Scientific Snapshots

Increase your knowledge with this eclectic collection of science-focused snippets, articles, video summaries and papers aimed at keeping you in the picture!

9:09 min
Content presented by Lianna Titcombe, BScH, DVM, CHPV, International Instructor, CAETA
Watch this video as Dr. Lianna Titcombe summarizes the key points of the 2023 AAFP-IAAHPC Feline hospice and palliative care guidelines to assist veterinary teams in creating an ideal end-of-life experience for pets and their families. She explores care units, communication strategies, and care/treatment plans, providing support for pet owners as their beloved cat enters this stage of life.
8:35 min
Content presented by Sydney DeWinter, BSc (Honours), MSc, PhD student (under the supervision of Dr. Katie Clow, DVM, PhD)
Watch this video as Sydney DeWinter, a PhD student in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, talks about the highlights from a recent study she conducted. She presents her research and results regarding tick preferential attachment sites and differences between tick species attachment preferences.
11:45 min
Content presented by Janice Huntingford, DVM, MS-TCVM, Dipl. ACVSMR, CVA, CVPP, CCRT CAVCA
Watch this video as Dr. Janice L. Huntingford discusses the 2023 AAHA Senior care guidelines for dogs and cats. She outlines recommendations that can help clinics develop personalized care for senior pets tailored to their specific needs, including in-clinic approaches, treatment options, and pain management with the objective of improving senior care and patient quality of life.
9:16 min
Content presented by Karren Prost, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ACVPM
Watch this video, as Dr. Karren Prost discusses the results of a recent survey of Canadian veterinarians conducted by CommuniVET™ that explores feline hypertension diagnostics and treatment practices among Canadian veterinarians and identifies barriers to recommending blood pressure monitoring in senior feline patients (>7 years). Want to learn more about feline hypertension? Watch this interview with feline specialist Dr. Kelly St. Denis as she discusses with Dr. Prost when is blood...
13:25 min
Content presented by Michelle Evason, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM)
Watch this video as Dr. Michelle Evason discusses the highlights presented in this recent publication. These guidelines were developed by a task force of veterinary experts and provide veterinarians with essential information to assist them in recognizing cats presenting with feline infectious peritonitis and developing an appropriate diagnosis.
09:42 min
Content presented by Andrea Marchegiani, DVM, PhD
Watch this video, as Dr. Andrea Marchegiani talks about fluorescent light energy (FLE) as a new treatment option to manage skin conditions in dogs. He also shares outcomes regarding cases of deep pyoderma and interdigital furunculosis successfully managed using FLE. Finally, he compares the results demonstrated with biweekly and weekly applications.
11:28 min
Content presented by Marilyn Dunn, DVM, MVSC, Dipl. ACVIM, Fellow IR
Watch this video, as Dr. Marilyn Dunn summarizes the highlights of the latest AAFP consensus statement on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of urolithiasis in cats, including dissolution. She also discusses minimally invasive techniques to consider if stone extraction is necessary.
10:45 min
Content presented by Katie Clow, DVM, PhD
Watch this video, as Dr. Katie Clow shares key highlights from a recent report released by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association which examines the perspectives concerning prevention strategies and awareness regarding ticks and tick-borne diseases across Canada. Bonus tool Download this ready-to-share infographic poster and use it as a tool to help spark the conversation with your clients and improve their awareness about ticks.
13:06 min
Content presented by Andrew S. Peregrine, BVMS, PhD, DVM, Dipl. EVPC, Dipl. ACVM
Watch this video, as Dr. Andrew Peregrine examines the latest data on parasite prevalence in Canada, with a focus on Ontario. He discusses parasite seasonality according to their species as well as recommendations for tests and treatments based on the animal’s age and level of risk. He also lists some questions to ask clients to better understand their situation and recommend the best prevention approach.