Purr Podcast is here!

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Everything you need to keep up to date in feline medicine and surgery from Dr. Jolle Kirpensteijn and Dr. Susan Little is in PurrPodcast. We highlight recent advances and news in feline medicine and surgery with help from top experts. Information your whole veterinary team can use!

NAVC Institute; Orlando, FL: May 20-25, 2018



Want to brush up your feline medicine skills? Join us for a 4-day, intensive Feline Medicine course to learn from expert instructors:

  • Terry Curtis, DVM, MS, DACVB: feline behavior
  • Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (Feline): feline-friendly handling, feline communication, feline medicine updates, diabetes mellitus
  • Kris Bannon, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC: gingivostomatitis, extractions, dental radiographs, swellings and tumors
  • Mike Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM: infectious respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases, tick-borne diseases
  • Sheilah Robertson, BVMS (Hons), PhD, DACVA, DECVA, CVA, MRCVS: updates in anesthesia and analgesia, acute and chronic pain, difficult anesthesia cases
  • Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology): early cancer detection, cancer tools, chemotherapy
  • Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline): feline-friendly hospitals, feline retrovirus update, acute respiratory distress, urethral obstruction, not so uncommon endocrine diseases, fatty liver disease

We will also have a two-hour dry lab where you can handle equipment and learn about key diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with step-by-step instructions:

  • Esophagostomy and nasogastric feeding tubes
  • Blind transoral bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Bone marrow aspirates
  • Urethral catheterization

This intensive course in a small group format will give you lots of contact time with the speakers and with your colleagues. You’ll leave with new ideas and practical tools!

Course Description & Schedule

Learn more in this video: https://youtu.be/7tZBFl-rLo4

Register at: http://navc.com/institute/feline/

AAFP Symposium; Denver, CO: Oct 21, 2017

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The 2017 American Association of Feline Practitioners Conference at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel (Oct. 19-22) features Feline Infectious Diseases and Pediatrics. Join us for a full educational program featuring a Feline-Friendly Handling Lab (Dr. Ilona Rodan), world-class speakers such as Dr. Niels Pedersen, Dr. Justine Lee (@VetGirlOnTheRun), Dr. Jessica Quimby, Dr. Michael Lappin, Dr. Karen Moriello, and many more!

My lectures are on Oct. 21:

> Starting on the Right Paw: Preventive Healthcare for Kittens
> What’s New with Old Viruses? Feline Retrovirus Update
> How to Treat the Small and the Sick (parts 1 and 2)

Register here: https://www.catvets.com/education/conference/

ABVP Atlanta, GA: Oct 6-7, 2017


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Join me for two days of feline medicine lectures at the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners 2017 Symposium (@abvpvets) at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, GA. This multi-track conference features great small animal medicine speakers such as Dr. Margie Scherk (@margiecats1), Dr. Joe Bartges, Dr. Gary Norsworthy, and Dr. Chris Byers (@CriticalCareDVM).

Register here: http://abvp.com/abvp-symposium/

New York Vet: Nov 9, 2017


The inaugural New York Vet will be held at the Javits Center on Nov 9-10, 2017. I’m proud to be part of this exciting event with a lecture on Successful Management of Osteoarthritis in Cats (Nov. 9). This learning experience features top speakers such as Dr. Sarah Boston (@DrSarahBoston), Dr. Ben Brainard, Dr. Tony Johnson (@DrTonyJohnson), Dr. Heidi Lobprise, Dr. Andy Roark (@DrAndyRoark), and so many more!

Register here: www.newyorkvet.com

VetCo, Warsaw, Poland: Sept. 23-24, 2017

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I’m excited to team up with Dr. Margie Scherk again for two days of feline medicine in Warsaw, Poland. Our topics include:

> Upper Respiratory Tract Disease
> Feeding in Multicat Homes
> Pancreatitis
> Diseases of Geriatric Cats
> Not So Uncommon Endocrine Diseases
> Improving the Safety of Anesthesia
> Update on Pain Recognition & Scoring
> Elevated Liver Enzymes
> Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
> Hypertension

Register here:
International attendees: http://www.vetco.org/en
Polish attendees: http://www.vetco.org/


Thanks to Hill’s Pet Nutrition for sponsorship


AMMVEPE Mexico City: Apr. 27-28, 2017


Hola! Two days of feline medicine CE in Mexico City with Asociacion Mexicana de Medicos Veterinarios Especialistas en Pequenas Especies (AMMVEPE):

April 27:

  • Update on pain in cats: recognition and scoring
  • How to improve the safety of anesthesia for cats
  • Elevated liver enzymes in cats: a practical approach
  • How to make your practice feline friendly

April 28:

  • Update on diagnosis and management of FeLV and FIV
  • Successful management of feline diabetes mellitus
  • Update on feline hyperthyroidism
  • Chronic pancreatitis in cats
  • Treatment of anorexia in cats
  • Successful management of obesity in cats

IVS Boston: Apr. 21-22, 2017

ivs-logoJoin Dr. Michael Lappin (Colorado State University) and me for two full days (16 CE hours) of intensive feline medicine education with International Veterinary Seminars at the Hilton Back Bay Boston on April 21-22, 2017. Topics include:

  • Successful management of urethral obstruction in cats
  • Understanding Feline Idiopathic Cystitis
  • How to Use Feeding Tubes in Cats
  • Diagnosis and management of weight loss in senior cats
  • Finding the inner cat – feline obesity
  • Finicky felines: managing anorexia in cats
  • Let’s get moving – the constipated cat
  • Update on managing CKD
  • Management of diabetes mellitus in cats
  • Fever of unknown origin in cats
  • Logical antibiotic therapy
  • Management of upper respiratory tract infections
  • Management of the coughing cat
  • Feline GI diseases