College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University
Continuing Education Programs
Date and Time
Saturday, January 29, 2000
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
College of Veterinary Medicine, 1800 Denison Avenue,
Frick Auditorium is located in Mosier Hall. Enter at the Small Animal Entrance. Signs will be posted to direct you to registration, which will be on the second floor.
Education Contact Hours for Veterinarians
6.5 Clock Hours
This conference will provide the practitioner with a comprehensive review and update on the diagnosis and management of some of the most common heart diseases of dogs and cats. From common place to cutting edge, Dr. Miller will provide valuable insight to guide the practitioner in their approach to acquired cardiovascular disease in dogs and cats.
8:00 am Welcome
Ralph C. Richardson, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
Ken Harkin, SCAAHA Faculty Advisor
Frances Piņero, SCAAHA President
8:15 am Feline Heartworm Disease: Does it Exist?
We will discuss what is known and what is not about this controversial disease.
9:15 am Refreshment Break
9:30 am Feline Cardiomyopathy: Thick Hearts and Clots
This presentation will cover diagnosis and management including aortic thromboembolism
10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:45 am Systemic Hypertension: Diagnosis and Therapy
This presentation will emphasize the disease in cats.
11:45 am Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm Valvular Heart Disease: The Essentials
This discussion will emphasize the essential aspects of diagnosis and management of valvular disease.
2:00 pm Refreshment Break
2:15 pm Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Now Were Talkin Big Dogs
Diagnosis and management of DCM including treatment of common arrhythmias seen in this disease.
3:15 pm Refreshment Break
3:30 pm Fulminant and Refractory Heart Failure
This session will address the management of "end-stage" CHF
4:15 pm Whats New with the KSU Internal Medicine Section
-- Dr. Ken Harkin
4:30 pm Evaluation and Adjourn
Kenneth Harkin, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Harkin in an assistant professor of small animal internal medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Kansas State University. He received his DVM from Iowa State University and completed a residency in internal medicine at Michigan State University. He was in a private referral practice for three years before joining the faculty at Kansas State University in 1997.
Student Chapter of the American Animal Hospital Association
The Student Chapter of the American Animal Hospital Association (SCAAHA) at KSU promotes quality veterinary care, animal wellness, and positive human-animal interactions. SCAAHAs Pets and People provides animal education programs for elementary schools and animal visitation programs for retirement communities.
Dr. Kenneth Harkin, DVM is the faculty advisor for the Student Chapter of AAHA and an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at KSU.
Student Chapter of AAHA Officers:
President ........ Frances Piņero
Vice President ........ Mike Finn
Secretary/Treasurer ........ Mollie Lusk
Pets and People ........ Sherry Ahlgrim
Pets and People ........ Carrie Glassier