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Synbiotic action: Combining probiotic bacteria and prebiotic fibre to support companion animal health
In this presentation, Dr. Spears reviews the importance of intestinal bacteria on the maintenance of digestive health. She also evaluates the use of probiotics to modulate immune health as well as to improve fecal quality and dietary modulation of intestinal bacteria - using prebiotics and prebiotic fibers - to maintain gastrointestinal health in dogs and cats. In addition, she discusses the benefits of synbiotics and current research supporting FortiFlora® SA (Enterococcus faecium SF68 and...
Ask Dr. Marie anything! How to get a handle on time management and how veterinary leadership teams can best support team members struggling with mental health issues
Time management can be a struggle in any profession, so it’s no wonder some veterinary professionals might find it difficult to juggle everything on their to-do list. It can also be difficult to get clinic owners or managers on board with change when multiple team members are struggling mentally, not to mention when they might be struggling themselves. In this final Facebook Live session of our series, veterinary wellness advocate Dr. Marie Holowaychuk answers more excellent questions...
Have you thought about using endoscopy in your veterinary practice? If so, here’s your chance to explore the economic value of offering endoscopy in a small animal general veterinary practice. In this presentation, Dr. Brian Evans will review the evidence-based benefits of laparoscopy for the patient and the small animal general veterinary practice, including the use of rigid endoscopy to perform laparoscopic surgery. During this webcast, he will look into the following topics: Overview of...
In this presentation, parasitology specialist Dr. Andrew Peregrine will review the most current information available on the risk of ticks and tick-borne diseases in companion animals across Canada, as well as the recommendations from the 2018 ACVIM consensus statement on Lyme disease in dogs and cats, including: the utility of routine screening;the management of seropositive animals;prevention strategies.
Ask Dr. Marie anything! How to cope with various forms of stress at the clinic and deal with the emotional toll of euthanasia
The emotional side of being a veterinary professional can be quite intense! It’s hard enough having to deal with your own feelings, let alone those of your colleagues or clients. So how can you manage? Perhaps you're looking for ways to overcome negativity or anxiety throughout the workday when dealing with a variety of situations, some more difficult than others. In this Facebook Live session, veterinary wellness advocate Dr. Marie Holowaychuk answers more excellent questions regarding...
Sometimes not feeling like yourself may be a sign that it is time to consult a mental health professional. Or perhaps someone at your clinic has expressed the need for professional support... But where should you start? Also, have you ever wondered if there is a difference between experiencing burnout and depression? In this Facebook Live session, veterinary wellness advocate Dr. Marie Holowaychuk answers three excellent questions regarding wellness. Watch the recorded session now as she...
In this new and updated webcast on the nutritional management of canine epilepsy, Dr. Volk discusses the management of canine epileptic patients, the quality of life of both owners and their pets, as well as the advancements in our understanding of how diet can affect seizure control.
In these challenging times, it might seem especially difficult to set boundaries and maintain work-life separation. Our fast-paced reality might also make it feel impossible to remain grounded and focused while performing everyday tasks. In this first Facebook Live session, veterinary wellness advocate Dr. Marie Holowaychuk answers two excellent questions regarding wellness. Watch the recorded session now as she shares some amazing tips on how to recognize and manage burnout, as well as how to...
Whether your goal is to reach more pet owners in your community or enhance your communication with existing clients, it is important to know what digital tools are available and understand how to use them. From analyzing the value of your content to preparing your website for additional traffic, learn more about how to create an organized and optimized digital environment. In this month’s Practice Playbook, our expert Bill Schroeder, Senior Vice President at InTouch Practice Communications,...