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Fall 2009 CE Meeting - Sunday November 15th

Veterinary Medical Association of Bexar County

Sunday, November 15, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member - Early Bird Ended $79.00 $2.97
Non-member - Early Bird Ended $99.00 $3.47
Technician/Office Staff - Early Bird Ended $79.00 $2.97
Member Ended $99.00 $3.47
Non-Member Ended $119.00 $3.97
Technician/Office Staff Ended $99.00 $3.47
Late Registration/Walk-In Ended $129.00 $4.22

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Event Details


Dr. Sonya Gordon graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Canada in 1994.  She then completed a small animal internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Canada and returned to the Ontario Veterinary College where she completed an advanced degree in cardiology and her cardiology residency training.  Subsequently she joined the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science of Texas A&M University and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of cardiology in 1999.  She has been on faculty at Texas A&M University since 1998 and is currently an Associate professor of cardiology and is proud to be a part of a busy progressive cardiology program.  Although she considers herself a clinician and teacher first her research interests are focused on canine chronic valve disease, imaging, interventional procedures and clinical trials.  She considers her home College Station TX where she shares her life with her husband, 4 dogs and 2 cats.


9:00 to 9:30 am:  Registration & Refreshments

9:30 to 11:30 am:   The Heart in Context:  Respiratory Interactions in Canine Heart Disease


This session will deal with the diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas encountered in mature dogs that present with clinical signs suggestive of respiratory embarrassment such as cough, tachypnea and dyspnea.  Emphasis will be placed on the clinical management of common cardio-respiratory problems such as left mainstem bronchus compression due to left atrial enlargement in dogs with chronic valve disease and pulmonary hypertension.


11:30 am to 12:45 pm:  Lunch Buffet sponsored by:





12:45 to 2:45 pm:  The Heart in Contest: Cardio-Renal Interactions in Canine Heart Disease

This session will deal with the interactions of cardiac disease/treatment with renal function.  Strategies to optimally manage concurrent renal and heart disease will be discussed with particular emphasis on the potential pit-falls of polypharmacy in this patient population.  

2:45 to 3:00 pm:  Break and Refreshments



 3:00 to 5:00 pm:  Case Discussions and Questions


You may pay online or you may send in a check or money order by mail. The payment address is:
Post Office Box 737
Adkins, TX 78101

The rates above for VMABC members reflect a $20 discount compared to the non-member rates. If you would like to join VMABC and receive discounted registration rates to our meetings, please contact our new Executive Secretary, Sharon Gregory.
210-333-5544 fax


Have questions about Fall 2009 CE Meeting - Sunday November 15th? Contact Veterinary Medical Association of Bexar County

When & Where

Doubletree Hotel San Antonio Airport
37 NE Loop 410 (at McCullough)
San Antonio, TX 78216

Sunday, November 15, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)

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Veterinary Medical Association of Bexar County

Executive Director: Sharon Gregory 

Post Office Box 12353
San Antonio, TX 78212

210-333-5544 fax

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