Upcoming Lectures

Please mark your calendars for the following event in 2018! 

Meghan O’Neil, Referral Relations Coordinator for RBVH in Tinton Falls
Office -- (732) 747-3636, ext. 1738
Email -- Meghan.oneil@rbvh.net


November 18
Fall Symposium: Less is More -- A Comprehensive Approach to Minimally Invasive Procedures

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
RACE accredited: 6 hours

This event will be held at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa  *  1 Ocean Blvd  *  Long Branch, NJ

Carl D. Sammarco, BVSc, MRCVS, DACVIM, CVA

Fixing Cardiac Disease at the End of a Catheter
There are several minimally invasive procedures currently performed for cardiac disease: correction of patent ductus arteriosus, reducing pulmonic and aortic stenosis, pacemaker placement for bradyarrhythmias, and heartworm retrieval. Cases that are amenable to these procedures will be discussed, and high-quality video of the procedures will be presented.

Garrett J. Davis, DVM, DACVS

The Use of Arthroscopy in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Orthopedic Problems in Dogs
Arthroscopy allows a surgeon to assess articular and peri-articular structures with minimal morbidity to the patient. In many cases, this modality is the most sensitive indicator of an injury within a joint and will diagnose problems that can be missed with advanced imaging alone. The use of arthroscopy to diagnosis and treat common orthopedic problems affecting the shoulder, elbow and stifle will be discussed. The use of arthroscopy to assess hip as well as carpal and tarsal problems will also be briefly looked at.

Heather Baginski, DVM, DACVS

An Overview of Laparoscopic Ovariectomies: Should We?
In this lecture discussing minimally invasive ovariectomies, we will review the literature supporting its use in canines. We will discuss the procedure, the pros and cons, and its limitations in our patients.

Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Melina Zimmerman, DVM, DACVAA

Block it Up: The Why, When, What, & How of Local & Regional Anesthesia
This lecture will focus on why we do local and regional anesthesia, indications, what drugs to use, contraindications, and potential complications. We will discuss blocks that can be done in general practice and also review ultrasound-guided nerve blocks.

Physical Medicine: What is It & How is It Applied in Veterinary Medicine?
Physical medicine modalities including medical acupuncture, massage, and rehabilitation will be discussed. Cases will be reviewed and there will be time for questions and answers.

Interventional Radiology & Endoscopy|
Stacy Burdick, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Interventional Radiology & Endoscopy: The Role of the General Practitioner
This lecture will give a brief overview of various interventional procedures using real case presentations and videos and/or pictures. For each case, the focus will be on the role of the general practitioner in diagnosis and follow-up to optimize patient care.