Greetings from San Francisco! I’m away from the clinic this week attending a feline medicine conference here.
I started the week in the University of Sydney’s (Australia) Centre for Veterinary Education feline medicine workshop. This is a 2-day pre-conference program that I have participated in for the last two years. In 2017 I was one of a few Americans to enroll in and successfully complete a 10-month long Distance Education in Feline Medicine course offered by this institution. The workshop always precedes the annual American Association of Feline Practitioners meeting. We spent two days with tutors Dr. Jessica Quimby and Carolyn O’Brien, both internal medicine specialists, discussing advanced topics in feline medicine and sharing case studies.
The 5th World Feline Veterinary Conference hosted by the American Association of Feline Practitioners began on Thursday, October 31. The excitement was palpable as veterinary professionals from all over the globe gathered to learn the latest information about managing complex disease states in cats. So when I get home, I will have lots to share with our team members, clients, and patients!
Bug, who belongs to AAFP Board of Directors member Dr. Ken Lambrecht, attends the Halloween party in costume. She is one of the few actual felines who attend the meeting every year. It’s clear to see that she is fully prepared for and therefore not worried at all about the coming zombie apocalypse! See her full costume in the photos below.
–Dr. Patricia Shea