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.

2021-05-11
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Content presented by Jessica M. Quimby, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM
Weight loss and poor appetite are common clinical signs of acute and chronic illness in feline patients. To ensure optimal care, it is important to include nutrition as a key part of the therapeutic plan. In this presentation, internationally renowned internal medicine specialist, Dr. Jessica M. Quimby will discuss: strategies for nutritional assessment and management of weight loss and appetite in feline patients; and,the use of mirtazapine in a newly veterinary-approved transdermal...
2021-05-05
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Content presented by Danny Joffe, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (canine/feline specialty), Vice-President of Medical Operations at VCA Canada | Sebastian Denison, BSc (microbiology/chemistry), BSc (pharmacy), RPh, FAARM (candidate)
When used according to the therapeutic decision cascade for animal and public safety, compounded medications can provide effective treatments for veterinary patients. In this presentation, our two speakers will share valuable information regarding the judicious use of compounding. They will also discuss the benefits that these products can provide if approved veterinary drugs are not available or if their format is not appropriate for patients. Hosted by Dr. Craig Mosley, National Medical...
2021-04-03
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Content presented by Frédéric Sauvé, DVM, MSc, DES, Dipl. ACVD
Why are there so many different clinical manifestations in allergic cats? Also, though cats can suffer from allergies, they themselves can also be a source of allergens for other species, especially dogs. What exactly do we know about this? In this presentation, Dr. Sauvé provides an overview of the specificities of feline allergology and its therapeutic approach.
2021-03-30
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Content presented by Serge Chalhoub, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM) | Søren Boysen, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC
In this second webcast, Drs. Chalhoub and Boysen discuss the treatment of CKD in evidence-based medicine, and the evolution of treatments being applied to early stages of kidney disease, which might even allow prevention. This discussion will focus on CKD treatments and how to apply them in the everyday clinical management of CKD patients.
2021-03-24
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Content presented by Josée Marcoux, DVM, IPSAV, D.E.S. in dentistry
Interpreting small animal dental radiographs represents a daily challenge. Here’s a great opportunity to learn a few tricks to facilitate your interpretations, as well as to discuss other dentistry topics including: periodontal disease;periapical disease;resorption lesions in cats and dogs.
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, Dipl. ACVIM | Michelle Evason, DVM, BSc, Dipl. ACVIM | 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...