New York Veterinary Foundation Presents “Ask The Vet” at the 2010 Hampton Classic

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The New York Veterinary Foundation (NYVF) is sponsoring the talented medical team of Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) at the 2010 Hampton Classic Horse Show held in Bridgehampton, NY, from Sunday, August 29, through Sunday, September 5.

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“NYVF is proud to be part of the Hampton Classic, one of the largest and most well known horse competitions in the United States,” said Brian McKenna – founding board member of the NYVF

Many of the LIVS experts, including Dr. Dominic J. Marino - Chief of Staff of Long Island Veterinary Specialists, will be on hand throughout the show to greet visitors at the NYVF booth on Stable Lane. LIVS will also present a daily program called “Ask the Vet” where LIVS experts offer seminars and workshops, plus answer attendee’s questions about their pets’ health and well-being.

The NYVF was created to bridge the knowledge gap between the human and veterinary medical communities. The “Foundation” funds programs that allow organizations such as LIVS to pioneer surgical procedures and medical treatments for conditions that affect both humans and animals, and to offer educational opportunities to the public and to the medical community such as the LIVS “Ask the Vet” program.

NYVF is also partnering with researchers from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine to study various conditions that affect both humans and their pets. The foundation also supports service dogs in homeland security, law enforcement and the special needs communities, through funding for research and studies that maintain the health and fitness of these dogs and health related training for the handlers and officers.

On the opening day Sunday August 29th we are offering the following workshop schedule:
10 AM “The Scratching Dog Only a Neurosurgeon Can Help" Click this link.]with Dr. Dominic J. Marino, Chief of Staff at Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS)
11 AM: “The Totally Hip, Hip Replacement” with Dr. Dominic J. Marino.
12 Noon: Meet the Equine Vets
1 PM: Meet the Dog Trainer
3 PM The Scratching Dog Only a Neurosurgeon Can Help
4 PM: The Totally Hip, Hip Replacement
All Day: Ask the Vet

Other workshops on the calendar for the week include:

“Ditch The Itch And Get A Good Night Sleep” Dr. Rada Panich, Chief of Dermatology at LIVS will review the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease in dogs.

“Meet the Dog Trainer” Guest Speaker Chris Hanley - Law Enforcement K-9 handler will give a demonstration on how he trains service animals and pets

"No, kitty won't glow...he'll shine" Dr. Josh Tumulty, Chief of Internal Medicine at LIVS – Dr. Tumulty will speak about Cats and Radioiodine therapy.

"Less pain...more to gain" Dr. Jacqueline Carver, Staff Surgeon at LIVS – Dr. Carver will speak about Minimally Invasive Surgery. Learn the benefits of laparoscopy and thoracoscopy vs. standard surgical techniques;

“What George Jetson Would Give to Astro” Special guest speaker Dr. Curtis W. Dewey, founding board member of NYVF, associate professor and section head of Neurology/Neurosurgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, and Staff Neurologist at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Dewey will speak about the next generation of seizure management in dogs and cats, and new medications that have less side effects.

“Advice On Pocket Pets” with Dr. Greg Panarello, Chief of Animal Emergency & Critical Care at LIVS - Dr. Panarello will talk about exotic pets, including what you need to know about these pocket pets.

“Is Scruffy an Ice Princess or a Hottie?” with Dr. Dominic J. Marino, Chief of Staff at LIVS - Dr. Marino will speak about Thermography or Medical Infrared Imaging. A new screening test used in the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases.

“Get the 411 on Animal 911” with Dr. Greg Panarello, Chief of Animal Emergency & Critical Care at LIVS - Dr. Panarello will speak about emergency care and first aid for pets.effects;

“Not so Achy Brachytherapy” with Dr. Dominic J. Marino, Chief of Staff at LIVS - Dr. Marino will speak about Brachytherapy - Radiation therapy made safer and less expensive.

“Helping Fido Get his Groove Back” with Dr. Catherine Loughin, Staff Surgeon at LIVS - Dr. Loughin will speak about Canine Rehabilitation and getting your dog back in the game.

“Meet the Dog Trainer” Guest Speaker NYPD Police Officer Bill Saunier will give insights and tips on how he trains service animals and pets – he will also be on hand to answer training questions. Bill will be accompanied by his canine partner Mac.

For a full schedule of workshops and presentations visit http://www.NYVF.org.

Long Island Veterinary Specialists is a nationally recognized veterinary specialty center located in Plainview, Long Island, New York. LIVS treats 35,000 pets a year, making it one of the busiest specialty animal hospitals in the United States. The Center has an active Neurology/Neurosurgery department and the only “electronic brachytherapy” treatment facility for pet cancer of any veterinary hospital in the world.

The New York Veterinary Foundation (NYVF), established in 2008, is comprised of dedicated professionals who are committed to furthering the foundation’s mission to help bridge the knowledge divide between the worlds of human and veterinary medicine. NYVF accomplishes their goals through research, education and service. NYVF was created to support critical research on medical conditions effecting both humans and animals, educating the public and medical communities about these findings and assisting the field of service animals that contribute to our safety and quality of life. Simply put, NYVF’s mission is to advance the collective knowledge base of human and veterinary medicine, through research and clinical studies that benefit both worlds. People and organizations interested in supporting the foundation’s work should contact New York Veterinary Foundation NYVF at 516.501.0955 or visit online at http://www.nyvf.org

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