, 2020


Agnes Varis Auditorium


CE Credits

About The Symposium

Cummings School CE is pleased to offer this symposium to remote participants via a live Webex on January 12th.  Please complete the registration form, send an email to with your order confirmation number indicating your preference to participate remotely through a webinar.  The Office of Continuing Education will send you a link for online access to the program on January 12.  Questions may be submitted during the webinar to, and will be answered as time allows. 

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a live opportunity only; it will not be offered as a recorded event.  Participants must join the live seminar on January 12.


  • 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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