2022 VVMA Summer Continuing Education Conference 
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Small Animal Program
-  Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases - 6 CE hours - Dr. Jane Sykes

Large Animal Program –  Equine Diseases – an Update - 6  CE hours -  Dr. Tom Divers  


Infectious Diseases of Dogs and Cats with Dr. Jane Sykes 
These sessions will cover a variety of ‘hot topics’ in canine and feline infectious diseases, including signs to watch for, approach to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention; and public health implications. Contemporary case examples will be used to illustrate each disease.

  1. Leptospirosis: Price Paid for a Preventable Disease
  2. Logistics of Lyme: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
  3. SARS-CoV-2 in Pets: What Every Veterinarian Should Know
  4. Fending off FeLV
  5. Frightening Fungi: update on diagnosis and treatment
  6. When a positive means negative and a negative means positive: approach to diagnostic tests for infectious diseases

Jane Sykes is a Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with interest in small animal infectious diseases. She obtained her veterinary degree and PhD in veterinary microbiology at the University of Melbourne, Australia; residency in small animal internal medicine, University of Minnesota; MBA, University of Georgia. She is Board-Certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She has coauthored > 100 scientific publications, is the editor of the textbooks “Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases”, “Greene’s Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat” and was Associate Editor (Infectious Diseases) for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her leadership roles include first President of, and now Secretary-Treasurer for the International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID); President, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Internal Medicine specialty; President-Elect, ACVIM (2020-); Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (2015-2020); and currently Executive Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UC Davis. Her research interests currently include antimicrobial drug-resistant bacterial infections, blood-borne infectious diseases, and deep mycoses.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jane-sykes-98aa40142/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaneSyk91503749





Equine Programming is generously sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim

Equine Disease Review by Dr. Tom Divers, DVM 

  • Equine Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis – An Update
  • Use of Corticosteriods in Equine Practice
  • Medical Causes of Weight Loss in the Adult Horse
  • Equine Urinary Trace Diseases – A Review
  • Update on Equine Infectious Diseases
  • Equine Liver Disease – An Upda

Thomas J. Divers, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, Diplomate ACVECC, Steffen Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University
Dr. Thomas J. Divers earned his DVM from the University of Georgia and completed an internship in large animal medicine at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Divers returned to the University of Georgia for a residency in large animal internal medicine and ambulatory practice followed by 2 years as an assistant professor in the large animal medicine and ambulatory practice at the College. Dr. Divers then moved to the University of Pennsylvania for 10 years where he was an associate professor of large animal medicine and served as chief of the section of medicine at the New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania. Currently Dr. Divers is the Rudolph J. and Katharine L.Steffen Professor of Medicine in the Section of Large Animal Medicine at Cornell University. Dr. Divers retired in 2021 but still consults on cases, research projects and teaches classes. He has been the recipient of teaching awards at four universities, has received the Educator of the Year Award from both the AAEP and ACVECC and has received the Cornell University Hospital for Animals Distinquished Service Award for service to referring veterinarians.




Pricing Category One Program Two Programs
Members $185 $333
Lifetime Members $140 $252
Retired Members  $160 $288
Non-Members $250 $475
Non-veterinarians $160 $288




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