Katie Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and on staff at the TAMU Gastrointestinal Lab. Katie is one of the authors of the ACVIM Consensus Statement: Support for rational administration of gastrointestinal protectants to dogs and cats. In this episode, we chat about whether we should use gastric acid suppressants in cats with chronic kidney disease and about prioritizing medications for cats with chronic disease to improve compliance and protect the human-animal bond. Can you count how many times Katie says the D-word?
We were thrilled to have the opportunity while at NY Vet to sit down with Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry). Kara is not only the president of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, she is well known as a supporter of veterinary technician specialty training (Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice) and of veterinary nutrition. Kara talks with us about the powerful role of veterinary technicians/nurses in practice today and the wealth of free online tools for nutrition through the World Small Animal Veterinary Association and the Pet Nutrition Alliance. We also chat about how to get cats to eat while in the hospital, and why feeding puzzles are a good idea. Our one disappointment is that we couldn’t get her to say the “D word.”
We had so much fun talking with Dr. Stanley Marks of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine that we recorded two podcasts while we were at New York Vet. Here is part two, where we talk about the best diagnostic approach for gastrointestinal disease, whether full thickness biopsy is better than endoscopic biopsy, how to use cobalamin as a diagnostic tool and for treatment, and how to tell inflammatory bowel disease from lymphoma. Enjoy!
Dr. Stanley Marks loves small animal gastroenterology so we were thrilled to have the chance to record 2 podcasts with him during New York Vet 2018. Stan is also a rare animal – he holds a PhD and is boarded in Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Nutrition! Stan is currently Professor at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and has an impressive list of publications to his name. In part one, we talk about chronic enteropathies in cats and what we know and don’t know about fecal transplants.
Dr. Sheilah Robertson has a career in veterinary medicine that spans more than three decades. She is a world renowned expert in anesthesia and analgesia. Sheilah joined Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice as the Senior Medical Director in 2017 where she supports over 100 veterinarians in pain management, geriatric medicine, and end of life care. She presents continuing education at conferences and meetings all over the world. Sheilah has published many peer-reviewed papers and most recently is the co-editor of Feline Anesthesia and Pain Management (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017).
In PurrPodcast episodes 9 & 10, Dr. Robertson discusses pain management in cats and gives us critical updates from the 2018 American Assoc. of Feline Practitioners Feline Anesthesia Guidelines.