Examination of the Dyspneic Cat

Examination of the Dyspneic Cat

Examination of a dyspneic cat can be challenging and can lead to decompensation. Dr. Kerry Rolph describes how to minimize stress and perform a full evaluation of the cardiorespiratory system, while identifying differentials and working toward a diagnosis in these challenging cases. Course Handout Course Details

Periodontal Disease in Dogs and Cats

Periodontal Disease in Dogs and Cats

Dr. Diane Carle reviews periodontal disease in dogs and cats. She provides a brief anatomy refresher and then discusses etiology, predisposing factors, and consequences. She then describes her step-by-step diagnostic approach to these cases and treatment options available in general practice and referral facilities. Course Handout Course Details

Dental Radiograph Interpretation

Dental Radiograph Interpretation

Dr. Diane Carle provides a review of dental anatomy, correct radiographic technique, and common mistakes and how to correct them. She then discusses radiographic signs of endodontic disease, periodontal disease, and tooth resorption, with attention to both significant and insignificant findings. She presents multiple case examples as well. Course Handout Course Details

Effective Communication in Veterinary Dentistry

Effective Communication in Veterinary Dentistry

Dr. Diane Carle provides tips for communicating effectively with owners in the context of veterinary dentistry. She reviews evidence-based communication principles from both human health care and veterinary settings. She then discusses team-based communication, owner education methods, and addressing the fear of anesthesia. Course Handout Course Details

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis

Dr. Jennifer Bentley reviews the diagnosis and treatment of atopic dermatitis. She describes the most common medications used for atopic dermatitis and discusses allergy testing and immunotherapy. She also provides tips for communicating with owners and managing their expectations throughout the process. Course Handout Course Details

Allergies (Flea, Food, and Contact)

Allergies (Flea, Food, and Contact)

Dr. Jennifer Bentley discusses three of the four types of allergies encountered in general practice: flea allergy, food allergy, and contact allergy. She reviews the clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of each condition and provides tips for communicating with owners and managing their expectations throughout the process. Course Handout Course Details

Dermatology Diagnostics

Dermatology Diagnostics

Dr. Jennifer Bentley reviews skin cytology, skin scrapes, fungal testing, bacterial cultures, and skin biopsy. She also discusses antibiotic selection and resistance trends and provides tips for client communication and setting expectations. Course Handout Course Details