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.

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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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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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