October 3rd meeting on physical rehab

Dr. Tara Edwards

Veterinary rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Tara Edwards will discuss a multimodal approach to managing two common orthopedic conditions at the QDVA’s next meeting Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

As head of the rehabilitation centre at Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital in Scarborough, Dr. Edwards is responsible for establishing comprehensive physiotherapy, pain management, homecare, and nutritional programs for patients. Her talk in Belleville will focus on arthritis in geriatric companion animals and canine cruciate disease.

“There are significant benefits of a rehabilitation program post-operatively for the surgically repaired cruciate,” says Dr. Edwards. “The goals of a rehabilitation program will be covered for different stages of post-op healing.  Many clients choose not to pursue surgery for cruciate injuries and these dogs are high risk for arthritis and inadequately managed discomfort.  Conservative management strategies will be discussed to help improve the quality of life for these patients as well.”

A 2002 graduate of Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Edwards is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

This dinner meeting will be held as usual at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 p.m. sharp and is fully sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada. It is free to all area veterinarians and their staff.

Online registration closed, please contact Lynda at Trenton Pet Hospital at 613-392-6667 or email trentonpethospital@gmail.com .

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