In this webinar, Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS-SA, will review the importance of diagnosing osteoarthritis (OA), how to perform canine exams, and pain management. In support of May Arthritis Month, Dr. Shaw will provide resources from the New Science of OA Pain website which has canine and feline OA checklists, feline exam videos, and chronic pain teaching tools that can be provided for pet owners.
Dr. Shaw will:
• Explain the concepts of fear, anxiety, and stress, and how they may impact completing a good canine orthopedic exam
• Discuss ways to accomplish a complete and useful orthopedic exam in dogs without adding to the FAS burden
• Demonstrate practical methods for performing a useful orthopedic exam in painful dogs
This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB RACE approval.
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About the Presenter
Dr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw is an accomplished and highly skilled double board-certified veterinary surgeon who has done extensive research in soft tissue surgery and rehabilitation. She has published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters, received several awards and has spoken at national and international conferences.
Dr. Shaw received her DVM from the University of Florida in 2003, and to UF for a four-year small animal surgical residency, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2008.
In 2010, Dr. Shaw moved to Seattle and began working in private practice. She became board certified in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013.