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Student Leaders Host Symposia for Animal Health

Symposia organized by veterinary student groups offer up-to-date overviews on veterinary topics of special interest. Presenters include UC Davis professors as well as guest speakers with specialized expertise.

Most symposia are designed to inform veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students. Occasionally, these meetings provide information suitable for interested members of the lay public. Members of the media are welcome to attend selected lectures to learn more about veterinary science and School of Veterinary Medicine projects in animal health.

Symposium fees support the mission of each student organization. Students may receive assistance from co-sponsors. Please contact the representatives of each organization for more information about attending a symposium. Please note that schedules are subject to change.


The Third Annual Behavior Symposium, "Compulsive Behaviors: Causes & Treatments" takes place April 15, 2006, 
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Room 170 Schalm Lecture Hall on the UC Davis Campus. Registration time is 8-9 p.m.; lunch takes place 12-1 p.m.  

Speakers Topics
Dr. Scott Echols


Dr. Jeannine Berger Equine
Dr. Andrew Leuscher Canine
Dr. Leslie Cooper Canine

Dr. Sheila Segurson

Cats & Dogs

Dr. Ann Duncan Zoo Animals

Please contact students Sharla Ansorge or Alison Lawrence for more information. The Web site is:


Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine Symposium April 29-30, 2006 on the Davis campus, 9 a.m-5 p.m. Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians are eligible for CE units (approximately 6 CE units are available for each day of attendance). Proof of attendance certificates are available upon request for wildlife rehabilitators and others.

Registration for the symposium includes breakfast, lunch and symposium proceedings.

Editor's note: Dr. Walter Rosskopf is unable to attend. In his place, Dr. Michelle
Hawkins of the school's Companion Avian and Exotic Pets Service will discuss the diagnostic evaluation of urinary tract calculi in guinea pigs.

Saturday, April 29

Speakers Topics
Katherine Wasson, DVM, Dipl ACLAM Encephalitozoon cuniculi in rabbits
Walter Rosskopf, DVM, Dipl ABVP-Avian Reptile medicine
Amphibian medicine
Marianne Brick, DVM Reptile Cryptosporidiosis
Frank Verstraete, DVM, Dipl AVDC
Dipl ECVS, Dipl EVDC
Rabbit and Rodent Dentistry
Sunday, April 30

Speakers Topics
Vickie Joseph, DVM, Dipl ABVP-Avian Avian Respiratory Disease
Avian Clinical Pathology
Patricia Wakenell, DVM, Dipl AAAP Update on Avian Influenza
Barbara Heidenreich, BS Training Bird for Medical and Husbandry Behaviors
Addressing Aggressive Behavior in Birds

Please check the Avian & Exotic Medicine Club Web site for registration information, updates and directions,


The Canine Medicine Club presents the Ninth Annual Canine Medicine Symposium Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 2006 in 170 Schalm Hall on the UC Davis Campus.

Members of the public are welcome.

Fees: Veterinarians: $175 for 2 days, $100 for 1 day; Technicians and Members of the Public: $125 for 2 days, $75 for 1 day.

Fees include breakfast, lunch and symposium proceedings. CE Credits: 14

Saturday May 6, 2006

Time Topic Speaker
7:30-9:00am          Registration and Breakfast    --

Management of Diabetes Mellitus

Dr. Richard Nelson, DVM, DACVIM

10:00-10:45am        Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Dr. William Thomas, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology)


Vaccine Controversies

Dr. Richard B. Ford, DVM, DACVIM




Autoimmune Skin Diseases

Dr. Catherine Outerbridge, DVM, MVSc, DACVD, DACVIM
2:00-2:45 pm Developing Vaccine Protocols in Your Practice Dr. Richard B. Ford, DVM, DACVIM
3:00-4:45 pm               Question and Answer Session with Dr. Ford Dr. Richard B. Ford, DVM, DACVIM

Sunday May 7, 2006



Repro Refresher for the General Practitioner

Dr. Autumn Davidson, DVM, MS, DACVIM


Advances in Radiation Oncology

Dr. Michael Kent, DVM, DACVIM (oncology), DACVR (radiation oncology)


Mast Cell Tumor Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Cheryl London, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)




Canine Urolithiasis

Dr. Jodi Westropp, DVM, DACVIM


Pain Management in the Canine Patient  

Dr. Peter Pascoe, BVSc, DACVA, DECVA

3:00-3:50 pm

Management of the Neurologic Trauma Patient: How Not to Make it Worse!

Dr. Peter, Dickinson, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (neurology)


Anterior Uveal Disorders: Diagnosis and Management

Dr. Steven Hollingsworth, DVM, DACVO (ophthalmology)

Please send questions by e-mail to Jennifer Lawrence at or call (530) 757-2484. More information is available at


The Holistic Veterinary Medicine Club proudly presents the Sixth Annual Symposium Sunday April 23, 2006 on the UC Davis campus.


8:00-9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Huisheng Xie, DVM, MS, PhD: Acupuncture
10:40-12:00 Lynelle Graham, DVM: Yunnan Paiyao
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Susan Wynn, DVM: Herbs
2:40-3:30           Lynn Peck, DVM: Animal Bowen
3:40-5:00 Huisheng Xie, DVM, MS, PhD: TCVM/Geriatrics

Up to 7 units of CE credit are available for veterinarians.  
Find more information on the student Web site: 


Preventive Equine Medicine
Presented by the Equine Medicine Club
Saturday, May 13, 2006
9 am - 5 pm

Topics include behavior, vaccines, deworming and foot care.

More information: