Webcasts

The initial vaccine protocol… and the “must-know” issues

FEATURING: Richard Ford, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVPM (Hons)

This webcast is part of the VaxTalk Thursdays Live Webcast Series

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to “talk vaccination” with this internationally-renowned veterinary specialist, lead editor of the AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines and co-author of the AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines!

This presentation provides new insights on maternally-derived antibody interference, genetic factors surrounding patient response to vaccination, the ‘overdue’ patient, vaccine storage and handling issues leading to ineffective immunization… and the role of antibody testing to assess individual patient response to vaccination.

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Canine Lyme disease: Issues and controversies

FEATURING: Richard Ford, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVPM (Hons)

This webcast is part of the VaxTalk Thursdays Live Webcast Series

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to “talk vaccination” with this internationally-renowned veterinary specialist, lead editor of the AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines and co-author of the AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines!

This presentation on canine Lyme disease provides insight into critical risk factors unique to Canada, diagnostic considerations (and controversy), the role of co-infection in patient outcomes and management, as well as key issues surrounding prevention… including the role of Lyme disease vaccine in practice.

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Leptospirosis: Challenges ahead

FEATURING: Richard Ford, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVPM (Hons)

This webcast is part of the VaxTalk Thursdays Live Webcast Series

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to “talk vaccination” with this internationally-renowned veterinary specialist, lead editor of the AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines and co-author of the AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines!

This presentation offers a succinct review of critical factors surrounding diagnosis and prevention of leptospirosis, zoonotic potential of leptospirosis in dogs, and controversial topics surrounding Leptospira vaccination: Core or non-core? Booster intervals? ‘Overdue’ for a booster?

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Vaccine adverse reactions: Science vs. emotion

FEATURING: Richard Ford, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVPM (Hons)

This webcast is part of the VaxTalk Thursdays Live Webcast Series

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to “talk vaccination” with this internationally-renowned veterinary specialist, lead editor of the AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines and co-author of the AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines!

This presentation offers a graphic review of the major types of reactions (acute and delayed) currently recognized in veterinary medicine, vaccine response vs. reaction, strategies for minimizing patient risk, and patient management options.

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The dermatology diagnostic dilemma: Is food or environment to blame?

FEATURING: Stephen Waisglass, BSc, DVM, CerSAD, Dipl. ACVD

Oh no! Not another itchy pet!

  • How do dermatologists sort out the different causes of itchiness in dogs and cats?
  • What is the difference between a food allergy and an environmental allergy?
  • What is the best hypoallergenic diet?
  • How might antipruritic treatment fit in the diagnostic plan?

In this presentation, Dr. Stephen Waisglass will detail the current evidence-based approach to the pet with food or environmental allergies.

Join us to deepen your knowledge of dermatology and find out how to solve this most challenging diagnostic dilemma!

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Embracing telemedicine: Puppy and kitten nutrition toolkits for the win!

FEATURING: Dr. Jackie Parr, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVN, Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist®

Are you having trouble finding time to offer puppy and kitten nutrition counselling to new pet owners during your appointments? Has this challenge escalated during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the need to practise “curbside” medicine?

Join us for this 30-minute presentation to learn about a puppy and kitten nutrition toolkit to help set you up for telemedicine success!

Royal Canin fecal scoring charts for dogs Royal Canin fecal scoring charts for cats Royal Canin Nutritional history forms Simple tips for using a gram scale Additional resources

The obesity conversation: Tips for success

FEATURING:

  • Caitlin Grant, BSc, DVM, DVSc Candidate (Dept. of Clinical Studies), ECVCN resident
  • Sarah Dodd, BVSc, MSc, DVM, PhD Candidate (Dept. of Population Medicine), ECVCN resident
  • Shoshana Verton-Shaw, RVT, VTS-Nutrition

During this presentation, we will discuss obesity prevention and weight-loss management, as well as the importance of therapeutic weight-loss diets.

We will also share communication skills that will enable veterinary professionals to:

  • obtain comprehensive diet histories;
  • generate buy-in from pet owners;
  • ensure that pet owners commit to a long-term weight management plan.

Join us to access these key strategies for successful prevention and weight-loss management.

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Derm on demand: Using telemedicine to manage patients with skin disease

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

  • Kinga Gortel, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVD
  • Elizabeth Goodale, DVM, Dipl. ACVD
  • Andrew Lowe, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVD

What role does telemedicine play in your practice? Does this technology have its place in the management of patients with dermatological issues?

Now is your chance to get answers to these and other questions about the use of telemedicine in dermatology from a panel of veterinary specialists!

  • Find out why you should embrace telemedicine in your practice, if you haven’t done so already.
  • Discover how telemedicine is used in dermatology.
  • Learn from veterinary dermatologists’ early experiences with telemedicine and get the inside scoop.
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CVMA’s telemedicine guidelines
AVMA listing of Connected Care Companies
Veterinary Telemedicine Community - Facebook group
Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology

COVID-19 Strategies for charting your course forward

A panel discussion featuring US veterinary professionals who share their strategies on how to navigate through this era to provide positive outcomes for their patients, clients, team, and practice.

  • Maximizing each appointment
  • Leveraging the practice care team
  • Utilizing technology
  • Communicating with pet owners
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The post-COVID practice

What will things look like? Where will you be vulnerable?

FEATURING: John Tait, BSc, MS (FIN.), DVM, MBA, CFP

Practices and individuals will face a period of recovery and change emerging from the COVID-19 crisis and a number of decisions in both managing practices as well as protecting and optimizing their own financial planning and decisions. This presentation will address what metrics and key performance indicators (KPI) practices should be considering to plan strategy and personal financial planning considerations as well.

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