Webcasts

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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Parasiticide protocols – KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) “To Kill a Parasite”

FEATURING: Danny Joffe, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Canine/Feline)

Clients have expressed a need for consistent recommendations from their veterinary staff regarding parasite prevention and treatment. During this presentation, Dr. Danny Joffe will review parasite protocols, and how they allow for proper in-clinic compliance. He also examines the clinical signs of the most common parasites, their diagnosis, and treatment, and discusses team education and protocol implementation.

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Understanding feline hypercalcemia

FEATURING: Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP

Feline hypercalcemia is a condition in which the calcium level in a cat’s blood is above normal. It may cause serious symptoms as well as stand as a warning of an underlying condition. During this presentation, Dr. St. Denis reviews calcium regulation, common causes of feline hypercalcemia as well as related diagnostic tests and therapy.

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Claw counselling – Living in harmony with clawed cats

FEATURING: Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP

Scientific data regarding declawing is evolving and attitudes are shifting rapidly, making it increasingly important for veterinary teams to focus on educating clients about cats’ normal scratching behaviours and preferences. This presentation reviews the "claw counseling" approach to help clinics teach their clients how to live in harmony with their clawed cat.

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No more stones! Bladder uroliths in cats

FEATURING: Susan Little, DVM, Dipl. ABVP

Uroliths in the lower urinary tract are common in cats worldwide. This presentation will review our understanding of the risk factors for stone formation, diagnostic methods for urolith detection and estimation of composition, as well as advances in the least invasive methods for treatment. Finally, strategies for urolith prevention will be discussed.

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A practical approach to the dyspneic cat

FEATURING: Susan Little, DVM, Dipl. ABVP

This on-demand webcast presented by Dr. Susan Little of Cat Healthy highlights a common clinical presentation in small animal medicine with many potential underlying causes. Using a case-based approach, Dr. Little focuses on a smart and strategic diagnostic method to maximize the chances of success.

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Canine flu: Are you ready?

FEATURING: Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM

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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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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January 2019 - A recently published study shows Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworms are now established in wild canids in parst of Ontario.

Echinococcus multilocularis Infection, Southern Ontario, Canada (Kotwa et al. 2019)

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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