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A Team Approach to Dermatology

Wednesday, June 26, 2019   (0 Comments)
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A Team Approach to Dermatology


NAVTA and Zoetis, the makers of APOQUEL® (oclacitinib tablet), SIMPATICO® (sarolaner) Chewables, CONVENIA® (cefovecin sodium) and CYTOPOINT®, have partnered to launch an online CE* course to introduce a team approach to dermatology - a course designed specifically for veterinary technicians to encourage interest in getting involved in the field of dermatology and facilitate a practice team approach to managing itchy dogs suffering from parasites, skin infections, and allergies including, food, flea or seasonal and atopic dermatitis.


As with many conditions, the diagnosis and management of itch can be trying for both the dog and dog owner. This program aims to empower the veterinary technician in the area of dermatology to help those suffering by: providing practical skills and techniques to collect, evaluate and record various dermatological samples during the diagnostic workup; present strategies on how to provide exceptional relationship-centered service and care before, during and after the diagnostic workup; provide strategies to champion relief for the itchy dog, peace of mind for their owner; and a team approach to dermatology within the practice.


The Team Approach to Dermatology Certification Program is now available at NAVTA’s CE portal, Don’t forget to follow NAVTA on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!



APOQUEL IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Do not use APOQUEL in dogs less than 12 months of age or those with serious infections. APOQUEL may increase the chances of developing serious infections and may cause existing parasitic skin infestations or pre-existing cancers to get worse. Do not use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. Most common side effects are vomiting and diarrhea. See full Prescribing Information



For dogs 6 months of age and older. Simpatico may cause neurologic side effects such as tremors, unsteadiness, and/or seizures. Most common side effects are vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. See full Prescribing Information


CONVENE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: People with known hypersensitivity to penicillin or cephalosporins should avoid exposure to CONVENIA. Do not use in dogs or cats with a history of allergic reactions to penicillins or cephalosporins. Side effects for both dogs and cats include vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite/anorexia and lethargy. See full Prescribing Information



*This program has been approved by AAVSB RACE for 1.0 hours of CE credit

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