Duration: 1 hour

Primary care veterinarians commonly encounter patients that present vague signs of illness.  For example, the initial signs of sepsis may include lethargy and decreased appetite, both of which can have many causes in dogs and cats. Veterinarians must determine whether to treat animals symptomatically as outpatients or perform rapid, point-of-care testing (POCT) to investigate the severity and etiology of illness, and subsequently recommend hospitalization. POCT can aid veterinarians by providing preliminary diagnostics to complement their physical examination findings. This webinar will review the key physical examination, POCT, and diagnostic abnormalities that will aid the veterinarian in making a timely and accurate diagnosis for each patient.

Continuing Education Opportunities:

This program 1200-31270 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.00 CE Credits (1.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 1.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (1.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of:

Category One: Scientific using the delivery method of


This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE does not “accredit” or “endorse” or “certify” any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.Speakers

Deborah Silverstein, DVM, B.S. DACVEC

Deborah Silverstein, DVM, B.S. DACVEC
Associate Professor, CE
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Deborah Silverstain, DVM. Deborah is an Associate Professor of Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her DVM from the University of Georgia where she also completed a small animal rotating internship before her residency in small animal emergency and critical care at the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of various shock states and changes in the microcirculation in critically ill patients. She co-edited the textbook of Small Animal Critical Care Medicine and currently serves as the Vice President and Scientific Chair of the ACVECC (American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care).

Federico Montealegre-Golcher, DVM, MS, PhD

Federico Montealegre-Golcher, DVM, MS, PhD
Director, MASA LATAM
Nova Biomedical

Regional Medical Director with over 15 years of experience in Medical Affairs and Scientific Affairs generating, executing protocols, publishing and communicating scientific data to external and internal audiences. 10 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry in LATAM developing and managing productive relationships with Key Opinion and Scientific Leaders. Background includes extensive clinical trials Phases I-IV and research in therapeutic areas including Immunology, Neurology, Oncology and Rare Diseases. Fully Trilingual: English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.

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