Sunday, October 11th, 2020
Fairmont Hotel – San Jose, CA

Registration Will Reopen Mid-Summer!

SAGE Symposium – Evolve 2020 Postponed! 


  • New Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020
  • Same Location: Fairmont San Jose 
  • Registration will reopen Mid-Summer! 
To our valued SAGE Symposium Attendees,
There is no higher priority to our entire SAGE family than the safety of our employees and our colleagues. We have been closely monitoring the latest information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, including reports and travel advisories from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the County of Santa Clara’s Public Health Department, and internal clinical teams to stay on top of this evolving situation.
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Officer provided a new update today with a mandatory order requiring the cancellation of mass gatherings in the County, that compelled us to reverse our decision. We want everyone to feel safe, welcome and confident when attending our SAGE Symposium EVOLVE 2020. Therefore, in light of the County’s order and in collaboration with the Fairmont San Jose, we are postponing the SAGE Symposium EVOLVE 2020 event until Sunday, October 11, 2020.
We apologize for the inconvenience of postponing the event, yet must comply with this necessary precaution to keep our attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers safe during this unprecedented time.
All paid registrations will be refunded back to the original payment method no later than Friday, March 20th. Please direct any questions to or contact Michelle Henderson after March 23rd at 925-288-4827 if you did not receive a refund.
Registration for the October event will be re-opened by mid-summer with NO change in registration fees. Thank you for your understanding and we hope you will come join us in October for a positive and educational experience. 


Symposium Schedule 

Ultrasound Lab

Using live dogs, this lab illustrates the principles for imaging normal abdominal structures, such as the  liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidneys, stomach, and urinary bladder via ultrasonography. 

Instructors: Kyle Wakeman, DVM, DACVR / Lisa Marie Ferretti, DVM / Danielle Mauragis, CVT / Daniel S. Bucy, DVM, DACVR 

  • Who Can Attend: DVM’s
  • Four Instructors 
  • Four Stations 
  • Cost: $750
  • 4 CE Credits 
  • Course Level: Beginner to Intermediate


Limited Enrollment Sessions

ECG Interpretation

Attendees will leave this session with increased confidence in their ability to interpret an ECG.  Identification of various arrhythmias will be discussed, as well as how and why they occur and potential treatment options.

  • Speaker: Karl Alon, AS, RVT, VTS (ECC)
  • Cost: Free – limited seats available
  • CE Credits: 1
  • Who can attend: RVT’s and non-clinical staff, Practice Managers


Getting the Most From Your Cytology 

When is cytology the correct test?  How should I prepare my sample?  What am I seeing?  Attendees will leave this session with the answers to these important questions.

  • Speaker: Dr. Johanna Rigas, DVM, MS, DACVP
  • Cost: Free – limited seats available
  • CE Credits: 1
  • Who can attend: DVM’s, RVT,’s  and non-clinical staff, Practice Managers


RECOVER BLS Rescuer Certification

During this Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR workshop participants will perform several exercises on mannequins, to learn the essential skills needed for delivery of high quality BLS, followed by an assessment to ascertain everyone’s competency. At completion of this course attendees will be BLS Rescuer Certified. 



This workshop will cover the proper application of several types of bandages and splints to the torso and limbs. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice the application of each bandage discussed on the mannequins provided.

  • Speaker: Celia ValVerde, DVM, DACVS
  • Cost: Free
  • CE Credits: 2
  • Who can attend: DVM’s, RVT’s and non-clinical staff, Practice Managers

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What Attendees Say About Our Lectures

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“I totally appreciated the speaker’s subject matter and her research. I have been wondering about these old dog tremors for years.”

“The talks gave me insight that I can use for future patients (and myself).”

“Very funny and engaging speaker… lots of pithy and memorable tidbits!”

“Great speaker! I attended several of his presentations and found each one very interesting.”

“Great speaker – she’s one of my favorites. Always entertaining with many takeaways.”

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