Author Archive

October 30, 2019: Real Life Rounds: Take the Terror out of Toenails: Real Life Answers

Ah, the bane of many a veterinary team. Emergency splenectomy? Remember the toenails! Gasping pug? Please cut his nails! In this 30-minute, VETgirl Real-Life Rounds, Monique Feyrecilde, CVT, VTS (Behavior) reviews a Fear Free approach to performing nail trims in dogs and cats. Utilizing techniques as a veterinary technician specialist in behavior and Fear Free practice, this Real-Life Rounds gives tips on this common veterinary procedure.

September 25, 2019: Pet pig health and husbandry

In this 1-hour, VETgirl online large animal webinar, Dr. Philippa Gibbons, DACVIM (LA) reviews the basics of pet pig husbandry. In this lecture, Dr. Gibbons will review nutrition, housing and routine veterinary care (including vaccination, deworming and spay/neuter). Clinical signs, diagnosis and management of common diseases of pet pigs will also be covered.

September 15, 2019: Practice Management: Keys to Practice Health

Join us for a 1.5-hour, VETgirl online webinar, where Fritz Wood, CPA, CFP focuses on the precious few things veterinary practice owners and veterinary managers need to pay attention to and devote time/energy toward to maintain good practice health.

September 8, 2019: The abdominal exploratory: from xyphoid to pubis

A chance to cut is a chance to cure… but before you enter that abdomen, what do you need to know? In this VETgirl online webinar, Dr. Steven Mehler, DACVS reviews the abdominal exploratory in small animal patients. In this lecture, Dr. Mehler will discuss general surgical principles, client/team/operating room/patient preparation, how to perform a systematic exploratory laparotomy, and when to biopsy. He will also review surgical techniques and common abdominal procedures to help the veterinarian.

October 3, 2019: Re-examining Equine Influenza: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Management Strategies

In this complimentary VETgirl webinar, Dr. Wendy Vaala, DACVIM (LA) will review equine influenza. Due to its changing surface proteins, short incubation period, and surprising shift in patient demographics, equine influenza (EI) remains an important threat to the horse industry.

September 29, 2019: Novel Vaccines for Lyme disease and Other Tick borne Pathogens

Need to brush up on Borrelia? Should you be vaccinating your canine patients for Lyme? Just how worried should you (and your pet owner) be about this ever-growing disease?
Join us for a VETgirl webinar on Lyme disease, thanks to sponsorship from Zoetis. In this 1-hour lecture, Dr. Richard T. Marconi, PhD will review the etiological agent of Lyme, and tell you what’s new with novel vaccines for tick borne pathogens.

September 10, 2019: My allergic patient is a “wreck” – managing allergic flares in dogs

In this VETgirl webinar, veterinary dermatologist Dr. Andrew Hillier, BVSc, DACVD, will provide key strategies for managing the previously well-controlled allergic dog, that due to a flare, is now not doing so well. From the time of the telephone call for help to finally getting back on track, learn the key communications to retain trust and confidence, the most important diagnostics you cannot afford to neglect, along with therapeutic strategies to quickly make the dog comfortable until you regain control. Thanks to sponsorship from Zoetis!

October 27, 2019: Canine Leptospirosis: A new era in diagnosis and prevention

Join us for a 1-hour, online VETgirl CE webinar, where Dr. Jane Sykes, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM, will tell you all that you need to know about canine leptospirosis. In this lecture, Dr. Sykes will discuss our current understanding of the epidemiology of leptospirosis in the United States, the utility of new diagnostic tests for the disease, as well as prevention through vaccination. Zoonotic aspects of the disease will also be discussed.

August 29, 2019: Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex: 2019 Update on Canine Influenza

About to see a coughing dog? Join us for a VETgirl online veterinary CE webinar, thanks to sponsorship from Zoetis, on Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRD). In this 1-hour lecture, Stephan Carey, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM) will review the etiological agents, discuss the clinical presentation, and provide updates on diagnosis and prevention of CIRD. Learn what’s new with Canine Influenza Virus and find out the latest updates!

August 13, 2019: Everything new you need to know about canine heartworm disease

In this 1-hour, online VETgirl webinar, Dr. Jessica Rodriguez, DVM, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology) reviews the current status of heartworm disease in dogs in the United States. In this webinar, she’ll review updates on diagnosing heartworm, adulticidal treatment and management, and the current status of heartworm prevalence and drug resistance.

August 11, 2019: Real Life Rounds: How to interpret a venous blood gas in < 5 minutes

In this 30-minute, VETgirl Real-Life Rounds, Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT reviews how to interpret a venous blood gas in < 5 minutes. Learn how to determine a metabolic acidosis from a respiratory alkalosis, and how it affects your diagnostic approach to the emergency patient.

July 21, 2019: Practice Management: As Goes Diagnostics, So Goes Your Practice/Production

Urine: It’s liquid gold, according to some! Before you wipe up that urine spill, should you be considering a urinalysis? In this VETgirl online veterinary CE webinar, Fritz Wood, CPA, CFP reviews how to increase practice production by increasing lab activity in veterinary medicine. Whether it is a sick patient, “well” pet, pre-anesthetic screen, or part of long-term medication monitoring, learn about the importance of utilizing your diagnostics in your clinic.