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Daily Highlights

Published July 30, 2022

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.


Keynote: “Owning Your Narrative” with Bertice Berry, PhD
10 a.m.-noon, ballroom AB
Sociologist, bestselling author, lecturer, storyteller, and humorist Bertice Berry, PhD, will discuss the power and impact of owning your own narrative. “If you don’t tell your story, others will tell it for you,” Dr. Berry says. Using her unique blend of storytelling, humor, and sociological research, Dr. Berry will illustrate ways for redefining, reclaiming, and owning your own purpose and story. The keynote is sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Exhibit hall grand opening
Noon-12:30 p.m., exhibit halls AB
Immediately after the keynote, attendees are invited to stop by the exhibit hall, which is filled with more than 225 exhibitors offering today’s latest products and solutions. Convention-goers can also visit the hall from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday through Monday with seven hours unopposed by continuing education and the opportunity to earn two hours of CE just for visiting.

Hygiene kit station
Noon- 4 p.m. (or until bags are stuffed), exhibit halls DE
Help assemble care kits for Philadelphia’s homeless pet owners. These bags will be distributed during Sunday’s street clinic, which is being held in partnership with The Street Dog Coalition. Assembly stations are located at the AVMA Cares station.

Technician Appreciation and Young Professionals Event
6-7:30 p.m., Spin Philadelphia
Veterinary technicians, veterinarians just starting out, and veterinary students are invited to this event. Hosted and sponsored by the AVMA’s “My Veterinary Life” podcast, the event will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with colleagues, meet past podcast guests, and win prizes at the No. 1 pingpong social club in the nation! Then attendees can enjoy early access to the Live Life, Love All event. Identification as being age 21 or older and a convention badge are required.

Live Life, Love All
7:30-10 p.m., Spin Philadelphia
This event is all about celebrating the beautiful things that make us different and the profession that brings us together. This year’s event will feature the first-ever pingpong tournament. Attendance is limited and will be available first come, first served. Identification as being age 21 or older and a convention badge are required. Live Life, Love All is sponsored by Banfield Pet Hospital, Boehringer Ingelheim, and the Diversify Veterinary Medicine Coalition.

Continuing education

“Preparing Your Hospital for the Future of Veterinary Medicine”
9-9:50 a.m., room 110AB
Terence O’Neil, co-chair of accounting and consulting firm Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Veterinary Services Group, will encourage attendees to set aside time to plan for the future. He argues that maintaining the status quo could mean not only missing out on a revenue opportunity but also falling behind increasingly innovative competitors. In this session, attendees will discuss serving the generational needs of clients, leveraging technology tools, incorporating telemedicine into the practice, and creating new payment models.

“Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) and Leptospirosis Outbreaks–How Can You Stay Up to Date?”
1-1:50 p.m., CE theater 2
The presentation will review outbreaks of canine influenza virus and leptospirosis in the U.S., including a deeper look at the latest outbreaks on the West Coast. Speakers will show new maps of the most up-to-date information on leptospirosis, providing easy access to the data for the practitioner. The session is sponsored by Zoetis Petcare.

“Compounding Animal Drugs From Bulk Drug Substances–Key Points for Veterinarians”
3-3:50 p.m., room 102AB
Dr. Amber McCoig, a senior veterinary medical officer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, will discuss the key points that veterinarians need to know about the agency’s final guidance for industry on “Compounding Animal Drugs From Bulk Drug Substances”. This talk will cover the changes from the draft version and provide details on enforcement discretion for certain categories of animal drugs compounded from bulk drug substances, namely, patient-specific prescriptions, office stock for non–food-producing species, antidotes for food-producing animals, and sedatives and anesthetics for free-ranging wildlife.

“The Evolving Role of the Technician”
4-4:50 p.m., room 204A
A panel of credentialed veterinary technicians will present their experiences and visions for veterinary technicians in modern veterinary medicine across a wide range of practice types and specialties. The speakers will look at the issues of utilization of veterinary technicians’ skills, licensing variations across states, advanced certifications, and outdated practice acts.