Webcasts

The unique challenge of dental care in small breed dogs

FEATURING Brook Niemiec, DVM, Dipl. AVDC, Dipl. EVDC, FAVD

Join us live on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. (EST)!

Are small and toy breeds more susceptible to periodontal disease and its consequences?

Find out why small and toy breeds often need advanced periodontal therapy (including tooth extraction) much earlier in life than larger dogs do, and get tips on when and how to initiate periodontal care in at-risk patients.

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Cannabis in clinical practice - Harm reduction education & safety of our patients

FEATURING: Casara Andre, DVM, cVMA

With the legalization and growing acceptance of both medical and recreational cannabis, many pet families are exploring the use of cannabis-based therapies for their pets. In this webcast, Casara Andre, DVM and Founder of Veterinary Cannabis, Education & Consulting, discusses the importance for veterinary professionals and their clients to understand the risks associated with the inappropriate use of cannabis products. She also explains how harm reduction education can help clients who choose to use cannabis products for their pets, administer it in the safest and most appropriate manner.

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Strategies for sanity: Saying "no" and setting boundaries

FEATURING veterinary wellness advocate Marie Holowaychuk, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC, CYT

Do you and/or members of your veterinary team sometimes struggle with "staying sane" and maintaining a healthy work-life balance?

Discover practical strategies for setting boundaries and saying “no,” as well as examples of how to communicate effectively.

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No detail is too small. Euthanasia: Reducing stress while adding value

FEATURING: Jocelyn Anne Mason, DVM, Euthabag® North America Regional Director

In this webcast, Dr. Mason shares tips to help veterinarians, as well as other members of the in-clinic team, to better assist pet owners in making this most difficult decision. Special attention is given to communication by reconsidering the vocabulary to use and the relevant information to share. She also talks about the logistics related to euthanasia appointments in order to improve the experience for everyone involved, while providing tips on self-care for veterinarians and in-clinic staff.

CE QUESTIONNAIRE

To claim 1 CE credit, watch this on-demand webcast (39 min.) and the Scientific Snapshot on pre-euthanasia sedation (10 min.) before filling the CE questionnaire.

Cannabis in clinical practice - Legislative and regulatory status of cannabis in Canada

FEATURING: Sarah Silcox, DVM, CVA, CVSMT

Join Sarah Silcox, DVM and Founding director and President of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine, as she takes a brief look back at the history of cannabis prohibition and legalization, followed by a more comprehensive look at our current legislation and how it impacts veterinary clients, patients, and veterinary professionals.

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Addressing the pet obesity epidemic: Implementing a weight loss program in your practice

FEATURING a panel of experts from the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition:

Adronie Verbrugghe
DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVCN

Allison Wara
DVM, Dipl. ACVN

Caitlin Grant
DVM, ECVCN resident, DVSc candidate

Shoshana Verton-Shaw
RVT, VTS-Nutrition

Obesity is one of the most commonly encountered diseases in veterinary medicine and its prevalence is constantly increasing. In honour of National Pet Obesity Awareness Day on October 9th, the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition has formed a panel of experts to review the practical aspects of obesity management, including a step-by-step weight loss program, tools to help facilitate client communication, and ways to work together as a team to improve weight control initiatives within your practice.

CE QUESTIONNAIRE

Don't wait! Don't hesitate! Assisted feeding of critically ill cats and dogs

FEATURING:

Alexa Bersenas, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVECC, Ontario Veterinary College

Jackie Parr, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVN, Royal Canin Canada

Malnutrition is much more common in veterinary patients than you may realize. Drs. Bersenas and Parr will discuss why early enteral nutrition, using feeding tubes, should be a priority for critically ill cats and dogs. They will also talk about key nutrients for recovery and provide dietary examples. Lastly, they will utilize common case examples to demonstrate appropriate feeding strategies when using feeding tubes.

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Gain a whole new perspective on canine osteoarthritis

FEATURING: B. Duncan X. Lascelles, BSc, BVSc, PhD, CertVA, DSAS(ST), Dipl. ECVS/ACVS

Join Dr. B. Duncan X. Lascelles as he reviews new developments for treating OA, including the newest NSAID available in Canada with an innovative mode of action. He will also outline his recommended protocol for OA pain management.

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Feline arthritis: Understanding the silent pain

FEATURING: Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Feline practice)

Arthritis, which is also referred to as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease, causes just as much pain and discomfort for cats as it does for people. During this presentation, Dr. St. Denis will explain the terminology associated with degenerative joint disease (DJD), and then discuss what can cause the disease as well as which cats can be affected. She will review the clinical signs of DJD and how it can be diagnosed, while providing advice to help clients recognize if their cat is suffering from arthritis. She will conclude by sharing her views on treatment options.

In order to obtain a CE certificate for one hour of CE, you must watch the 38-minute video, read the complementary article and complete the CE quiz.

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Fear Free: Creating Great Experiences

FEATURING: Jonathan Bloom, DVM

Fear FreeSM is an organization whose mission is to reduce or eliminate Fear, Anxiety and Stress (FAS) in pets by inspiring and educating those who care for them. During this one-hour presentation, Dr. Jonathan Bloom will talk about what Fear FreeSM is, why it’s important, as well as the negative impact that FAS has on pets and their owners. He reviews the many signs of FAS and how to address them. He will also discuss the most important and impactful changes in veterinary medicine in terms of managing FAS, while elevating the level of healthcare provided by veterinary teams to ensure the well-being of all parties involved.

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