Animal Medical Clinic

2012 W State St
Bristol, , TN 37620


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Tri-City Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Airport Pet Emergency Clinic

Tri-City Academy

Of Veterinary Medicine

Sponsored by the

Airport Pet Emergency

Clinic  423-274-0574

The objectives for which this Academy is formed are as follows:

1. To advance the knowledge of veterinary medicine and surgery by postgraduate study,

2. To promote closer relationships of member veterinarians;

3. To promote high standards of veterinary medicine and veterinary services;

4. To carry on such other activities which may be consistent and helpful in accomplishing the above mentioned purposes.

Nancy Broadwater, DVM  - Secretary

James Burroughs, DVM  President 

Shean Hobbs, DVM

Carr Hyatt, DVM Vice-president

Mark Riehl, DVM  Treasurer

Beth Sallee, DVM 


February 10    Mark J Acierno, MBA, DVM, DACVIM



Mark Acierno received his DVM from Mississippi State University in 2000. After an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he completed an internal medicine residency at Tufts University in 2004. Dr. Acierno spent 12 years at the Louisiana State University developing one of the most advanced nephrology programs in the world.  He is currently a professor at the Midwestern University where his clinical and research interests include hypertension, kidney disease and renal replacement therapies.


 Acute Kidney Injury – an update There is nothing “cute” about AKI

Overview of pathophysiology of some common causes (and a few unusual) causes of kidney injury as well as the, diagnostic work-up. Emphasis is on treatment strategies as well as the importance of proper fluid balance and inexpensive yet highly accurate ways to monitor fluid balance.

Help! Help! I can’t pee!! (Feline Lower urinary tract disease)

We will cover how to work with this frustrating condition. Diagnostic strategies for patients are provided.  We will also discuss which diagnostics the clinicians should perform. Latest recommendations are presented.

Improving the quality of life for cats with Chronic Kidney Disease 

Overviews of congenital (e.g. renal dysplasia / aplasia, Glomerulopathy, Fanconi syndrome, Polycystic kidney disease) and acquired kidney diseases are presented. Diagnostic work up and management strategies of CKD are discussed. Managing the side effects of chronic kidney disease including hydration, hypertension, hypokalemia, hyperphosphotemia and anemia are covered. The importance of diet and feeding tragedies are focused upon including the values of esophagostomy tube, control of nausea and appetite stimulation.

Now how do we turn off this spigot??? (Diagnosing and treating canine Incontinence)

Pathophysiology of canine incontinence is explored. Diagnostic algorithms based on breed and age are presented. Tests from those easily performed in practice to those available only at specialized practices are discussed. Treatment protocols are presented.

In this session we cover common canine urologic issues focusing primarily on incontinence and uroliths. 



Talk touches on the pathophysiology and importance of identifying hypertensive patients. Groups at risk for elevated blood pressure are defined. Emphasis is placed on proper measurement and treatment strategies for control of blood pressure.

Protein Losing Nephropathy

Talk provides a stepwise approach to working through the clinical pathology findings of proteinuria and /or  low serum albumin. Focus is on protein losing nephritis diagnostics and treatment.