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.

2021-03-05
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Content presented by Callie Harris, DVM
Probiotics are live bacterial supplements that can benefit the host animal by modifying its intestinal microbial balance. This balance is an important factor in regulating immune function and general GI health. It may also play a role in behaviour modification, specifically anxiety, through the gut-brain axis. In this webcast, Dr. Harris describes the characteristics of a safe and effective probiotic while explaining when and how to use such supplements. The research presented demonstrates how...
2021-02-23
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Content presented by Søren Boysen, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC | Serge Chalhoub, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM)
In this webcast, Drs. Chalhoub and Boysen discuss how the diagnosis of CKD has gone from waiting for clinical signs and azotemia to develop, to being able to diagnose renal disease very early. And, maybe even to predict which animals will develop kidney disease. The discussion will focus on new CKD pathophysiology concepts and testing developments, as well as how this impacts everyday clinical management of CKD patients. Part 2 Chronic kidney disease: The evolution of evidence-based treatments...
2021-02-18
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Content presented by Marie Holowaychuk, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC, CYT
Do your emotions sometimes get the best of you? Our interactions with clients have changed dramatically over the last year. Not only are many of them virtual or curbside, but emotions are often heightened due to ongoing restrictions consequent to the pandemic. These difficult exchanges have led to anxiety and stress among veterinary team members, resulting in psychological distress and job dissatisfaction. During this webcast, veterinary wellness advocate and Thrive! collaborator, Dr. Marie...
2021-02-11
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Content presented by Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, FCAHS | Michelle Evason, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM) | Enid Stiles, DVM, MSc
With the chaos of the past months, veterinary teams have been stretched thin more than ever (understatement!). COVID-19 has affected our ability to see our patients on a regular basis to ensure that their vaccinations are up to date, as well as suited to their regional and lifestyle risk factors. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to get guidance on vaccination from our panel of Canadian experts. Join our guest speakers to: Review principles of vaccination, regional considerations and...
2021-01-18
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Content presented by Tammy J Owens, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVN
Almost one third of our pet population are seniors. As our pets age, they are at an increased risk for health conditions such as osteoarthritis, cognitive dysfunction, renal disease, dental disease, and more. But what does that mean for us besides recommending more frequent checkups and screening tests? How can we help our aging pets stay healthy? Nutrition can play a central role! In fact, healthy senior pets may need adjusted levels of nutrients to aid with age-related changes. From the...
2021-01-13
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Content presented by Susan Little, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice) | Jason Coe, DVM, PhD | Robin Saar, RVT, VTS (nutrition)
Nearly 200 veterinary professionals recently responded to a CommuniVET™ survey to share their opinions and practices related to weight management programs for dogs and cats. This is your chance to review your answers to our recent survey with a panel of three Canadian veterinary experts! Gain insight into trending topics related to pet obesity and healthy weight management.Get some practical advice on how to successfully manage weight-related cases.
2021-01-08
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Content presented by Jan Suchodolski, DrMedVet, PhD, AGAF, Dipl. ACVM
From supporting immune function to promoting proper digestion and nutrient absorption, the intestinal microbiota is crucial to a pet’s overall health. In this webcast, Dr. Jan Suchodolski will focus on acute diarrhea and chronic intestinal inflammation to explain the role intestinal microbiota plays in health and disease. He will also describe the methods used to evaluate intestinal microbiota, and how to diagnose dysbiosis while demonstrating how therapeutic manipulation can help to manage...
2020-11-27
Content presented by Jocelyn Anne Mason, DVM
Why are veterinary professionals susceptible to developing compassion fatigue, depression and burnout? In this on-demand webcast, Dr. Jocelyn Anne Mason discusses this important issue, as well as things that can be done to identify related symptoms and help to treat the problem.
2020-11-18
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Content presented by Jangi Bajwa, BVSc and AH, Dipl. ACVD
Proper elimination trials help complete dietary provocation testing in order to confirm or rule out a food allergy component; thereby, taking the guesswork out of dietary trials and allergy workup. This webcast will cover the importance of an elimination diet trial for allergic patients, including tips on avoiding and overcoming common challenges that can limit the usefulness of this very important diagnostic tool.