featured sessions for Saturday, April 23, 2022


Fetch, a dvm360® Conference, is in Charlotte, North Carolina, April 22-24, 2022.

All Fats Are Not Created Equal: The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Sponsored by Standard Process Veterinary Formulas

SPEAKER: Laura Gaylord, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition)

TIME: 9:15


Choosing fat sources in diets or in supplements that boost omega-3 fatty acid intakes can support health by reducing infl ammation in the body that has been associated with numerous disease conditions. Therapeutic pet foods may include the omega-3 fatty acids at some level, however, dosing to support health may require supplementation beyond the diet. This talk will review omega 3 fatty acids and cover indications for omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in disease states and dosing using practical case examples and relevant literature, including some unique case scenarios.

The Keys to Locking Out Lawsuits for Today’s Veterinarian

Sponsored by Legally Mine

SPEAKER: David Gibb

TIME: 9:15


Learn how to structure your practice for lawsuit protection and prevention, how to protect your professional assets from lawsuits, reduce your malpractice insurance costs, and how to minimize vicarious liability for the acts of other professionals and staff members.

How To Rehabilitate The Post-op CCL Patient At Home And In Clinic

Sponsored by Purina

SPEAKER: Leilani Alvarez, DVM, DACVSMR

TIME: 9:15


Learn practical tips on e ective treatments to help the recovery of postop CCL dogs. We will review how customized rehabilitation plans according to tissue healing principles is the most effective strategy for improving return to function. Learn exercises and strategies for in-clinic as well at home treatment plans.

Separation Anxiety: Beyond the Basics

Sponsored by PRN Pharmacal

SPEAKER: Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC

TIME: 1:45


Many dogs with separation respond well to standardized treatment plans. However, what do you do when the diagnosis isn’t straightforward, the patient doesn’t respond as anticipated, or when there are obstacles to successful implementation of treatment? This presentation will address these concerns as well as present additional medication options and explore ways to utilize technology to enhance your treatment plans.

Let’s Face It: How To Diagnose And Treat Derm Diseases Of The Face

Sponsored by Blue Buffalo


TIME: 1:45


We will cover the most common derm diseases of the dog and cat face including facial discoid lupus erythematosus, pemphigus erythematosus, mucocutaneous pyoderma, proliferative arteritis of the nasal philtrum, dermatophytosis, eosinophilic folliculitis/furunculosis and more. We will discuss tricks for how to narrow your di erential list and how to implement successful treatments for your derm patients.

The Highs And Lows Of Intraocular Disease

Sponsored by JorVet

Speaker: Rachel Allbaugh, DVM, MS, DACVO

TIME: 1:45


Glaucoma is associated with elevated intraocular pressure, while uveitis is associated with low intraocular pressure, but sometimes these diseases can occur concurrently and create confusion. If left unchecked, these conditions will result in blindness. Diagnosis and treatment of these cases will be addressed to help improve clinical outcomes.

Pain Can Be Heeled: Multimodal Now Includes Dog Training

Sponsored by Purina

SPEAKER: Leilani Alvarez, DVM, DACVSMR, and Steve Dale, CABC

TIME: 4:45

ROOM: W211

Multi modal isn’t merely a buzz word but truly the most e cient approach to direct treatment for pain, ranging from NSAID’s to acupuncture. No longer should massage or hydrotherapy or joint supplements or various other modalities, be considered alternative medicine; they ARE medicine. It’s a matter of using a whole-body approach. This all-encompassing methodology may include a rehabilitation exercise program (particularly for overweight pets) and enrichment as well as dog training. For example, dogs with soft tissue injuries may need training to stop pulling on a leash or to stop jumping on the bed. Also, this may involve training pet parents about living day to day with adjustments to their home environment and daily routine to optimize the best quality of life for their fur babies.

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