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Penn Vet to Host Symposium on Innovation in Kidney and Urinary Health

By John Donges Published: Oct 16, 2015

Continuing Education Credits Available for Veterinarians and Technicians

[October 16, 2015; Philadelphia, PA] – Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital is the nation's only academic veterinary hospital to offer comprehensive services and certified specialists in urologic and kidney care for companion animals. The Innovation in Kidney & Urinary Health Symposium, sponsored by Ryan Hospital’s Comprehensive Kidney and Urinary Care service, offers veterinarians and technicians the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge treatments and procedures from Penn Vet experts.

The symposium will take place on Sunday, November 15, 2015, from 8:00am-3:30pm at Penn Vet’s Hill Pavilion (380 S. University Ave., Philadelphia). Admission is $75 for non-Penn Vet graduates, $50 for Penn Vet alumni, and $25 for veterinary technicians. Click here to download the brochure and registration form. Registration is open through Friday, October 30, 2015. Seven continuing education credits are available for attending. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Five board-certified specialists from Ryan Hospital will discuss a variety of topics concerning a comprehensive approach to kidney and urinary disorders and disease. Speakers include:

Lillian R. Aronson, VMD, Professor of Surgery; Founder and Director, Penn Vet Renal Transplantation Program
“Surgical and Interventional Approach to Cancer of the Upper and Lower Urinary Tract” and “Surgical and Interventional Approach to Urinary Calculi”

Dana Clarke, VMD, Assistant Professor of Interventional Radiology and Critical Care “Surgical and Interventional Approach to Cancer of the Upper and Lower Urinary Tract” and “Surgical and Interventional Approach to Urinary Calculi”

JD Foster, VMD, Staff Veterinarian—Medicine; Director, Penn Vet Extracorporeal Therapy Service                           
“Global Approach to Chronic Kidney Disease” and “Hemodialysis”

Giacomo Gianotti, DVM, DVSc, Staff Veterinarian, Service Head—Anesthesia
“Anesthetic Management of the Patient with Renal Disease”

Erica Reineke, VMD, Assistant Professor of Critical Care 
"Emergency Management of Uremic Crisis”

For more information, please contact Maria Calabrese at 215-573-9401 or

About Penn Vet

Ranked among the top ten veterinary schools worldwide, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling nearly 35,300 patient visits a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles nearly 5,300 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

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