AARV Events

Join AARV on January 20 at VMX 2020!

The VMX conference (formerly NAVC) is coming up January 18-22, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. AARV will hold its annual meeting on Monday, January 20 and also have a full-day lecture track.

All VMX attendees are welcome to attend the AARV lecture track. To register, please visit the VMX website.

Members of AARV also will have a booth in the Exhibit Hall. Stop by and say hello!

Don't miss this fabulous event and all our great speakers!

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8:00-9:15 am   Translational Medicine: What We Can Learn From Human Physical Medicine and Chronic Pain Management
Speaker: Leilani Alvarez, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CCRT, CVCHM

9:55-10:45 a.m.   Why We Do What We Do: Physiologic Principles for Rehab Post CCL Surgery
Speaker: Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, Ph.D., CCRT, DACVS, DACVSMR

11:00-11:50 a.m.   From Cells to Steroids: What Should We Inject into Joints?
Speaker: Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, Ph.D., CCRT, DACVS, DACVSMR

12 noon-1:30 p.m.   Annual Meeting, Including:
Savannah Giannasi, Student Case Report Winner, "Physical Rehabilitation Exercises, Laser Therapy and Acupuncture on an 11 Year Old CM Labrador Retriever with Osteoarthritis and Suspected Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy"
Andrea Henderson, DVM - AARV President Update for 2020
Awards and Raffles

1:45-2:35 p.m.   Cannabidiol: Just Another Pop Star with an Entourage!
Speaker: Joseph J. Wakshlag, DVM, Ph.D

2:50-3:40 p.m.   Effect of Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy and Rehabilitation on Muscle Function in Cruciate-Deficient Dogs Evaluated with Acoustic Myography
Speaker: Gabriella Varcoe, DVM, CCRP, CVA, CVPP

4:00-4:25 p.m.   How Cavaletti Pole Height Affects Weight/Load Distribution During Therapeutic Exercise in Dogs
Speaker: Cara Blake, DVM, DACVS, CCRT

4:40-5:05 p.m.   Effects of a 9-Week Physical Conditioning Program on Performance and Physiological Parameters for Military Working Dogs
Speaker: Andrea Henderson, DVM, CCRT, CCRP, CMFT, DACVSMR


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