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Three Models of Care: Expanding Options for Treating Heartworms


Dr. Angele Bice, Dr. Katie Luke Broaddus,  Dr. Brian DiGangi │FREE WEBINAR

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Sunday March 28, 2021 | 1 pm CDT
Dr. Angele Bice, Dr. Katie Luke Broaddus, Dr. Brian DiGangi │ FREE WEBINAR
All Veterinary Team Members Welcome

Heartworm Treatment Guidance for Every Situation

Canine heartworm treatment protocols take time and are costly which present challenges to treating large numbers of dogs safely and efficiently. How can a private practice increase the volume of heartworm treatments performed while still practicing good medicine and being profitable? How can shelters and private practitioners work together to carry out treatment protocols for newly adopted heartworm positive dogs? What is the best way to ensure heartworm positive dogs whose treatment is delayed, do not further contribute to community (or regional) transmission? This session will explore the answers to each of these questions through a panel of experts discussing how heartworm positive dogs are managed in their daily work.


This workshop will describe three different strategies for expanding access to canine heartworm treatment in their communities. Attendees will understand how to adapt standard treatment and clinic operational protocols to maximize the number of dogs treated and learn how to treat dogs to prevent further community transmission of heartworm disease when treatment is delayed.


  • Inclusions:
  • One hour RACE Approved CE
  • Complete digital course notes delivered by email
  • Webinar log-in information provided by email
  • Access to session recordings for 30 days following completion of workshop*

*This program is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1 CE Credit, with a maximum of 1 CE Credit being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: medical program, using the delivery method of interactive-distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements.

**Please note: In accordance with RACE approval requirements for an “interactive distance” CE program, attendees must log into the workshop live in order to receive CE credit.

Meet the Sponsor

American Heartworm Society LogoLone Star Veterinary Academy is proud to partner with the American Heartworm Society to make this timely and practical workshop available to you for free!

True to its mission of leading the veterinary profession and public in understanding heartworm disease, the American Heartworm Society aims to further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease, while informing its membership of new developments. The Society currently invests hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in heartworm research, both directly and through grants to the Morris Animal Foundation.

One of the most valuable services provided by the American Heartworm Society is the Current Guidelines for Canine and Feline Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Heartworm Disease. These guidelines, which are periodically updated as new information becomes available, can be downloaded at no charge.

The American Heartworm Society also provides a number of additional educational resources and services, including symposia, publications, client education materials and heartworm outreach to veterinarians and the public. The ultimate goal: to promote effective procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease.

Meet the Speakers

Photo Dr. Angele BiceDr. Angele Bice is a 2013 graduate of the University of Florida with a Certificate in Shelter Medicine. She has worked with a variety of animal shelters and rescues in South Carolina since graduation. Dr. Bice has been involved in treating over 400 heartworm positive dogs a year through the local shelters. She opened her own practice in 2017 and is now both a private practice business owner and part-time shelter veterinarian. Dr. Bice joined the American Heartworm Society as a Board Member in 2019. She strives to improve accessibility and affordability of veterinary care with an emphasis on community education while maintaining the value and integrity of the veterinary profession.

Picture Dr. Katie Luke Broaddus with puppyDr. Katie Luke Broaddus is a 2004 graduate of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. After a couple of years in private practice, Dr. Broaddus began working as the first full-time staff veterinarian at the Austin Humane Society. Dr. Broaddus supervises the medical care for over 11,000 animals each year and helped found the Austin Humane Society’s Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Program that has since served over 70,000 cats. She has had the pleasure of building partnerships with many local veterinary practices that provide free or discounted services to Austin Humane Society animals, totaling over $65,000 in free veterinary care each year. Dr. Broaddus previously served 6 years on the Board of Directors of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, is heavily involved with the Shelter and Disaster Preparedness committees of the TVMA and is a member of the AVMA and AAWA. Dr. Broaddus became a CAWA in 2017 and became AHS’ first Chief Operations Officer the same year. Dr. Broaddus is the co-coordinator for the Shelter Medicine elective class at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She shares her home with her husband and their three children.

Dr. Brian DPicture Dr. Brian DiGianiiGangi is Senior Director of Shelter Medicine at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. After earning his DVM at the University of Florida in 2006, Dr. DiGangi completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine, surgery, and critical care, a residency in Shelter Animal Medicine, and received his MS in Veterinary Medical Sciences in 2010. Dr. DiGangi has published research on canine heartworm disease, veterinary field clinics, feline adoption, pregnancy detection and immunology. He is board certified in both Canine and Feline Practice and Shelter Medicine Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. DiGangi is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heartworm Society and served two terms as President of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians from 2015-2016. Prior to joining the ASPCA, Dr. DiGangi was a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida.

Time & Location

Date: Sunday March 28, 2021
Time: 1 pm CDT
Location: Anywhere!
Find a cozy spot with reliable internet and join us online for this live and interactive learning event!

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