Advances In Animal Medication Present New Hope For Senior Canine, Diabetic Cats, Reptiles Who Endure With Anorexia And Extra

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ORLANDO, Fla., May 12, 2021 / PRNewswire / –

Main topics of the speakers:

“Breakthroughs in diagnoses and treatments showcased at VMX 2021 are exciting and life-changing,” said Dr. Dana Varble, NAVC’s chief veterinary officer.

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Veterinarian Jen Flower with “Ziggy Star” after her successful brain operation

  • Reversing diabetes in cats: getting rid of daily insulin injections is a cornerstone.
  • Help Dogs Age Better: Treating memory loss and cognitive decline in older dogs (yes, dogs get dementia too!) And orthopedic procedures to keep them physically active.
  • A first-time neurosurgical intervention on a marine mammal saves the life of a northern fur seal.
  • Reptile Unappetence: How Pet Parents Accidentally Harm Their Iguanas and Turtles, and What Changes They Can Make to Ensure Better Health
  • Predicting the next global pandemic and how inseparable animals and humans are.

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) today announced key speakers and topics to be featured at VMX 2021, the world’s largest and most comprehensive global conference on veterinary education. Leading experts in veterinary medicine will share life-saving and life-changing advances in veterinary medicine that are extending and improving the quality of life for animals of all species – cats, dogs, penguins, cows, snakes and more. VMX is held 5-9 June live in Orlando In the Orange County Congress center and virtually everywhere.

“With so much advances in veterinary medicine, it’s more important than ever for veterinarians to keep up to date. They are oncologists, cardiologists, ophthalmologists, dermatologists – and just about any other ‘oologist’ for our animals. Unlike human doctors, they are treat several types, “said Dr. Dana Varble, NAVC Chief Veterinary Officer. “Over the past year, more Americans have been looking for pets for comfort and companionship, and pet adoption is at an all-time high. The connection between people and pets has never been deeper and the breakthroughs in diagnoses and treatments that are taking place VMX to be unveiled in 2021 are exciting and life changing. “

Important topics and speakers for interviews at VMX 2021:

Casey Barton Behravesh, MS, DVM, DrPH, DACVPM,
Captain, Director of the United States Public Health Service, CDC One Health Office
One of the CDC’s zoonotic disease experts, CAPT Barton Behravesh will hold several sessions on pandemics, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. She will guide veterinarians through what we have learned about animals and COVID-19, and also look at the likely scenarios of the next global pandemic and the urgent need for a one-health approach to mitigate its effects.

  • Wednesday June 9th, 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: COVID-19: Using a One Health Approach to a New Pandemic: Understanding the Role of Pets and Other Animals in SARS-CoV-2
  • Wednesday June 9th, 4:40 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.: Beyond COVID-19: What Infectious Diseases Can Cause the Next Potential Pandemic and How Do We Prepare?

Three Clarke, DVM
Director of Animal Health and Welfare at SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and a diploma from the American College of Zoological Medicine
Jen Flower, DVM, MS, DACZM
Chief Clinic at Mystic Aquarium
From elephants and pelicans to sea lions and penguins, zoological and aquatic veterinarians look after a huge variety of species. Dr. Clarke and Dr. Flower will share case studies, new techniques and procedures, and even polar bear transportation … through FedEx. This session contains the story of “Ziggy Star, “A northern fur seal and the first marine mammal to undergo neurosurgery to build fluid in its brain (hydrocephalus). Dr. Clarke will discuss how to prepare for things you” never thought could happen “Including the case of An elderly penguin who developed a limp. The expected diagnosis was osteoarthritis. However, tests showed that he had indeed developed a hernia and that part of his intestinal tract was herniated almost to his knees. The penguin made a successful recovery from the operation and resumed normal life.

  • Saturday 5th June, 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.: Zoo and water doctors are cool too!

Audrey Cook, BVM & S, DACVIM, DECVIM, DABVP (cat)
Professor of Internal Medicine for Small Animals and Head of the Internal Medicine Service, Texas A & M.
Dr. Cook will talk about how to reverse feline diabetes and potentially eliminate the need for insulin injections in the first place. She will also discuss new options for cats with kidney failure, the leading cause of death in older cats. Dr. Cook is a diplomat from American and European veterinary schools and one of the few veterinarians in the world to be board certified in both internal medicine and feline practice.

  • Sunday June 6th, 9:55 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Feline Diabetic Remission
  • Monday June 7th, 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.: Feline CKD: Chronic Management

Steve Dale, Certified Animal Behavior Advisor (CABC)
The human-animal bond is stronger than ever. But animal behavior specialist Steve Dale asks, “Is it possible to be tied?” He will talk about the psychological phenomenon “Baby Replacement Syndrome” and whether pets can pay an unintended price for this new level of love.

  • Monday June 6th, 11:00 am – 11:50 am: The human-animal bond: is it possible to be tied?

Clara Goh, BVSc, MS, DACVS-SA, ACVS Fellow-Surgical Oncology
Orthopedic surgeon of the faculty, Colorado State University
Pets live longer like humans, but associated with them are similar age-related problems such as poor knees and arthritis. According to Dr. Goh injuries to both knees in up to 50% of dogs, but not all of them require surgery. She will teach veterinarians how to make the right decisions regarding orthopedic surgery and discuss new medications and ways to manage post-operative pain and ensure better recovery after orthopedic and oncological surgeries.

  • Sunday June 6th, 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Live Dog Orthopedic Exam: Technique and Tips
  • Monday June 7th, 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Postoperative pain management and local anesthetics

Doug Mader, MS, DVM, DABVP (dog / cat), DABVP (reptile / amphibian), DECZM (herpetology),
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine; Owner, Marathon Veterinary Hospital
According to Dr. Mader the main reason humans take their reptiles to the vet. He will teach the physiology and pathology behind anorexia and teach veterinarians what to look for and how to treat and correct the causes. “Unlike cats and dogs, reptiles are not domesticated. Reptiles are still ‘wild’ animals. If you don’t mimic the wild, what they eat and how they live, they won’t do well in captivity,” said Dr. Mader.

  • Saturday 5th June, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Why doesn’t my reptile eat? ”

Valarie Tynes, DVM, DACVB
Signs of cognitive decline, such as memory loss, are an increasing problem as dogs live longer. Dr. Tynes will discuss ways to support the brain and slow that decline through diet, vitamins, and brain-stimulating activities. She will also talk about separation anxiety when people start returning to work and other activities outside the home, and focus on treatment plans that will help dogs bond positive feelings when home alone.

  • Sunday June 6th, 11:00 am – 11:50 am: Dealing with behavior problems in older dogs
  • Sunday June 6th, 2:50 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.: Dog separation difficulties

Dana Varble, DVM, CAE
NAVC Chief Veterinary Officer
As a senior employee of the NAVC, who is responsible for all further training programs and events, as well as an exotic, general and emergency veterinarian, Dr. Varble talk about all areas of veterinary medicine that will be featured at VMX. Next Steve DaleShe will also teach a session on the remarkable strengths of human animal attachment in non-traditional species such as small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds.

  • Monday June 7th, 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: From Pastime to Pet: Exploring Our Attachment to Non-Traditional Species

VMX 2021 will include more than 600 training sessions and hands-on workshops at the live event in Orlando and more than 300 virtual and on-demand sessions that will be available through September 3, 2021. The award-winning VMX Expo Hall will be on site at the Orange County Convention Center and virtually wherever it offers an appealing interactive 3D experience.

Please see the full VMX 2021 program for more information. Media with Proof of Entitlement can visit VMX live for free Orlando or virtually. To register as a press, contact [email protected].

About the NAVC
The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing veterinary professionals worldwide. The NAVC is the world’s leading provider of veterinary education, providing vital training, tools, and resources to veterinarians to keep pace with advances in veterinary medicine and ensure the best medical care for animals everywhere. Through its commitment to innovation and excellence, NAVC has developed a diverse portfolio of products and services including: educational events hosted by VMX, the world’s largest and most comprehensive training conference and launch pad for new products and innovations in the veterinary industry; a robust digital platform for virtual learning and engagement; the largest and most award-winning portfolio of specialist publications in the veterinary industry; and an advocacy group that unites the veterinary community and animal lovers. The NAVC was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL. Since 2017, the NAVC has been recognized annually by the Orlando Sentinel as one of the top jobs. For more information on NAVC’s products and brands, please visit Please visit for our schedule of upcoming events.

SOURCE North American Veterinary Community

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