Disease Review with Liz Hughston

Disease Review with Liz Hughston

May 22, 2022 Sunday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Liz Hughston

Liz Hughston

MEd., RVT, CVT, LVT, VTS (SAIM)(ECC)

Liz is the Co-Founder of the Veterinary Cannabinoid Academy and practices as a relief veterinary technician, trainer, and consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since her graduation from Foothill College in 2006, Liz went on to become certified as a VTS in both Small Animal Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care in 2012. Liz is dedicated to advancing veterinary technology through training, mentorship, and support. She has authored textbook chapters and served as co-editor of two upcoming veterinary textbooks. In addition to her relief work, speaking, consulting, and writing, Liz is honored to serve as President of the National Veterinary Professionals Union, Past President and current Credentialing Committee Chair of the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians, and on the Editorial Advisory Board of dvm360

9:00am
- 9:50am
The Guest That Never Leaves: Hemotropic Mycoplasmas
Formerly classified as rickettsial organisms, hemotropic mycoplasmas (also known as hemoplasmas) can cause serious systemic illness in companion animals, or exist in a sub-clinical carrier state, undetected without laboratory testing. This presentation will review the etiology, pathogenesis, and diagnostic testing to find these organisms, as well as treatment options currently available.
10:00am
- 10:50am
Going Viral: Canine Distemper
Distemper is a worldwide, highly contagious virus affecting numerous species. In this presentation, we will review the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of this often-fatal infection. We will also review vaccination protocols that can protect both our domestic pets and wildlife that may be affected.
11:00am
- 11:50am
Leaping Lizards It’s Lepto!
Leptospirosis was once a diagnosis that appeared far down on a veterinarian’s differential diagnosis list. As we encroach more and more on wildlife habitats, and share our gardens, streets, and trails with various wild species, we are seeing an increase in prevalence of this infectious disease. This presentation will review etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of this zoonotic infection. We will also discuss the use of personal protective equipment, and other ways to prevent both staff and clients from contracting leptospirosis from affected patients.

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