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» October 13, 2021,
8:00 PM EDT
But Cats Don't Swim! Rehabilitation Techniques for Feline Patients Webinar, $49.


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» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation

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» Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation

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» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

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» Veterinary Orthoses and Prostheses


CRI is continuing to offer occasional faculty-led webinars to help students expand their knowledge of rehabilitation.

Zoetis logoThanks to the generous support of Zoetis, we are now able to offer this webinar for the discounted rate of $49!

Webinar: But Cats Don't Swim! Rehabilitation Techniques for Feline Patients

Faculty: Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, PhD, CCRT, DACVS, DACVSMR

Date / Time: Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 8:00 PM EDT by Zoom videoconferencing
This webinar is expected to be 50-60 minutes in length depending upon participation.

Prerequisites: The webinar is open to all veterinarians, veterinary technicians/nurses, and veterinary students as well as physical therapists that have successfully completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation. CCRPs are also welcome. Veterinary technicians/nurses are required to submit an Employment Agreement Letter (EAL).

Webinar Description: Cats are considered family members, just like dogs, and they deserve the same level of care. But cats have not historically been frequent patients in the veterinary rehabilitation setting. As the veterinary profession begins to focus more closely on improving care specifically for cats, it is important that the rehabilitation field follow suit. This presentation will focus on the things that make cats unique rehabilitation patients.

Cost: $49. Thanks to the generous support of Zoetis, we are now able to offer this webinar for the discounted rate of $49!

Discount: 10% off for CCRTs, CCRVNs, CCRAs, CVATs as well as AARV and VOS members (the discount may be applied during checkout)

Class Size: The webinar will be limited to 30 participants to allow for constructive interaction between faculty and attendees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand natural behaviors of cats (that are very different than dogs!) that require accommodation in the rehabilitation clinic, with the rehabilitation examination, the rehabilitation plan, and when making recommendations for modifications of the home environment.
  • This presentation will focus on orthopedic conditions that can benefit from rehabilitation. Attendees will learn what makes feline OA different than canine OA. Attendees will learn how to diagnose pain and OA in cats.
  • Pain management is a crucial part of veterinary rehabilitation. We will discuss methods of treating chronic pain in cats.
  • We will discuss how the foundational rehabilitation techniques (therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic modalities) should be modified for feline patients.

Click to Verify RACE ApprovalThis webinar is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 1 credit hour.