Special Programs

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the VVMA Fall 2022 Livestream and On-Demand 2-hour program on fungal diseases presented by Dr. Andrew Hanzlicek.  Registration will be open until September 30.  On-Demand program will be available until November 30.

Program Title: Blastomycosis, Cryptococcosis, and Aspergillosis in Cats and Dogs. 1 Hour

Program Description:  This course reviews the diagnosis of blastomycosis, cryptococcosis, and aspergillosis with emphasis on non-invasive diagnosis options – available biomarkers. The discussion will include ideal sample types and tests, associated diagnostic performance, and limitations to currently available biomarker tests. It will also include other clinical findings and suggestions for treatment monitoring. 

Program Title: Antifungal Therapy in Small Animals – 1 Hour

Program Description:   This course reviews antifungal treatment of common invasive fungal pathogens. It blends evidence-based medicine and clinical applicability. It will include information to guide clinical decision-making to help minimize drug adverse effects; to avoid drug-to-drug interactions; and to guide salvage treatment decisions when first-line treatment is ineffective. 


Andrew Hanzlicek, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM), is a veterinary internal medicine specialist with more than 14 years of professional experience teaching, providing clinical services and conducting research in small animal internal medicine. As Director of Veterinary Medicine, he oversees veterinary clinical consultation and clinical research, and provides strategic leadership in clinical service and assay development.

His professional experience, most recently, includes serving for 4 years as the Joan Kirkpatrick Chair of Small Animal Medicine and director of the residency training program of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Oklahoma State University. He has lectured in the pre-clinical curriculum at multiple veterinary colleges and has provided continuing veterinary education around the world- discussing diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of small animal disease. He has conducted research in the areas of infectious disease, hematology, and whole blood coagulation.

Dr. Hanzlicek earned a BS in Agriculture, MS in Biomedical Sciences, and DVM degrees from Kansas State University. He completed post-graduate clinical training at Texas A&M University and Kansas State University. He is an active member of professional societies including American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, American Veterinary Medical Association, Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Veterinary Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Veterinary Interventional Radiology and Interventional Endoscopy Society, International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, and International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases.



Program Brochure




VVMA Members $85
VVMA Lifetime/Retired/Recent Graduates $75
Non-Member Veterinarians $100
Non-Veterinarians $75