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 beta.vin.com/aafp 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 registration@vin.com for access.

Don't remember your AAFP/VIN password, click here.

 

2019 AAFP Rounds on VIN - Upcoming


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.

 

 

2019 AAFP Rounds on VIN - Past


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