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LIFE-CHANGING ADVANCES IN ANIMAL MEDICINE TO BE PRESENTED

AT THE 38TH ANNUAL VETERINARY MEETING & EXPO (VMX) JUNE 5 - 9

 

Sessions Include the Latest Information Available on Pets and Veterinary Practices – Everything from Oncology and Aging to Tackling Behavior Problems and the Long-Term Implications of COVID-19 on Pets, People and Veterinary Medicine

 

*Live ON SITE from The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL*

 

DR. DANA VARBLE, Chief Veterinary Officer, The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)

GENE O’NEILL, Chief Executive Officer, NAVC

BACKGROUND:

With so many exciting advances taking place in animal medicine, how do veterinarians stay current? They are the oncologist, cardiologist, ophthalmologist, dermatologist -- and just about every other “ologist” for our animals. Unlike human doctors, they also handle multiple species.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • More people have adopted pets during COVID than at any other time. In fact, 23% of American households adopted a pet last year and about 13 million cats and dogs found new homes!  
  • Americans spent $31.4 billion on their pets' healthcare last year.
  • Eighty-five percent of pet owners agree that pet interactions reduce loneliness and 76% percent agree that human-pet interactions address social needs, which is timely because of the isolation so many people experienced during the pandemic.

The North American Veterinary Community’s annual Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) 2021 is the world’s largest and most comprehensive global veterinary education conference. VMX 2021 will take place on June 5-9 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center and, for the first time, it will also be available virtually anywhere through the new VMX Virtual platform where there will be interactive learning sessions and a unique 3D Expo Hall experience.

VMX provides the forum for veterinarians worldwide to learn and stay abreast of advances in animal medicine that are helping our pets live longer, better quality lives. Veterinary professionals will hear about new options in diagnosis and treatment in topics that range from life-threatening illnesses to sports medicine and rehab, surgical procedures and pharmaceuticals for companion pets, farm animals and exotics. They will also explore the long-term health implications of COVID-19 in animals, feline diabetic remission & the bond between humans and their feline friends.

On June 8, Dr. Dana Varble and Gene O’Neill of the NAVC will be available to discuss veterinary medicine during the age of COVID-19, share the most current advancements in technology and the latest news coming from VMX 2021.

For more information please visit: www.NAVC.com  

 

MORE ABOUT DR. DANA VARBLE:

Dana Varble, DVM, CAE received her veterinary degree from University of Illinois in 2003 and earned her Certified Association Executive designation from ASAE in 2021. She has practiced exotic pet medicine, small animal general practice and emergency medicine and serves as an associate veterinarian for Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital. She has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally on herpetological and exotic animal medicine and the state of the veterinary profession. She served as the president of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians in 2013 and presently works as the managing editor of the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery for ARAV. In 2015, she joined NAVC and in January of 2020 she was named Chief Veterinary Officer. As a NAVC spokesperson and a veterinary industry expert, she promotes animal health and the veterinary profession through media interviews and appearances including CNN, Steve Dale’s Pet World, Pet Life Radio, NBC News, local media outlets and others.

She shares her home with a mixed-up brown dog named Hannah, a Leonberger named Kodi, a tank of cichlids, four ball pythons, a New Caledonian Giant Gecko and her human family too.

 

MORE ABOUT EUGENE O’NEILL:

Gene O’Neill joined the NAVC in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. He was promoted to Deputy CEO and CFO in 2018 and, after serving as interim CEO from late 2019 through early 2020, he was named CEO in April 2020. O’Neill helped transform the NAVC’s portfolio which consisted primarily of its annual veterinary conference to now include: a media division that has become the veterinary industry’s largest trade publisher; an online news station; a certification program; and an online recruiting tool for veterinarians. This strategy enabled the NAVC to more than double its revenue. Under Gene’s leadership and vision, the NAVC is expanding its virtual portfolio, taking the events and continued education opportunities through which NAVC built its global reputation and making them available to veterinary professionals worldwide through exciting and engaging new virtual platforms and programs. Prior to joining the NAVC, Gene held executive and financial leadership roles at the Institute of Internal Auditors, IIA-Australia and SeaWorld of Florida. He has held CPA and CIA designations throughout his career. A New Jersey native, Gene has lived in the Orlando area since 1986. He is an avid golfer and music enthusiast.

 

Talkin' Pets News

March 28, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

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The Coronavirus and Pets

What pet owners should know

ORLANDO, FLMarch 12, 2020 – Are your pets at risk? Can they get the Coronavirus or spread it? Nearly ⅔ of Americans own pets. The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), the world’s leading provider of continuing education for veterinary professionals, shares the following information regarding pets and the Coronavirus.

“Viruses are usually unique to each species and it is unusual for a virus to jump between species. It's very unlikely that household pets like dogs or cats will transmit this Coronavirus to people and there is no evidence at this point that dogs or cats will become ill from this disease,” said Dr. Dana Varble, NAVC Chief Veterinary Officer. “There is no cause for alarm, but it is smart to skip the face kisses for now and wash your hands and face regularly after being with pets. Always include your pets in your emergency preparedness plans.”

  • There are many different Coronaviruses such as SARS and MERS, but there is currently no evidence that dogs or cats are at risk of developing the COVID-19 illness from SARS-CoV-2 or that they can spread it to humans.
  • Since other infectious diseases can spread between animals and humans, it is prudent to always exercise good hygiene when people, especially children, are around animals. This includes washing your hands after touching, feeding or cleaning up after your pet.
  • Prepare your pets, just as you prepare your family, for an emergency. This includes stocking up on a 14 -day supply of food, medications (don’t forget subscription medications), litter and other supplies. (The CDC offers additional information: https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/emergencies/index.html)
  • Make sure your pets’ medical records and shots are up to date in the event you cannot care for them and need to board your pet.
  • As always, if your pet appears to be sick, seek the advice of your veterinarian.

About Dr. Dana Varble

Dana Varble has practiced clinical medicine in exotic pet, small animal general practice and emergency medicine and continues to serve as an associate veterinarian on a limited basis for Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital in Skokie Illinois and as a relief veterinarian for emergency services. She has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally at conferences and seminars on herpetological and exotic animal medicine and surgery and has written several publications in the same field. She joined the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) in 2003, served on the board of directors from 2008 to 2014, and was the president of ARAV from 2012 to 2013. She is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. In January 2015, she joined NAVC as the Executive Director of ARAV and progressed to the Senior Director of Hands-On workshops in October 2017. In October 2018 she was promoted to Vice President of Veterinary Education and in January 2020 she was promoted to Chief Veterinary Officer. She shares her home with a mixed-up brown dog named Hannah and four ball pythons, Phil, Jake, Hickok and Saffron.

 

About the NAVC

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Orlando, Florida, with offices in Gainesville, Florida, the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a non-profit organization providing world-class professional development to the global veterinary healthcare community. Its largest initiative, VMX, formerly known as the NAVC Conference, hosts thousands of veterinary professionals each year. Other offerings include VetFolio, an online CE platform in conjunction with LifeLearn Animal Health; the NAVC Institute; the Veterinary Innovation Council; an Industry Services Division; NAVC Retriever, a veterinary recruitment platform and job search app; and its Media division, consisting of: Today's Veterinary Business, Today’s Veterinary Nurse, Today’s Veterinary Practice, Veterinary Advantage and an online news and lifestyle channel, Spark! In 2018, the NAVC launched its Certifications division including the Human-Animal Bond Certification and added the Veterinary Business Leader Certification and the Pet Nutrition Coach Certification in 2019. Visit NAVC.com for more details.

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Talkin' Pets News

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Host - Jon Patch

Co-host - Jasmine the Dog Trainer, Tampa, Florida

Producer - Lexi Lapp Adams

Reporter - Dan Adams

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

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