Advanced Nephrology and Urology

Advanced Nephrology and Urology

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Registration will open in mid-March  

Audience Audience: ACVIM, ECVIM-CA Diplomates and candidates  Date Date: April 19-21, 2021
Category Specialty: Small Animal Internal Medicine Location
Type: Live Virtual & On Demand 
Start time: Monday at 8:00 am MDT
CE Hours CE Hours: 18              
End time:  Wednesday at 3:30 pm MDT

This 3-day virtual course will focus on advances in companion animal nephrology and urology. Topics covered will include an introduction to diagnostic and therapeutic interventional endourology; management of upper urinary tract infections including patients with complications; evidence-based approach to bacteriuria; and medical and dietary therapy for chronic kidney disease and other urinary disorders.

This virtual program will consist of traditional lectures, short presentations of cases to highlight urology and nephrology in practice, and panel discussions.  Diplomates and candidates will be provided with a unique opportunity to focus on specialist-level conditions and learn from colleagues in both academia and private practice. New ideas and approaches can be immediately incorporated into daily activities, with enhanced patient care and improved outcomes.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the available interventional endourologic approaches to urinary tract disorders
  2. Understand and apply current best practices in the management of feline upper urinary tract obstructions.
  3. Effectively evaluate patients with bacteriuria.
  4. Understand the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease and differentiate between types of glomerulonephritis.
  5. Add nutrition as a tool to help manage upper and lower urinary tract disorders.


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This in-depth course will be offered as a live virtual event on April 19-21, 2021. Material presented will be a combination of pre-recorded lectures along with live presenter Q&As and panel discussions. Participants of the live course will receive access to the course recordings following the event.

If you are unable to attend the live event, you will be able to register for the On Demand, which will offer the same great course content for viewing at your convenience. All sessions, including the live presenter Q&As and panel discussions, will be captured during the live course and provided for On Demand access beginning in early June.  


RACE Application Status:
Live Course registration: this program will be submitted for 18 hours of Live, Interactive medical continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE-approval.


On Demand Course registration: this program will be submitted for 18 hours of Anytime, Non-Interactive-distance medical continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE-approval.


Participants should be aware that some state boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact your state board directly with any questions.



Carrie Palm, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), Associate Professor, Medicine & Epidemiology, University of California, Davis – Course Leader

Marilyn Dunn, MVSc, DMV, DACVIM (SAIM), Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Montreal

Felipe Galvao, MV, MS, DACVIM (SAIM),
Veterinary Specialist, Interventional Radiology, Internal Medicine, VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital

Valerie Parker, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVN, Associate Professor – Clinical, Small Animal Internal Medicine and Nutrition, The Ohio State University

Jessica Quimby, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), Associate Professor – Tenure, Small Animal Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University

Anant (Antu) Radhakrishnan, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), Owner/Internal Medicine, Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists

Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM (LAIM), Professor, Internal Medicine, Chief Infection Control, University of Guelph