AAHA has two upcoming Web conferences in March you won't want to miss.

Lifelong Care--A Path to Better Patient Health
Speaker: Lowell Ackerman, DVM, DACVD, MBA, MPA
Dates: March 3 - 16, 2014

Lifelong care is a practice philosophy in which veterinary care is transformed from a reactive model to a more proactive version in which veterinarians provide solutions rather than just services, and pet owners become more engaged with veterinarians in the pet care process. Lifelong care encourages active, ongoing veterinary care throughout a pet's life as a continuum of care, rather than just a passive transaction-based process. The approach can result not only in happier, healthier pets, but also healthier families, practices, and communities. Join Dr. Ackerman for a discussion on the strategy of lifelong care, which depends on three main areas of engagement--prevention, detection, and treatment--preventing problems consistently in practice; detecting problems earlier, preferably when they are still subclinical and when there are typically the most options for intervention; and managing problems appropriately given their anticipated treatment course.


Feed Me Fit: How to Use the AAHA Weight Management Guidelines in the Fight Against Pet Obesity

Speaker: Ernie Ward, DVM
Dates: March 17 - 30, 2014

Over half the dogs and cats in the U.S. are now overweight. That equals over 80 million pets at risk for premature death, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and other serious medical maladies. The American Animal Hospital Association understands the dangers of excess weight and has created guidelines to help veterinary hospitals in the fight against pet obesity. While helping a pet shed some weight seems easy--feed less, exercise more--veterinary team members recognize the challenges of implementing a successful weight loss program. This special webinar by Dr. Ernie Ward will share the latest information on the state of pet obesity in the U.S., the attitudes and concerns of veterinarians and pet owners about diet and weight loss, and how you can easily apply the AAHA Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats in your practice. Dr. Ward will offer advice on how to talk with clients about a pet's excess weight, follow-up care and monitoring strategies, and overcoming common obstacles and pitfalls.

Register for these informational Web conferences today.


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