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“Practical Cytology, focusing on things you can diagnose in clinic vs things you should leave to the experts (and how to tell the difference)” – Julie Webb, DVM, DACVP on 08/Nov/2017 at 6.00PM

Julie Webb, DVM, DACVP Clinical Pathologist, Markham, ON

Area(s) of Interest: clinical pathology

Dr. Webb is a native of Ottawa and received her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2003. She practiced in the Ottawa area for 2 years before pursuing a residency in clinical pathology at the University of Georgia. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2008 and worked as a clinical instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2008 to 2015: performing diagnostic service, training residents and teaching veterinary students. She joined IDEXX in February of 2015. In her spare time, Dr. Webb enjoys spending time with her dogs and staying active by cycling, swimming, and playing hockey and soccer. She also enjoys gardening in the summer as well as working with stained glass during the winter months). 

Thanks to the generosity of Idexx Laboratories, this dinner talk will be free to QDVA members and staff. The cost for non-member DVMs and staff is $65 per person.

Attendance is limited to about 70 people. To ensure all members can be accommodated, some registration restrictions apply. Each attending veterinarian can bring two lay staff. Please register by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov 4th. If we still have room after the deadline, an email will be sent out inviting more staff members to attend.

The session will be held as usual at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. Doors open at 5:30. p.m.

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Dental Radiography: Sharon French, DVM. 11/Oct/2017 @ 06.00 PM

FrenchDr. Sharon French graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1985 and remained in private small animal practice until 1991 when she was given the opportunity to participate in an alternate pathway residency under James Anthony, at the time the only board certified veterinary dentist in Canada. During this time, Dr. French traveled between the OVC in Guelph, where she taught, and private practice in Whitby.

Dr. French achieved a Fellowship in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry in 1996 following a credentialing and examination process.
Dr. French is also pleased to be the veterinary dental consultant for the Metro Toronto Zoo. Working in the same facility with internists, surgeons and an anesthesiologist broadens the scope of procedures and allows for the treatment of multiple system disease that often accompanies serious dental conditions. Dr. French joined the Veterinary Emergency Clinic (VEC) in 2001 where she maintains a practice in veterinary dentistry. She accepts patients 4 days/week by referral.

A brief review of the principles of radiography will be discussed.

The necessity of taking dental radiographs even during the most routine COHAT will be reinforced.  Dental radiography is divided into three main categories: traditional hard film dental radiography direct digital and computed digital radiography.  The pros and cons of each system will be reviewed.  Various suppliers of dental radiographic equipment in Canada will be discussed. It is also possible to take dental radiographs using traditional dental film and large x-ray machines. While cumbersome, it is better than no imaging.

There is an often frustrating learning curve to become proficient in taking good quality dental radiographs. There are several tricks and techniques that can help master the bisecting angle technique especially in brachycephalics and cats will be presented from the standard Q tips to paper towel roll. The SLOB rule will be explained.

Temporo-mandibular joint radiographs have a significant place in dental practice. Proficiency in isolating these joints without significant distortion is a wonderful skill to acquire.  TMJ issues are often overlooked especially in older felines. The ability to have good quality radiographs to identify sometimes subtle changes is invaluable.

Dental radiograph interpretation will be discussed with examples from all major disease categories.

 

This event is not sponsored so session and dinner cost for QDVA members is $45 and for non-member DVMs & staff is $65 per person.

Attendance is limited to about 70 people. Please register by 5 p.m., Friday, October 6th. If we still have room after the deadline, an email will be sent out inviting more staff members to attend.

The session will be held as usual at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. Doors open at 5:30. p.m.

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Monday, 11/Sep/2017 at 4 PM: Wendy S. Myers CVJ “Focusing on preventive care: It’s best for the patient, client and your practice; Communicating the value of diagnostics; Best practices: Senior care programs; Communicating with confidence about nutrition”

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Wendy S. Myers, CVJ, owns Communication Solutions for Veterinarians in Denver, Colorado. Her consulting firm helps teams improve client service, communication skills and compliance. Communication Solutions for Veterinarians has provided phone-skills training to nearly 5,000 veterinary teams in the United States and Canada. Wendy offers monthly CE credit webinars. She is a certified veterinary journalist and the author of five books and five videos. Her latest book is 101 Communication Skills for Veterinary Teams and DVD is “Become a Client Communication Star.” Wendy is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and has been an instructor for AAHA’s Veterinary Management School. Find Communication Solutions for Veterinarians at Csvets.com, Facebook.com/csvets, YouTube.com/csvets and Twitter @wendysmyers.

This dinner talk is sponsored by Hills and Idexx, all are welcome. Attendance is limited to about 70 people. To ensure all members can be accommodated, some registration restrictions may apply. Please register by 5 p.m., Friday, 08/Sep/2017

The session will be held as usual at the Belleville Club, starting at 4.30 p.m. sharp. Doors open at 4:00. p.m.

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Wednesday, 31/May/2017 at 5 PM: Dr. Elizabeth Berliner, DVM, DABVP – “Making Connections: Humane Organizations, Animal Welfare and Shelter Medicine”

Dr. Elizabeth Berliner, DVM, DABVP, Shelter Medicine Practice; Canine and Feline Practice Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Cornell University

Dr. Berliner also holds the endowed position of “Janet L. Swanson Director of Shelter Medicine” at Cornell University. Dr. Berliner earned her DVM from Cornell in 2003, and is board certified in shelter medicine practice and canine and feline practice with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She serves on the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ Board of Directors and the credentials committee for the shelter medicine specialty. At Cornell, she directs the graduate internship in shelter medicine, trains students in classrooms and shelters, and consults with shelters regarding best practices. Her interests include: diagnosis, management, and prevention of infectious disease; animal welfare, veterinary ethics, and decision-making; and innovative outreach programs promoting accessible veterinary care and humane

Other Guests: Dr. Allison Clarke and Dr. Lisa Rodriguez, Interns with the Shelter Medicine Program, Cornell University.

Presentation Topic: Making Connections: Humane Organizations, Animal Welfare and Shelter Medicine Practice

Humane organizations date back 150 years in North America, and much of their work parallels the evolution of veterinary practice and the role of animals in society. Nonetheless, small animal herd health and animal welfare issues – including homelessness and relinquishment to animal shelters – are fairly new topics in veterinary training and practice, and a point of moral stress for many veterinarians. Shelter medicine practice as a specialty aims to reduce animal suffering through herd health interventions, including outbreak management, accessible spay/neuter, and population management in animal shelters. Several training programs as well as a specialty board certification now support this area of collaboration between the humane community

Thanks to the generosity of Scotiabank, this dinner talk will be free to QDVA members and staff.

Attendance is limited to about 70 people. To ensure all members can be accommodated, some registration restrictions apply. Each attending veterinarian can bring one lay staff. Please register by 5 p.m., Friday, 26/May/2017. If we still have room after the deadline, an email will be sent out inviting more staff members to attend.

The session will be held as usual at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. Doors open at 4:30. p.m for social hour with appetizers from 5pm – 6pm.

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“The many faces of Addison’s Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment” by Dr Michael Goldstein: Wed, 12/Apr/2017 at 6.00 PM

Michael-GoldsteinTopic – Join Dr. Goldstein in discussing up-to-date information on the pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnostic testing, treatment and monitoring of Addison’s disease as well as some common questions and challenges faced by clinicians.

Speaker – Michael Goldstein – DVM Diplomate ACVIM

Dr. Goldstein graduated from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and completed a rotating internship at the Ocean State Veterinary Specialists hospital in Rhode Island. He spent the following four years in general practice at the Forest Hill Animal Clinic in Toronto. He then completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. As a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Goldstein has a special interest in endocrinology, specifically feline diabetes and acromegaly, canine hyperadrenocorticism and feline hyperthyroidism.

Thanks to the generosity of Dechra Veterinary Products, this dinner talk will be free to QDVA members and staff. The cost for non-member DVMs and staff is $65 per person.

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., Friday April 7th. If we still have room after the deadline, an email will be sent out inviting more staff members to attend.

The session will be held as usual at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 p.m.  Doors open 5:30. p.m.

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Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 at 6 PM: Dr. Michael D. Willard – Protein Losing Enteropathies and Chronic Small Bowel Diarrhea

Topic: “Protein‐Losing Enteropathies: Hypoalbuminemia does not have to be a death sentence”
“Chronic Small Bowel Diarrheas: IBD is NOT the most common cause”

Speaker:

Mike D. Willard B.Sc., M.Sc., DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences,
Texas A&M University

Veterinary career of Dr. Willard consisted of being a clinician, a clinical researcher and a clinical teacher (both on the clinic floor and the classroom). The scholarship of discovery that he is involved with has primarily focused on clinical gastroenterology including pathology of the gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Willard has so far provided over 3,200 hours of invited post-graduate education (i.e., CE) not including lectures at other universities (including universities outside the US), which has involved substantial travel. His post-graduate teaching has included contributions to veterinary textbooks, of which currently over 140 have been published. Additionally, Dr. Willard has been an Associate editor of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine for the past 10 years. Dr. Willard is a small animal internist at Texas A&M University with a special emphasis on gastroenterology, endoscopy, pancreatology, and hepatology. Dr. Willard has received several awards for teaching excellence since 1987, among them the 1994 National Norden Award. Dr. Willard is a past Secretary of the specialty of Internal Medicine and a past President of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society. He serves as a reviewer for several veterinary journals.

Thanks to the generosity of Royal Canin this dinner talk will be free to QDVA members and staff. The cost for non-member DVMs and staff is $65 per person.

Attendance is limited to about 70 people. To ensure all members can be accommodated, some registration restrictions apply. Each attending veterinarian can bring two lay staff. Please register by 5 p.m., Friday, 10th March, 2017 . If we still have room after the deadline, an email will be sent out inviting more staff members to attend.

The session will be held as usual at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. Doors open at 5:30. p.m.

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Dr. Keith Beatty Harrison, – Passed away peacefully, at Trent Valley Lodge, Trenton, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

harrison_keithDr. Keith Harrison D.V.M., formerly of Roslin, in his 88th year. 

The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, February 19 where funeral service will take place on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Spring Interment at Thomasburg. Masonic Memorial Service, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.

Donations: Trinity United Church, Roslin or Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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6 PM on Wed, 15/Feb/2017 Dr. DeFraeye: “Come out to learn about new solutions to parasite and disease prevention”

n17Dr. Nicole DeFraeye is from Southwestern Ontario where she currently resides.  Nicole received her BSc degree in Molecular Biology and genetics from the University of Guelph and her DVM degree from Ross University in 2002. Before entering into practice Nicole completed a clinical rotation at Cornell University. In addition to her small animal clinical practice experience, Dr. DeFraeye has also worked as an Emergency and Critial Care Veterinarian and as an Associate Professor at both the Stautzenberger College in Ohio and the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown College teaching in the veterinary technician program.  She is currently on the Advisory Board Committee of the Veterinary Technology Program at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus and is on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association.

When Nicole is not working she enjoys time spent with her husband boating, traveling and hiking with the dogs.

Nicole has been part of the Zoetis Veterinary Operations Team (formerly Pfizer Animal Health) since 2008 and currently holds the position of Senior Manager, Veterinary Operations Companion Animal for Zoetis Canada.  Dr. DeFraeye strives to provide clinical experience with the most up to date scientific information to help clinicians maintain the highest standards of medicine and is looking forward to a meaningful discussion about new solutions to parasite and disease prevention.

Parasites infesting ones’ pet are unpleasant to discover, and can transmit or cause disease. Pet owners don’t want them in or on their pets, and neither do you. Educating clients starts when they are still at your practice. Your guidance is critical to help them understand the risks and choose the best parasite protection solution for their pets.

Thanks to the generosity of Zoetis, this dinner talk will be free to QDVA members and staff. The cost for non-member DVMs and staff is $65 per person.

Attendance is limited to about 70 people. To ensure all members can be accommodated, some registration restrictions apply. Each attending veterinarian can bring two lay staff. Please register by 5 p.m., Monday, 13th Feb, 2017. If we still have room after the deadline, an email will be sent out inviting more staff members to attend.

The session will be held as usual at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. Doors open at 5:30. p.m.

 

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Wednesday, 1st Feb, 2017 at 6.00 PM. Heather Lowe “Client Communications: Moving from processing clients to creating added-value relationships”

heatherloweThe next QDVA dinner meeting of the 2017 CE session, work-shop type format will entail observing videos of common client interactions that occur at veterinary hospitals. The audience will have the opportunity to discuss and critique important core communication skills, and their utilization (or not!) to create a more positive client experience.

Heather Lowe AHT, MBA: Heather’s career in industry included time in pharma and nutrition sales, sales management, marketing, and ultimately as Canadian Veterinary Business Director for Medi-Cal Royal Canin Veterinary Diet.  During 2013/2014 Heather helped launch Rayne Clinical Nutrition Canada into the Canadian market. She started Heather Lowe Veterinary Consulting Inc. in 2011 and with 3 colleagues began Quadrant Veterinary Management Group in 2012.  Her consulting role focuses on inter-team communications, client communications, strategic planning, marketing and conflict resolution. She is on the Board for the Ontario Veterinary College’s Pet Trust Fund, chairing the Marketing Committee.  Heather, her husband, and two daughters are passionate pet owners and enthusiastic consumers of veterinary care, with a 4-legged family of 3 canine companions, an amputee cat, a horse and a rabbit.

Attendance is limited to about 70 people. To ensure all members can be accommodated, some registration restrictions apply. Each attending veterinarian can bring two lay staff. Please register by 5 p.m., Friday, January 27th. If we still have room after the deadline, an email will be sent out inviting more staff members to attend.

The session will be held as usual at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. Doors open at 5:30. p.m.

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Wednesday, 26-Oct-2016, 6 PM: Dr. Guillaume Cloutier – “An update on scientific advances in Diabetes, CKD and Acute/Chronic Pain in Felines”

At the next QDVA dinner meeting of the 2016 fall/winter CE session, Dr. Guillaume Cloutier, will review new indication for Vetmedin, Boehringer’s smartphone app, updates on feline pain management, vaccine protocols and the latest info on feline renal disease.

Dr. Guillaume Cloutier is a Technical Services Veterinarian at Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. and is responsible for supporting sales of Boehringer Ingelheim veterinary products by providing technical information and assistance to veterinarians and academics.

Dr. Cloutier joined Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) in 2011 as a Technical Services Veterinarian. Prior to joining Boehringer Ingelheim, he held positions including an internship in equine sports medicine at Fairfield Equine Associates in Connecticut and Florida followed by a role as a practitioner for equine and small animals in Lachute, Québec for three years. Dr. Cloutier has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Université de Montréal. He is passionate about evidence-based medicine and improving the level of care for pets. In January, 2016, Dr. Cloutier published an article on the prevalence of different canine parvovirus strains in Canada in the Canadian Veterinary Journal. Dr. Cloutier is currently based in Montréal, Québec.

Thanks to the generosity of Boehringer Ingelheim, this dinner talk will be free to QDVA members and staff. The cost for non-member DVMs and staff is $65 per person.

Attendance is limited to about 70 people. To ensure all members can be accommodated, some registration restrictions apply. Each attending veterinarian can bring two lay staff. Please register by 5 p.m., Thursday, October 21st. If we still have room after the deadline, an email will be sent out inviting more staff members to attend.

The session will be held as usual at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. Doors open at 5:30. p.m.

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