COVID 19 UPDATE - our AUS and US offices & genetic testing laboratories remain open. We realise that things are changing quickly, but we remain operating as usual. We will keep up you updated even as other restrictions to different services are introduced.
COVID 19 UPDATE - our AUS and US offices & genetic testing laboratories remain open.We realise that things are changing quickly, but we remain operating as usual.We will keep up you updated even as other restrictions to different services are introduced.

2018 Webinars for Veterinarians & Nurses

Chronic Diarrhoea: Tips and Tricks to Resolve Lingering Cases
Dr Clint Yudelman

Chronic diarrhoea is a very common and frustrating problem to encounter in general practice. This talk will provide some tips and tricks into how to best diagnose and effectively treat these cases.

There is a plethora of testing that can be done on these cases, and it can be expensive and misleading. After this talk, you will have a better understanding of which tests to run and why, and most importantly, how to interpret them. 

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How Did We Get Here? The Current Veterinary Practice Model
Dr Lowell Ackerman  

Over the last thirty years or so, there has been more and more emphasis on products and services that may not always continue to be available exclusively through veterinary channels. The marketplace is evolving and veterinary practices need to be prepared to consider and implement changes to the traditional veterinary service model that will allow them to remain relevant, competitive, and profitable.

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How to Drive Adherence: Why Clients Don’t Say Yes
Dr Wendy Hauser


This webinar examines the barriers to adherence (compliance) in veterinary hospitals and strategies to enhance adherence.
Participants will benefit from discussions that center around communication (verbal, written) and the value of clear, consistent recommendations.

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Emergency! Pet swallows genetics  It's an easy screening no equipment needed
George Sofronidis


Pets, like people, pass along breed-specific and family genetic disorders from generation to generation. Recent advances in genetic testing now allows veterinarians to screen pets for a large range of genetic conditions and traits in one single affordable profile. The use of easy DIY DNA collection using cheek swabs, combined with the vast reach of the internet, means pet owners now also have access to genetic information and in many cases means that they are turning to their veterinarians for advice. Are you confident discussing genetic test results with your customers? Are you ready to be a part of the genetic revolution that is re-shaping human and veterinary medicine?  We’ll explore the necessity for changes in the veterinary practice model to accommodate the very real changes in today’s pet-owning consumers. Providing your customers with personalised medicine solutions using predictive genetics for each individual allows you to treat patients more effectively with no surgery equipment required.

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Biometrics and the Digital Patient - How wearable technology is revolutionizing veterinary medicine
Dr Asaf Dagan
Advances in digital technology in recent years, including miniaturization of sensors, universal connectivity (IoT), BigData analytics and cloud storage services, became the ground on which we see the rise of wearable devices. It is now possible to non-invasively and automatically collect huge amounts of accurate data on animals and use it to learn about their health, behavior and response to certain conditions or interventions. In this lecture we will explore and explain the current state of wearable technology for pets and how it can be applied and used in every day practice. 

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Personalized Medicine – Practical tools to generate new revenue streams in practice
Dr Noam Pik


Personalized Medicine may sound like a new concept, but it really reflects what we have always attempted to deliver to our clients – great medicine tailored specifically to a pets’ needs. The difference now is that we have the resources we need to turn this into a reality for all our patients. Taking advantage of new technologies and new medical strategies, we can now assess risk and highlight the patient’s own circumstances to craft a meaningful Life Plan – one in which the client can be truly engaged. Switching our attention to early detection provides some of the most exciting options for veterinary hospital teams today.
When embraced, building new income streams around screening, wellness and prevention can not only significantly boost practice income, but also lead to better clinical outcomes and improved client satisfaction.

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We are excited to invite you to a personalized medicine mistery session with Dr Lowell Ackerman at VMX

Where: Discovery Theater in the Expo Hall
When:  Monday January 21st 11.15 AM

Come and say hi at VMX - we are at booth number 629 and would love to chat to you

Dr. Ackerman received his veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College (Canada), and board certification from the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. In addition to his veterinary credentials, Dr. Ackerman also holds a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University, a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration from Purdue University, and he is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) through the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NAVCA). Currently, he is an independent consultant and lecturer, Adjunct Professor at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and Vice President of Global Strategy and Business Development for Orivet Genetic Pet Care. He has extensive experience within the profession, with prior involvement in industry, private practice, academia, writing, and lecturing. He has authored or co-authored several books (including Five-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult, The Genetic Connection, and Atlas of Small Animal Dermatology), and has lectured extensively on a global basis, on topics in both medicine and management.