Saturday, October 5th, 2019 - Magruder Hall

Cost: $49 Doctors/$29 Technicians
  • The Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine sponsors this continuing education seminar. At the end of this seminar, you will earn five (5) hours of continuing education credits. For questions, contact Sara Smith at Sara.k.Smith@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6779
Full Schedule and Learning Objectives for Each Session:

“Don’t be in the Margin on Canine Soft Tissue Sarcomas: All you Need to Know to Maximize Patient Outcomes”

Soft tissue sarcoma panel of experts-Dr. Milan Milovancev (surgery), Dr. Haley Leeper (oncology), Dr. Duncan Russell (pathology), Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine

Learning objectives for this 90-minute panel are to:

  • Apply strategies that maximize pre-operative diagnostic yield for dogs with suspected soft tissue sarcoma
  • Create an appropriate plan for staging that utilizes resources typically available in primary care clinics
  • Explain best practices relating to pre-operative surgical planning for soft tissue sarcoma excision
  • Effectively evaluate histopathologic findings in context of a clinical patient and surgical findings
  • Assimilate diverse client and patient circumstances to create a holistic case management strategy

"Interrogating Cancer- Exposing the Benefits and Drawbacks of Advanced Diagnostics in the Small Animal Oncology Patient"

Dr. Haley Leeper, Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine

Learning objectives for this 50-minute presentation are to:

  • Review PARR and flow cytometry in the small animal lymphoma patient. Gain confidence in how to submit a sample, when to submit one diagnostic over the other, and recognize the benefits and drawbacks associated with each.
  • Dissect the components of a mast cell tumor (MCT) prognostic panel and know when to request this information and what to do with it once you obtain it
  • Review other impactful diagnostics such as cytochemical stains, MDR1 status, hypercalcemia of malignancy panel and thymidine kinase

“Tips and Tricks for Small Animal Gastrointestinal Surgery”

Dr. Katy Townsend (small animal surgery), Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine

Learning objectives for this 50-minute presentation are to:

  • Have a greater understanding of when and how to take intestinal biopsies
  • Learn easy ways to perform a gastropexy
  • Discover surgical options to maximize exposure to improve visualization
  • Understand when and which feeding tube option is the best for post-operative care

“Trust your Gut Instinct – Gastrointestinal Imaging”- Imaging expert panel will walk through interactive cases to show you how to get the most out of your abdominal imaging techniques

Dr. Stacy Cooley (diagnostic imaging), Dr. Lauren Newsom (diagnostic imaging), Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine

Learning objectives for this 90-minute interactive panel are to:

  • Understand the importance of positional radiographs and order, particularly the left lateral view, in improving accuracy of diagnosis in patients with foreign body obstructions
  • Review parameters for small intestinal enlargement and indicators for surgery identifiable in survey radiographs
  • Learn the benefits of colonic contrast material in helping aide clinical decision making regarding surgery vs. medical management for vomiting dogs

Reception and tours (optional)

Learn More About our Presenters

Dr. Milovancev is an Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery at Oregon State University's Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. He earned his DVM from the University of Minnesota in 2003, completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery and then a small animal surgical internship at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT during 2003 and 2004. He continued his advanced surgical training by completing a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2005-2008 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2009. Dr. Milovancev's research centers on surgical treatment of invasive tumors and he has authored over 55 peer-reviewed research articles along with multiple invited review articles and book chapters. 

Dr. Leeper is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Oncology at the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. She is originally from Oregon, and completed a bachelor’s degree in Zoology at Oregon State University in 2007. She attended veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in southern California and then traveled east to complete a one-year small animal rotating internship at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Leeper then continued her advanced training by returning to Oregon State University for an oncology internship followed by a three-year residency in medical oncology.  In 2018, she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Russell earned his veterinary degree at the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 2005. He left the UK in 2006 to pursue specialist anatomic pathology training at Cornell University. Dr. Russell became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2009, after which he transitioned into a faculty role at The Ohio State University. He continued a trend westward in 2014, joining Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Dr. Russell’s interests include general diagnostic pathology, cardiovascular disease, educational science and applied clinical research. In 2019, he became Associate Professor, having currently authored 44 peer-reviewed publications. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the local forest on his bicycle. 

Dr. Cooley is a proud native Oregonian and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University's Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She completed two years of internship at Oregon State before moving to Ithaca, NY for residency training in diagnostic imaging at Cornell University. Immediately following her residency, Dr. Cooley accepted a position as an assistant professor in diagnostic imaging at her alma mater Oregon State University. Dr. Cooley is happy to be back in Corvallis where she loves the outdoors, teaching students and mentoring residents! 

Dr. Newsom graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 with a special interest in small animal emergency medicine. After working in busy ER practices in metro Detroit and the Denver, Colorado area, she began the Diagnostic Imaging residency at Oregon State University in 2015. She completed the 4-year program in the summer of 2019 and is now a Clinical Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at OSU. Dr. Newsom enjoys a practical, case-based approach to learning and teaching, and she has a special interest in small animal emergency and oncologic imaging, including ultrasound and computed tomography. 

Dr. Townsend is an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery at Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a true blue Australian and completed her veterinary degree at The University of Sydney in 2004. She completed her internship at The Animal Health Trust in the United Kingdom, and completed surgical research fellowships in Ohio and New York before completing her residency in small animal surgery at The Ohio State University (2008-2012), becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2013. Dr. Townsend’s research interests include oncologic and general surgery and she has authored over 23 peer reviewed research articles along with multiple invited review articles and book chapters. She lives in Corvallis with her husband and two kids and enjoys living in a state with mountains and the ocean!