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TODAY = Last Day to Sign Up for HCM/PKD Clinic @ NMCCC Show in Mesquite!

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    TODAY = Last Day to Sign Up for HCM/PKD Clinic @ NMCCC Show in Mesquite! HCM Screening Clinic - National Maine Coon Cat Club Show Friday May 5 and Saturday,
    Message 1 of 1 , May 3, 2006
      TODAY = Last Day to Sign Up for HCM/PKD Clinic @ NMCCC Show in Mesquite!

      HCM Screening Clinic - National Maine Coon Cat Club Show Friday May 5 and
      Saturday, May 6 in Mesquite, TX at the Resistol Rodeo Arena----

      HCM Screening will be provided at the Resistol Arena Show Hall in
      conjunction with the
      National Maine Coon Cat Club Cat Show Friday, May 5, by appointment only
      and all day
      Saturday 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
      ASAP:

      _mkoonary@..._ (mailto:mkoonary@...) or mkoonary @ aol.com
      (without 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 veterinarian.

      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
      radiologist.

      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, (who reads the HCM scans)
      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.

      NOTE:
      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.

      Entries are now closed for the show but you can still reserve a spot at the
      HCM/PKD Clinic.
      Thank you all those that entered! Hope to see you in Mesquite!!!

      Karen Crooke
      President, The National Maine Coon Cat Club



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