GI Bleeding and Newer Technology (5007)
Veterinary Technology |  Sunrise CE
Sunday |  7:00 AM -  7:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||007



Sponsored by: Infiniti Medical - Booth 129  


Michael Willard DVM, MS, DACVIM
ALICAM/Infiniti Medical

Dr. Willard is a 1975 graduate of the Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine. He did his internship and Masters degree at Kansas State University and his internal medicine residency at Michigan State University. After that, Dr. Willard held faculty appointments at Michigan State University, Mississippi State University, and now at Texas A&M University. He has also consulted and worked at a private referral practice. He is currently a professor of Small Animal Clinical Science and specializes in gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatology and endoscopy (flexible and rigid). Dr. Willard has given over 3,000 hours of post-graduate continuing education lectures (nationally and internationally), has over 80 refereed publications, and has over 130 book chapters in print. He has worked extensively on sled dogs as well as with the World Small Animal Veterinary Association GI biopsy workgroup. He is currently an Associate editor for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


Ultrasound, endoscopy and surgery are the primary tools currently used to evaluate GI bleeding in dogs and cats. Capsule endoscopy is a new tool that promises to be of value in select patients. Potential indications for capsule endoscopy are discussed.

Learning Objectives

1. The lecture will provide an overview of GI bleeding

2. The lecture will introduce a new technology for GI disease called capsule endoscopy

3. The lecture will discuss potential indications for capsule endoscopy