Webcasts

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.

2021-11-04
01:10:56 min
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Content presented by Jessica M. Quimby, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM
What’s new in feline chronic kidney disease (CKD)? During this webcast, Dr. Jessica Quimby discusses common metabolic disturbances and secondary medical complications that are associated with feline CKD, as well as updates on our growing body of knowledge in this field. In addition, this webcast is an opportunity to appreciate new data on strategies for medical management of feline CKD, and to understand the importance of formulating and actively managing a nutritional plan for the affected...
2021-11-25
50:39 min
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Content presented by Colleen Wilson, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVB
Cats are the most popular pet today, resulting in many of them needing veterinary care. Common misunderstandings still widely circulate about the common Felis sylvestrus catus causing veterinary professionals to feel frustrated with their domestic short-haired patients. For instance, many cats are being incorrectly identified as “mean” when they are actually scared, which may lead to a lack of appropriate care. During this webcast, Animal Behaviour Specialist, Dr. Colleen Wilson will describe...
2021-10-04
01:05:27 min
Content presented by Bianca Ferlisi, DVM, Annex Animal Hospital | Shane Bosomworth, DVM, Didsbury Veterinary Services | Rachel MacLeod, DVM, Gateway Vets
During this webcast, Dr. Ferlisi, Dr. Bosomworth, and Dr. MacLeod share their candid experience and answer questions about writing the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE).
2021-10-01
01:19:11 min
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Content presented by Stanley L. Marks, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM (internal medicine, oncology), Dipl. ACVN
Chronic enteropathy (CE) is an umbrella term that encompasses chronic intestinal disease associated with clinical signs such as diarrhea, vomiting, hyporexia, abdominal discomfort, borborygmus, and/or weight loss. This webcast will provide a case-based overview on the rational diagnostic approach to dogs with chronic enteropathies and help you gain an understanding of: the distinguishing characteristics of dogs affected with food-responsive, antibiotic-responsive or immunosuppressive...
2021-10-28
01:23:55 min
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Content presented by Robin Saar, RVT, VTS (nutrition)
We all love senior pets! Graying bodies, and sweet expressions of long-term devotion, and experiences. As animals age, their energy requirements along with how effectively their body utilizes that energy change. Looking beyond the gray hairs, what do we need to consider when determining an appropriate diet for senior pets? What nutrients should the calories come from? How can we determine if a bag of food is meant for a senior pet? Once some of the ins and outs of senior nutrition are...
2021-10-18
01:04:29 min
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Content presented by Johanna Cooper, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
Vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal signs are among the most common reasons for dogs to require a visit to the veterinarian. In complex cases of chronic enteropathy, more commonly known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), determining the cause of these signs is often a time-consuming task for veterinary professionals, as well as a frustrating and expensive process for pet owners. During this webcast, internal medicine consultant, Dr. Johanna Cooper will discuss how Antech’s Canine...
2021-09-10
01:04:21 min
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Content presented by Raj Naik, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (nutrition)
Targeted nutrition can help support brain function, but nutrition for brain health is often overlooked. In this webcast, Dr. Raj Naik discusses the benefits of specific nutrients for brain development and brain aging, specifically addressing conditions such as cognitive decline and cognitive dysfunction syndrome. The presentation also addresses the role of the gut-brain axis in brain health as a growing area of research and pathway for dietary invention.
2021-10-06
01:00:27 min
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Content presented by Marie Holowaychuk, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC, CYT
With veterinary hospitals functioning at maximum capacity and often short-staffed, emotions are running high, and everyone is feeling stressed. At times like these, it is easy to snap at a colleague or become disgruntled with a co-worker, especially during disagreements over case management or scheduling. Research suggests that teams who can effectively communicate and resolve conflict provide better patient care and have higher job satisfaction than teams who avoid conflict or, worse, talk...
2021-08-19
57:36 min
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Content presented by Jennie Tait, AHT, RVT, VTS (Dermatology) Charter Member | Meghan Solc, DVM, Dipl. ACVD | Jen Willans, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (canine/feline) | Amanda Adamiak, HVT
Clear communication is an important factor in improving patient outcomes in veterinary dermatology, and each member of the veterinary teams plays a critical role in supporting this communication with pet owners. How can you contribute to maintaining effective communication with your team? This webcast is part of the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology Empathy for itch campaign.