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Breed-Specific Medicine: Using Genetics to Elevate Quality of Care, Presented by Dr. Nan Boss, October 5-6, 2019

Breed-Specific Medicine CE

Location: Embassy Suites Brooks Hotel and Spa
San Antonio, TX
Speaker: Nan Boss, DVM
Topic: Breed-Specific Medicine: Using Genetics to Elevate
Quality of Care
Who: All Veterinary Team Members


Registration Timeline (Updated 5/15/2019)
Window Dates Veterinarian Rate Tech/Team Member Rate
Early Registration Until August 31, 2019 $265 $199
Pre-Registration Sept 1- Oct 3, 2019 $295 $229
Onsite Registration October 4-5, 2019 $325 $259



Genetics and phenotype affect almost every area of practice, from anesthesia to cardiology, cancer to orthopedics, behavior to nutrition and much more. Along with diagnosis and treatment of breed-related problems, we can also use breed susceptibility and DNA testing to enhance our delivery of preventive care.  Join us for a deep dive into every aspect of breed-specific health care for both cats and dogs.

During this program, you will learn:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of preventable, heritable disorders of dogs and cats
  • Breed-based anesthesia and surgical considerations
  • How tailoring your recommendations to a patient’s specific risks can improve their quality and length of life, strengthen client relationships, and grow your practice

Bring your team leaders! When you attend this workshop, you will be challenged to develop an action plan for your practice. With Dr. Boss’ guidance, decide how you will turn what you’ve learned into tangible benefits for your patients and your office.

“Practicing better medicine is all about being a better teacher…I don’t want to make decisions for my clients as to what care their pets receive. I want them to make the decisions, based on good, up to date information and their own preferences.” -Nan Boss, DVM


Click here to view the full program schedule!


Hotel Information:

Click here to reserve your room for October!

Early Bird Rate: $119/night (limit 20 rooms!)

Early Bird Deadline: July 5, 2019

Regular Group Rate: $129/night

 If you have any difficulty in booking your reservation, please contact Teresa Burciaga at 210-982-4023 or teresa.burciaga2@hilton.com

What is Ignite Veterinary Solutions? What is the LSVA online portal?

Ignite Veterinary Solutions is an online community of veterinary professionals. Ignite offers veterinarians 24/7 access to specialists for guidance on cases, as well as valuable resources for the practice, and support and education for all other members of the veterinary team.

When you register for a Lone Star Veterinary Academy program, you’ll gain access to our private group page within Ignite Workplace. Workplace functions just like a private Facebook® group, but gives you the ability to upload documents of all types – not just photo or video! We’ll post course notes, videos, and event info there. If you’re stuck on a case after the program, hop on the Workplace app or go the website and ask a question! Dr. Boss and other attendees will be able to view and respond.

By providing this 30 day post-conference lifeline, we’re aiming to make learning stick. We’ve waved our magic wand and turned 9 hours of your time into 30 days! (Now, if only we could do the same thing for vacations…) Learn More.


  • Nine hours RACE Approved CE
  • 30 days continued support and interaction with Dr. Boss and fellow attendees after program’s conclusion, via our exclusive LSVA online portal. This valuable benefit is made possible by Ignite Veterinary Solutions.
  • One additional hour CE if lunch and learn session offered/attended
  • Environment designed to minimize stress and facilitate group interaction and discussion
  • Breakfast (Saturday and Sunday), lunch (Saturday), refreshments, and snacks are included
  • Digital proceedings are provided via USB

CE Information:

*This program is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 9 CE Credits, with a maximum of 9 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: medical program and non-medical program, using the delivery method of seminar/lecture. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE Program number: 1362-36489

Per TBVME rule 573.65  (a)(F), all RACE approved CE programs are acceptable CE for Texas licensees. 

Don’t forget to add Guest Registrations, if you need them!

Guests with official, paid registration badges may visit exhibitors and enjoy meals, refreshments, and any additional included activities yet to be planned (evening social event, etc).

*Please note, the Embassy Suites Brooks Hotel and Spa offers complimentary breakfast to all overnight guests, regardless of their conference registration status.

Have Questions? Contact Us.


Unlimited available
Oct. 5-6, 2019 Veterinarian Registration$265.00
Unlimited available
Oct. 5-6, 2019 Vet Tech and Other Team Member Registration$199.00
Unlimited available
0ct. 5-6, 2019 Guest Registration$75.00