Small Animal Medicine Mini Boot Camp Series: Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

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Small Animal Medicine Mini Boot Camp Series:  Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 12:35 pm (PDT)
CE Credit: Up to 4.5 hours
Location: via live webinar

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Please join us for the Small Animal Medicine Mini Boot Camp Series:  Management of Chronic Kidney Disease. This event will provide the most current information regarding diagnostics for CKD as well as pharmacologic and nutritional management for your patients with chronic kidney disease.

We are pleased to host four experts. Dr. Sheri Ross and  Dr. JD Foster will provide the most current information on physiology and management of CKD, including concurrent disorders such as systemic hypertension and pharmacologic principles for animals with CKD. Dr. Yann Queau  will discuss clinically relevant nutritional support for CKD and Dr. Jennifer Ogeer will present data regarding machine based learning to predict the potential development of CKD in cats.

Please be sure to come with questions as we have allotted several time slots to ask our experts!

Featured Speakers (click arrow to expand)

  • JD Foster, VMD; DACVIM
  • JD Foster pictureDr. JD Foster graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin. His training in extracorporeal therapies was achieved from UC Davis, where he was the first long-distance nephrology fellow under the training of Dr. Larry Cowgill. He was faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where he reopened an extracorporeal service providing hemodialysis, hemoperfusion, and plasma exchange. He now runs a Nephrology & Urology Service at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC, where he also directs the Extracorporeal Therapies Service. Dr. Foster research interests include nontraditional uses of extracorporeal purification, acute kidney injury, and glomerulonephritis. He has lectured internationally on these subjects and has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters in nephrology and urology. He is the current president of the American Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology.

  • Sheri Ross, DVM, PhD; DACVIM
  • Dr. Ross with catAfter graduating from the Atlantic Veterinary College, Dr. Sheri Ross completed a Small Animal Internship at the University of Minnesota. She remained at the University of Minnesota to complete an Internal Medicine Residency combined with a PhD in Nephrology/Urology. After serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor for two years, she moved to the University of California Veterinary Medical Center in San Diego to complete a Fellowship in Renal Medicine/Hemodialysis. She is currently the coordinator of the Nephrology/Urology and Extracorporeal therapy service at the UCVMC-SD. Dr. Ross has received awards for both teaching and research, has several refereed scientific publications and has been invited to speak at national and international meetings. Her specific research interests include; early diagnosis and management kidney disease, non-surgical urolith management, and novel applications of apheresis and hemodialysis.

  • Jennifer Ogeer, DVM, MSc, MBA, MA
  • Dr. Ogeer pictureDr. Jennifer Ogeer is VP Medical Affairs & Commercial Marketing at Antech Diagnostics. Dr. Ogeer graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph, Canada. She completed an emergency medicine/critical care residency at Tufts University/Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston and a Master of Science degree in Critical Care at the OVC. She has spent several years in academic teaching, research, clinical practice and administration as an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Canada. She has a strong interest in business management and completed an Executive MBA and Master of Arts in Organizational Behavior/Leadership.  Dr. Ogeer volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations; she has completed a term as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Humane Society and currently is the Vice-Chair for Veterinarians without Borders in Canada, part of VSF International and is the Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the Ontario Veterinary College Pet Trust Board of Directors. Her areas of medical interest include kidney disease, pancreatitis, infectious diseases, coagulation and real-time PCR.


  • Yann Queau,  DVM; DACVN
  • Dr. QueauAfter graduation from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (France) in 2007, Yann Quéau completed an internship in Renal Medicine & Hemodialysis and a residency in Small Animal Clinical Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN) in 2011 and joined the Royal Canin Research & Development center in France as Clinical & Research Nutritionist, leading the urinary and nephrology research programs. Since 2017, he is in charge of the research team dedicated to clinical nutrition and veterinary diets.

Schedule (Subject to Change)

  • 8:00 -8:10 am: Welcome and Announcements
  • 8:10 - 10:00 am: Management of the CKD Patient (2.0 CEU)
    Sheri Ross, DVM, PhD; DACVIM
    JD Foster, VMD; DACVIM
  • 10:00 - 10:15 am:  Virtual Break
  • 10:15 - 11:35 am: Nutritional Management and Machine Based Learning for CKD (1.5 CEU)
    Jennifer Ogeer, DVM, MSc, MBA, MA
    Yann Queau,  DVM; DACVN
  • 11:35 - 11:45 am: Virtual Break
  • 11:45 am - 12:35 pm: Ask the Experts! (1.0 CEU)
    Jennifer Ogeer, DVM, MSc, MBA, MA
    Sheri Ross, DVM, PhD; DACVIM
    JD Foster, VMD; DACVIM
    Yann Queau,

    Bring your questions to further expand your knowledge to provide optimal management of your CKD patient.
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