Small Animal Medicine Mini Boot Camp Series: Diagnosis and Management of Heartworm Disease

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Small Animal Medicine Mini Boot Camp Series: Diagnosis and Management of Heartworm Disease


Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022 
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm (PST)
CE Credit: Up to 3.0 hours 
Location: Via Live Webinar: Aventri Virtual Platform

LIVE WEBINAR: The webinar will be live (PST) and interactive via Aventri Virtual Platform. The live sessions will be available as a recording to all registered attendees. If you do not attend the event live, you will not be able to receive CE credit. 

UC Davis SVM Employees and Students: Special pricing available. Select SVM Employee or SVM student when registering.

Veterinarian $89.00 $139.00
Registered Veterinary Technician/Veterinary Assistant/Hospital Staff $79.00 $129.00
UCD SVM Veterinarian $79.00 $129.00
UCD SVM Registered Veterinary Technician/Veterinary Assistant/Hospital Staff $69.00 $119.00


In this session, the instructors will discuss and share updates regarding the diagnosis and treatment of heartworm disease and discuss how new discoveries are affecting clinical practice.  They will also answer your inquiries and present approaches to common clinical conundrums.

We are so thrilled to host Marisa Ames, DVM; DACVIM (Cardiology) and Andrew R. Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology) who will provide their insights on this disease.  


  • Marisa Ames, DVM; DACVIM (Cardiology)
  • Marisa Ames

    Dr. Ames grew up in Hilo, Hawaii and Anchorage, Alaska and received her DVM from The Ohio State University. Following a rotating internship at Michigan State University and an emergency critical care internship at Tufts University, Dr. Ames completed a cardiology residency and the Jane Lewis-Seaks post-doctoral research fellowship at North Carolina State University. She is currently an associate professor at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her research interests include neurohormonal activation in cardiovascular and kidney disease (specifically the pharmacologic modulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system) and heartworm disease. She also serves on the executive board of the American Heartworm Society. 


  • Andrew R. Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology)

  • Andrew Moorhead

    Dr. Moorhead is a small animal parasitologist and associate professor at University of Georgia. Dr. Moorhead earned his DVM from North Carolina State University, his MS in veterinary parasitology from Purdue University, and his PhD from Cornell University. He is also an at-large member of the executive board of the American Heartworm Society.



4:00 - 4:10 pm Welcome and Introductions
4:10 - 6:00 pm  How to Tackle Common Quandaries During the Diagnosis and Treatment of Heartworm Disease
Marisa Ames, DVM; DACVIM (Cardiology) & Andrew R. Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology)
6:00 - 7:00 pm Panel Discussion 
Marisa Ames, DVM; DACVIM (Cardiology) & Andrew R. Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology)

Program Information

  • CE Certificates
  • Attendance is recorded when you join a session.
    You must login through the virtual lobby with the email you registered with and your reference number.
    The virtual lobby link will be provided by email approximately 2 weeks before the event to registered attendees.
    Participants are responsible for determining if specific programs are accepted for CE credit by their State Licensing Board.
    CE Certificates will be emailed out to registrants, who attended the live webinar, approximately 2 weeks after the event.
  • Aventri Virtual Platform Preferred Browser Information
  • You can watch the event on your computer.
    We recommend attendees to use Google Chrome as it is the preferred the Browser to use when logging into the Virtual Platform.
    Make sure you have the latest Google Chrome version
    Make sure you allow access to sound on Google Chrome for Aventri's Virtual Platform.
    If you are using a different Browser other than Google Chrome, make sure your Browser's version is up to date and allow access to sound for Aventri's Virtual Platform. 
  • Aventri Virtual Platform Log In Information
  • You will receive an additional email, about 2 weeks prior to the event date, with information on how to log in on the day of the event.
    You will enter the virtual platform by signing in with the email address you registered with and your last name.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • A refund will be made, less a 20.00 processing fee, if the cancellation request is received 2 weeks before the event start date, otherwise, a refund will be made, less a $30.00 processing fee.
    All requests must be made in writing. Submit cancellation request via email to
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