Wet Lab | ACCESS – South Bay


I am delighted to extend an invitation to all veterinarians to join us for our very first Wet Lab at our newest specialty animal hospital in the South Bay.

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 a 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
Owner | ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals


ACCESS – South Bay
2551 W. 190th St., Torrance, CA 90504
Tel: (310) 320-8300


Sunday, June 3, 2018
8:00am – 5:00pm

The Program

and Breakfast: — 8:00am – 8:50am
Wet Lab: — 9:00am – 4:00pm
Lunch: — 12:00pm – 12:50pm & 1:00pm – 1:50pm
Cocktail Hour: — 4:00pm – 5:00pm

The Lectures

All veterinarians are welcome to attend the below six lectures, with each lecture being approximately 50 minutes. Available lecture notes will be located on a flash drive in a Wet Lab bag provided to you at check-in. (Please note that based on RACE requirements, guests are required to attend all six lectures to receive a certificate of attendance for RACE credits.)


Sarah Zimmerman, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Primary care veterinarians will have a didactic lecture/ power point presentation followed by hands-on practice performing pericardiocentesis in cadaver models. The lecture will cover common causes of pericardial effusion, indications to perform pericardiocentesis and contraindications to pericardiocentesis. The hands-on portion will cover equipment necessary to perform pericardiocentesis, anatomic landmarks and proper technique for performing pericardiocentesis.

Clinical Case Based Cytology and Treatment Options

Allison Kirby, DVM, DACVD

Participants will review clinical cytology samples with access to history and examination findings. Based off cytology and clinical examination treatment plans will be covered.

The Neurologic Exam

Timothy Krebs, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Participants will learn the basic techniques to perform a neurologic examination on a dog and a cat, understand some of the neuroanatomic basis for exam components, and develop some familiarity with exam components to arrive at a neuroanatomic localization.

Things That Go Bump In the Night:
Skin Tumors of the Dog and Cat

Vincent Baldanza, VMD (practice limited to oncology)

Review and Jeopardy-style quiz surrounding diagnostic techniques to identify behaviors of and treatment options for canine and feline skin tumors.

Esophageal Tube Placement

Jodi McKenna, DVM, DACVECC
Danielle Sawyer, DVM (practice limited to emergency and critical care)

DVMs will be prepared to identify when an E Tube is indicated for nutritional support in small animal patients, overview of contraindications, the proper placement technique for E Tubes, advantages of E Tubes in patient support. Additionally, an overview will be given of nutritional support in patients with an E-Tube including calculating K-cal requirements for patient needs.

Focused Ultrasound Exam of the Gastrointestinal Tracts

Jennifer Hickey, MVB, DACVR
Mayu Matsuda, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)

Participants will learn improved skills in tracing the GI tract (imperative in diagnosing mechanical obstructions vs functional ileus), including how to identify normal and abnormal mural characteristics to aid in differentiating disease (IBD vs neoplasia). We will also cover regional lymph nodes and discuss characteristics of benign and malignant pathology (reactive vs metastatic). Included in this lecture will be specific pathology associated with certain locations of the GI tract.

RSVP today by simply filling out the little form alongside, or by contacting me at…

Tel: (310) 945-7611
Email: jkassel@accessvets.com

Jillian Kassel
Director of Community Relations
ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals

Yes, I'd love to attend the ACCESS Wet Lab.

Do you have any dietary requirements?
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South Bay

2551 W. 190th St., Torrance, CA 90504

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

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20051 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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

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