2022 Winter Meeting 


Small Animal Cardiology and Ophthalmology for the General Practitioner

Feb. 5-6th, 2022

The Inland Empire Veterinary Medical Association is proud to present our 28th annual winter meeting. ***NEW***this year it will be held at ***Silver Mountain Resort*** in beautiful Kellogg, Idaho https://silvermt.com/. From the conference room the slopes are just an amazing gondola ride away. There is also an indoor water park at the resort! Silver Mountain Resort is located about 1.5 hours east of Spokane easily accessed by I90 and close to the historic town of Wallace, Idaho. The meeting starts with a hearty breakfast at 7:30 followed by four hours of lecture each day and then you will be free to ski (or float in the lazy river) by noon. Vendors of products and equipment will be present to answer your questions and product needs. There is also a hosted wine and cheese event Saturday evening! ***We will be following local and CDC guidelines at the meeting***


Gia Klauss DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Dr. Klauss graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She completed a one-year Internship in Small Ani- mal Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in NYC. She returned to the University of Wisconsin for a Fellowship in Ocular Pathology. She then completed a Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri. She was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine from 2005-2010, where she was head of the Ophthalmology service in the teaching hospital, and course coordinator of didactic and clinical teaching in Comparative Ophthalmology. She has been in private clinical practice at Co- lumbia River Veterinary Specialists in Vancouver, Washington from 2011-2021, and recently started at a new Blue Pearl hospital in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Klauss is a dynamic and engaging lecturer, and has received an award for excellence in clinical teaching at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Klauss has lectured extensively in the academic setting and at national meetings. She has scientific publications in Veterinary Ophthalmology, JAVMA, AJVR, Vet- erinary Pathology, and Veterinary Clinics of North America – Small Animal Practice. She is a trail runner, road and gravel cyclist, and sewist of her entirely hand-made wardrobe.

William Rausch DVM, Diplomate ACVIM – Cardiology After receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, Dr. Rausch received his DVM from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed a one year Internship in Medicine and Surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He then went on to a residency program in Small Animal Cardiology at North Carolina State University and became board- certified in Cardiology in 2003. He currently works in a referral practice in Portland, Oregon and remains active in clinical research. He has authored and co-authored clinical research in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, JAVMA, Veterinary Pharmacology and Journal of Veterinary Cardiology. He has a passion for teaching and lectures extensively at local, regional and national meetings. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, playing music, eating and playing fetch.



7:30 am – Breakfast

8:00 – Lecture

8:50 – Break

9:00 – Lecture

9:50 – Break

10:00 – Lecture

10:50 – Break

11:00 – Lecture

Total of 8 CE credits certified in WA and ID

  • Chronic Corneal Conditions
  • Uveitis in the Dog and Cat
  • Common Ophthalmic Surgeries for the General Practitioner: Tips and Tricks
  • Uses and Mis-uses of NT-ProBNP in identifying Feline Cardiomyopathy
  • Approach to the Canine and Feline ECG
  • Updates on the Use of Pimobendan
  • Updates on Canine Dietary-Associated Cardiomyopathy


Hotel: Silver Mountain Resort (866) 345-2675 use group code 44f7h9 for discounted rate. Or online at https:// silvermt.com/plan-trip/lodging/book-now#/room and enter the code to get the special rate. And remember all room rates include access to the Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark! Deadline January 5, 2022 for reserved roomsMany more hotels also available in Kellogg or Wallace(15 minutes away)

For more information please contact:
Dr. Sara Shaw drshawdvm@gmail.com 503-830-1056
Dr. Katie Shockley katie.a.shockley@gmail.com 864-909-3052

$225 per Veterinarian

$110 per Staff or student

Registration Deadline Jan 15th, late fee $15


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