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Clinical Bites

Clinical Bites is a monthly continuing education seminar hosted by VCA Canada Western Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Centre featuring specialists from our hospital and the Calgary area. It is presented free to local referring veterinarians. Seminars are ABVMA approved for continuing education credit. It affords a unique opportunity to learn about current topics that are relevant to veterinary practice from the local specialists. 

 

Upcoming Clinical Bites
Clinical Bites November Virtual Webinar

Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Procedures

Monday, November 28, 2022

Date: Monday, November 28, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Procedures 

SYNOPSIS:
Several minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures can be performed in small animal medicine. Using case examples, this talk will discuss several of these that are offered at WVSEC, including information on appropriate case selection and approximate costs. 

MORE INFO:
RSVP by November 25, 2022

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Previous Clinical Bites
Clinical Bites October Virtual Webinar

Updates on FIP

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Updates on FIP

SYNOPSIS:
This talk will review feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) and present updates on diagnosis, treatment, and prognosi

MORE INFO:
RSVP by October 17, 2022

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites September Virtual Webinar

Perioperative Analgesia

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Perioperative Analgesia

SYNOPSIS:
Pain is one of the main concerns owners have when their animals undergo anesthesia. At the same time, it is often treated on a one-size-fits-all manner, or underestimated. This lecture aims to review analgesic options for dogs and cats, focusing on injectables for the intraoperative period, but also briefly covering local block and post operative options.

MORE INFO:
RSVP by September 26, 2022

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites August Virtual Webinar

Congestive Heart Failure

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Congestive Heart Failure

SYNOPSIS:
What clinical signs should you look for to increase your suspicion of congestive heart failure? How do you attempt outpatient treatment of congestive heart failure and guide clients through medications, side effects, monitoring, and rechecks? This Clinical Bites lecture will attempt to address these questions by discussing pathophysiology of congestive heart failure, treatment and monitoring recommendations, and long-term management of congestive heart failure patients. This lecture will also discuss differences in presentation and treatment of feline vs canine patients.

MORE INFO:
RSVP by August 17, 2022

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites May Virtual Webinar

Tales of the Testis

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Tales of the Testis

SYNOPSIS:
Continuing along the themes brought forward by Dr. Hyndman on April 28th, this talk will review considerations for castrations in dogs (and cats). Complications of this routine procedure will be discussed. We will also review potential consequences of not proceeding with castration and review some of the hormone dependent diseases we see affecting male dogs in practice. Unfortunately, one size fits all types of answers are not available. The hope is that a review of the available information will help guide conversations between clients and their primary care veterinarians as to why a routine neuter is a good idea in most patients.

MORE INFO:
RSVP by May 24, 2022

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites April Virtual Webinar

Canine Ovariohysterectomy/Ovariectomy: Modern Considerations For A Well-Established Procedure

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Date: April 28, 2022
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Canine Ovariohysterectomy/Ovariectomy: Modern Considerations For A Well-Established Procedure

SYNOPSIS:
This talk will review various considerations for proceeding forward with ovariohysterectomy or ovariectomy as well as some rarely observed complications from a specialist hospital perspective. Additionally, we will review aspects of client education concerning potential consequences of pursuing surgery including the relevance of timing. While many definitive answers remain elusive this talk aims to open discussion amongst veterinary professionals in light of recent literature.

MORE INFO:
RSVP by April 27, 2022

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites March Virtual Webinar

Dialysis in Veterinary Medicine: Therapeutic Plasma Exchange

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Dialysis in Veterinary Medicine: Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
Presented by Dr. James Lange, BSc, BVSC..

SYNOPSIS:
Dr. Lange will introduce dialysis as a whole, and will focus on the use of Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE). TPE is the form of dialysis currently practiced at Western Veterinary Specialty. Dr. Lange will present the indications for TPE, how it is performed, as well as outcomes and potential complications.

MORE INFO:
RSVP by March 21, 2022

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites February Virtual Webinar

Radiation Therapy For Intracranial Tumours

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Radiation Therapy For Intracranial Tumours
Presented by Dr. Katherine Sweet, DVM, DACVR-RO.

SYNOPSIS:
Overview of radiation therapy recommendations for intracranial tumours including meningioma, glioma, and pituitary tumours. This will include consideration of different treatment schedules for different tumour types (stereotactic radiation therapy versus full-course/conventionally fractionated radiation therapy), recheck schedule, and anticipated response/prognosis.

MORE INFO:
RSVP by February 15, 2022

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites January Virtual Webinar

Canine Atopy

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Canine Atopy 
Presented by David Genovese BSC, DVM, DACVD.

SYNOPSIS:
This talk will present current updates in atopic disease for dogs and cats and possible future directions for therapy.

MORE INFO:
RSVP by January 18, 2021

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites November Virtual Webinar

Acute Kidney Injury

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Acute Kidney Injury
Presented by Clare Hyatt, DVM, MS, DACVECC.

SYNOPSIS:
This talk will present information regarding acute kidney injury (AKI) including causes, recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

MORE INFO:
RSVP by November 17, 2021

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites October Virtual Webinar

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Presented by Valerie Madden DVM, DACVECC

SYNOPSIS:
This session will present the RECOVER guidelines on how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Dr. Madden will include recommendations for how to perform basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS), defibrillation, and post resuscitation care.

MORE INFO:
RSVP by October 20, 2021

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites August Virtual Webinar

My patient looks like a ghost! Is it IMHA?

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Date:Thursday, August 19, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
My patient looks like a ghost! Is it IMHA?
Presented by Amélie Paré, Veterinarian DMV, IPSAV

SYNOPSIS:
This session will go over the diagnostic process and treatment of IMHA, including the long-term management of the disease. The recent consensus statement will be summarized and updates from the ACVIM Forum will be discussed.

MORE INFO:
RSVP by August 18, 2021

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites July Virtual Webinar

A Labrador Retriever and A French Bulldog Walk Into a Bar...

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Date:Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
A Labrador Retriever and A French Bulldog Walk Into a Bar...
Presented by Justin Lavallée, DVM, MSc, DACVS-SA

SYNOPSIS:
This session will focus on the pathogenesis, stabilization, diagnostic work-up, and treatment of patients with upper airway obstruction. Perioperative care will also be discussed. The focus will be on laryngeal paralysis and brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome as it pertains to the primary care and referral settings.

MORE INFO:
RSVP by July 19, 2021

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites June Virtual Webinar

Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Date:Thursday, June 17, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus
Presented by Germaine Hung DVM, MVETSC, DACVS-SA

MORE INFO:
RSVP by June 15, 2021

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites May Virtual Webinar

Pleural Space Disease

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Pleural Space Disease
Presented by Clare Hyatt, DVM, MS, DACVECC.
 
MORE INFO:
RSVP by May 19, 2021

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites April Virtual Webinar

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Glaucoma
Presented by
Dr. Kelli Combs Ramey 
MORE INFO:
RSVP by April 14, 2021

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites March Virtual Webinar

Initial Assessment and Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Initial Assessment and Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient
Presented by Dr. James Lange BSc, BVSC

MORE INFO:
RSVP by March 17, 2021

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites February Virtual Webinar

Radiation Therapy: Case selection and side effect management

Wednesday, February 16, 2021

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Radiation Therapy: Case selection and side effect management
Presented by Dr. Katherine Sweet DVM, MSc, DACVR(RO)

MORE INFO:
RSVP by February 12, 2021

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

Clinical Bites January Virtual Webinar

Traumatic Brain Injury

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

SESSION DETAILS:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Presented by Dr. Laura Osborne BVSC HON, DACVECC

MORE INFO:
Registration now closed

CE CREDITS:
Approved for 1 hour ABVMA CE credits

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