Wet Lab


With our April Wet Lab behind us, we’d like to thank all those who attended.
We look forward to seeing you again, and as always, we remain committed to
meeting your needs in the best possible way.

(Please scroll to the bottom of the page to read what a few our guests said about our Wet Lab…)

All veterinarians invited…


I am delighted to extend an invitation to all veterinarians to join us for our very first WET LAB at our specialty animal hospital in the San Fernando Valley.

Besides the six hands-on lectures on a variety of topics provided by ACCESS and our partners – enabling you to receive six RACE credits in one day – we are also pleased to offer breakfast, lunch, and cocktail hour, all at no charge to you.

So mark your calendars and come along as we would love to see you. And of course to reserve your place, please don’t hesitate to RSVP today.

Warm regards,

Rich Mills, DVM, DACVECC
Chief of Staff | ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals



A productive day…

Welcome to the 2016 ACCESS – San Fernando Valley Wet Lab!

We are thrilled to have you join us for a day full of lectures, hands-on labs, and more! Throughout the day, you will be guided through our facility to travel to each of the six lectures provided, as well as to our sponsor room, where you will be able to meet with industry professionals while you enjoy a catered lunch with your assigned group. We want to sincerely thank you for your participation today and cannot wait to show you what we have in store!


The when, where, and RSVP…


SUNDAY, April 10th, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. | Sign-In and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Wet Lab with Lunch

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Beer and Wine Cocktail Hour


ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital – San Fernando Valley

20051 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364


Please RSVP by contacting Jillian Kassel

Tel: (310) 945-7611 | Or click here to email your RSVP.


The presenters and lectures…

Lecture: 1
Title: Enteral Nutrition: Feeding tube selection and placement
Dr. Name: Elana Hadar, DVM, DACVIM
Description: Review enteral feeding tube options, including the pros, risks and cons of the most common types of feeding tubes. The placement and management of feeding tubes will be reviewed as well hands-on demonstration of esophageal feeding tube placement.

Meet Elana…

Lecture: 2
Title: Practical Echocardiography — A Hands On Session
Dr. Name: Steve Cole, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Description: The objectives are to become familiar with obtaining and interpreting standard echocardiographic views to aid decision-making in daily practice. This will be a practical lab actually doing echoes on live patients.

Meet Steve…

Lecture: 3
Title: Bandaging: It’s a WRAP!
Dr. Name: Jana Norris, DVM, DACVS & Yonathan Buks, BVSc, DACVS
Description: Providing an opportunity for veterinarians to gain hands-on experience in bandaging techniques. Lecture followed by lab with practice on bandaging (wet to dry techniques and support wraps), splinting, casting, non-weight bearing sling application and more to provide support, protection, and function.

Meet Jana…
Meet Yonathan…

Lecture: 4
Title: Performing and Interpreting the Neurologic examination
Dr. Name: Jeremy O’Neill, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Description: To be comfortable performing the neurologic examination and interpretation of the exam to develop a diagnostic plan based on proper neurolocalization.

Meet Jeremy…

Lecture: 5
Title: Pump, Pump, Zap. A hands on approach to CPR
Dr. Name: Andrew Cruikshank, DVM, DACVECC
Description: This wet lab intends to show veterinary professionals the appropriate methods of RECOVER based CPCR. Cadavers will be available for hands-on practice.

Meet Andrew…

Lecture: 6
Title: What’s that Bump? From Cytology to Histopathology and Clinical Case Management
Dr. Name: Valerie Wiles, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) at Veterinary Cancer Group
– Recognize when cytology is diagnostic based on microscope slides
– Formulate a diagnostic and/or treatment plan based on written cytology results from a clinical pathologist
– Review histopathology results and determine if additional diagnostics, if any, are warranted
– Determine based on histopathology results if cases can be managed in-house or if referral is warranted
– Understand indications for advanced diagnostics such as immunohistochemistry and mast cell tumor prognostic panels
– Develop a basic understanding of therapeutics available for management of cases discussed

Meet Valerie…




ACCESS is open for all emergency and critical care needs 24×7 and sees specialist appointments seven days a week. Our neighboring practices, Veterinary Cancer Group, Dog & Cat Dentist, Animal Dermatology Clinic, Eye Care For Animals, and Pawspice are owned and operated separately from ACCESS. However, we are all under one roof, making it easier for your clients and patients to be cared for.


“I always take CE classes at ACCESS and it is always top notch, satisfying. I have been referring patients here because I can trust you.”
“This is the best CE I have attended. Thank you for keeping it relevant for GP.”
“Thank you so much for offering this – I learned pearls of wisdom I can use every day – even after 27 years of practice.”
“Loved the ability to look at slides, practice with ultrasound machine, hands on practice of bandage techniques, and feeding tube placement.”
“I truly appreciated all your attention to detail – breakfast, lunch, drinks and fresh flowers! Even in the bathrooms!”
“Excellent! I really enjoy the chance to get some hands-on experience, and like that the subject matter is generally very relevant to general practice.”
“Loved the hands on echo and placement of feeding tubes. Good info all around and appreciated CE’s close to home.”
“Thanks for having it in the Valley! Great jobs! Great planning!”
“Great and practical information. The flow of the day was very well done. It was great to see all of the Woodland Hills facility and to meet some of the specialists with whom I share cases.”
“Doctors answered additional questions, took extra time. Managed well.”
“Good refresher on certain topics. Really appreciated all the clinicians and ‘volunteers’ time. Everyone was very approachable and inspiring. Thank you! ☺”
“I liked the 50 minute sessions – compared w/ shorter one at the Culver City ACCESS – this enables a more in depth educational session. Thank you!”
“The Wet Lab approach provides a far greater learning experience. I absolutely enjoyed each lecture.”
“Everyone was easily approachable. I had a lot of questions answered at this session.”
“Awesome! Amazing CE program. Your techs were extremely helpful/friendly.”


South Bay

2325 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90501

Tel: (310) 320-8300 - Fax: (424) 293-7254

Los Angeles

9599 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Tel: (310) 558-6100 - Fax: (310) 558-6199

San Fernando Valley

20051 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Tel: (818) 887-2262 - Fax: (818) 704-0323

Central Valley

4300 Easton Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93309

Tel: (661) 281-1320 - Fax: (661) 302-4193

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