A Practical Approach to the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoarthritis in Dogs and Cats

Osteoarthritis is the biggest health problem facing our pet population today. It has been estimated that approximately 80% of senior pets live with this painful and often, debilitating disorder. Younger animals, influenced by developmental orthopedic diseases, trauma, and lifestyle, can also be affected similarly even as juveniles. Since osteoarthritis is a progressive condition, modification of articular cartilage environment at early stages of insult, will hopefully minimize the severity of this condition. In animals with mild and moderate osteoarthritis, there are a plethora of medications and supplements that are used to help ameliorate clinical signs. For those affected with severe degenerative joint disease, or those pets with concomitant liver or renal dysfunction, options for treatment are more limited. Using case studies, we will navigate the confusing and ever-changing miasma that is osteoarthritis treatment and make recommendations based on solid evidence based medicine.

Date & Location

March 5th, 2024

Time: starts at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm (registration at 6:00pm). Dinner to be served
Location: Seasons in the Park Restaurant – Queen Elizabeth Park
West 33rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Y 2M4

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About The Speaker

Dr. Audrey Remedios
DVM, MVetSc Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons ACVS Founding Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal, Soft Tissue)

Even as a young child, Dr. Audrey Remedios always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. After finishing her veterinary degree, she completed a surgical residency and Master of Veterinary Science program at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the faculty of WVCM and successfully passed the certifying examinations to become a surgery specialist both in large and small animals as designated by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Dr. Remedios is also recognized as an ACVS Founding Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery in Soft Tissue Small Animal Surgery. After 9 years at WCVM, she moved to Calgary and established Western Veterinary Specialist Centre.  She started and developed the small animal surgery program at the newly established University of Calgary School of Veterinary Medicine and taught there for 5 years. While still in Calgary, she provided care for the animals from many rescue groups such as the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force, ARF, AARCS, Cochrane Humane Society, and Iqaluit Animal Rescue. She continues to teach surgery and orthopedic seminars to many veterinarians to enhance their ongoing skills as well as engage in private practice around Victoria.

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