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SBVVMA November Monthly Meeting with ACCESS Hospitals

  • November 14, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cafe Fiore, 66 S California St, Ventura CA 93001
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Filtering the Baddies out of the Blood: Updates on   Extracorporeal Therapy

November 14, 2024 at 7 pm


November 11, at 4 PM

Please join us for our next SBVVMA meeting with a presentation from Dr. Amanda Spillane sponsored by Access Hospitals.  We will be meeting at Cafe Fiore in downtown Ventura.

Appetizers + Cash Bar 7 pm

Business Meeting 7:30 pm

Presentation 7:45-8:45 pm with questions after

Our meeting is sponsored by .

TOPIC: Filtering the Baddies out of the Blood: Updates on Extracorporeal Therapy


This lecture will cover an overview of the modalities and indications for extracorporeal therapies in dogs and cats. It will include case-based examples of how extracorporeal therapies can be used in the emergency & critical care setting. The lecture will explore intermittent hemodialysis, hemoperfusion and therapeutic plasma exchange, including the science behind the treatment, indications, complications and case-based examples. We will also discuss logistical factors that should be considered when referring a case for extracorporeal therapy.

    SPEAKER BIO:  Amanda Spillane, BVSc (Hons), MS, DACVEEC

    Dr. Spillane graduated veterinary school from the University of Queensland, Australia. After completing a small animal rotating internship at Queensland Veterinary Specialists, Dr. Spillane completed a residency in Emergency & Critical Care at the University of Illinois.  She obtained Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care in 2022, after which she completed a fellowship in Extracorporeal Therapies with The Ohio State University.  It is here that Dr. Spillane found her passion for all things kidneys and extracorporeal therapy.  She is currently continuing her kidney journey as one of the inaugural residents with the American College of Veterinary Nephrology & Urology.  Dr. Spillane joined the ACCESS LA team in October 2023 to restart the Nephrology & Extracorporeal Therapies Department and is excited to be able to offer this vital service to all the pets of Los Angeles!   Outside of work, Dr. Spillane likes to hang out with her Australian cat Zoe, Kittitian cat Figaro and partner Jose, and enjoys gardening, exercising and relaxing at the beach.

    Dinner Menu:

    Appetizers + Cash Bar

    Salad - 

    Entree  - Please choose one of three options at registration:




    Dessert -

    Business Meeting notes: 

    1.  We are looking for New Board Members!  This organization is run by volunteer members.  Please let us know if you need more information or are interested. 

    2.  If you know a colleague is not receiving these emails, please have them contact us to make sure their email is up to date on our website.  TY!

    Please note: Attendance is limited to veterinarians licensed in California and working or residing in Ventura county and in the Santa Barbara-Carpenteria-Goleta coastal region of Santa Barbara county, and retired former members of the SBVVMA.

    About us

    This Association is a mutual benefit association for California licensed veterinarians practicing within Ventura County and coastal Santa Barbara County. Our purpose is to provide continuing education to members, maintain standards of practice, share experiences in the practice of veterinary medicine, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine.

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    Show your commitment to our veterinary community by joining our association. Continuing education meetings provide CE credit towards maintaining California licensure. Our meetings provide our members with an opportunity to communicate with other veterinarians.

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