2019 Canine Conference

August 23-24, 2019

Credit Hours: Up to 17 hours

Registration is open! 

As practicing veterinarians, I think we have all had those moments when we wonder whether to test for a certain disease and also wonder, “Have I been missing this diagnosis?” This year at Canine Conference we will focus on some of these disorders. Dr. Katie Tolbert will discuss the diagnosis of challenging disorders including gastroesophageal reflux and esophageal dysmotility. Dr. Joe Mankin will present his approach to differentiating neurologic from orthopedic disorders in canine patients. Respiratory patients can be especially difficult to work up, and Dr. Andra Voges and Dr. Sonya Wesselowski will discuss imaging findings and differentiating respiratory from cardiac disease. Texas presents unique diagnostic challenges with infectious diseases including Heterobilharzia and Chagas disease. We will delve into these disorders, as well as several other challenging diagnoses.

Consensus statements provide up-to-date information on the diagnosis and treatment of clinically important diseases. They combine evidence-based information as well as expert-opinion to provide practical guidelines for challenging conditions. Dr. Katie Tolbert was a contributing author to the ACVIM consensus on the rational use of gastrointestinal protectants and she will share her expertise on this topic. Dr. Alison Diesel will share how the WAVD consensus on approaches to methicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections has guided her clinical approach to these patients. Also, Dr. Audrey Cook will discuss how noninvasive and interventional techniques are advancing the management of canine uroliths according to the ACVIM consensus on this topic.

These topics and more will be explored at the Texas A&M annual Canine Conference, and we hope you will join us for 2-days of talks aimed at approaching challenging conditions in canine medicine!

Laboratory Diagnostic Workshop – Dr. Unity Jeffery


If you would like to be on a wait list in case a registrant cancels, call us at 979-845-9102 or email aroussel@tamu.edu


“Why is my patient pale? Lab tricks and tips for diagnosing the anemic patient.” 

In this workshop, the participant will gain additional skills on how to differentiate the many causes of anemia in canine patients. The laboratory will combine case scenarios using laboratory data with examination of pre-prepared slides and hands-on learning as participants perform laboratory tests such as saline agglutination, and preparation, examination and interpretation of buffy coat smears. Each participant will have an individual microscope with which to examine the slides, and space, supplies and equipment to perform other tests.


Where do I park if I am bringing my own car?

A parking permit is required if you are bringing a car on Friday.  This means you will get a ticket if you do not purchase a permit.  Here is a link to purchase a $10 permit if you choose to bring a car.  The permit needs to be displayed on your dashboard.  Go to this link:  https://transport2.tamu.edu/account/conference/parkingpermits.aspx Select option: “CANINE CONFERENCE”.  Lot #36 is the only lot with permit parking available Friday, which is 400 yds. from the workshop. We cannot help you if you park in the wrong lot or park without a permit and get ticketed.  Parking in Lot 24 is free on Saturday.

Registration is open!








Canine Conference Program

2019 Canine Conference Proceedings

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