American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

VIN Rounds

AAFP Rounds on VIN

As a membership benefit, the AAFP offers educational AAFP Rounds on VIN. Click on the link below to login to the VIN site to view live rounds, as well as read previous rounds transcripts or post to messaging boards.

To Access AAFP Rounds on VIN:

  • Login to the AAFP Member Center and click on VIN Resources
  • Logout of the VIN Library page using the "LOGOUT" button on the upper right of this page.
  • Go to and log in using your VIN/AAFP username and password after clicking on "Conference Room."

NOTE: You will need a free AAFP/VIN member account to access rounds and AAFP resources on VIN - email for access.

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2019 AAFP Rounds on VIN - Upcoming

A Constellation of Considerations: Chronic Pain with Concurrent Conditions in Aging Cats

December 3, 2019 – 8:00pm ET
Speaker: Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA, cVA, CVPP, CCRP

Aging cats stand out from many veterinary species for tending to accumulate multiple age-related conditions. There are emerging theories in immunology that recognize the relationship between aging and immunity, and this applies directly to the feline species. Chronic pain is frequently a component of this complex condition in aging cats. Therefore, addressing and appropriately managing chronic pain in cats is an imperative from both an ethical and also a medical perspective. Approaching chronic pain conditions integrating both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic tools will be addressed.


2019 AAFP Rounds on VIN - Past

Feline Urethral Obstruction From A Criticalist's Perspective

September 10, 2019 – 8:00pm ET
Speaker: Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ

During this VIN Round, we'll use a practical case example to review the relevant pathophysiology of feline urethral obstruction. Most importantly, participants will discuss important features of clinical presentation, appropriate diagnostic testing, and the various interventions that may be used to successfully treat cats with Urethral Obstruction.

Physiologic Stress Parameters in Cats and Using Gabapentin to Facilitate Veterinary Visits

July 23, 2019 – 8:00pm ET
Speaker: Jessica M. Quimby, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Associate Professor, Dept of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center

Gabapentin has become popular in feline medicine to help alleviate stress associated with trips to the veterinary office as well as to help manage pain. This session will review recent publications on the use of gabapentin in cats and discuss recommendations and considerations for use.

What to Do When Fluids Are Not Working

May 14, 2019 - 8:00pm ET
Speaker: Elke Rudloff, DVM, DACVECC, cVMA

Have you ever had a cat that had persistent hypotension, tachycardia, and decreased level of consciousness despite adequate fluid resuscitation? What tells you they don't need more fluids? Let's explore those questions and review the interventions to consider when fluids are not enough.

Analgesia for Hospitalized Cats: Life Without Methadone

April 16, 2019 - 8:00pm ET
Speaker: Jamie M. Burkitt, DVM, DACVECC, Assistant Professor of Clinical Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, UC Davis

Oh how we miss reliable access to mu opioids for painful cats. This lecture will review recent literature regarding efficacy and doses of alternative medications in cats, and provide alternative pain control strategies for acutely and critically ill cats.



2018 AAFP Rounds on VIN

Feline Pyothorax

August 28, 2018 – 8:00pm EDT
Speaker: Adesola Odunayo, DVM, MS, DACVECC

This round sessions will cover pyothorax in the cat. Highlights of rounds will include predisposing causes, clinical presentation, stabilization, and treatment of cats with pyothorax. Specific tips will cover analgesia and antibiotic choices, medical management as well as the use of thoracostomy tubes.

Cat Specific Concerns for Anesthesia

May 8, 2018
Speaker: Tammy Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA

Cats are definitely not small dogs – not in life OR in anesthesia! Cats are actually at higher risk than dogs for adverse events under anesthesia. Don't let a CAT-tastrophe happen in your clinic! Be aware of the cat-specific concerns for anesthesia and make anesthesia safer for the cat – and happier for the anesthetist.

Feline Constipation: Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prevention 

February 13th, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Craig Webb, PhD, DVM, DACVIM

In the cat, even constipation is a unique problem, ranging from simple and incidental, to incurable and life threatening. This session will cover a standard diagnostic work-up for a frequently idiopathic problem, review time-tested methods, an alternative strategy for relieving the cat, and finish with efforts that might keep the constipation from coming back.

View the archived AAFP Rounds on VIN