Increasing Access to Emergency Care for Pyometra by Leveraging HQHVSN Clinics
Recorded On: 01/27/2021
Did you know that most (83%) of High Quality High Volume Spay-Neuter (HQHVSN) clinics are willing to accept referrals for emergency pyometra surgery and can generally see patients the same day (50%) or next day (42%)? This webinar will provide details regarding pricing, treatment, and self-reported outcomes of pyometra management in the HQHVSN environment as described in the recently published paper “Pyometra Management Practices in the High Quality High Volume Spay-Neuter (HQHVSN) Environment”. It will also explore opportunities for partnership between HQHVSN and private practice clinics. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A panel that represents a range of practitioners.
1. Describe how the unique capabilities of HQHVSN clinics can be leveraged to increase access to emergency care for pyometras
2. Describe opportunities for strategic partnerships between private practice and HQHVSN clinics.
The full manuscript of the pyometra article can be downloaded for free at https://www.sciencedirect.com/... until 1/21/21 at which time it will be available to subscribers of Topics in Companion Animal Medicine only.
Presenters: Ashlee McCallin, 2nd year Veterinary Student and co-author; Rachael Kreisler, VMD, MSCE, DACVPM (Epidemiology), Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine and Epidemiology, Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine; Tanya D. Patterson, DVM, Virginia Beach SPCA; Makenzie Kurth, DVM; Ariella Samson, DVM
This webcast is one hour and will be recorded. This webcast has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
High Quality High Volume Spay-Neuter, HQHVSN, veterinary medicine, pyometra, shelter medicine, access to care, ovariohysterectomy
2nd year Veterinary Student (presenter)
Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ashlee McCallin is a second-year veterinary student at Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests are in shelter medicine, public health, and access to care for underserved areas. Ashlee is currently the secretary for her MWU’s VOICE club
(Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment) and strives for the continued improvement towards a more diverse profession. She continues her research focused on the potential for HQHVSN and private practice to form a partnership to improve access to care for pets with a focus on pyometra management.
Rachael Kreisler, VMD, MSCE, DACVPM
Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine and Epidemiology
Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine
Rachael Kreisler is an Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine and Epidemiology at Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and a Diplomat of both the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and its specialty in Epidemiology. Her research is focused on questions relevant to clinical decision making. She teaches Shelter Medicine, public health, epidemiology, appraisal of veterinary literature, and practice ownership. Her work outside of the classroom includes providing surgical and medical services to shelter and community animals. She is currently the President of the Association of Veterinary Informatics (AVI).
Makenzie Kurth, DVM
Dr. Kurth is an Arizona native. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2016. Since graduating, Dr. Kurth has practiced in a mixed general practice and emergency setting. She has undergone additional training in ultrasonography and is offering diagnostic ultrasounds at QCVC. In 2018 she attended a weeklong training course and was part of the first class of veterinarians certified in the use of Ozone therapy. She is excited to share its many benefits with her patients.
Tanya D. Patterson, DVM
Assistant Medical Director
Virginia Beach SPCA
Tanya D. Patterson, DVM, is the Assistant Medical Director of the Virginia Beach SPCA. She is a 2007 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been involved in shelter medicine/ HVHQSN since 2015. The Virginia Beach SPCA’s mission is to create a more humane and responsible community by eliminating animal suffering while increasing human compassion. The low- cost public veterinary clinic that helps fund the limited admission VBSPCA shelter provides services for approximately 12,000 patients annually.
Ariella Samson, DVM
Chief Veterinary Officer
Humane Animal Rescue
Dr. Ariella Samson is an Honors graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine where she was a Sonata and Dvorak Behavioral Medicine Scholar and Lily Ireland Scholar. She attended the University of Maryland College Park as a Presidential Scholar where she earned an Honors B.S. in the Combined Program of Veterinary Sciences and a minor in Equine Studies.
Dr. Samson completed a Specialty Internship in Shelter Medicine as a Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Intern with the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine & the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia in 2019. Additionally, she authored and published Maddie’s® Outbreak Management and Response Online Course Modules for Maddie’s® University.
Dr. Samson has special interests in soft tissue surgery, emergency surgery, teaching and humane investigations/forensics cases.