2018 SCAV Animal Academy – Sunday, March 18 in Columbia

Six (6) 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. Six 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.
You Can Register Online Here.


8:30 am — Registration
9:00 am – 10:40 am — Advances in Veterinary Radiation Oncology, presented by Dr. Neal Mauldin
· Advances in veterinary radiation oncology over the past few decades
· How current best practices have developed
· Demonstrating how pets with cancer may be offered increased quantity and quality of life
10:40 – 11:00 am — Break
11 am – 12:40 PM — Medical Oncology presented by Dr. Sara Fritz
· Common veterinary oncology cases and what causes them?
12:40 – 1:50 pm — Lunch and Member Forum (Come prepared to discuss current veterinary issues of concern)
2:00 – 3:40 PM –Surgical Oncology Principles/Preparation for Adjunctive Therapy and Curative Intent presented by Dr. Michelle Waschak
· Staging biopsies, preplanning for surgery,
· Basic oncology surgical principles with oncology bent
· Intent is to be interactive and case based

Technician Titles:

9:00 am — Approach To The Allergic Dog, Dr. Jacqueline Watson

  10:00 am — Technical Large Animal Rescue…How to Handle Part I, Dr. Rebecca Gimenez

11:00 am — Technical Large Animal Rescue…How to Handle Part 2, Dr. Rebecca Gimenez

12:00 pm — Lunch sponsored by Hills

  1:00 pm — Technical Large Animal Rescue…How to Handle Part 3, Dr. Rebecca Gimenez

2:00 pm — Tips For Improved Client Compliance, Marshall Liger LVT, CVPM

3:00 pm — Poultry Disease and Treatment, Dr. Julie Helm

About the Speakers:

Dr. Neal Mauldin is a triple-board certified veterinarian in the specialty areas of internal medicine, oncology, and radiation oncology. He has been PetCure Oncology’s chief medical officer since 2014. He is also responsible for leadership of PetCure’s Scientific Advisory Board, an independent group of human and veterinary clinicians with expertise in radiation oncology, medical oncology, stereotactic radiation, and medical physics. After achieving board certification in internal medicine in 1988 and medical oncology in 1989, Dr. Mauldin added radiation oncology in 1994 – the first year that board certification was offered in that field. More than two decades later, he has become known as one of the leading experts in radiation therapy for pets and a pioneer in the integration of stereotactic radiation (SRS/SRT) into veterinary medicine. Dr. Mauldin has treated more than 2,000 pets with SRS/SRT since 2010.
Dr. Sara Fritz of Philadelphia is a doctor of Small Animal Veterinary Oncology at South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care (SCVSEC). She completed her Bachelor of Animal Bioscience with a minor in Veterinary Medicine at Pennsylvania State University where she competed on the Division I Women’s Water Polo team. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Mississippi State University and completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at Kansas State University. She finished her small animal oncology residency at University of Minnesota where she served as chief resident her final year. During her residency, Dr. Fritz lectured nationally on a spectrum of tumor types and was awarded a research certificate on osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Professional interests include osteosarcoma, lymphoma/leukemia, and novel therapeutics to treat cancer, radiation oncology, palliative care and maximizing cancer patients’ quality of life.
Dr. Michelle Waschak, of VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina received her D.V.M. from the University of Georgia. After internships at the University of Tennessee and at a private surgical referral practice in Cincinnati, she completed surgical residency and a Masters in Veterinary Science degree at the University of Missouri. Board certified in surgery in 1997, Dr. Waschak joined South Carolina Veterinary Referral Center after being an associate professor in Mississippi State University’s clinical teaching program. Dr. Waschak has previously served as an officer of the Greater Columbia Association of Veterinarians and she is the President of the Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery where she interacts with some of the country’s best soft tissue surgeons. Her interests include oncological surgery, reconstructive and dermatologic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, thoracic surgery and minimally invasive surgical procedures. She frequently lectures on these subjects at local and regional continuing education seminars.