Diagnostic Overview for Vomiting in Dogs and Cats (1929)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Gastroenterology
Sunday |  8:00 AM -  8:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||HEMISFAIR 2




Todd Tams is a board certified internist who graduated from The Ohio Sate University and trained as an internal medicine resident at Colorado State University. He serves as chief medical officer for VCA, a company that operates over 750 specialty and general animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Tams has authored textbooks in clinical gastroenterology and endoscopy and he has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad in these special interest disciplines. His latest hobby is traveling in his RV.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


The best approach to vomiting patients is an accurate and detailed history, appropriate laboratory and imaging tests, biopsy, and/or treatment trials. This will be an overview on diagnostic assessment of vomiting, both for routine as well as more involved cases, with focus on establishing a definitive diagnosis as early as possible.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn which baseline tests should be done routinely to evaluate for causes of vomiting in dogs and cats

2. Learn how best to use survey radiographs to evaluate for GI obstruction.

3. Learn when endoscopy is indicated and why it is such a valuable tool for investigation of chronic vomiting disorders.