II International Congress

Small Mammal Medicine in Practice

Emergency & Critical Care

❌ Sold out all stationary seats at „II International Congress Small Mammal Medicine in Practice – Emergency & Critical Care”.

Date: 8-9 czerwca 2024 r.
Venue:
Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw Airport
Cost:
Early Birds Registration – registration until 28.02.2024
Veterinarians: PLN 999 gross

Veterinary students/veterinary technicians: PLN 899 gross

Registration after 28.02.2024
Veterinarians:
PLN 1299 gross
Veterinary students/veterinary technicians: PLN 1199 gross

Exococktail Party: PLN 250 gross

Limited seats!

Speakers:

Maria Ardiaca-Garcia DVM PhD (Madrid)
Andres Montesinos DVM PhD (Madrid)
Agata Godlewska DVM
Jakub Fatyga DVM
Oliwia Lis DVM
Justyna Ignaszak-Dziech DVM

Program

SATURDAY

Maria Ardiaca-Garcia
Andres Montesinios

Critical Patient. Clinical perspectives on vital parameters and stabilization directions.

– Critical patient diagnostics – which vital parameters to focus on and which tests to perform promptly.

– Intravenous access in different species. What to do when veins are inaccessible.

– Blood examination – essential biochemical tests and morphological parameters.

– Fluid therapy and body temperature control.

– Oxygen therapy

– Drugs useful in critical patient therapy (including glucocorticoids, diuretics, antiarrhythmics, vasodilators).

– Approach to small patients (hamster, gerbil, mouse). 

Agata Godlewska

Blood transfusion – when, how much, and what next?

Maria Ardiaca-Garcia
Andres Montesinios

Sedation, general anesthesia, and analgesia in critical patients.

Maria Ardiaca-Garcia
Andres Montesinios

Nutritional approach to anorectic patients. When to wait, what diets to choose?

Maria Ardiaca-Garcia
Andres Montesinios

Neurological patient

– Vestibular disease.

– Seizure?

– CNS injury

Maria Ardiaca-Garcia
Andres Montesinios

Exotic orthopedic patient. What should be done immediately, what can wait?

Justyna Ignaszak-Dziech

Critical dental patient.

SUNDAY

Maria Ardiaca-Garcia
Andres Montesinios

Critical rabbit – differential diagnoses and management.

– Liver lobe torsion.

– Acute gastric dilation / intestinal obstruction.

– Diarrhea

– Respiratory failure.

– Congestive heart failure.

– Internal bleeding.

– Acute kidney failure.

– Electrolyte imbalances.

– Acid-base balance disorders.

Oliwia Lis

Critical ophthalmic patient.

Maria Ardiaca-Garcia
Andres Montesinios

Critical ferret – differential diagnoses and management.

– Insulinoma

– Injuries

– Respiratory failure.

– Gastrointestinal symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea).

Maria Ardiaca-Garcia
Andres Montesinios

Critical guinea pig.

– Gastric torsion and dilation.

– Respiratory failure – does it always mean pneumonia?

– Hematuria

– Acid-base balance disorders.

Jakub Fatyga

Critical wildlife?

Maria Ardiaca-Garcia
Andres Montesinios

Critical small rodent.

– Acid-base balance disorders.

– Diabetes and pseudo-diabetes in degus and gerbils.

– Respiratory failure.

– Injury.

Speakers

Graduate of the Veterinary Faculty of Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain in 2002. Since her studies, she has been particularly interested in wild and exotic animals. She began her career as an assistant at the Wildlife Hospital of GREFA in Madrid, Spain.

From 2002 to 2003, she supervised the treatment of marine animals affected by the Prestige oil tanker spill – an event referred to as one of the largest ecological disasters in Europe. She then started working at Los Sauces Veterinary Hospital, specializing entirely in exotic animal treatment.

She is currently a co-owner of CV Los Sauces and an Active and a specialist accredited by the Spanish Association of Small Animal Practitioners (AVEPA) in exotic animal medicine.

Board member of EAAV (European Association of Avian Veterinarians) and GMCAE-AVEPA (Exotic Pet Specialty Group of AVEPA).

She is the author of several scientific articles, books, and book chapters, and regularly participates as a speaker at congresses and continuing education courses in exotic animal medicine.

She is one of the editors of the Therapeutic Guide to Exotic Animals (Multimedica Ediciones Veterinarias, 2017).

Anders Montesinos  DVM PhD ( Madrid)

Graduate of Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 1992. Specialist accredited by the Spanish Association of Small Animal Practitioners (AVEPA) in exotic animal medicine. He has been interested in exotic animal medicine since his student days, completing numerous internships in zoos and clinics in this field.

He is currently the owner of Los Sauces Veterinary Hospital, founded in 1995, specializing entirely in exotic animal treatment. At the same time, since 2019, he has been working as an associate professor at the UCM Veterinary Faculty.

He is a regular speaker at congresses and continuing education courses in exotic animal medicine. Author of many scientific articles and book chapters dedicated to exotic animal medicine. He is one of the editors of the Therapeutic Guide to Exotic Animals (Multimedica Ediciones Veterinarias, 2017).

Agata Godlewska DVM 

Department of Comparative and Clinical Anatomy, Department of Morphological Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine SGGW, Warsaw

ForestVet Veterinary Clinic, Warsaw.

Already during her studies, she knew she wanted to focus on the treatment of small mammals. After obtaining her diploma in 2007, she worked as an internist and first-contact physician in Warsaw clinics dedicated to exotic animals, being a pillar of the broad diagnostics of obscure cases.

For over 8 years, she ran a hotel for exotic animals, where she got to know her wards also from a breeding perspective. She is a graduate of several ESAVS courses, a co-author of numerous articles in the field of small mammal treatment, and a participant in many training sessions in various areas of medicine, both in the country and abroad.

Thanks to her broad horizons, meticulousness, and immense knowledge, her approach to the patient has always been holistic and not one-dimensional, earning the trust of many private guardians and foundations.

For over a year, she has been working as an employee of the Department of Anatomy at the Warsaw Institute of Veterinary Medicine, passing on her knowledge to future veterinary doctors.

Jakub Fatyga DVM

A graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin. In 2020, he graduated from the specialization studies in Diseases of Non-domesticated Animals at the SGGW in Warsaw.

Passionate about exotic surgery, dentistry and endoscopy. Participant and speaker at many conferences and courses related to the subject of exotic animals. Propagator of knowledge in the field of breeding, behavior and medicine of exotic animals.

Currently a student at the University of Georgia and Colorado State University, where he broadens his knowledge in the field of exotic animal endoscopy. Member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians.

Oliwia Lis DVM

Graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Olsztyn, Poland.

Pioneer of ophthalmological treatment of exotic animals in Poland, with 18 years of experience.
She has completed numerous training courses under the supervision of recognized specialists in this field, including at the University California in Davis, the University of Barcelona and the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket.

Member of the American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ASVO).
Lecturer specializing in „diseases of non-domesticated animals”.
Author of numerous publications in the field of veterinary ophthalmology.

Justyna Ignaszak-Dziech DVM

A graduate of the University of Life Sciences in Wrocław. Anatomy has always been her passion, for what?
By day he deals with surgery, dentistry and radiology of small mammals. Experience in this.

She already gained knowledge during her studies under the supervision of Dr. n. vet. Tomasz Piasecki. Own develops interests by participating in conferences, workshops and internships in Poland and abroad.

Author of articles, scientific reports, lectures and workshops.

In addition to clinical work, he studies the structure of small mammalian teeth in cooperation with the Department of Histology and Embryology of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. Her place of work is: Center for Diagnostics and Treatment of Exotic Animals, Clinic Veterinary Zwierzyniec, Wrocław.

Where ?

Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw Airport

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