Cheers to Four Years! LSVA Free CE Day




Sunday, July 31, 2022 | 9am to 5:15pm CDT
6 hours of CE
All Veterinary Team Members Welcome


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We’re Celebrating You!

Join us on July 31 live online to celebrate four years of service! Since our founding in 2018, your support and contributions have helped us grow from a small central Texas organization into a community that serves veterinary teams across the globe! As a single-owner small business, we could not have navigated these past few years of change without your feedback and enthusiasm.

As our way of saying thank you, we’ve put together a FREE full-day virtual conference just for you! Whether this is your first time meeting us, or you’ve attended all our programs, all veterinary team members are welcome. Meet us online July 31st for 6 hours of CE, where we’ll learn:

  • The diagnosis and classification of pulmonary hypertension
    • When coughing isn’t “just” coughing
  • Recognizing and treating systemic fungal diseases
  • Novel therapies for feline arthritis – featuring Solensia®
  • Healing corneal ulcers
  • Identifying anaphylaxis
    • Is that hemoabdomen really coming from a splenic mass?
  • Decision-making and long-term management of patients with atopy

No matter your role in veterinary medicine, this program includes something for you! Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we’re proud to invite leading experts to coach us on topics practical for general practices, emergency teams, and specialty offices alike.


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  • 6 hours CE*

  • Ability to ask questions and chat with each speaker in real time

  • Complete digital course notes delivered by email

  • Webinar log-in information provided by email

  • Raffle prizes given away each hour of the program!

  • Access to session recordings for 30 days following completion of workshop**

    *This program has been submitted but is not yet approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 6 CE Credits, with a maximum of 6 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: medical program, using the delivery method of interactive-distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements.

    **Please note: In accordance with RACE approval requirements for an “interactive distance” CE program, attendees must log into at least a portion of the workshop live in order to receive CE credit.

Meet the Sponsors

Lone Star Veterinary Academy is grateful to each of the sponsors who have helped to make this free virtual conference possible!














Meet the Speakers


David Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
Chief Medical Officer, Anivive Lifesciences

Dr. David Bruyette received his DVM from the University of Missouri and completed an internship at Purdue University and residency in internal medicine at the University of California-Davis. He was a staff internist at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group and a member of the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Bruyette was an Assistant Professor, Head of Internal Medicine, and Director of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at Kansas State University. He was Medical Director of the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, one of the largest 24-hour emergency/specialty practices in the country, from 1996 – 2017. Dr. Bruyette is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and a member of the Endocrine Society.

Currently, he is the Chief Medical Officer for Anivive Lifesciences. Anivive is engaged in drug discovery to find new pharmaceuticals for use in dogs and cats.


Sara Beth Bordelon, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)
CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets

Dr. Sara Beth Bordelon obtained her DVM degree from Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She completed a one-year rotating internship in Los Angeles, CA prior to beginning her Cardiology residency. She completed her Cardiology residency at Washington State University and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology) in July 2009. Dr. Bordelon joined CVCA in 2015 and spent three years in our Fairfax, VA location.

Dr. Bordelon enjoys all aspects of cardiovascular disease but has a special interest in feline cardiac disease, management of arrhythmias, diagnosis and management of congenital cardiac disease, and management of pulmonary arterial hypertension. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, yoga, and spending time with her husband and two little boys. She looks forward to being close to family in the Austin area. Dr. Bordelon primarily sees patients inside of Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center in Austin, TX.

Katie Rhue, DVM, MS, DACVECC (Critical Care)
Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists

Dr. Rhue received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 2010. She then completed a one-year rotating internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, NJ. This was followed by a one-year emergency & critical care internship at Ohio State University. Dr. Rhue then went on to practice for two years as an emergency clinician at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.

It was then that Dr. Rhue decided to complete a three-year ECC residency at Auburn University in July 2017. Following her residency at Auburn, she returned to the Houston area before accepting a teaching position at the University of Queensland in Australia. Finally, Dr. Rhue joined the Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists team in December of 2020.


Jed Darden, DVM Practice Limited to Diseases of the Eye
South Texas Veterinary Opthalmology (STVO)

Dr. Joshua Darden (Jed) joined South Texas Veterinary Ophthalmology (STVO) at the beginning of October 2021. Dr.
Darden comes to STVO as a recent graduate from the 3-year comparative ophthalmology residency program at Texas
A&M University. He is currently completing his board examinations. Dr. Darden enjoys living in Texas and has developed
a special love for the Hill Country and Mexican cuisine. Dr. Darden is known for his energetic, giving and warm
personality and has a strong inner drive to be the best ophthalmologist possible for all his clients and patients.



Frane Banovic, DVM, PhD, DECVD
Associate Professor of Veterinary Dermatology, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Frane Banovic, DVM, PhD, DECVD, is an Associate Professor of Veterinary Dermatology in the Department for Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr Banovic favors interdisciplinary approaches to biological questions and incorporates basic immunology as well as cell biological and biochemical approaches in his research. His main research interests lie in the field of comparative allergies, related staphylococcal skin infections and autoimmune skin diseases.

Dr. Banovic is actively involved with the European College of Veterinary Dermatology and has served as a of the Scientific Committee for the European Congress of Veterinary Dermatology in 2019 and 2021. He has published numerous scientific articles, review papers and lectures nationally and internationally.


Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR
Veterinary Specialist: Pain, Osteoarthritis, Surgery, Rehab/Sports Med, Zoetis Petcare

Dr. Kristin Shaw is a small animal surgeon and rehabilitation specialist whose career has focused on bridging the gap between these two disciplines, with specific emphasis on treatment of arthritis. Dr. Shaw received her DVM, MS and PhD, and completed a small animal surgical residency at the University of Florida. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She spent 2 years as a clinical instructor at UF and 9 years in referral practice in Seattle, WA. Dr. Shaw joined Zoetis as a specialist in pain management, osteoarthritis, surgery and rehabilitation in 2021.


Time & Location

Sunday, July 31, 2022 | 9am to 5:15pm CDT
6 hours of CE
All Veterinary Team Members Welcome


Register Now!


Register to See Why Our Attendees Love LSVA!

“This is the first in person CE that I have attending since covid. This experience went beyond my expectations.” – LSVA In Person Workshop Attendee

“I think the speakers were stupendous. I just loved these presentations” – LSVA Webinar Attendee

“Just wanna say these talks are excellent, Dr Jones and Dr Atkins both have such a command of this topic for obvious reasons. It reminds me of the best professors in Vet School who would speak with complete authority because they knew the topic cold.” – LSVA Webinar Attendee

Top notch, fantastic. I was really dreading this because I dislike CE environments but really enjoyed.

I learned SO much about myself and feel empowered to make real changes in my life.

I felt it was very well organized and I felt taken care of. Julie was an excellent speaker and I enjoyed the content very much.

I couldn’t imagine the program running any smoother.

More dates! More events! Love these and I will be back! THANK YOU!

Excellent conference!!! Much more intimate than the large conferences.

I love that we wrote and expressed rather than just taking in material. This was interactive for real.

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Veterinarian, Vet Tech and Other Team Members