All CommuniVET™ learning activities identified with this stamp are submitted for accreditation (CE credits) to the provincial bodies governing veterinarians and RVTs/AHTs. CommuniVET™ will issue certificates of attendance for these activities, which participants may use to claim CE credits from their respective governing body’s continuing education recognition program.
When well-meaning pet owners become entrenched in and confused by certain feeding practices, strong communication techniques can enhance nutritional discussions in the examination room. During this webcast, Dr. Martha G. Cline will review communication skills and tools to help turn potentially contentious conversations into effective ones. After this session, participants will be able to: Recognize the three aspects of communication (content, process, and perceptual) and how to apply these...
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used to treat osteoarthritis (OA) pain, inflammation, and stiffness. With recent advances in treatment, more options are available to provide affected pets with relief from symptoms and greater mobility, thereby improving their quality of life. PART 1: NEW AND NOVEL TREATMENTS FOR DJD Most veterinarians would agree that 80% of dogs over 8 years of age have osteoarthritis (OA) when, in fact, most OA is conformational in origin and is...
Obesity is an ever-increasing problem in companion animals. We know that obese patients are at increased risk for a myriad of medical conditions. Nutritional management of obese patients that also have significant co-morbidities such as diabetes mellitus, neoplasia, or chronic kidney disease is often challenging. During this case-based webcast, Drs. Sheri Ross and Sarah Wilson will review the nutritional management of these common clinical conditions in obese patients.
There is more than just a name change to consider when it comes to acute hemorrhagic diarrhea syndrome (AHDS), the syndrome formerly known as hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HE). In this webcast, Dr. Stanley L. Marks provides a case-based overview to highlight recent developments in the diagnosis and management of dogs with AHDS. He also shares practical dietary and medical management tips for successful case outcomes that every practitioner should keep in mind. Plus, he discusses the following...
Just like no two patients or clients are the same, no two jobs, managers, mentors, teams, or practices are exactly alike… which is why determining whether you and your potential new boss are aligned before committing to a contract is so important! We know all about informed consent in veterinary medicine… but what does this have to with navigating contract conversations with a potential employer? In this webcast, Dr. Shona Kowtecky jumps into some of the essential considerations every...
Ditch the chill pill! Pet parents are seeking non-prescription ways to support behaviour concerns in dogs and cats
More and more, pet parents are seeking solutions to common problems that are safe, have fewer side effects, and can cost less than prescription medications. The pet population is aging, and clients are looking for ways to ensure their pets maintain the highest quality of life. Clients themselves are having success using supplements and that interest is transferred to their pet’s health. Though pet parents can access supplements from several sources, using natural supplements to help manage a...
What is the skin barrier? Why is it important? What should healthy skin look like? What key nutrients are required to build and maintain the skin barrier? During this webcast, Drs. Charlie Pye and Catherine Ruggiero will answer these questions and more as they examine the benefits of adequate nutrition for pets with skin issues. Learn from our experts as they present: an overview of the different skin layers as well as key structures;the different functions of the skin barrier;a comparison and...