2017 SCAV Animal Academy March 19

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2017 SCAV Animal Academy—Sunday, March 19 in Columbia

Seven (7) Hours of Continuing Education Available

The Small Animal Academy is scheduled at the Columbia Marriott, 1200 Hampton Street, Columbia SC 29201. Registration opens at 8:30 am. Lectures begin at 9:00 am. Seven hours of continuing education plus lunch will be offered. No registration fee for all current SCAV members who register by March 10. Fifty ($50) applies after March 10. Register here.


8:30 am — Registration

9:00 am – 12 Noon Lectures, presented by Dr. Dianna Ovbey

  • What anesthetists monitor and why: the less complicated story of delivery and consumption of oxygen in the anesthetized patient
  • Post-anesthetic aspiration pneumonia
  • Pain physiology: Current and future solutions

12 Noon – 1:00 PM (Lunch), presented by Dr. Bonnie Bragdon

  • Cycle of Service: Is Your Team a Well-Oiled Machine or Playing Tug of War?

1:00 – 4:00 PM Lectures, presented by Dr. Bonnie Bragdon

  • Over Vaccination: Myth or Reality?
  • Compliance and Adherence in a Cat Friendly World
  • Feline Injection Site Sarcomas: A Critical Look at the Numbers

About the Speakers:

Dr. Dianne Ovbey owns Southeast Veterinary Anesthesia Services, which is located in Charleston and provides anesthetic management for high risk anesthetic candidates, client communication for those patients, continuing education for veterinarians and their staff, technical staff support and training, online and phone consultation support, pain management education and support, AVTAA certification support, and resident and intern training. Dr. Ovbey is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and completed her anesthesia residency at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. Prior to opening Southeast Veterinary Anesthesia Services in 2016, she was the staff anesthesiologist at the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center.

Dr. Bonnie Bragdon is the Merck Animal Health technical services manager for the Atlanta region. She supports veterinary professionals in their use of Merck Animal Health products. While Dr. Bragdon provides education across a broad range of medical and business topics, her passion is using market data to help clinics improve operations. By improving clinic operations, veterinary medical teams deliver better care AND improve their own quality of life. Dr. Bragdon practiced for approximately 10 years after receiving her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ohio State University. In her years of practice, she practiced mixed animal medicine, directed a municipal animal control agency and owned and operated a small animal hospital. In addition to her training and experience as a practitioner, she has also completed a Master’s degree in veterinary clinical science at Ohio State University and Masters level training in business administration at Georgia State University. Dr. Bragdon helps vets help pets by utilizing years of experience in practice and industry.

Academy Sponsors:

Southeast Veterinary Anesthesia Services is sponsoring Dr. Ovbey’s morning lectures. Merck & Company is sponsoring the lunch at this year’s academy as well as Dr. Bradgon’s lectures.

South Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians:

SCAVT is planning to offer 5 hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians. Titles and speakers to be posted when available.

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