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APRIL 27, 2015: Dr. McNeill and Practice Manager Brent Dickinson, travelled to the CVC East Veterinary Convention in Washington, DC from April 23rd-26th, 2015. As in previous years, our staff attends the conference to promote their educational growth and to bring new ideas, procedures, and products back to the clinic for the benefit of our patients and customers.

While at the convention, Dr. McNeill and Brent visited the exhibition hall to learn about new products, including advancements in prescription nutritional offerings from Hill's Science Diet, Purina Veterinary, and Royal Canin. In additon to purchasing some new surgical instruments, our staff also placed an order for a new urine screening system that will help determine the need for more extensive urine testing, right in our office.

This year's attended educational lectures included:

Veterinarian - Dr. BJ McNeill
  • Managing hip dysplasia in young dogs
  • Managing hip dysplasia in old dogs
  • Feline hyperthyroidism – management/options 
  • Taking a great history can enhance dermatology
  • Diagnosing and treating canine urinary incontinence 
  • Feline chronic diarrhea
  • Malassezia dermatitis
  • Feline gingivostomatitis
  • Feline urinary tract disease
  • Food allergy tips and tidbits
  • Allergy mimickers
  • Managing acute and chronic seizures
  • How to get to the bottom of respiratory distress

Practice Manager - Brent Dickinson

  • Adding Value to Practice
  • Payment Solutions
  • The Benefits of Wellness Plans
  • Digital Marketing
  • Best Practices in the Exam Room
  • Improving Business Models
  • Veterinary Phone Call Disasters and How To Avoid Them
  • Improving your Practice's Bottom Line
Brent also sat down with the team channel director Portia Stewart of DVM360's Firstline Magazine (which he contributes to on a regular basis) to discuss his history and experiences in the veterinary practice.

MARCH 07, 2015: Dr. McNeill & Practice Manager Brent Dickinson performed 106 vaccinations at the annual Chesterfield Township Rabies Clinic on March 7th, 2015, from 9-11am for township residents.