From the July AKC Gazette:
The AKC Canine Health Foundation, in partnership with VetVine, is producing a series of live webinars presented by leading research veterinarians and other experts in animal health. The first two installments in the series concerned topics important to all dog fanciers: cancer and joint health. If you missed the live streaming of these free presentations, good news—they can be viewed on demand whenever you want.
The first webinar, streamed May 27, is presented by Jeffrey N. Bryan, DVM, MS, Ph.D., DACVIM, associate professor of oncology at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. It provides a rare glimpse into what cancer is, why dogs get it, and new and exciting treatments.
Here’s a preview:
The second webinar in the series, presented live on July 13 by James L. Cook, DVM, Ph.D., the director of the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory, covers how joints change in dogs as they age, common signs of joint problems, pain management, exercise and nutritional considerations, and prevention strategies. Future webinars will cover canine mental stimulation, and allergies and itchy skin in dogs.
AKC/CHF CEO Susan Lilly says, “We’re thrilled to be able to partner with an organization like VetVine and share insight from a well-respected veterinary professionals.” Run by veterinary specialists, Vet Vine is a growing online resource for pet owners, an accredited resource of continuing education for veterinary professionals, and strong community for the veterinary profession.
“Our goal and mission is to become regarded as an expert resource for pet information,” VetVine’s Sheri L. Berger, DVM, DACVO says, adding that the topics of the webinars were selected based on what diseases and conditions are important to AKC Canine Health Foundation supporters, with the content developed for dog owners by veterinary experts. “These webinars will help shed light on aspects of prevention and treatment dog owners may not be familiar with, using reputable information directly from experts,” she says.