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Companion Animal Cardiology Webinar - 3 Hrs CE




 Companion Animal Cardiology Webinar - 3 Hrs CE
IVMA is offering a two-part Companion Animal Cardiology Webinar presented by Dr. Jessica Ward, Associate Professor in Cardiology at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Registration is $150 and includes both Part 1 & Part 2 of the webinar.

Part 1: When should I prescribe pimobendan (Vetmedin)?
Part 2: Cardiomyopathy associated with boutique, exotic-ingredient, or grain-free diets







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Part 1: When should I prescribe pimobendan (Vetmedin)?
Pimobendan (Vetmedin) is a commonly prescribed and widely advertised drug in veterinary cardiology. This session will discuss when pimobendan should be prescribed (which heart diseases and which stage of disease) in small animals, based on clinical trials and consensus recommendations.

Part 2: Cardiomyopathy associated with boutique, exotic-ingredient, or grain-free diets
In 2018, the FDA announced concerns for a relationship between cardiomyopathy and grain-free diets in dogs, which has led to widespread concern and confusion among the veterinary community and dog owners. This session traces the roots of this issue and provides an evidence-based update of our current understanding and best practices.

Dr. Jessica Ward obtained her DVM from NC State University in 2011. After a 1-year small animal rotating internship at the Ohio State University, she returned to NC State for Cardiology residency. She was hired by Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Dr. Ward is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology). In 2019 Dr. Ward was awarded the Iowa State University Award for Early Achievement in Teaching, the SAVMA Award for Teaching Excellence in Clinical Sciences and the Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award.