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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019: “Transforming Senior Lives” by Dr. Tamara Brown DVM, BSc.

At the next QDVA dinner meeting of the 2019 fall/winter CE session, Dr. Tamara Brown DVM, BSc., will review nutritional management of common senior diseases including chronic kidney disease, osteoarthritis, cognitive dysfunction, hyperthyroidism, etc.

Dr. Tamara Brown graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2014, after which she returned to her home town of Montreal to work as a companion animal veterinarian. In 2016, Dr. Brown was offered a teaching position at Vanier College in Animal Health Technology. She taught a variety of courses including Laboratory Animals, Pathology, Research Methods, and Nursing and Radiology. Vanier College provided Dr. Brown the opportunity to be a member of the Universal Design for Learning task force, focusing on accessibility and providing educational tools to the entire college community. Dr. Brown quickly developed a love for all things pedagogy and as such she took up a part-time position as a Pedagogical Counsellor at the college while still teaching in Animal Health. In her dual roles, she created two courses for the college, helped organize college wide pedagogical events, and helped the Animal Health department recreate their entire curriculum.
In the summer of 2018, Dr. Brown took the position of Professional Consulting Veterinarian with Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada, bringing her passion for education to the company. Dr. Brown is still based in Montreal but travels all over Eastern Canada in her role with Hill’s.

Thanks to the generosity of Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada Inc., this dinner talk will be free to QDVA members, non-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 two lay staff. Please register by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov 1st, 2019. 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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Minimizing frustration when treating otitis externa – diagnostic and therapeutic tips – Dr. Anthony Yu: Wednesday, Oct 16th, 2019 at 6 PM

Otitis externa is one of the most common presenting complaints in general practice. According to the ACVD, clients typically give general practitioners three (3) attempts at controlling/resolving skin issues before seeking another opinion from another general practitioner or a specialist.  We will review the top 10 diagnostic and therapeutic tips to keep the patient and client in your practice.
Dr. Anthony YuDr. Anthony Yu, BSc, DVM, MS ACVD completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Ontario Veterinary College in 1990, and after finishing a residency and Masters degree at Auburn University, he started the first private dermatology referral practice in Oregon and southwestern Washington where he dealt with chronic ear, skin, and allergic conditions in dogs, cats, and horses for 11 years. He then returned to the Ontario Veterinary College as an Associate Professor in Veterinary Dermatology in 2004. As of 2013, Dr. Yu is back in private referral practice as the Yu of Guelph Veterinary Dermatology in Southwestern Ontario and  Manitoba.  He has lectured extensively in veterinary dermatology throughout North America, Europe, and China as well as authoring and guest editing several publications in canine, feline, and equine journals and veterinary textbooks.

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

Attendance is limited to about 70 people. To ensure all clinics can be accommodated, some registration restrictions apply. Each attending veterinarian can bring two lay staff. Please register by 5 p.m., Friday October 11th, 2019. 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, 3rd April, 2019, at 6.00 PM: “Feline Facts and Fiction” Dr. Liz O’Brien

Elizabeth O’Brien DVM, DABVP (feline practice)

 Dr. Elizabeth O’Brien graduated from OVC in 1985 and became a Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in feline practice in 1999. She is the owner of two feline only practices in Hamilton, Ontario, where she continues to be in the trenches as a practitioner and a passionate advocate for the welfare of cats. “Dr. Liz” is the visionary for Cat Healthy, whose mission is to increase the value of cats in communities across Canada.  She was recipient of the CVMA Small Animal Practitioner of the Year Award for 2014.

Please join us for a fun night where Dr. Liz O’Brien will be discussing the Myth of the Indoor Cat, ticks and your feline patients as well as the exciting launch of Revolution plus for cats

Thanks to the generosity of Zoetis, this dinner talk will be free to QDVA members, non-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 two staff. Please register by 5 p.m., Friday, 29th March, 2019. 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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“T.I.C.K certified” An interactive presentation and hands-on workshop, by Dr. Megan Wamback and Dr. Evelin Molnar. Wednesday, 13-Feb-2019, at 6.00 PM

What is TICK Certified?

An interactive presentation and hands-on workshop for veterinarians and RVT’s to develop the skills necessary to identify ticks seen from pets in their practice. After completion, participants are “TICK Certified” and receive a package including:

  • A colour copy of the presentation with notes pages
  • A journal with T.I.C.K. Certified logo embossed on the cover
  • A tick identification tool kit (petri dish, fine pointed tweezers and brush)
  • A full colour “Tick ID algorithm” flipbook visual aid
  • Certificate of achievement

 Our Speakers:

Dr. Megan Wamback

Dr. Megan Wamback graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1998 with over 20 years of experience in private practice, Emergency Medicine and Industry. Since joining Pfizer/Zoetis in 2010, Dr. Wamback has held several roles including Senior Territory Manager and Product Support veterinarian. Currently she is a Technical Services Veterinarian for Central and Eastern Ontario, and serves as a National Technical Lead for the Parasiticide portfolio.

Dr. Evelin Molnar

Dr. Molnar graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in 1999 and worked in private practice for the following 17 years. She spent several years as a family veterinarian in companion animal hospitals, and over a decade as an emergency veterinarian in 24-hour referral centers located in Ottawa and Toronto. Dr. Molnar joined Zoetis, a veterinary pharmaceutical company, in 2016 and is the Technical Services Veterinarian in Southwestern Ontario.

What are the benefits of becoming TICK Certified?

  • Tick identification is pricey and can take several days to see results from a lab
  • Veterinary hospitals with T.I.C.K. Certified staff can market ‘on the spot’ tick ID services to their pet owners
  • ‘On the spot’ tick ID allows for a reduced cost to the pet owner, thereby generating a new source of revenue into the practice
  • Knowing what species of ticks their patient population is exposed to and the potential diseases they can transmit means hospital staff can develop more accurate and tailored prevention protocols for their patients

Who is this program for?

  • This program is a ‘value added’ benefit!
  • Hospitals that have committed to use Simparica as part of their parasiticide solution for 2018
  • Opportunity to certify 1-2 staff members per clinic, limited to veterinarians and veterinary technicians

Thanks to the generosity of Zoetis, this dinner talk will be free to both, QDVA members and non-members . Attendance is limited to about 40 people, to be sure all members can be accommodated, some registration restrictions will apply. Each attending veterinarian can bring one staff. Please register by 5 PM Saturday,  February, 9th 2019. 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 at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 PM sharp.

Cancelled due to inclement weather.

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Triaditis/IBD/Lymphoma and “The Journal Club” – An update on all things new in feline medicine that have been published recently, and some that haven’t! – Margie Scherk DVM DipABVP on Tuesday, 24/Apr/2018 at 4.00 PM

Margie Scherk DVM DipABVP 

Dr. Scherk is a private practitioner who founded Cats Only Veterinary Clinic, in Vancouver, BC in 1986 working there fulltime until June 2008 when she “retired” from active practice. She graduated from the University of Guelph in 1982 with a DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College.  In 1995 she became board certified in the specialty of Feline Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). After many years of serving on the Board of the American Association of Feline Practitioners she was honoured to be its President in 2007. Since its inception in 1995, she has been a member of the AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines Panel, most recently having the responsibilities of being its Chair for the 2013 version.

She founded the Feline Internal Medicine folder on Veterinary Information Network (VIN), and through many opportunities on the online medium, has grown to love teaching veterinarians, vet students and veterinary care providers both online and around the world. She has authored numerous book chapters and scientific papers and is the North American editor for the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. One of the things she is most proud of is pioneering the use of the Transdermal Fentanyl Patch for the alleviation of pain in companion animals. She is an advocate of the Paw Project and hopes to end the practice of declawing cats in Canada. She loves to share her love of cats and feline medicine with others, with her focus being the patients’ point of view.  She shares her home with her husband Jim, misses her adult children, loves to cook, is a triathlete and is allowed to serve three cats: Nimitz, Jules, and Harvey.

Thanks to the generosity of Nestle Purina this dinner talk will be free to QDVA members and staff. The cost for non-member DVMs or 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, 19th April. If we still have room after the deadline, an email will be sent out inviting more staff members to attend.

Please Note: The session will be held at Banquet Centre, starting at 4 p.m. sharp. Doors open at 3:30. p.m.

 

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“Canada in the LYME-Light: An evening of tick talk & clinical management of vector-borne disease” – Michelle Evason, BSc, DVM, DACVIM on Wednesday, 28/Mar/2018 at 6.00PM

MICHELLE EVASON, BSc DVM DACVIM (SAIM) is associate professor in small animal internal medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI and works as an independent medical and nutrition consultant through her business: Michelle Evason Veterinary Internal Medicine and Nutrition Consultations. She has worked in general practise, specialty clinical practice at large private referral centres, in academia and in the animal health and pet food industry. Her clinical and research interests focus on the role of ‘anything and everything’ that aids increased veterinary (and pet-owner) awareness and understanding of various medical disorders, with a slightly more specific emphasis on infectious disease (Lyme, tick-borne and leptospirosis), nutrition and pet-owner and veterinary perceptions regarding health and disease. Michelle received her DVM and DACVIM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Canada in the LYME-Light: An evening of tick talk & clinical management of vector-borne disease. A case-based approach will be utilized to address the following learning objectives:
1. Summarize current knowledge on Canadian clinically relevant tick-borne pathogens (canine focus)
2. Recall the ACVIM Canine Lyme disease Consensus Statement
3. Understand clinical signs, diagnosis and therapy in dogs (and a ‘lil bit cats) related to tick-borne exposure and infection in Canada (focus on Ontario)

A brief overview and update on the Canadian K9 Lifetime (Lyme) Study will be provided.Recent studies point to an increase in leptospirosis wildlife reservoirs within areas of high human population density, putting urban dogs at higher risk of infection for this zoonotic disease.

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, 23rd March, 2018. 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, 07/Feb/2018 at 6.00 PM: “Professional Banking Financial Wellness Dinner”- sponsored by Scotiabank

We would like to invite you to “Professional Banking Financial Wellness Dinner” about:
·       Starting your Succession Planning so that it benefits your plan
·       How we go forward in our new Tax World based on what we know now
·       Ways to improve your Cash Flow
·       Transition made easy
·       And any questions you may have

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 two staff.

Please register by 5 p.m., Thursday, February 2nd. 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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Talk cancelled due to weather

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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.

To register, fill out the form below.

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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”

Wendy S Myers

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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