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WRVMA CE Event: Seizures & Gait Evaluation in Small Animal Patients

WRVMA CE Event: Seizures & Gait Evaluation in Small Animal Patients

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Sleepy Hollow Hotel & Conference Center

455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591-6002
United States

Event Details

Presented by: Eric Glass, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Seizure In Small Animal Patients

A brief overview of seizure terminology, classification and pathogenesis will be reviewed.  Pertinent examination findings in seizure patients will be discussed as it relates to neuroanatomy.  Finally, common useful treatments for seizure patients will be reviewed.  Videos, imaging, etc. will be utilized within the lecture.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Seizures can be confused with a multitude of other syndromes.  It is paramount to understand how to distinguish seizures from other episodes.
  2. Seizures can be successfully treated with a number of medications.  A systematic approach to treatment usually results in better control and outcomes. 
  3. Specific neurological exam findings may be found in seizure patients helping localize the problem.

Gait Evaluation in Small Animal Patients

A systematic approach to gait evaluation in small animal patients will be reviewed.  Videos will be shown as examples throughout the presentation.  The purpose of the lecture is to familiarize the busy small animal clinician with different gaits to help facilitate making a correct anatomic diagnosis, list of differential diagnoses and the most appropriate ancillary procedures.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognizing and understanding ataxia and paresis are critical to making a correct anatomic diagnosis.
  2. Ataxia can be divided into proprioceptive, vestibular and cerebellar which will help the clinician make the correct anatomic diagnosis
  3. Understanding the difference between lower and upper motor neuron paresis will allow the clinician to ultimately make the correct anatomic diagnosis.  


June 6
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM HAPPY HOUR
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lecture

For More Information:

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

Eric N. Glass, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology), is the section head of neurology and neurosurgery at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and of Compassion-First Pet Hospitals nationwide. Dr. Glass earned his DVM from Cornell University. He completed a rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and a residency in neurology and neurosurgery at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Glass has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and is a co-author of the textbook Veterinary Neuroanatomy and Clinical Neurology. His clinical interests include neurosurgery and correlation of neurologic signs with neuroanatomic diagnoses.