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Clinical Pathology 101: Magnify Your Diagnostic and Internal Medicine Skills

Rescheduled! Registration Now Open for July 10-11, 2021
July 10-11, 2021 │ Rick Alleman, DVM, PhD, DABVP, DACVP and Guillermo Couto, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine and Oncology) │ Embassy Suites Brooks Hotel and Spa │ San Antonio, TX

All Veterinary Team Members Welcome


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Rescheduled! A Note From Our LSVA Team

Hello Friends and Colleagues,

Thank you for being part of Lone Star Veterinary Academy! Your support and kindness through the past two months have been a bright spot in otherwise trying times. As you know, COVID-19 is continuing to impact social gatherings and businesses across the world. We remain committed to serving our veterinary community throughout the pandemic, even if the shape of our meetings must change.

We’ve continued to closely monitor Local, State, and National Guidelines, and it has become clear that those orders will continue to prevent or radically change public gatherings well into the summer.

After consulting with our Venue Coordinators and Our Speakers, Dr. Couto and Dr. Alleman, we have decided to reschedule LSVA’s July Clinical Pathology Seminar to July 10-11, 2021. We know this news may be disappointing. Please know that our decision was not made lightly. Our #1 priority will always be to provide continuing education experiences of the highest quality.

This program is designed to create thought-provoking discussions and fun interactions between our speakers and attendees – something that simply could not be replicated online. Rather than follow through with a sub-par program, we will look forward to an exceptional in-person workshop next year!

Clinical Pathology, Simplified

This comprehensive course encompasses a wide array of laboratory diagnostics with emphasis on application in a small animal private practice setting. This weekend will focus on hematology, cytology, oncology, biochemical profiles, and urinalysis. Join us for informative and interactive sessions, which will include traditional lectures, case-based presentations, and occasional bad jokes from old friends and accomplished speaking duo, Dr. Rick Alleman and Dr. Guillermo Couto.

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  • interpretation of the hemogram and dot plots
  • blood smear evaluation with emphasis of clinically relevant morphological changes
  • tissue aspiration cytology of tumors, lymph nodes and other important organs and body fluids
  • evaluation of urine and urine sediment

The combined areas of expertise for the presenters include hematology, cytology, oncology, internal medicine and vector-borne diseases.  Utilize the skills you learn this weekend to begin improving the lives of canine and feline patients in your practice as soon as you return.

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  • Ten hours CE*
  • One additional hour CE if lunch and learn session offered/attended
  • Welcome packet
  • Made-to-order Breakfast Saturday/Sunday, chef-prepared lunch Saturday, refreshments, and snacks
  • Digital proceedings are provided via USB

*This program is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 10 CE Credits, with a maximum of 10 CE Credits 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 seminar/lecture. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements.

RACE Program number: 1362-39316

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Location and Accommodations

Embassy Suites Brooks Hotel and Spa

7610 S. New Braunfels Ave

San Antonio, TX 78235

  • Visit sunny vacation destination, San Antonio, TX! San Antonio is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Riverwalk, popular restaurants, parks, and shopping. Known for our food, San Antonio also proudly carries the title, UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy!
  • This sparkling, all-suite venue features indulgent spa services, a Starbucks onsite, complimentary made-to-order breakfast daily, and a complimentary happy hour nightly!
  • Free wifi
  • Free parking

*Hotel reservations for 2021 will be made available this fall. Check back frequently!

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Register to See Why Our Attendees Love LSVA!

Top notch, fantastic. I was really dreading this because I dislike CE environments but really enjoyed.

I learned SO much about myself and feel empowered to make real changes in my life.

I felt it was very well organized and I felt taken care of. Julie was an excellent speaker and I enjoyed the content very much.

I couldn’t imagine the program running any smoother.

More dates! More events! Love these and I will be back! THANK YOU!

Excellent conference!!! Much more intimate than the large conferences.

I love that we wrote and expressed rather than just taking in material. This was interactive for real.

It was such a well thought out conference. Well done.

Don't forget to add Guest Registrations, if you need them!

Don’t leave your friends or significant other alone all weekend! Invite them to attend the event with you. Guests with valid, paid registration are welcome to enjoy included meals, refreshments, snacks, and any included social events. Guests are also welcome to visit exhibits, but may not be permitted to enter all giveaways/contests associated with exhibits. Guests are not permitted to attend the educational program. Exceptions may be made for presentations delivered during a meal time.

*Please note, the Embassy Suites Brooks Hotel and Spa offers complimentary breakfast to all overnight guests, regardless of their conference registration status.

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