Category Archives: Educational Seminars

The 2013 Free Seminar Schedule:VETERINARY MEDICINE FOR PET OWNERS AT BERNVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC

The 2013 Free Seminar Schedule:VETERINARY MEDICINE FOR PET OWNERS AT BERNVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC The 2012 workshops were amazing! Please note the new dates below. We look forward to seeing you in 2013. 1/14/13 Understanding Common Diagnostic Tests • Bloodwork, including the complete blood count, chemistry profile, heartworm test, thyroid tests, and FeLV and FIV testing • Urinalysis • Fecal tests • Radiographs (X-rays) 2/11/13 Endocrinology • Diabetes mellitus • Feline hyperthyroidism • Canine hypothyroidism • Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism) • Addison’s disease (hypoadrenocorticism) 3/11/13 Public Health: Diseases You and Your Pet Can Share 4/8/13 Pet First Aid • • • All sessions take place Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 at Bernville Veterinary Clinic, Pet Spa & Resort, 7135 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506 These workshops are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP to vet@bernvillevet.com or 610-488-0166.

TOMORROW NIGHT’S FREE WORKSHOP!

We are very excited to welcome Betsy Gallagher from Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Betsy’s workshop is titled: How to Read a Pet Food Label (feel free to bring your labels with you!) Monday, December 3rd. 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bernville Veterinary Clinic, 7135 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506 The workshop is FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP to vet@bernvillevet.com or 610-488-0166

Please join us! The next part of our FREE seminar series is on Monday night Dec. 3rd

We are very excited to welcome Betsy Gallagher from Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Betsy’s workshop is titled: How to Read a Pet Food Label (feel free to bring your labels with you!) Betsy Gallagher RD, LDN Betsy is a licensed, Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She holds her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food science and her master’s degree in nutrition education. In 2000, Betsy was recognized in the “Top Docs for Women” issue of the “Philadelphia Magazine.” The same year Betsy decided to focus her expertise in companion animal nutrition and began working for Hills Pet Nutrition. With her background in the science of nutrition, Betsy’s goal is to help pet parents make educated choices when choosing a food for their pets. She feels that there is an overwhelming amount of misinformation that marketing firms are using to sell pet food products. Betsy believes that by focusing on the facts, and looking for the science to support health and marketing claims, we can better care for our pets’ nutritional needs. Betsy enjoys spending time with Mitzi, her (awesome) adopted Jack Russell terrier. She also enjoys horseback riding on her ranch and playing tennis with her husband and two children. All sessions take place Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bernville Veterinary Clinic, 7135 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506 The workshops are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP to vet@bernvillevet.com or 610-488-0166

OUR NEXT FREE SEMINAR IS ON MONDAY NOV 5th!

Please join us! The next seminar is on Monday night, 11/5/12 at Bernville Veterinary Clinic: Canine & Feline Behavior, with Dr. Lee Pickett ■Normal canine & feline social development and communication ■Canine behavior problems, including aggression and separation anxiety ■Feline behavior problems, including inappropriate elimination, aggre ssion and clawing furniture All sessions take place Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bernville Veterinary Clinic, 7135 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506 The workshops are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP to vet@bernvillevet.com or 610-488-0166

SAVE THE DATE: OUR NEXT FREE SEMINAR IS ON NOV 5th!

Please join us! The next seminar is on Monday night, 11/5/12 at Bernville Veterinary Clinic: Canine & Feline Behavior, with Dr. Lee Pickett
  • Normal canine & feline social development and communication
  • Canine behavior problems, including aggression and separation anxiety
  • Feline behavior problems, including inappropriate elimination, aggression and clawing furniture
All sessions take place Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bernville Veterinary Clinic, 7135 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506 The workshops are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP to vet@bernvillevet.com or 610-488-0166  

Next Monday’s FREE Workshop: Pet Loss & Bereavement with Marianne Sharon

For those of you who don’t know Marianne, she is a master’s level clinician working in behavioral and mental health with clients across their pet’s life span . She has volunteered and worked in bereavement counseling for 5 years. She runs an ongoing support group in the area since February 2011. The topics that she will be discussing include:
  • Feelings associated with losing a pet – similarity and differences between pet loss and human loss.
  • Societal expectations and the impact on grieving for our animals.
  • How to cope with comments “get over it… it was just an animal.”
  • Gender differences and the impact on losing a pet in couple relationships.
  • The spiritual beliefs associated with animals and how to incorporate this into caring for the remains of pets.
  • How to talk with veterinarians about negative feelings associated with the care of
When: Oct 8th from 7:00 to 8:00 Where: Bernville Veterinary Clinic, 7135 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506 The workshops are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP to vet@bernvillevet.com or 610-488-0166  

FREE Veterinary Medicine for Pet Owners Series

Please join us! The first seminar is on Monday night, 9/10/12 at Bernville Veterinary Clinic:
Emergency Medicine, with Dr. Lee Pickett • How to decide whether it’s an emergency, and what to do to help your pet
  • Toxic emergencies: antifreeze, rodenticides, chocolate, onions
  • Heart, lung & circulatory emergencies: feline saddle thromboembolism, electrical cord injuries
  • Stomach & intestinal emergencies: bloat/GDV, foreign bodies
  • Urinary emergencies: urethral obstruction
  • Nervous system & related problems: seizures, intervertebral disc disease, vestibular syndrome
All sessions take place Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bernville Veterinary Clinic, 7135 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506 The workshops are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP to vet@bernvillevet.com or 610-488-0166 UPCOMING SEMINARS THIS SEASON INCLUDE: 10/8/12 Pet Loss & Bereavement, with Marianne Sharon 11/5/12 Canine & Feline Behavior, with Dr. Lee Pickett
  • Normal canine & feline social development and communication
  • Canine behavior problems, including aggression and separation anxiety
  • Feline behavior problems, including inappropriate elimination, aggression and clawing furniture
12/3/12 How to Read a Pet Food Label, with Betsy Gallagher
  • Please bring labels from the dry and canned foods you feed your pets