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.
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...
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...