California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association


2019 Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium

  • Saturday, March 09, 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • UC Davis Gladys Valley Hall

Our 34th Annual Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium will feature a diverse range of topics on a variety of species such as rabbits, reptiles, goldfish, sea otters, birds of prey, and primates to name a few. Information on diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, surgical procedures, anesthesia, and zoo/conservation medicine will also be provided.

This two-day program will also feature a track specifically for veterinary technicians and vet assistants. An avian handling interactive demonstration is also available as a separate registration. Space is limited for this session so be sure to register early.  This conference is perfect for anyone who sees the occasional exotic pet or specializes in this unique area of veterinary medicine.

Guest speakers this year include Dr. Rebecca Duerr, director at the International Bird Rescue’s Wildlife Clinics in California. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association and has been heavily involved in wildlife rehabilitation in California since 1988.

Dr. Laila Proenca is currently the Director of the Zoological Medicine and Surgery Program at VCA Animal Hospitals and the Chief of the Zoological Medicine Department at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. She will provide several lectures regarding endoscopic procedures and endosurgery for rabbits and reptiles.

Other topics include:

  • Anesthesia for mega-vertebrates
  • Updates on chelonian infectious diseases
  • Advanced soft tissue surgical cases in rabbits and rodents
  • Reptile critical care

For more details about this program, please visit our event website

California Registered Veterinary Technician Association
1017 L Street Suite 389 Sacramento California 95814 916-244-2494 info@carvta.com

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