When — and how — should cats be tested for heartworms? with Dr. Lindsay Starkey | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

In today’s VETgirl online veterinary CE podcast, we discuss heartworm disease in cats. It is generally understood that heartworm disease in cats is underdiagnosed—in part because many veterinarians do not routinely test cats for heartworms and also because feline heartworm testing itself is less straightforward than testing in dogs. To help sort this out, we’re joined today by Dr. Lindsay Starkey, DVM, PhD, DACVM, a veterinary parasitologist and an assistant professor on the faculty of Auburn University. Dr. Starkey also serves on the board of directors for the American Heartworm Society.

Today’s VETgirl podcast is brought to you by the American Heartworm Society, whose mission it is to lead the veterinary profession and the public in the understanding of heartworm disease. Every three years, the AHS sponsors its Triennial Heartworm Symposium—a premier CE event that draws speakers and attendees from around the world to the New Orleans Ritz Carlton Hotel. An early-bird discount in registration fees is available to attendees who register by July 15th. The 2022 symposium will be held September 8th through the 11th.

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