Webcasts

Courageous conversations: respond, don’t react

FEATURING: Rebecca Rose, AAS, CVT

Open and honest communication in practice is key to having a happy team and maintaining smooth operations – yet many veterinary professionals admit to lacking the tools for handling tough conversations. Watch this webcast to learn how to handle these ‘courageous conversations’ with confidence, as Rebecca highlights various themes including the perils of avoidance and withdrawal, the use of neutral language, active listening and empathy for better engagement, tips for managing team conflict, the framework for creating a calmer conversation, and how to apologize the right way.

This on-demand webinar was originally presented at the Veterinary Education Today Conference & Medical Exposition held in Toronto, Ontario, in October 2019.

Understanding the "feline client"

FEATURING: Elizabeth O’Brien, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)

Although Canadian households own as many or more cats compared to dogs, our feline friends are sometimes underserved when it comes to veterinary care. In this webcast, feline specialist and Cat Healthy co-founder, Dr. Liz O’Brien will present information on how veterinary teams need to adapt their approach to enhance cat parents’ experiences at the clinic. She will also provide insight and practical tips on how to make a clinic more cat friendly, how to reduce stress related to a cat examination and what steps the veterinary team needs to take to build trust with this particular customer base.

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Urinary issues in cats

FEATURING: Elizabeth O’Brien, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)

Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) describes a variety of conditions that affect the bladder and urethra of cats. In this webcast, feline specialist and Cat Healthy co-founder, Dr. Liz O’Brien will review the clinical signs and diagnosis of non-obstructive FLUTD. She will also review the role of stress in feline interstitial cystitis (FIC) and offer treatment recommendations for struvite uroliths and FIC.

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The unique challenge of dental care in small breed dogs

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

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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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.

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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.

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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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