HCM Screening Clinic - National Maine Coon Cat Club Show Friday May 5 and
Saturday, May 6 in Mesquite, TX at the Resistol Rodeo Arena----Here's a chance
to get your cat's heart scanned and evaluated at a great price!
HCM Screening will be provided at the Resistol Rodeo Arena Exhibit Hall in
conjunction with the National Maine Coon Cat Club CFA Cat Show Friday, May 5,
by appointment only and all day Saturday during the show, by appointment
only. Scanning will be done by Jack Johnston, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT. Cost is $80.00
per cat Please contact Christie Montgomery to schedule your appointment
) or mkoonary @ aol.com
(without the spaces)
The deadline to sign up for the screening is Wednesday, May 3. Please send
Christie an e-mail with the number of cats you want screened, their
names,sex, age and breed.
For the form you fill out at the show, you will also need the cats'
registered names, registration numbers, and their parents' names and parents'
registration numbers. You also need the name and mailing address of your
Scanning is done by a registered Cardiac Sonographer with video clips of
heart and/or kidneys with measurements provided to a
cardiologist/internist/radiologist off-site for review. Reports will be mailed to your vet. HCMs will be
read by boarded cardiologist and PKDs will be read by boarded internist or
Jack Johnston, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT, is registered through the American
Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) with specialties in cardiac,
abdominal, Obstetric, Gynecology, and Vascular. He has 25 years experience in
human ultrasound and 5 years experience in veterinary ultrasound. Currently
Jack is the Mobile Imaging Manager for Sound Technologies overseeing mobile
operations in the US and Canada. He has had extensive training in veterinary
ultrasound and performs over a thousand studies a year.
Dr. Jean Betkowski, DVM, Dip ACVIM, received her DVM degree from the
University of Pennsylvania in 1991. After completing a Small Animal internship at
the Animal Medical Center in New York, she worked in private practice in a
small animal hospital in Connecticut for two years. Dr. Betkowski then went on to
complete a residency in cardiology at Tufts University. She is a Diplomat of
the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with a special interest
in Cardiology. Dr. Betkowski has been an Assistant Clinical Professor at
Tufts University since 1999.
Color Doppler and Spectral Doppler are utlilized during the screening and
video clips and still images are forwarded to the specialist for
interpretation. The cardiologist is not present during scan The cost of the HCM screening
is $80 and of the PKD testing $70.
To enter this CFA show for competition, e-mail me privately and I will send
you the information. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 A:.M.
MDT. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ENTER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HCM/PKD CLINIC.
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