2019 Tentative Schedule


            Thursday, July 11, 2019
8:00 am - 4:45 pm   Registration
10:00 am - 10:50 am Dr. Joe Jordan and Natalie Young Recognizing Substance Abuse in Your Workforce
11:00 am - 11:50 am Dr. Joe Jordan and Natalie Young Drug Intervention in the Workplace: What To Do?
11:50 am - 1:00 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Dr. Mike Grafinger
Sponsored by Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospitals
Pubic Symphysiodesis- Hip Dysplasia Review
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm NCVMA Membership Meeting
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break in Exhibit Hall
2:45 pm - 3:35 pm Dr. Mike Grafinger
Sponsored by Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospitals
What’s in Your Drawer? Tips for Managing Canine Cruciate Ruptures, Part I
3:45 pm - 4:35 pm Dr. Mike Grafinger
Sponsored by Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospitals
What’s in Your Drawer? Tips for Managing Canine Cruciate Ruptures, Part II
4:35 pm - 6:00 pm Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by NCSU-CVM and Zoetis

            Friday, July 12, 2019
7:30 am - 4:15 pm   Registration
7:30 am - 1:30 pm   Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:00 am - 8:50 am Dr. Rick Alleman
Sponsored by IDEXX
The ProCyte, the Hemogram, the Histogram, the Blood Smear and the Patient, Part I
9:00 am - 9:50 am Dr. Rick Alleman
Sponsored by IDEXX
The ProCyte, the Hemogram, the Histogram, the Blood Smear and the Patient, Part II
9:50 am - 10:20 am Break in Exhibit Hall
10:20 am - 11:10 am Dr. Rick Alleman
Sponsored by IDEXX
Either UR-In or UR-Out: Reading Images of Urine Sediment on the SediVue
11:20 am - 12:10 pm

Dr. Donna Raditic

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition 

Pet Food Facts, Fallacies, and Fancies
12:10 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch In Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by Elanco Animal Health
1:15 pm - 2:05 pm

Dr. Donna Raditic

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition 

Taking Matters into Your Own Hands – Homemade and Raw Food Diets
2:15 pm - 3:05 pm

Dr. Donna Raditic

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition 

Thinking Ahead – Proactive Nutrition with Therapeutic Diets
3:15 pm - 4:05 pm

Dr. Donna Raditic

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition 

Supplementing Your Practice – Supplements in Practice
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  

Officer Installation & Awards Presentation

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health 


            Saturday, July 13, 2019
7:30 am - 12:15 pm   Registration
7:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast 
8:00 am - 8:50 am

Dr. Joe Bartges

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition and Nutramax 

Meats for the Sweets – Diabetes Mellitus
9:00 am - 9:50 am

Dr. Joe Bartges

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition and Nutramax  

I’ll Have Onions with That – Liver Disease
10:00 am - 10:50 am

Dr. Joe Bartges

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition and Nutramax  

Tales from the Crypts – Inflammatory Bowel Disease
11:00 am - 11:50 am

Dr. Joe Bartges

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition and Nutramax  

Meals for Wheels – Osteoarthritis

            Sunday, July 14, 2019
7:30 am - 12:15 pm   Registration
7:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:50 am

Dr. Joe Bartges

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition and Nutramax  

Rusty Pipes – Chronic Kidney Disease
9:00 am - 9:50 am

Dr. Joe Bartges

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition and Nutramax  

Pebbles in the Stream – Urolithiasis
10:00 am - 10:50 am

Dr. Joe Bartges

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition and Nutramax  

H2O or K9P? – Micturition Disorders
11:00 am - 11:50 am

Dr. Joe Bartges

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition and Nutramax  

Cat Bladders and the People Who Have to Live with Them – FLUTD
11:50 am Adjourn - Thank you and safe travels home!


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NC Veterinary Medical Association
1611 Jones Franklin Road, Suite 108
Raleigh, NC 27606-3376
Tel: (800) 446-2862 / (919) 851-5850
Fax: (919) 851-5859
Email: ncvma96@ncvma.org