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.
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...
Reducing stressors and promoting positive emotions can help put our feline patients at ease during visits to the veterinary clinic. In this webcast, Dr. Kelly St. Denis will discuss how to create a cat-friendly environment, both at home and in the hospital. She will share simple tips and tricks to help alleviate the stress associated with clinic visits and to improve the cat’s experience. She will explain how synthetic feline pheromones can foster a sense of familiarity and security, setting...
OA is the number one cause of chronic pain in our pets. In this webcast, Dr. Tom Gibson will discuss a practical approach to managing OA in dogs using the updated AAHA Pain Management Guidelines. He will explore the five key elements for ensuring the optimal OA management approach: Involving the whole team to best manage chronic pain;Reviewing available tools for assessment of pain;Involving the pet owner;Starting early with a multimodal approach, which involves both pharmacological and...
Parasite resources in harmony - Strategic use of CPEP and CAPC materials to optimize parasite prevention and surveillance in our patients
After three years of in-clinic survival during the COVID-19 pandemic, revisiting your clinic’s parasite surveillance and prevention protocol is a quick and effective way to build and restore team trust and culture while also providing optimal preventive patient care. The Canadian Parasitology Expert Panel (CPEP) and the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) provide excellent, complementary resources that can bolster your clinic’s parasite prevention protocol. During this webcast, Dr. Scott...
This webcast is presented as part of our series on canine osteoarthritis addressing pathogenesis, disease awareness, canine and owner quality of life, and osteoarthritis management, including new developments. How do dogs with osteoarthritis feel and why is it important to assess their behaviour? In this webcast, Professor Daniel Mills discusses the behaviours and consequences associated with osteoarthritis, including: The emotional consequences of osteoarthritis painThe diagnosis of...
We have an opportunity to partake in the journey of every arthritic pet. Having an affinity for arthritis management allows us to appreciate different perspectives and incorporate a variety of components into multimodal patient care. During this webcast, Dr. Tara Edwards will focus on life at home for the arthritic pet and will include further discussion on lifestyle adjustments, environmental modifications, and assistive devices which can aid in promoting mobility and preventing injury. Going...
Are you a general practice veterinarian? If so, join the third and final session of a three-part webcast series to discuss companion animal vaccination protocols with your peers.Dr. Enid Stiles and Dr. Melanie Normand are general practitioners who have a special interest in vaccination and will lead a unique and innovative discussion with the audience on vaccination issues raised by CommuniVET™ members in a recent survey. This final instalment will focus on how to get your team and clients on...
By midlife, approximately 50% of adults will have or have had a mental illness. Mental health is something that all individuals have and it exists on a continuum ranging from excelling to in crisis. Given the stressors that veterinary teams experience and their susceptibility to psychological distress, strategies for thriving mental health are necessary. During this webcast, veterinary wellness advocate and Thrive! collaborator, Dr. Marie Holowaychuk will share her expertise and provide...
Early prevention of periodontal and dental disease is essential for cats. During this webcast, feline specialist Dr. Elizabeth Ruelle will summarize the day-to-day strategies of a crazy cat doctor as she navigates the world of felines and clients in a regular clinic setting determined to maximize compliance and minimize team stress. She will address all life stages and tackle key points such as: Dental care from kittens to adult cats;The current perspective on home dental care;The most common...