Small Animal Medicine Mini Boot Camp: Diet and DCM

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Small Animal Medicine Mini Boot Camp Series: Diet and Dilated Cardiomyopathy - What We Know Now

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm (PST)
CE Credit: Up to 2.0 hours
Location: via live webinar

LIVE WEBINAR: The webinar will be live (Pacific Standard Time - PST) and interactive via the Zoom platform. The live sessions will not be available as a recording.

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This conference is for veterinary professionals only. Space is limited for this event so please register early to confirm your spot.
Registration Deadline: March 8, 2021 at 1pm.
Registration before
February 24
February 24 or later



Veterinary Technician




We are pleased to host this virtual interactive continuing education conference on the topic of Diet and Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Our two experts, Dr. Jennifer Larsen and Dr. Joshua Stern, will provide the latest science related to the associations of diet and the development of dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs.  Information related to the clinical presentation of the pet and consequences of why specific foods might be of concern will be addressed.


  • 4:00 – 4:10 PM: Welcome and Introductions
  • 4:10 – 6:00 PM: Diet and DCM - What We Know Now, Jennifer Larsen, DVM, PhD; DACVN and Joshua Stern, DVM, PhD; DACVIM (cardiology)


  • Jennifer Larsen, DVM, MS, PhD; DACVN
  • Dr. Jennifer Larsen holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Animal Science and a DVM from UC Davis. She was in private practice before accomplishing a clinical nutrition residency at UC Davis. She attained Diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, and completed a PhD in Nutritional Biology. In her current role, Dr. Larsen provides clinical nutritional consulting through the Nutrition Support Service at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She also mentors residents and students, and teaches in the veterinary curriculum as well as for the Graduate Group of Nutritional Biology.
  • Joshua Stern, DVM, PhD; DACVIM (Cardiology)
  • Joshua Stern is an associate professor of cardiology at the University of California, Davis.  He currently serves as the Chief of Service for Cardiology at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. He works in the clinic at UC Davis and is a member of the Center for Companion Animal Health. His clinical interests include mechanisms of arrhythmia, inherited heart disease and medical management of cardiac disease. Dr. Stern operates a laboratory that studies how genetics can impact cardiac disease and a patient's response to cardiac medication.  He has published over 90 veterinary cardiology manuscripts and is committed to making innovative science available to practicing veterinarians. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he also completed a small animal rotating internship.  Dr. Stern completed his cardiology residency through North Carolina State University and earned his PhD through research and graduate studies with Washington State University Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Laboratory.
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  • Attendance is recorded through Zoom when you join a session.
    You must register and login to the webinar with your first and last name and the email with which you registered for the conference in order for us to verify your attendance.
    Webinar links will be provided by email in March to registered attendees.
    Participants are responsible for determining if specific programs are accepted for CE credit by their State Licensing Board.
  • Webinar Information
  • You can watch the webinar on your computer, tablet or a mobile device. 
    If you have never attended a Zoom webinar before, you can find more information on system requirements on the Zoom website.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • A refund will be made, less $20.00 cancellation fee, for cancellations made prior to February 24, 2021.
    All requests must be made in writing. Submit cancellation request via email to
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