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Applied Ophthalmology for General Practitioners

The ACVO offers a course customized to the needs of general practitioners each year in conjunction with its annual conference. We invite regional general practice veterinarians who wish to gain applicable knowledge in up-to-date veterinary ophthalmology practice to attend the eight and a half hour CE session. Registrants do not have to be registered for the general conference to attend.

Registration includes your 8-hour CE certificate, separate course proceedings, continental breakfast, lunch and access to vendor hall. You will also be provided online access to this courses' sessions post-meeting for up to three months, share these courses with practitioners in your office for no additional fee! This is unlimited access to an interactive, searchable video with speaker presentations synced with PowerPoint slides. Pre-registration is encouraged to guarantee space but walk-ups are welcome. Separate registration fee required.

This course is presented to provide ophthalmic education to non-boarded veterinarians that are interested in improving their ophthalmic knowledge for practice; when and how to treat, and when referrals are recommended. Recorded access to prior years’ presentations are available, review topics below.

2019 General Practitioners Speakers

Saturday, November 9th

Below is the proposed order for presentations for the Saturday course, exact times and breaks will be finalized in May. Each presentation is scheduled for 55-60 minutes:

Dr. Kathy Good                  General Topic: Corneal Emergencies

Dr. Stephanie Beaumont   “Be a Master…Avoid Disaster! Ocular Adnexal Surgery: Common Mistakes to Avoid.”

Dr. Gia Klauss                    “Conjunctivitis in Dogs & Cats”

Dr. Gia Klauss                    “Feline Herpes Virus”

Dr. Holly Hamilton             General Topic: Uveitis in dogs and cats

Dr. Kate Myrna                   General Topic: Lens and Cataract

Dr. Kate Myrna                   General Topic: Lens and Cataract

Dr. Gil Ben-Shlomo            General Topic: Retina

Reduced Student Rate

If you are currently enrolled in a veterinary program you may attend the General Practitioners' session at half price. Just register on the general meeting form and select the appropriate 'Student fee' under the GP Course section. Students will need to submit proof of current enrollment before attending on site, or bring the letter to the registration desk if walk-up registering. This could be a letter from an instructor or current transcripts.

Complimentary On-Line Viewing Access of Courses

Online access for the 2011-current courses are available to purchase; view 1 hr presentation free! (Free Silverlight software download required.) Order session access for past years. Future courses will also be recorded and will be included in your registration fee for that year and available each November for on-line purchase/access (This year's course will be provided for free to our course attendees).

General Practitioner Course History

View 1 hr presentation free! (Silverlight, free software required)
The General Practitioner Course has been held since 2006, but recording began in 2011. Order session access.