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CDVMS In-Person Lecture: IVDD & Other Acute Spinal Cord Injuries

CDVMS In-Person Lecture: IVDD & Other Acute Spinal Cord Injuries

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Intervertebral Disc Disease and Other Acute Spinal Cord Injuries

Presented by: Laura Krzykowski, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

This lecture will review pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of IVDD. Current recommendations for medical and surgical management will be reviewed. We will focus on how to treat patients when referral is not possible, as well as the timing of when referral/surgery should be pursued. In addition, we will review other acute spinal cord injuries that can mimic IVDD (i.e. Fibrocartilagenous Embolism, Acute Non-Compressive Nucleus Pulposus Extrusion).

Learning Objectives:

1.    Review the options and recommendations for medical treatment of IVDD (which is often managed without referral).
2.    Understand the indications for surgical management of IVDD, and the timing of surgery (i.e. when to refer?).
3.    Review other spinal cord injuries that can mimic IVDD, and learn how the examination, diagnosis, and management may differ for these diseases.


June 26
6:00 PM Registration
6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lecture

For More Information:

New York State Veterinary Medical Society (518)869-8766

Dr. Laura Krzykowski is a native of the Capital District, born and raised in Delmar, NY. She attended The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA for her undergraduate degree in biology, and in 2013 obtained her DVM from Michigan State University, graduating with high honors. She then pursued a medicine and surgery rotating internship through BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, FL.  

Dr. Krzykowski completed her residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Dr. Krzykowski obtained her board certification as a Diplomate of the College of Neurology within the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2017. She worked for 1 year in Connecticut prior to returning the Capital District. She is currently the Neurology Chief of Service at UVS.