Referring Veterinarian Appreciation Day


IN PERSON: We have almost a full day of free CE planned to show our appreciation for our referring veterinarians! Join us June 15 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the UF Veterinary Small Animal Hospital, 2089 SW 16th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32608.

  • Breakfast and Registration: 7:00-8:00 a.m.
  • CE begins: 8:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 12:40-1:30 p.m.
  • CE ends: 2:30 p.m.

FOR ALL VETERINARIANS: The popular three-hour Florida Rules and Laws and Pharmacy Dispensing Rules course will be offered virtually only! Our veterinary pharmacist Dr. Megan Eide and UF attorney Brian Boelens will present updates; we will email all registrants a link and you can view the content for thirty days. Please Note: We are not offering this course onsite this year.

Presenting Faculty

Small Animal Sessions (Lecture Hall A)

  • Open Heart Mitral Valve Repair Surgery – Dr. Michael Ahearn
  • Surgery for Treating Diabetes Mellitus – Dr. Chen Gilor and Dr. Sheila Carrera
  • Navigating Unlicensed Medication for Treating Feline Infectious Peritonitis – Dr. Julie Levy       
  • Osteoarthritis Management – Librela and What Else? – Dr. Jennifer Repac
  • What Do the Graphs Mean? Getting the Most From Your Hematology Analyzer – Dr. Richard Dulli
  • Tips for Managing Patients in Respiratory Distress – Dr. Adesola Odunayo
  • Phosphorus and Chronic Renal Disease – Dr. Andrew Specht
  • Dispersing the Myth of Absolute Certainty  – Dr. Chris Lanier, Dr. Shir Gilor and Dr. Richard Dulli
  • Interpreting the New Pet food Labels: the Good and the Bad – Dr. Richard Hill
  • Canine Breeding Management – Dr. Luis de Aguiar
  • Hypertensive Emergencies – Dr. Ronald Goncalves
  • What’s New in Nephrology? – Dr. Andrew Specht

Large Animal Sessions (Lecture Hall B)

  • Endoscopic Foraminotomy for Treatment of Spinal Nerve Compression – Dr. Sally DeNotta and Dr. Adam Biedrzycki
  • Advanced Techniques and Considerations in Equine Anesthesia and Pain Management – Dr. Ludovica Chiavaccini
  • Gastric Impaction. A Challenge on All Fronts – Dr. David Freeman
  • Recent Advances in Equine Orthopedic Surgery – Dr. Lawrence Kadic
  • Preventative Care Needs of Newly Imported Horses – Dr. Martha Mallicote
  • Year in Review: Top 10 Equine Reproduction Articles – Dr. Audrey Kelleman
  • Post-mortem Gamete Recovery – Dr. Luis de Aguiar
  • Equine Hepatitis Viruses – Dr. Lisa Edwards

3-Hour Florida Rules and Laws and Pharmacy Dispensing Rules Virtual CE

The most sought-after session every year is Florida Rules and Laws and Pharmacy Dispensing Rules. We are happy to present the entire three-hour course at no charge, available for all registrants virtually. You will receive a link to access the course after June 15. The pharmacy course will not be presented in person.

Our Generous Sponsors

We are pleased to recognize our sponsors. Their continued support allows us to present this course free of charge.

RDVM Day Sponsors

PREMIUM SPONSORS: These companies are sponsoring CE for both referring veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

We hope you will visit each sponsor’s table to learn more about their products and commitment to continuing education for all veterinary professionals.

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