2023 SBCV Fall Conference & Trade Show

November 4, 2023 at 8:00 AM - November 5, 2023 at 1:00 PM


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For those wishing to stay at the hotel, reservations must be made by Wednesday October 4, 2023 to receive the group rate. A deposit of one night's room and tax will be processed at time of booking.

Saturday, November 4, 2023 and Sunday, November 5, 2023

NEW Location - The Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver 900 Canada Place

(The SBCV was advised that due to a labour dispute, our previous venue would not be able to accommodate our conference.)

Topics are: Euthanasia, Dermatology, Senior Dog and Orthopedic Care, and Economics of Practice.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration 

8:00 am - 10:00 am  Euthanasia Reimagined with Lianna Titcombe, BSc (Hon), DVM, CHPV (2 CE Credits). Generously sponsored by NVA Canada.
Learn about the 14 essential components of modern euthanasia, including expert tips for a technically smooth euthanasia. This session will include instructions on injections, intra organ, and plan A, B and C, as well as sedation protocols.

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Trade Show

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Dermatology with Charlie Pye, BSc, DVM, DVSc, DACVD (2 CE Credits). Generously sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition Canada Inc.
Multiple dermatologic diseases can present very similarly so diagnostics are vital. This 90-minute lecture will focus on allergies, allergy therapy, and antimicrobial stewardship, followed by a 30-minute interactive case study that will follow how to develop a plan and achieve client compliance.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Trade Show 

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Senior Dog and Orthopedic Care (Part 1) with David Lane, DVM, DACVSMR (3 CE Credit Hours). Generously sponsored by VetStrategy. 
Keep ‘em moving by improving the comfort and longevity of geriatric dogs. Loss of mobility is one of the strongest indicators of reduced quality of life and decreased time to death. Addressing pain and paresis is one of the most important ways we can improve the final years of our geriatric patients. These lectures will cover geriatric medicine from a sports medicine and rehabilitation perspective; the detection and resolution of pain; and the mitigation of neurological deficits that affect ambulation and continence, maintenance of muscle mass, and more.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Trade Show

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Senior Dog and Orthopedic Care (Part 2) with David Lane, DVM, DACVSMR. Generously sponsored by VetStrategy. 

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. AGM 

Sunday, November 5, 2023

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration 

8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Financial Unknowns and Economic Realities for Veterinarians (Part 1) with Darren Osborne, MA (4 CE Credit Hours). Generously sponsored by True North Veterinary Diagnostics. 

How veterinarians bill, handle credit, and invoicing will be a focus of this four-hour session. The balance will be devoted to how to address clients’ difficult financial situations. Whereas money for travel was easily redirected to pets during the worst of COVID, those funds are now being returned to recreational or family activities. We offer advice to help associates and staff understand the financial constraints of a practice, help practice owners manage associate and technologist wages as we enter tougher financial times, and address the gap between gold-standard diagnostic and treatment options and what may be better options for the client in front of you. We will propel pet care forward while recognizing economic realities and subsequent constraints.

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Lunch

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Financial Unknowns and Economic Realities for Veterinarians (Part 2) with Darren Osborne, MA. Generously sponsored by True North Veterinary Diagnostics.