At the Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we are always learning! Throughout the year, our veterinarians, management, client care and patient care team members spend countless hours learning via in-house, online and off-site continuing education opportunities and veterinary conferences. October was no exception as several of our veterinarians attended national veterinary conferences throughout the United States.
In early October, Doctors Paul Duncan and Susan Wootten attended the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference in New Jersey. This week-long educational conference offered lectures and hand-on workshops for topics like oncology, feline medicine, behavior, toxicology, pain management and dermatology. Dr. Wootten and Dr. Duncan attended lectures on several topics, including Fear Free Initiatives, feline infectious disease and pain management.
Also in October, Dr. Jim Earley attended the American Association of Feline Practitioners conference in Denver, Colorado. Veterinarians from around the world attend this event to learn from experts in the field to increase their knowledge of the latest in feline medicine and help elevate the standard of care for cats. Topics include feline friendly handling and behavior, nutrition, pain control, the latest in anesthesia, pediatrics and preventive medicine. Dr. Earley spent his time divided between feline geriatric care, infectious disease and pain management.
All the veterinarians came back energized with some great new ideas to help our patients!