3rd Annual Clinical Nutrition Symposium

Hosted by Kansas State University and Hill's Pet Nutrition

Small Paws, Big Problems: A Collaboration Approach to Dental Disease, Heart Disease, and More!

Including a special LIVE interview
with actor Eric Stonestreet

7th December 2021

5:00-8:00 PM CT

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Speakers

Get all your questions answered live by internationally renowned experts – right from the comfort of your home!

Eric Stonestreet

Actor

Douglas Winter

DVM

Marjory Artzer

DVM

Susan Nelson

DVM

Justin Thomason

DVM

Gabrielle Rands

DVM

Event Schedule

Enjoy FREE high-quality veterinary CE! Grab your favorite beverage and join us for these 4 exciting lectures!

The pre-show countdown begins at 13:30 CDT

Speakers: Eric Stonestreet, Actor
Join us as we welcome actor and celebrity Eric Stonestreet for a special, LIVE interview! Throughout this interview we’ll hear about his rise to stardom from humble beginnings and how this shaped his career in acting. He’ll also share his advice on overcoming adversity and how to perform under pressure in a high stress career.
Speakers: Marjory Artzer, DVM and Douglas Winter, DVM
Periodontal disease is a very common problem for small breed dogs. The chronic inflammation and infection of the gingival sulcus and periodontal pockets cause decrease periodontal support for the teeth. Small breed dogs are predisposed to periodontal disease due crowding of the teeth in the mouth, short root length and difficulty in providing daily plaque control. In this program, attendees will learn about pathogenesis, identification, complications, treatment and prevention of periodontal disease.
Speakers: Susan Nelson, DVM and Justin Thomason, DVM
Cardiovascular disease in small breed dogs can be very challenging as many of them present with similar clinical signs. Sorting through these cases can be difficult as they are at times not as straight forward as we would like them to be. Many of these patients are overweight as well, which can exacerbate their symptoms. Getting these patients to lose weight, however, is equally as challenging as they often are not able to exercise to any great extent in order to increase their caloric consumption. In this presentation, attendees will walk through a challenging case of an overweight, small breed dog with a big heart. Diagnostics and therapeutic treatments, including nutritional intervention, will be discussed.
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Speaker: Gabrielle Rands, DVM
The prevalence of overweight and obese pets has reached epidemic levels in the United States. However, less than 10% of pets successfully lose weight following diagnosis, and of those that do, roughly 40% resume their overweight status within 12 months. Unfortunately, treating obese and overweight pets isn’t as simple as reducing caloric intake and increasing caloric expenditure, especially in small breed canine patients. In this program, attendees will learn about how to assess and address obesity in a small breed canine patient through a case presentation.

A short break: 16:03-16:06 CDT

Speakers: Drs Marjory Artzer, Douglas Winter, Susan Nelson, Justin Thomason and Gabrielle Rands
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Eric Stonestreet
Actor
Douglas Winter
DVM
Marjory Artzer
DVM
Dr. Marjory Artzer received a DVM and Master degrees from Kansas State University. She worked in private practice for several years before returning to the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University. Currently, Dr. Artzer provides clinical services and classroom instruction in general dentistry while working toward board certification in small animal dentistry as a part time resident.
Dr. Artzer enjoys teaching the importance of dentistry to students and clients. Her goals are to provide excellence in education and clinical practice for patients, clients, and students. She received the Pet Tribute award in 2020. Her professional interests include management and treatment of periodontal and endodontic disease.
Susan Nelson
DVM
Susan Nelson, DVM, is Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Kansas State University. She received a BA in biology prior to attending veterinary school at Kansas State University. After receiving her DVM, Dr. Nelson spent her next 14 years as an associate veterinarian in a companion animal practice. In 2003, Dr. Nelson joined the faculty at Kansas State University as a primary care instructor for the Veterinary Health Center.
She is currently a clinical instructor for senior veterinary students in the hospital’s Pet Health and Nutrition Center, where students are taught the necessary skills needed to meet the challenges of being a primary care veterinarian. She also works in conjunction with the hospital’s mental health therapists in the instruction of communication skills. Dr. Nelson’s interests are in wellness and preventive medicine as well as palliative care options for those patients who are not able to receive advanced treatments due to financial constraints or concurrent medical conditions.
Justin D. Thomason
DVM
Dr. Justin D. Thomason received his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University. He completed a small animal internship at the University of Missouri and residency in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Georgia. Justin’s professional missions are: clinical teaching, fear-free veterinary visits, providing excellent clinical service and consultations, and advancement of cardiology utilizing clinical research.
His dedication to these missions have earned him the 3rd Year Veterinary Teaching Award (2014, 2018), Pet Tribute Award (2014), Zoetis Veterinary Distinguished Teaching Award (2015, 2021), and a net promoter score of 94% compared to the industry average of 77% for clinical cardiology service.
Gabrielle Rands
DVM