We are committed to providing quality continuing education for veterinary technicians across Colorado. Grand Junction in October is the perfect time to enjoy learning with the gorgeous backdrop of changing fall leaves. Please join us on October 7th, 830am-3pm, at CMU Tech (formally Western Colorado Community College) for 6 hours of high-quality medical CE. 

Pricing
Members: $80
Student and retired members: $20
Non-members: $120

Registration now open!

Registration closes on September 28th or when sold out.

This event is in-person and will not be available online.

Lecture topics

Cracking the Code: Understanding Blood Chemistry
This course covers basic blood chemistry panel evaluation for veterinary technicians. We will differentiate the biomarkers for body systems and common abnormalities seen. This course will help attendees gain confidence with analyzing blood chemistry results and how this may relate to their patients.

Pancreatitis: When Exocrine Goes Haywire
Attendees will better understand what pancreatitis is, the diagnostics commonly used for these patients, and how to treat pancreatitis patients. This course will help attendees navigate client conversations to support patients' and clients' quality of life.

Diabetes: Too Much of a Sweet Thing
This course covers the basics of diabetes, diagnostics, and treatment options. This course will help attendees navigate client conversations to support patients' and clients' quality of life.

Addison’s: Hypo Adrenals and The Great Pretender
This course covers Addison’s Disease. This course will help attendees understand basic anatomy and physiology of the adrenal glands, how patients present with hypoadrenocorticism, diagnostics commonly used for these patients, and options for treatment. This course will help attendees navigate client conversations to help improve quality of life for both patients and clients.

Cushing's: Hyper Adrenals and Pot Bellies
This course covers Cushing’s Disease. This course will help attendees understand how patients present with hyperadrenocorticism, diagnostics commonly used for these patients, and options for treatment. This course will help attendees navigate client conversations to help improve quality of life for both patients and clients.

Changing the Game on Treating Canine Parvovirus
Canine Parvovirus has been with us for over 40 years and has historically been managed with supportive care for the patient, with mixed results. Today, we have a new monoclonal treatment available that can help change outcomes.

About this year's speakers

Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS (SAIM)

With over 19 years of veterinary experience, Yvonne was the 2021 President of the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians, and founder and co-host of Internal Medicine For Vet Techs Membership and Podcast. She works as a Clinical Trainer for a specialty practice and loves to teach about a variety of medicine topics. Yvonne is passionate about elevating our profession and veterinary technicians and nurses around the world. 


Steve Graff, DVM

Dr. Steve Graff is a Colorado native and graduated from CSU in 1994 with the intent of being the world’s greatest dairy veterinarian. He met his wife while in veterinary school and they were married in 1992 between their 2nd and 3rd year of training. After practicing mixed animal and dairy medicine in Arizona and Washington state for 4 years, they moved back to Colorado to be closer to family and start a mixed animal practice in Monument, Colorado where they continue to reside. With 18 years of experience treating patients in the field, he decided to change his focus in veterinary medicine, which brought him to industry where he travels throughout the Western US educating veterinarians on the various disease states and current treatment modalities offered by Elanco. 

 

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous contributions to veterinary technician education!