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Upcoming Continuing Education Event



A Review of the Down Animal and When to Refer


Presented by,
Christine Senneca, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
7:00pm

Veterinarians are often presented with patients that are non-ambulatory, and these cases have either an acute or chronic onset of signs. In this lecture we will review the neurologic examination and neuro-localization for animals with spinal and neuromuscular disease, the most common differentials, and a few rather unusual causes of signs. Furthermore, we will discuss some important conditions that frequently mimic neurologic dysfunction and go through the recommended diagnostic steps, treatment options, and associated prognoses, including what can easily be performed at a primary care facility.
Lecture provides 1 credit of complimentary CE to veterinarians and veterinary technicians through RACE.

Program
Complimentary dinner and meet and greet starts at 7:00pm. Session begins at 7:30pm followed by Q&A.

Location
VRC
340 Lancaster Ave
Malvern, PA 19355

Registration
Click HERE to RSVP by Friday, February 23rd.

Introducing Jennifer West, VMD


Dr. West is the newest addition to our 24/7 emergency & critical care team. We are open to provide after-hours care to your patients 365 days a year.

MORE ABOUT DR. WEST

Jennifer West, VMD earned her veterinary medical degree at University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. With an interest in wildlife and exotic pets, Dr. West completed a rotating small animal internship and pursued research in avian medicine at Louisiana State University. Through participation in flood relief work, she discovered her passion for triage and emergency medicine, and joined VRC’s 24/7 emergency care team in 2017.

OUR ICU FEATURES

  • Full laboratory service
  • Venous and arterial blood gas monitoring
  • Oxygen-enriched environments
  • Telemetric ECG monitoring
  • Blood pressure, arterial blood pressure and central venous blood pressure monitoring
  • Advanced anesthesia monitoring
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Diagnostic procedures: endoscopy, bronchoscopy and thoracoscopic lung biopsy
  • Diagnostic imaging: ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, and digital X-ray
  • Board-certified criticalists

On-Site MRI: Available November 2017

On-Site MRI
Available November 2017

High-resolution, fast, and accurate, this state-of-the-art machine will provide patients with the advanced diagnostic imaging they need for higher-quality care.

AFFORDABLE, ADVANCED CARE

A sick pet is stressful enough for clients without considering the cost of quality care. We want to provide patients with the technology they deserve at a price clients can afford. We are proud to offer competitive pricing packages for our MRI imaging services.

SAFER TREATMENT

With state-of-the-art equipment and highly-trained and skilled staff, we take every measure to ensure that patients undergo procedures as safely and efficiently as possible at our hospital. With an on-site MRI, patients can have a scan performed, and when applicable, be transferred seamlessly to either surgery or additional diagnostics without experiencing multiple anesthetic inductions. Despite the safety and overall benefits of anesthetics, complications can arise and with fewer inductions performed on a patient within a short period of time, the risk significantly declines. We also offer MRI scanning on an outpatient basis.

FAST, RELIABLE IMAGING

Our state-of-the-art GE 1.5T Signa 9x MRI provides fantastic image quality with a four channel multi-coil for convenient, time-tested responses as well as many optional coils for specialized applications and a broader diagnostic scope. With a board-certified neurologist on-site, we can scan and review results for a diagnosis in minutes.

NEUROLOGY AT VRC

 


Christine Senneca, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
 is the new board-certified neurologist at VRC. In conjunction with the introduction of our MRI machine, she brings significant experience and a variety of new services that will further the scope of care that we can offer to patients.

Her services and areas of expertise include:

  • Surgical removal of brain tumors
  • Seizure disorder management
  • Inflammatory brain diseases
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • MRI scanning and review
  • Spinal trauma
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Lunch & Learns at your hospital
  • And much more

VRC Welcomes a New Neurologist and a New Medical Oncologist

The VRC Team is growing! Dr. Christine Senneca, a board-certified veterinary neurologist and Dr. Colleen Martin, a medical oncologist, have joined our robust staff of veterinarians. Each brings with her experience and skill in her field that will contribute to VRC’s team of highly qualified specialists. VRC is a specialty veterinary healthcare hospital committed to providing the highest quality care to pets in the greater Philadelphia area. Dr. Senneca and Dr. Martin will greatly enhance our team with their extensive service offerings and knowledge as well as enable VRC to provide care for a wider variety of illnesses and injuries.

MORE ABOUT DR. CHRISTINE SENNECA

Christine Senneca, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) hails from Long Island, New York. After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, she completed her clinical rotations at the University of Florida, and then interned at the VCA Aurora and VCA Berwyn Animal Hospitals close to Chicago. Post-internship, Dr. Senneca spent time practicing emergency medicine before completing a residency at the University of Florida, where she specialized in neurology and neurosurgery. Now a member of the VRC team, Dr. Senneca’s areas of interest include surgical intervention for neurologic disease, nervous system diseases of a non-infectious nature, and seizure management.

MORE ABOUT DR. COLLEEN MARTIN

Colleen Martin, DVM, Practice Limited to Oncology, is originally from Atlanta, GA. With a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from SUNY Oswego and a Master of Science degree in immunology from the University of Rochester, Dr. Martin decided to work in cancer research for a few years. Afterward, she earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. Her rotating internship in small animals was completed at the Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York, and she completed a second internship and residency in medical oncology at North Carolina State University. As a part of VRC, Dr. Martin’s areas of interest include the human-animal bond, hematopoietic malignancies, targeted cancer therapies, and comparative oncology.

GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM

VRC is a specialty veterinary healthcare hospital. If you are a referring veterinarian in the greater Philadelphia area or beyond and would like to schedule a Meet & Greet or Lunch & Learn with our new team members, Dr. Senneca and Dr. Martin, or any of our other doctors, please contact Brian Haugen at Brian.Haugen@CompassionFirstPets.com.