Select Topics in ECC and Internal Medicine

Medical CE

Presented by Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ

Agenda and learning objectives

Byers Shock in 2023 - 1 hour Live Interactive, 1/17/2023, 6 pm Pacific | 8 pm Central | 9 pm Eastern, Anytime On-Demand available 2/17/2023

Understand relevant pathophysiology of shock.

Review logical diagnostic investigation for shock patients.

Discuss appropriate therapies for patients in shock.

Byers Hyperadrenocorticism and Hypoadrenocorticism in 2023 - 3 hours Live Interactive, 2/12/2023, 11 am Pacific | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern, Anytime On-Demand available 3/27/2023

Understand relevant pathophysiology of hyperadrenocorticism.

Review logical diagnostic investigation for hyperadrenocorticism patients.

Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with hyperadrenocorticism.

Understand the pre-pill cortisol protocol.

Emphasize appropriate treatment of hyperadrenocorticism patients using practical cases.

Discuss concurrent management of hyperadrenocorticism and diabetes mellitus using practical cases.

Understand relevant pathophysiology of hypoadrenocorticism.

Review logical diagnostic investigation for hypoadrenocorticism patients.

Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with hypoadrenocorticism.

Byers Portal Vein Hypoplasia in 2023 - 1 hour Live Interactive, 4/25/2023, 6 pm Pacific | 8 pm Central | 9 pm Eastern, Anytime On-Demand available 5/25/2023

Understand relevant pathophysiology of portal vein hypoplasia.

Review logical diagnostic investigation for patients with portal vein hypoplasia.

Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with portal vein hypoplasia.

Byers AKI, CKD and Heatstroke in 2023 -3 hours Live Interactive, 5/21/2023, 11 am Pacific | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern, Anytime On-Demand available 7/5/2023

Understand relevant pathophysiology of AKI.

Review logical diagnostic investigation for AKI patients.

Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with AKI.

Understand relevant pathophysiology of CKD.

Review logical diagnostic investigation for CKD patients.

Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with CKD.

Understand relevant pathophysiology of heatstroke.

Review logical diagnostic investigation for heatstroke patients.

Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with heatstroke.

Byers DKA in Cats in 2023 - 1 hour Live Interactive, 9/5/2023, 6 pm Pacific | 8 pm Central | 9 pm Eastern, Anytime On-Demand available 10/5/2023

Understand relevant pathophysiology of DKA.

Review logical diagnostic investigation for DKA patients.

Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with DKA.

Byers Critical Cat and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in 2023 - 3 hours Live Interactive, 10/22/2023, 11 am Pacific | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern, Anytime On-Demand available 12/6/2023

Review basic life support (BLS) for cats.

Review advanced life support (ALS) for cats.

Review a logical approach to hypotension.

Review anatomic localization of dyspnea.

Review common thoracic traumatic injuries.

Be able to describe the difference in breathing pattern between obstructive and restrictive breathing patterns.

Understand relevant pathophysiology of abdominal compartment syndrome.

Review logical diagnostic investigation for abdominal compartment syndrome patients.

Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with abdominal compartment syndrome.


Your Instructor


Chris Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM
Chris Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM

Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ

Dr. Christopher G. Byers is a board-certified veterinary emergency & critical care and small animal internal medicine specialist, as well as a certified veterinary journalist, based in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his Bachelor of Science degree as a University Honors Scholar in Animal Sciences from Colorado State University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. Dr. Byers’ professional passions are mentoring and coaching veterinary students and colleagues in the areas of emergency & critical care, internal medicine, and communication skills. He works as a teleconsultant in emergency/critical care and small animal internal medicine for VetCT. Dr. Byers is the Co-Editor of the textbook, Feline Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, and has published chapters and articles in numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed medical journals. He also publishes a blog called CriticalCareDVM.com with goals to educate pet owners and promote the triad of care.

Peer Reviews

  • Such energizing speaker! And made things I've been struggling with for years so much clearer.
  • I would go to another conference just to hear Dr. Byers present.
  • Amazing speaker; great clinically relevant info.
  • I love his entertaining lecture style and will definitely be looking for his talks at other conferences.
  • His case analysis was extremely helpful in simplifying what is a daunting presentation and topic. I will probably use his information daily in practice.