Hill's@HOME CE

2nd Annual
FREE Clinical Nutrition Symposium

Fast, Fun & Practical CE

15th December 2020
2:00-5:00 PM CST

We'll learn how to

Score a Win Against Pet Obesity

and have a

Special Live interview with
NFL star Jordy Nelson!

Hosted by
Kansas State University & Hill's Pet Nutrition

RACE CE Pending

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Speakers

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

Taryn Pestalozzi

DVM

Neala Boyer

DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)

Thomas Schermerhorn

VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Iveta Becvarova

DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVN

Jordy Nelson

NFL Star

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 CST

Speaker: Taryn Pestalozzi, DVM

The K-State Pet Obesity Clinic has now been open and enrolling patients for a little over a year; in that time, approximately 75% of pets that have finished their enrollment have reached ideal body condition. In this talk, we’ll be reviewing how the Pet Obesity Clinic works and what the benefits are to the client, the pet, and to the referring DVM. We’ll also be discussing how the clinic has had to change with COVID-19, and how some of these changes could also be implemented by general practitioners working with clients on their pet’s weight loss.

Speakers: Thomas Schermerhorn, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) and Neala Boyer DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)
This discussion will focus on updates in diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats. Insulin therapies and updates on insulin use (especially the use of long-acting insulins) will be covered. We will discuss monitoring strategies for assessing patients with poor regulation on insulin therapy along with pros and cons of various available options. Obesity and its relationship to diabetes mellitus along with current understanding of feeding strategies for these patients will be covered. We will review weight goals and strategies for weight optimization in patients with diabetes mellitus, including those with the comorbidity of pancreatitis. New research on the impact of topical NSAID vs. steroid for anterior uveitis management in dogs with diabetes mellitus in will be briefly discussed.
Speaker: Iveta Becvarova, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVN

Overweight dogs with osteoarthritis present a unique challenge. Using a multimodal approach to the management of dogs with OA improves chances of successfully disrupting the arthritis cycle and at the same time minimizing the use or dose of drugs necessary to control clinical signs. As with human OA patients, controlling weight in pets with OA or those at risk for developing OA is an effective method of decreasing the severity and delaying the onset of clinical signs. There is a strong evidence for recommending weight loss as the 1st choice of treatment for obese patients with OA.

Speaker: Jordy Nelson, NFL Star
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A short break: 15:51 - 16:12 CDT

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Speaker: Drs. Taryn Pestalozzi, Neala Boyer, Thomas Schermerhorn and Iveta Becvarova

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Past Events

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Motivating Staff in a COVID World
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How to convince clients to do ANOTHER diet trial
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Dermatologic Diagnostic Tests
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One Simple Solution: Derm Defense for environmental allergies in dogs
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The Web is a Battlefield
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Nutritionally-Mediated DCM
in Dogs: An Update
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Our Shared Future is More Diverse
Than Most of Our Lives
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Outside Of Your Bubble, Now What? (Let’s Pause And Chat: Finding Your Purpose With Courage And Commitment)
Play Video
Making Real
Connections in the Era
of Curbside Care
Play Video
How To Approach Chronic
Diarrhea In Cats
Without Losing Your Mind
Play Video
The Next Chapter: How
Telemedicine is Here To
Stay in the Post-COVID world!
Play Video
Practical Weight
Loss Plans
that Work
Taryn Pestalozzi
DVM
Dr. Taryn Pestalozzi is a native of Troutdale, OR, and received her Bachelor’s degree from Smith College in 2008. She graduated with her DVM from Oregon State University in 2013. Dr. Pestalozzi was a general practitioner in the Portland, OR metropolitan area for 7 years, before recently moving to Manhattan, KS. She is currently the Hill’s Primary Care Intern at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health Center, where she focuses on clinical nutrition and runs the K-State Pet Obesity Clinic.
Neala Boyer
DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)
Dr. Neala Boyer is an associate professor in the Pet Health and Nutrition Center at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Boyer provides routine wellness including nutrition and weight management guidance as well as care providing care of patients with acute and chronic illness. Her special interests include internal medicine, dermatology and behavior.
Dr. Boyer is FearFree® level 3 certified and co-coordinates and lectures in the behavior elective for 2nd and 3rd year veterinary students at Kansas State University. She received her veterinary degree at the University of Missouri and achieved board certification in canine and feline practice in 2017.
Thomas Schermerhorn
VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Dr. Thomas Schermerhorn is a professor and Morgan K “Al” Jarvis Chair at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. His clinical and research interests are in small animal endocrinology, especially diabetes. He received his veterinary degree from University of Pennsylvania and completed an internship at South Shore Veterinary Associates in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and a residency at Cornell University.
Iveta Becvarova
DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVN
Dr. Iveta Becvarova currently serves as Director of Global Academic and Professional Affairs at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, USA. She has been Director of Academic Affairs at Hill’s Pet Nutrition Europe from 2011-2018. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor – Veterinary Nutrition at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM), USA.
She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN) in July 2007. She has been a Clinical Instructor and Clinical Assistant Professor – Veterinary Nutrition at the VMCVM from 2006-2011. Dr. Becvarova completed her Master of Science degree in Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences and Nutrition Residency program at the VMCVM in 2006 and earned her DVM degree in 1999 from the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic. She is a past president of the board of the ACVN, a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN) and of the European Society of Veterinary & Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN). Dr. Becvarova conducted studies in obesity, body composition and oxidative stress.
Jordy Nelson
NFL Star