FEATURING a panel of experts from the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition:
DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVCN
DVM, Dipl. ACVN
DVM, ECVCN resident, DVSc candidate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 2019 - A recently published study shows Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworms are now established in wild canids in parst of Ontario.
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.
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.
FEATURING: Elizabeth O’Brien, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (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.