Susan Burns Presents at National Conference!

Throughout the year, veterinary professionals gather at national conferences to learn about new and emerging medical therapies and technologies. On August 29th, 2011, at the Central Veterinary Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, our own Susan Burns presented three lectures to veterinarians and technicians about anesthesia. Her topics included using ventilation, pediatric anesthesia, and geriatric anesthesia.

Susan Burns is a registered veterinary technician who also passed her certification process to become a Veterinary Technician Specialists in anesthesia. She is one of only a handful of VTS technicians in private practice, as most of them work in the teaching hospitals of the veterinary universities.

Susan’s experience speaking at this conference was rewarding. She felt like she was able to pass on practical information to others in such a way that they could translate what they learned into new policies for their own practices.

As a hospital, we are very proud of Susan’s accomplishments and her drive to share her knowledge with others.

Angela Linvill; Hospital Administrator

The 2011 ACVIM Conference

Dr. Adamo, during his presentation in Denver

Earlier this month, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine hosted its annual conference in Denver, which brought specialty veterinarians from around the globe together in one place for a meeting of the veterinary minds. We would like to congratulate our very own neurologist Dr. Filippo Adamo for his contribution to the conference, as he presented on “Recent Developments in the Surgical Treatment of Caudal Cervical Spondylomelopathy in Dogs.” What does that mean in plain English, you may wonder? Basically, Dr. Adamo has developed a surgical technique in which he uses an artifical disc of his own design to treat various neurological conditions of the spine, most notably Wobbler’s Syndrome. Dr. Adamo is originally from Italy, and has been with EVH for nearly two years, seeing neurological cases every Monday and Thursday.

Part of Dr. Adamo's Presentation

Other veterinarians from Encina also attended the conference, including Dr. Jenifer Wang and Dr. Stephen Atwater. Continuing education is a requirement for the job of veterinarian, but at Encina we pride ourselves as being on top of current trends in veterinary medicine. Thus, we often take advantage of conferences such as ACVIM to provide our docs with new perspectives.

For more information regarding the ACVIM Conference, please visit their website by clicking here

An interesting article regarding the conference is found here

For more information about Dr. Adamo’s work, and access to his published research, please visit his website BayAreaVNN.com

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Adamo, please call us at (925)937-5000, he is available to see appointments between 10a and 5p Mondays and Thursdays.