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The Annual PractiVet Congress is the only senior level networking event to reveal best practice and highlight the latest solutions to your veterinary practice challenges over the next 12 months. The global economic environment requires veterinary industry professionals to adapt to a volatile climate and find new ways to maintain stability and drive competitive advantage. The event will present several in-depth educational sessions.


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PractiVet offers a dynamic, wide-ranging scientific program with an exceptional spectrum of learning experience for veterinary surgeons, veterinary technicians, and practice managers. Lecture hours cover the most important practice areas. All education sessions and presentations are current, scientific, and noncommercial.


You will have access to a special practice strategy session, facilitating interactive debate and discussion on the hottest topics in the industry, followed by two days of keynote addresses, streamed focus groups, interactive workshops and private one-to-one meetings, guaranteeing the right solutions to successfully move your operation forward. The Congress provides a unique, business-driven environment using one-to-one business meetings and educational workshop sessions.

Why attend

The purpose of the PractiVet Congress is to provide the highest possible quality continuing education to the veterinary medical profession and related groups. The professional materials presented are state-of-the-art information delivered by nationally and internationally recognized and emerging authorities.


  • Veterinarians
  • Surgeons
  • DVM Students
  • Practice Managers
  • Veterinary Technicians
  • Administrative Staff
  • Industry Association Representatives
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 Laurent Garosi Laurent Garosi

Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) and RCVS/European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology.
Head of neurology/neurosurgery Davies Veterinary Specialists

Laurent is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) and RCVS/European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology. He is currently company director and head of the neurology/neurosurgery service at Davies Veterinary Specialists, England. In 2012, Laurent opened a dedicated feline neurology service which is the first of its kind in Europe. His main clinical and research interests are cerebrovascular diseases, neuro-imaging and feline neurology. Laurent has published widely in the field of neurology and is a regular speaker on the national and international continuing education circuit. He is currently president of the ECVN, past chief examiner of the ECVN examination committee and co-editor with Simon Platt of a recently published textbook on Small Animal Neurological Emergencies.

Topic titles:

  • Diagnostic approach to loss of balance
  • Managing seizuring dogs and cats
  • Step-by-step approach to spinal patients
 Eric Lindquist Eric Lindquist

SmartVet GmbH (USA)
DMV (Italy), DABVP
Cert./President Elect IVUSS
Director SE NJ Mobile Associates

He is a California native, trained in Europe with clinical experience in the United States. His experience is in clinical veterinary clinical sonography as an associate specialist since 2001, and as of 2005, Director of Operations (6 Dr. Veterinary Specialist Mobile Practice) in New Jersey. He was originally a general veterinary practitioner and surgeon in the states of California and Connecticut form 1996-2001.
The average direct and virtual sonographic case-load of 300-600 patients/month since 2001 in New Jersey has allowed him to develop an experience and curiosity-based approach to veterinary clinical medicine that stimulates diagnostic efficiency. Having extensive surgical and clinical experience in general practice both directly and as a consultant, he is in touch with the challenges faced by the clinician in general practice and at specialty levels. Therefore, his lecture presentations on clinical sonography keep these challenges in mind regarding practical approaches to clinical cases that present to both the general practitioner and specialist alike.
He is also the cofounder (2003) of the UGELAB (Ultrasound-Guided Endoscopic Laser Ablation) procedure, along with Dr. Dean Cerf (Ridgewood, New Jersey), for palliative treatment of transitional cell carcinomas in dogs and enjoy being on the cutting edge of developments with practical application.

Topic titles:

  • GI Obstruction Criteria: Clinical & Sonographic Approach To GI Obstructions & Foreign Bodies.
  • GI Sonographic Pathology: Obstructions, Pseudo-obstructions, Mural Changes, & Perforations.
  • Surgical & Sonographic Criteria For Canine & Feline Biliary Disease: When is a Mucocele & Similar Biliary Disease Really Surgical.
 Zeev Gans Zeev Gans

Owner and medical director - Knowledge Farm Emergency Center
Accociate Endocrinology consultant - Veterinary Information Network (VIN)

Dr Gans was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. Attended the Hebrew University in Israel and received a B.Sc in Animal Science with honors. After graduating, moved to Philadelphia, USA and achieved a veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in 1997.
Upon graduation, he worked as veterinary associate in a private animal hospital in New Jersey, USA until 2005. On 2005 was certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in Canine and Feline medicine. At that time he started as an Endocrinology veterinary consultant on VIN.
On 2005, Dr Gans moved back to his native country of Israel. For the first 3 years he has worked as a senior veterinary associate in a small animal hospital in Israel and as an educational director in a surgical CO2 laser company based in Israel. In this capacity, Dr Gans has been lecturing to veterinarians in Asia, Europe and Canada.
On 2008 Dr Gans opened "knowledge Farm Emergency Center" which is a 24/7 emergency and critical care, small animal hospital. He is the owner and medical director of the hospital.

Topic titles: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in the Dog and the Cat - differences and similarities

The lecture will discuss DM in the dog and in the cat. The first part will deal with initial diagnosis and additional required tests prior to starting treatment. The second part will deal with treatment principals medically and nutritionally. The third part will deal with monitoring DM and response to therapy. Last part will deal with DM emergencies: hypoglycemia and diabetes ketoacidocis - diagnosis and treatment. The lecture will be case based.

 Fernando Juan Vega

Fernando Juan Vega

Fernando Juan Vega is Diplomat in the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR) and board Member of the European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction (ESDAR). His current position is Professor of Equine and Small Animal Reproduction at the University of Extremadura, in Spain. Also he is the Head of the Service of Equine and Small Animal Reproduction of The Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Extremadura. Together to clinical and teaching activities he is involved in research in Animal Reproduction. Main areas of research are sperm cryobiology and oxidative stress as cause of male infertility and sperm damage during conservation. He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented invited lectures in many international meetings both in Small Animal and Equine Reproduction.

Topic titles:

  • Planned C section
  • Selected reproductive disorders
  • Termination of unwanted pregnancies
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For detailed information regarding the scientific agenda,
please contact: tel.: +7 (495) 797 6914, e-mail: info@practivet.ru

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