The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) was represented by two speakers at the most recent Southwest Veterinary Symposium (SWVS) in San Antonio, Texas. SWVS is a partnership between the Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma veterinary medical associations. Each year, the conference hosts approximately 3,000 attendees.
This year, Dr. Terry Hensley, assistant laboratory director for diagnostic services, and Dr. Jessie Monday, TVMDL-Amarillo veterinary diagnostician presented three continuing education sessions over food animal topics to SWVS attendees.
Dr. Monday first presented over new diagnostic advancements. Her discussion revolved around the use of diagnostic testing, advancements, and testing recommendations for food animal practitioners. Dr. Monday also discussed TVMDL’s new bovine syndromic diagnostic plans. Later in the morning, Dr. Monday presented TVMDL case studies that enhanced the diagnostic approach to food animal species.
Dr. Hensley concluded the morning’s presentations with a discussion over wildlife and livestock interactions. His presentation covered the potential for wildlife and livestock disease interactions and examples of current disease situations and implications.
TVMDL was also an exhibitor in the SWVS trade show. TVMDL professionals were available to discuss test offerings and upcoming diagnostic services. Clinical Pathology Section Head Dr. Julie Piccione also led demonstrations of how to take quality smart phone images of slides to be used for TVMDL’s digital cytology service.
If you are interested in hosting a TVMDL professional to speak at an event, please visit TVMDL’s Speaker Bureau to find the speaker most knowledgeable on your subject of interest. For more information about TVMDL’s test offerings, visit tvmdl.tamu.edu or call 1.888.646.5623.