The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is proud to present the 69th Annual Conference for veterinarians and the 18th Annual Veterinary Technician Program from Jan. 5-7, 2008, at the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University Campus.
Conference organizers have assembled 75 hours of lectures and laboratories from which participants can choose, with up to 19 hours of continuing education credit. Presenters will offer current topics in the areas of food animals, equine, small animals and exotics. Internationally and nationally recognized invited speakers will cover the latest information in their fields of study. The conference also offers an excellent opportunity to meet Colorado State University faculty and learn practical approaches to diagnosis and treatment of many medical and surgical issues.
A welcome reception, sponsored by Nestle Purina, will follow Saturday’s program and offers another opportunity to meet fellow conference participants and CSU faculty members. Daily lunch and coffee breaks will be provided in the exhibit hall where leading pharmaceutical, biological, and supporting industries will showcase their latest products and be available to answer questions.
The keynote speaker for Sunday afternoon is Dr. Dean Hendrickson, a Professor of Equine Surgery at Colorado State University. Dr. Hendrickson will be speaking about his elephant experiences in South Africa. Dr. Hendrickson, along with a team of veterinarians from Disney’s Animal Programs and San Diego Wild Animal Park, is working with wildlife biologists researching effective methods of sterilization for elephants to control their overpopulation in South Africa.
The team has developed the technique and performed laparoscopic vasectomies in bull elephants. Dr. Hendrickson will chronicle the problems with elephant overpopulation and their struggles with sterilization of elephants in South Africa. You are invited to bring family and friends to hear Dr. Hendrickson. Following the talk there will be a social hour sponsored by Purina Mills.
The Veterinary Technician Program is on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008. This is the largest technician program of its kind in Colorado, presenting continuing education for technicians at all levels with the full-day program offering eight hours of continuing education credit. Lectures and laboratory sessions presented by leading CSU technicians and faculty will provide a variety of educational choices.
For further information about the Annual Conference and the Veterinary Technician Program, or to register on-line, visit http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/clinsci/ce/annual-conference.htm.