2505 S 80th St, Tacoma, WA     

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Urban Elk Restaurant

2013 S Cedar St.

Tacoma, WA 9405

Fluid Therapy 

Presented by Stephanie Loomis, DVM (Surgery Resident)

Fluid therapy is an important part of treating our veterinary patients that must be tailored to each individual patient. It requires constant re-evaluation and adjustments based on our patient’s status and response to treatment. Dr. Loomis will discuss the need for fluid therapy, the different types of fluids available, and how to formulate an individualized protocol for your patient. 

Surgical Management of Mast Cell Tumors

Presented by Alaina Andersen, DVM (Surgery Resident)

Mast cell tumors are the most common cutaneous neoplasm in canine patients and present some very specific management issues.  This presentation will cover the basics of mast cell tumors, what they are and why they behave the way they do, as well as the basics of the most common way to treat mast cell tumors, surgery!  Anesthetic planning and protocols, brief surgical goals, tips for pathology tissue prep, and post-operative management will be covered to help the entire clinic team get the best outcome when dealing with this prevalent tumor.

Use of Blood Products in Emergency and Surgery Patients

Presented by Maggie Mezzles, DVM (Surgery Resident)

​Dr. Mezzles will be discussing recommended uses for blood products in critical patients.  The lecture will discuss indications for transfusion, common blood products available for use, recommendations regarding appropriate use for blood products, and continued monitoring of critical patients.  

Space is very limited. Please RSVP to events@summitvets.com

Pet Loss Support Group

Facilitated by Rachel Wright, MSW,LSWAIC, CDP

Veterinary Social Worker

Every Thursday from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

at Summit Veterinary Referral Center

This group is open to clients and community members. There is no registration or fee to attend.

Animal Caregiver Support Group

​Facilitated by Rachel Wright, MSW,LSWAIC, CDP
Veterinary Social Worker

This group is for those who are caring for a beloved animal who is aging, has chronic or special needs, or is facing a life-threatening illness. Rachel Wright, our veterinary social worker, leads the group to help support you through the triumphs and challenges of caregiving. 

Starting June 17th, the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10 - 11:30 am. 

Community and Public Events

Continuing Education for Veterinary Technicians