On Wednesday, February 11th, small animal rehabilitation specialist Dr. Gwen Robertson will hold a workshop and lecture focused on how to incorporate hands-on physical therapy into your veterinary practice.
A 1994 graduate of OVC, Dr. Robertson certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee in 2009. She is also one of only four Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioners in Ontario and recently successfully completed the 140-hour Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians program at Colorado State University. Dr. Robertson operates a full-service rehabilitation centre at her practice in Campellford.
Featuring demonstrations with live animals, the February QDVA session will begin with an early-bird presentation at 4 p.m., followed by the main talk at 6 p.m. As usual, a buffet dinner will be offered midway through the evening session. Topics on the agenda include: simple techniques to refine your lameness exams, post-surgical strengthening programs, pain management through alternative therapies, and many other facets of physical rehabilitation for pets. Learn simple, cost-effective ways to incorporate these techniques into your practice.
With help from an easygoing canine patient or two, Dr. Robertson will demonstrate how to accurately measure range of motion, identify key areas of pain during the lameness exam, and perform some introductory exercise programs.
Please note that this talk is not sponsored and there will be a charge to cover our facility and meal costs. Fees are as follows:
- QDVA members and staff $40 each
- non-members and staff $60 each
Attendance is limited to about 70 people. To be sure all members can be accommodated, some registration restrictions will apply. Each attending veterinarian can bring two lay staff. Please register by 5 p.m., Thursday, February 5th. If we still have room after the deadline, an email will be sent out inviting more staff members to attend.