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Canine flu: Are you ready?

FEATURING: Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM

An active outbreak of H3N2 canine influenza virus (CIV) in Ontario raises the question: Canine Flu: Are You Ready?

Watch this on-demand webinar featuring Dr. Jason Stull, veterinarian and infectious disease expert, to learn all you need to know on this timely topic!

Watch this 46-minute video, read the complementary text and complete the CE quiz to obtain a certificate for a one-hour CE credit.

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Running a successful F.O.C.U.S. month

FEATURING: Andy Roark, DVM, MSc

In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits of hospital-wide Focus months for patient care, staff morale, and practice profitability. We will discuss strategic planning and program objectives, SMART goal setting, communication with the team, achieving buy-in, maintaining momentum, and laying enduring ground work on which to build future health and wellness programs within the veterinary practice.

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Communication strategies for recommending preventative nutrition changes in the healthy pet

FEATURING: Jason Coe, DVM, PhD

Nutrition is an essential element of life, making nutrition an essential conversation between veterinary staff and clients throughout the lifetime of a pet. Yet, proposing nutrition changes, especially for a healthy pet, carries inherent challenges. This session will address the necessity of making nutrition a lifetime conversation and will present communication strategies for recommending preventative nutrition changes in the healthy pet.

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Top health issues concerning aging cats

FEATURING: Elizabeth O’Brien, DVM, DABVP (feline practice) and Allison Wara, DVM, Dipl ACVN

Cats are "masters of disguise" and have subtle signs of illness. In addition, aging cats have unique concerns, which makes choosing what is best for our senior feline patients a challenge. What diagnostic tools should we routinely use for early disease detection? Once diagnosed, how do we nutritionally and therapeutically manage often co-existing conditions such as CKD, arthritis and cognitive dysfunction? What can we do about the associated muscle wasting that occurs in these domestic carnivores? Join us as we look at these and other issues concerning aging cats.

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Echinococcus multilocularis: an emerging threat in Canada

FEATURING: Alessandro Massolo, PhD.
Ethology Unit, Department of Biology, University of Pisa (Italy) / Adjunct Professor, Wildlife Health Ecology / Chair, UCVM Wildlife Health Ecology Research Group Department of Ecosystem and Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary

Through this continuing education activity, animal health professionals will learn about:

  • The life cycle of E. multilocularis and how it is transmitted between species (including humans)
  • The effects of infection on humans, canids, and intermediate hosts
  • The One Health approach to disease control and risk management
  • Current research and critical gaps in knowledge about E. multilocularis

In order to obtain a CE certificate for one hour of CE, you must watch the 21-minute video, read the two complementary articles and complete the CE quiz.

Study 1 - Feeding Ecology Informs Parasite Epidemiology Prey Selection Modulates Encounter Rate with Echinococcus multilocularis in Urban Coyotes study

Study 2 - Echinococcus multilocularis in North America the great unknown study

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The VALVE study: Vasotop in addition to Lasix and Vetmedin for the treatment of mitral valve Endocardiosis

FEATURING: Prof. Gerhard Wess, DVM., Dr. habil., Dipl. ACVIM and Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology), Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine)

Discover the results of the VALVE study on dual vs. triple therapy – it could change the way you treat congestive heart failure (CHF) due to myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD).

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Legalization... Now what?

Weeding through the myths and getting to the truth about cannabis legalization and veterinary medicine

FEATURING:

Sarah Silcox, DVM, CVA, CVSMT President and Director, Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine (CAVCM) Owner, Greenwood Veterinary House Call Services and Dr. Sarah Silcox Mobile Veterinary Services

Shane Bateman, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVECC Associate Professor, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC)

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Canine Chronic Valvular Disease: New recommendations

FEATURING: Sonya Gordon, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology)

A review of the diagnosis and management of canine acquired heart disease. The talk emphasizes diagnosing and managing the disease in the general practice setting, and helps clinicians to develop a clinic protocol to manage patients with asymptomatic heart disease as well as those with congestive heart failure.

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CHALLENGE YOUR HABITS, GROW YOUR BUSINESS: Smart ways to re-think how you stock and sell

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

Here’s an important truth: How you stock is as important for your bottom line as what you stock.

Here’s another one: Old-fashioned purchasing habits and pricing models can leave you with overstock on the shelves, which has a real impact on your bottom line. But the good news is that you can learn to re-think your purchasing habits and develop sustainable solutions to inventory control.

Dr. John Tait will give you the information and tools you need to start making smarter stocking decisions.

Join his webinar to learn:

  • Who today’s clients and practice owners/managers are, and what motivates each of them to buy
  • Ways to reconsider your approach to inventory, including the pitfalls of relying on volume-based purchasing, historical pricing models, and rebates to boost your year-end numbers
  • Ways to better align your purchasing habits with your clients’ buying needs
  • How proper inventory management can help you stay progressive and competitive, and grow your business
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