Preventive Health Care / Wellness
Learn how to elicit a medical history and the critical clues needed to achieve an accurate diagnosis in a time- and cost-effective manner using open-ended questioning and active listening.
Using the SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan) schema ensures a consistent and effective approach. This protects patients from unnecessary distress, unnecessary testing, a quicker route to treatment and better client compliance due to lower cost.
Preventive care benefits cats of all ages and supports the financial soundness of a practice. This session will look at what is recommended and offer ideas and tips on how to implement regular wellness care for cats of any age and especially these special seniors in order to prevent or ameliorate the impact of conditions, in order to reduce suffering and expense.
AccessRecorded Webinars and Q&A Sessions
Study Time / CPD4 hours
Access Duration12 months
This course is part of an Online Program in Feline Medicine consisting of 5 modules. Learn at your own pace! The course materials are all recorded and you have access for 12 months starting with your registration.
IEVS Certificate of Knowledge in Feline Medicine
Meet the Instructor
Dr. Margie Scherk
DVM, Dipl. ABVP
Margie graduated in 1982 and opened one of the first cat clinics in North America in 1986 in Vancouver, Canada. She became a board-certified feline specialist the first year examinations for this specialty became available. She has published several clinical trials and has written and edited numerous books and book chapters. She is an active international speaker and enjoys teaching on-line. She co-edits the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. Margie has served extensively in the American Association of Feline Practitioners as well other veterinary organizations. Her interests include all things feline, especially analgesia, seeing an end to declawing, the peculiarities of the feline digestive system and enabling more positive interactions with cats.
Feline Preventive Health Care / Wellness
Book the Package consisting of 4 Webinar Hours incl. Recorded Q&A Sessions
Feline Medicine: Module 1
Full Module 1
10 Webinars about Understanding Cats, Feline Behaviour and Preventive Health Care/Wellness incl. Certification Option & Q&A Sessions' Recordings. Receive 30 € Discount.
Feline Medicine Cert.
Full Online Program
Book the full Feline Medicine Program with 58 Webinars incl. Q&A Sessions' Recordings and receive 265 € Discount & Advanced Certification Option!
Find out more about all webinars of the series
The Full Online Program in Feline Medicine is comprised of 58 webinars, which are divided into 5 modules. The webinars include the following topics:
Module 1Understanding Cats1) Cat friendly handling: From the cat's point of view, Dr. Scherk2) Cat friendly handling: Putting Purrspective into your practice, Dr. Scherk3) Cat friendly handling: Improving Client Compliance at home, Dr. Scherk
Preventive Health Care / Wellness4) Getting a meaningful history, Dr. Scherk5) How to work-up a case (SOAP), Dr. Scherk6) Life-Stage Wellness, Dr. Scherk7) Wellness Programs (First year of life, Senior screening), Dr. ScherkFeline Behaviour8) The Relevance of Behavioural Medicine to Feline Practice, Dr. Heath9) The Emotional Impact of Optimising the Feline Environment , Dr. Heath10) Common Behavioural Manifestations of Feline Emotional Distress, Dr. Heath
Module 2Nephrology and Lower Urinary Tract1) Understanding Feline Kidney Diseases: Old and New Thoughts, Dr. Scherk2) Lower Urinary Tract Health – Metabolism and Stress, Dr. Scherk3) Monitoring Hematuria to help manage Urinary Tract Health and Feline Welfare, Dr. Scherk
Nutrition4) Nutritional Needs for Felids, Dr. Chandler5) Nutritional Assessment – Developing a Feeding Plan, Dr. Chandler6) Obesity, Dr. Chandler7) Inappetence and Anorexia, Dr. Chandler8) Risks of Sarcopenia and Cachexia, Dr. ChandlerGastro-Intestinal System9) Chronic Feline Diarrhea: A frustrating Dilemma, Dr. Scherk10) Managing Constipation and Megacolon: Relieving a Hard Problem, Dr. Scherk11) Update in Feline Enteropathies, Dr. Scherk12) Cholecystitis, Biliary Tract Diseases, Dr. Scherk13) Liver (Lipidosis, Cholangitis), Dr. Scherk14) Pancreatitis, Dr. Scherk
Module 3Infectious Diseases1) Infectious Diseases 1, Prof. Lappin2) Infectious Diseases 2, Prof. Lappin3) Infectious Diseases 3, Prof. Lappin4) Infectious Diseases 4, Prof. LappinFeline Cardiology1) Cardiology 1, Dr. Estrada2) Cardiology 2, Dr. EstradaFeline Dentistry3) Inflammatory Oral Diseases: caudal stomatitis, periodontal disease, EGC, Dr. Gawor4) Dental diseases: TR, pulp diseases, malocclusion, trauma, FOPS., Dr. TuttPulmonary Diseases
5) Bronchopulmonary Disease in Cats - Asthma and Acute Respiratory Distress, Dr. Scherk6) Snots & Snuffles: Chronic Feline Upper Respiratory Syndromes, Dr. Scherk
7) Feline Diabetes Update: Insights in Diagnosis and Management 1, Dr. Scherk8) Feline Diabetes Update: Insights in Diagnosis and Management 2, Dr. Scherk9) Feline Hyperthyroidism Update: Managing Complicated Cases, Dr. Scherk10) What you should know about Hypothyroidism and Hyperaldosteronism in Cats, Dr. Scherk
Module 4Muscoskeletal Disease & Surgery1) Orthopedic Examination, Prof. Langley-Hobbs2) Musculoskeletal Disease: OA, DJD, Prof. Langley-Hobbs3) Soft Tissue Surgery, Prof. DupréAnaesthesiology and Pain Management4) Anesthesiology, Dr. Robertson5) Acute Pain Management, Dr. Robertson6) Chronic Pain Management, Dr. Robertson7) Neuropathic Pain Management, Dr. RobertsonEmergency and Critical Care8) Emergency and Critical Care 1: Triage, Dr. Sigrist9) Emergency and Critical Care 2: Approach to Common Emergency Case, Dr. Sigrist10) Emergency and Critical Care 3: Feline Fluid Therapy, Dr. Sigrist
Module 5Neurology1) Mental status and Cranial Nerves: Neurological Examination, Dr. Parent2) Gait & Posture, Postural Reactions, Spinal Reflexes: Neurological Examination, Dr. ParentOncology3) Oncology 1, Dr. Musser4) Oncology 2, Dr. MusserOphthalmology5) Best Practices for Feline Ophthalmic Examination, Dr. Eaton6) Most Common Ophthalmic Diseases in Cats, Dr. EatonDermatology
7) Feline Dermatology 1, Dr. Böhm8) Feline Dermatology 2, Dr. BöhmHematology
9) Hematology, Dr. Musil
10) Clinical Pathology and Lab Diagnosis, Dr. Guldner