National Vet Tech Week - A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO CANINE OSTEOARTHRITIS CE
October 18, 2021 Monday, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A Registered Veterinary Technician, Beckie Mossor graduated from Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, North Carolina, in 2007. She has enjoyed a diverse career background, including large and small animal general practice, academia; and service and working dogs. Ms. Mossor is currently a private consultant and co-founder of Veterinary Advancements. As a private consultant, she assists veterinary-based startups and associations, professional speaking and writing, and serves as Executive Director of the Human-Animal Bond Association. Beckie is a professional responder with the ASPCA Field Investigation Response Team, co-host of the podcasts Veterinary Viewfinder and Making Sense of Pets, and she hosts Clinician's Brief the Podcast. Ms. Mossor serves as a member-at-large for the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics and is a former board member for NAVTA, as well as the North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians.
|A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO CANINE OSTEOARTHRITIS
As a veterinary technician, you play an important role in helping to recognize the early signs of osteoarthritis (OA) in your canine patients as well as educating dog owners about this common joint disease. By proactively observing your patients and engaging with clients, you can help dog owners understand why routine OA exams are essential and help more dogs get the treatment they need. This session will pair technical information on the disease state with communication tools and techniques so that veterinary technicians will leave this presentation feeling empowered in their observations and conversations with the veterinarian and pet owners.
1. Review the stages of osteoarthritis (OA), the cycle of untreated OA, and goals and considerations regarding the multimodal management of OA.
2. Understand the importance of an early assessment and address the common misconceptions about OA (e.g., age, breed, clinical signs).
3. Recognize best practices for being proactive in OA assessment——what to look for, what is commonly missed, and tips to excel.
4. Learn communication techniques to project a consistent message and appropriately deliver the relevant information about OA to dog owners.
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