California Veterinary Medicine Relief Corps

Meeting Date (All Meetings start at 7:30 PM): 
Drs. Fraurnthal, Mayfield & Miller

To attend, you need to be a CAVMRC. Check the CVMA website and search for CAVMRC for more info.

The schedule is as follows

CAVMRC Fall Training
Medical Conditions - Animals in Disasters – 7 CE UNITS
Knights of Columbus Hall
Ventura, CA
November 4, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION

8:30 - 8:35 a.m.
Welcome / Introduction G. Miller
8:35 - 9:30 a.m.
Triage Trauma patients can be some of the most challenging cases that veterinary professionals face. This topic is applicable not only to those involved in disaster response, but also to the general practitioner who may encounter patients with injuries due to vehicular trauma or other causes. General triage and stabilization, thoracic trauma, head trauma, and wound management will be discussed.
V. Frauenthal
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. BREAK

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Accurately diagnosing and quickly formulating an effective treatment plan for a shock patient is paramount to patient survival and case outcome. This session will review shock, including types of shock and management strategies to address them. Daily fluid plans will be discussed.
V. Frauenthal
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. BREAK

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fire Related Injuries
This session will focus on assessment and treatment of burns and smoke inhalation. The initial status of patients with these types of injuries can sometimes be deceiving; we’ll discuss early identification and management of patients who may be at risk for progression of clinical signs. Fluid requirements of patients with large surface area burns will also be reviewed.
V. Frauenthal
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
V. Frauenthal
2:00 – 2:10 p.m. BREAK

2:10 – 3:00 p.m.
The Latest in Wound Management
M. Mayfield
3:00 – 3:10 p.m.
3:10 - 4:00 p.m.
CARES Overview The California Animal Response Emergency System (CARES) is mandated by California law to provide assistance for animals during all phases of an emergency. This talk reviews the history of the CARES, how it is intended to function, and its current state of development.
G. Miller
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Deployment in the CAVMRC
This session provides an overview of how deployment works in the CAVMRC and provides clarification as to what CAVMRC volunteers need to do to prepare for and properly respond to a request for deployment.
G. Miller

Virginia Frauenthal, DVM, DACVECC
Dr. Frauenthal leads our team of doctors at VCA Care Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital and is board-certified in the specialty of Emergency and Critical Care. She was raised in San Clemente, CA. She received her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from UC Davis in 2005 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2009. Dr. Frauenthal then continued her education with a rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre, the largest private practice in Canada located in downtown Toronto. She then gained experience as an emergency veterinarian at VCA West Coast before completing a 3-year residency program in emergency and critical care in 2015.Dr. Frauenthal's professional interests include toxicology, traumatology, electrolyte and acid/base disorders, management of patients with Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome and Sepsis/Septic Shock.

Melinda Mayfield, DVM

Grant Miller, DVM
Dr. Miller currently serves as the State Coordinator for the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC.) He graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School in 2004 and practices as a large animal ambulatory practitioner in the Northern San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Miller has also worked with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to develop the California Animal Response Emergency System (CARES). CARES is designed to be a guide during all phases of animal emergency management in California and offers resources to municipalities and the general public to better prepare them to help their animals in disasters.

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