American Association of Feline Practitioners

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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, read previous rounds transcripts, and post to messaging boards.

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 2022 AAFP Rounds on VIN

Doing the Right Things for the Right Reasons; Ethics and Actions to Deal With Cat Pain 

September 27, 2022 - 8:00 pm EDT

Speaker: Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP

Veterinary health care providers need to expand our consideration of feline pain beyond simple physiology. Cats need and deserve moral consideration of their pain which broadens our focus to include nuances within our, and our clients' interactions with these patients. These nuances include understanding and respecting their preferences about handling, feeding, and medicating, which can (and should) influence our examination and treatment choices.


2022 AAFP Rounds on VIN - Past

The Do's and Don'ts of Feline Trauma

July 26, 2022 - 8:00 pm EDT

Speaker: Steven Berkowitz, DVM, DACVECC

Learn about common emergency room traumas and what to do to stabilize and appropriately manage the feline trauma patient. This lecture will include stabilization, appropriate pain management, 'damage control', and appropriate fluids and antibiotics when indicated. We will also discuss common mistakes and pitfalls, trauma scoring, prognostic indicators, and VetCOT information.


2021 AAFP Rounds on VIN - Past

 Dr. Detective: Solving the Challenge of Feeding the Multicat Home with Different Nutritional Needs

 October 19, 2021 at 8:00PM EDT

Speaker: Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (Feline)

How does one logically approach feeding the multicat household in which different cats have differing nutritional requirements? We'll review what is special about cats from a nutritional perspective and briefly review the rationale and evidence behind therapeutic diets. This session will give practitioners the tools to set about solving this challenge in a straight-forward fashion by determining which of the cats is most fragile nutritionally and how to use characteristics of different cats to facilitate tailored feeding.

Cats, Pain, and Fear: An Unholy Triumvirate

August 3, 2021 at 8:00PM ET
Speaker: Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP

We know that cats are masters at masking their pain. And, we know that we have feline patients who are "bad actors." What we need to remember is that pain enhances fear (e.g. the fear of being handled by humans), and that fear enhances pain (e.g. the pain involved in being handled by humans). Both Cat Friendly® and Fear Free™ principles and practices provide tools to untangle and solve feline suffering.

Obesity: Winning the Battle of the Bulge Takes More Than a Bag of Food

July 13, 2021 at 8:00PM EDT
Speaker: Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (Feline)

During this pandemic, many people have found their habits have changed and some have gained weight. In cats, obesity has been an epidemic for many years. We know, just as with ourselves, that carrying excess weight can be detrimental to health. It can be frustrating to help our clients help their cats lose weight. For success, we need to think beyond just what we feed and look at the why and the how. We need to understand what underlies this problem to have a greater chance at success for achieving a healthy weight.

Handling Challenging Cats with New and Simple Techniques

April 6, 2021 at 8:00PM ET
Speaker: Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (Feline)

Recent studies provide great tips for feline handling, leading to improved outcomes for patients and handlers. Learn how to quickly incorporate these techniques into practice, increasing human safety, feline welfare, and client and team satisfaction.

View the archived AAFP Rounds on VIN