RACE-APPROVED 1.0 HOUR CE COURSE

Beyond Disk Dogs and Brain Tumors: The Advantages of the Neurology Referral and Diagnostic Testing

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RACE-APPROVED 1.0 HOUR CE COURSE

Beyond Disk Dogs and Brain Tumors: The Advantages of the Neurology Referral and Diagnostic Testing

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Supported by an educational grant from Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging

This Course Is Part of the dvm360 CE Center

During the COVID-19 pandemic, dvm360’s parent company, MJH Life Sciences™, is committed to delivering credible information and providing support to veterinary health care professionals on the front lines by hosting a series of webinars on a wide range of clinical and business-related topics. dvm360, which also hosts the popular live CE events Fetch and the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference, is pleased to bring you these virtual CE programs focused on helping you deliver the best possible care for your patients now and in the future. Throughout the series, dvm360’s Chief Veterinary Officer and event moderator Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, will weigh in on how you can best apply this information to your practice even in these most challenging of times. On behalf of Dr. Christman and the entire dvm360 family, thank you for all you continue to do, risking your own safety while helping those that can’t speak for themselves. See all the dvm360 CE Center courses here.

Course Overview

This presentation will highlight the value of a strong relationship between general practitioners and veterinary neurologists when dealing with cases ranging from idiopathic epilepsy to complex lower motor neuropathies. We are going to discuss interesting case studies showing some of the less common and sometimes forgotten neurologic diagnoses that present with symptoms resembling common maladies, and review how a close relationship and collaboration between the general practitioner and the specialist can provide better (and many times excellent) patient outcomes that were once thought to be impossible or too expensive to achieve. The discussion will also explore how the relationship between the general practice and a specialty practice should function to increase the respect, capacity, and revenue of the general practice.

Author

About the Authors

Dr. Kelli Mossine and Dr. James R. Speiser

Dr. Mossine grew up in the Midwest and South in a family or educators. As a youngster, she recognized her love of animals as well as her interest in education. Dr. Mossine followed her love of animals by attending and graduating from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. It was during her veterinary education that she became interested in neurology and became fascinated with the medical and surgical aspects of the nervous system in veterinary medicine. Following graduation, she continued her training by completing a one-year rotating internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and a four-year neurology residency at Dogwood Veterinary Referral Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Mossine has a special interest in inflammatory diseases of the nervous system, seizure management, traumatic brain injury, and intervertebral disc disease.

Dr. Mossine grew up in the Midwest and South in a family or educators. As a youngster, she recognized her love of animals as well as her interest in education. Dr. Mossine followed her love of animals by attending and graduating from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. It was during her veterinary education that she became interested in neurology and became fascinated with the medical and surgical aspects of the nervous system in veterinary medicine. Following graduation, she continued her training by completing a one-year rotating internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and a four-year neurology residency at Dogwood Veterinary Referral Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Mossine has a special interest in inflammatory diseases of the nervous system, seizure management, traumatic brain injury, and intervertebral disc disease.

Dr. Mossine loves the specialty of neurology because it allows her to educate clients regarding the complexities of the nervous system so they may make informed management decisions to help their four-legged members with disorders of the nervous system.

In her time out of the practice, Dr. Mossine enjoys crafting, reading, visiting family, travelling to new places, and spending time with her husband Andy and their pets (Cassidy, Wicket, Priscilla, and NATO).

Dr. Speiser received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 1977. Following graduation, he participated in a 14-month internship at South Shore Veterinary Associates in Boston prior to opening a general veterinary practice in Fishers in 1979. Dr. Speiser continued to study and grow in the veterinary field by taking and passing the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners certifying examination in 1983 designating him as a specialist in Canine & Feline Practice, and recertifying in 1992, 2002, and 2012.

In 2007, he became certified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in I-131 radiation therapy for hyperthyroid cats. He received his certification in Rehabilitation Therapy in 2009. Dr. Speiser is knowledgeable in orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery, as well as being competent in ultrasound, endoscopy, and CAT Scan diagnostics.

He opened Indianapolis Veterinary Referral in 1989 and Indianapolis Veterinary Emergency Center in 1994, offering emergency and critical care in addition to specialized referral care to central Indiana. In 2013, Dr. Speiser merged Indianapolis Veterinary Referral and Indianapolis Veterinary Emergency Center into a unified 24-hour emergency & specialty hospital: IndyVet.

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