Developing a deeper understanding of Chronic Kidney Disease:
Via RenalTech, SDMA, and the updated IRIS guidelines
• Discuss RenalTech and what next steps veterinarians might take with each of the three statuses that RenalTech reports
• Discuss SDMA and explain how it works as an earlier and more reliable indicator of kidney function than creatinine
• Review the updated International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) and use a clinical case example with CKD to apply the guidelines
Jennifer Ogeer, BSc, DVM, MSc. MBA, MA
VP Medical Affairs, Antech Diagnostics and Imaging
Jennifer Ogeer graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph, Canada 25 years ago. She completed an emergency medicine/critical care residency at Tufts University/Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston and a Master of Science degree in Critical Care at the OVC. She has spent several years in academic teaching, research, clinical practice and administration as an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Canada. She has a strong interest in business management and completed an Executive MBA and Master of Arts in Organizational Behavior/Leadership. Dr. Ogeer volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations; she has completed a term as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Humane Society and currently is the Vice-Chair for Veterinarians without Borders in Canada, part of VSF International and is the Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the Ontario Veterinary College Pet Trust Board of Directors. Her areas of medical interest include kidney disease, pancreatitis, infectious diseases, coagulation and real-time PCR.