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Calm that Cat…Is it Dermatology or Behavior?

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Calm that Cat…Is it Dermatology or Behavior?
Is this a behavior case? Is it dermatology? Is it both? Is it neither? This discussion is designed to teach a collaborative approach to diagnosing and treating itchy patients. Dr. Bourgeois and Dr. Pachel review cases that are not obvious to one specialty and teach us how to start a dialogue to a multidiscipline approach in cats. In their review of specific cases, they explain how to observe, ask pointed questions, and make recommendations on which specialty or specialties might be most beneficial for your patient.

After attending this webinar, participants should:
  1. Understand what history questions are beneficial when working up an itchy cat
  2. Have a knowledge-base of treatment modalities for allergic or stressed cats
  3. Be able to appropriately select diagnostics for dermatology and behavioral conditions
  4. Understand how to educate an owner to effectively treat a pet in a Cat Friendly manner
This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s: 
• AAVSB-Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) - 1.00 Hours
• New York State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners - 1.00 Hours

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  • Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, DACVD

    Dr. Ashley Bourgeois is a board-certified veterinary dermatologist passionate about providing practical knowledge to general practitioners to help itchy pets! She completed her bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University and graduated from the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She then completed a one-year small animal internship at Purdue University. Upon finishing her internship, she accepted a residency position with the Animal Dermatology Clinic’s Tustin, California location in 2011. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2014. Dr. Bourgeois moved to Portland, Oregon in 2016 to help expand the company. She has a strong interest in autoimmune skin diseases, allergies, cytology, and otology.

    In her leisure, Dr. Bourgeois enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and watching sports. She and her husband stay busy with their daughter, son, and rescue Pitbull/Boxer mix. Dr. Bourgeois is passionate about educating veterinarians in dermatology and work/life integration through her podcast, lecturing, and social media presence (The Derm Vet).

  • Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC

    Dr. Chris Pachel is a board-certified veterinary behaviorist and is the owner and lead clinician at the Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Pachel lectures extensively both domestically and internationally, teaches courses at multiple veterinary schools in the United States, and has authored numerous articles and book chapters for veterinarians and pet owners. He is a sought-after expert witness for legal cases and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for dvm360. He is also a Vice-president of Veterinary Behavior for Instinct Dog Behavior and Training, as well as co-owner of Instinct Portland, which opened in the fall of 2020

May 23, 2023
Tue 5:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 15M

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