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Sunday, July 30, 2017


9:30 am to 3:30 pm (Check in begins at 8:30am)
Embassy Suites by HiltonTM
Seattle - North/Lynnwood
20610 44th Ave. W
Lynnwood, WA 98036


Early Registration Fee: $75 by July 14th, 2017. $125 thereafter.

Questions? Please call 510.676.6126



Part I: Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in a Private Practice Setting: (RACE #77-28116): The use of ACE-I, Calcitriol, High Protein Diet, Phosphate Binders, SC fluids, and more


Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP (Feline)

Dr. Gary D. Norsworthy began his 45 year practice career at the Cat Clinic of Seattle. In addition to 25 years in canine-feline practice, he has been in feline-only practice for 20 years. He is the owner of Alamo Feline Health Center in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to practice, he lectures frequently on feline diseases and is the editor and major author of seven feline textbooks; the 5th Edition of The Feline Patient will publish in early 2018. His practice hosts externs from veterinary schools across North America and from other countries.He is a charter Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in the Feline Practice Category and an Adjunct Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University and the Western University of Health Sciences. He was chosen for the 2009 Practitioner of the Year Award in the Medical Specialist category by the Texas VMA and has received Speaker of the Year at several conferences. He is the only person to be Speaker of the Year two times each at the North American Veterinary Conference and the Western Veterinary Conference.


Part II: Session I - Hypercalcemia in Dogs and Cats (RACE# 77-25680, 1 credit hour)

Session II - Updates on Diagnosis, Staging, and Treatment of CKD in Dogs and Cats (RACE #77-25679, 2 credit hours)

Dennis Chew

Dennis J. Chew, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Dennis J. Chew is a 1972 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. He did a one-year internship at South Weymouth Veterinary Associates and a two-year residency in internal medicine and nephrology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1977. Dr. Chew was an attending veterinarian at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital for 36 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Most of his work in clinics, research and publications involves urology/nephrology in small animals. He has special interest in urinary endoscopy, disorders of calcium metabolism, treatment of renal secondary hyperparathyroidism, and idiopathic/interstitial cystitis of cats. He has been the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 2 editions of the Manual of Nephrology and Urology in Small Animals.


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*This program is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 6.00 CE Credits (6.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category One: Scientifi c using the delivery method of Seminar/Lecture.

This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE does not “accredit” or “endorse” or “certify” any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.