DIVM’s second day featured sessions on pain management, sports medicine, and more

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On Day 2 of our Directions in Veterinary Medicine (DIVM) conference, 7 educational sessions were presented. Topics included pain management, sports medicine and rehabilitation, integrative medicine, and practice management.

Day 2 of our Directions in Veterinary Medicine (DIVM) conference featured 7 sessions on pain management, integrative medicine, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and practice management. Check back for our DIVM coverage of these sessions and more from the dvm360® team.

Working remotely at Vet Med? Yes! Improve Job Satisfaction, Recruitment & Happiness

speakers: Aaron Smiley, DVM

From the perspective of a practicing veterinarian, Smiley unpacked practical steps veterinarians can take with telemedicine to free up time and make more money.

Epidurals for Lumbosacral Disease

Sponsored by Synovetin OA®

speakers: Matthew Brunke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRP, CVPP, CVA, and Kirsten Oliver,VN, RVT, CCRP, VTS (rehab)VSCR

Learn what products are available (and how they work!) for intraarticular injections. Topics covered will be steroids, hyaluronic acid, platelet rich plasma and radiosynoviorthosis!

Nutraceuticals For Mobility: What’s The Evidence?

Sponsored by Synovetin OA®

speakers: Matthew Brunke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRP, CVPP, CVA

Attendees will understand currently available supplements for joints and muscles. It will be broken down by system and the pros/cons and evidence available for each will be discussed. Then a discussion on how to apply this in the individual’s practice for their patients will be reviewed.

Cushing’s and Addison’s Disease: The Use of Endogenous ACTH in Small Animal Practice

Sponsored by Zomedica

speakers: Deborah S. Greco, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-SA

You’ll learn the use of the endogenous ACTH measurements in the diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease) and hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s disease).

Rehabilitation and Osteoarthritis

Sponsored by Synovetin OA®

Speakers: Kirsten Oliver,VN, RVT, CCRP, VTS (rehab)VSCR

Explore the latest rehabilitation techniques for osteoarthritis and learn some easy tips and ideas for adding rehab into a multimodal approach to OA management.

Fear Free & The Rehab Patient

Sponsored by Synovetin OA®

speakers: Kirsten Oliver,VN, RVT, CCRP, VTS (rehab)VSCR

Fear Free is the way and during this case-based chat, we will explore specific Fear Free techniques used in a rehab setting, along with an overview of all the benefits of becoming a Fear Free practice.

The River of Clinical Culture

speakers: Aaron Smiley, DVM

A workplace culture is like a river. It flows through a clinic and moves the decisions of every employee. Smiley will discuss the 4 critical “levees” that allow a clinic culture to move everyone toward professional fulfillment and joy.