Continuing Education Events

Cats at Home strives to remain current with advances in Feline Veterinary Care and Treatment options.  We are proud of our staff and their dedication to ongoing continuing education opportunities and feel that reporting it here will help to keep our clients and others aware of our passion and efforts.  You will find periodic entries for staff members here listing their most recent courses that they participated in.

Dr. Susan is continually attending courses either in person or on the internet.  The following is a list of courses and conferences she has attended:

February 2014  Otitis Externa for the Practitioner

November 2014 Advanced Topics in Feline Medicine

This was a nine week course focused on the topics of ophthalmology, hypercalcemia/calcitriol, chronic kidney disease, Feline lower urinary tract disease, stomatitis and tooth resorption, pain modifying modalities, emerging infectious diseases, and pediatric care and management.

June 2015 Small Animal Cytology in Practice

This course was particularly interesting because Cats at Home does quite a few ultrasound guided biopsies and this course developed skills in reading the tissue slides collected before we submit them to a pathologist to make sure we are sending truly diagnostic material for their investigation.

May 1-3 2015 Continu-Ed Feline Symposium

This conference covered topics including updates on practice management, behaviours, emergency and critical care, dentistry, ophthalmology, urology, dermatology, and pain management.

April-June 2015 VIN Course Cytology Collaborative Evaluation of Small Animal Cytology

May 2015 ContinuEd Feline Review Feline Practice Management, Behaviour, Emergency/Critical Care, Toxicology, Advanced Dentistry, Ophthamology,Urology, Dermatology, Pain Management.

July 2015 ContinuEd Cancer Management Course

August-October 2015  Advanced Topics in Feline Medicine.  Dr. Thompson completed This annual course for the third year in a row (2013,2014,2015).

August-October 2016 Multiple Topics in Feline Medicine.  Topics included Advances in Feline Oncology, Fluid Analysis, Chronic Pain, Lower Urinary Tract Health, Emesis and its Causes, Practical and Responsible use of Antibiotics.

October-November 2016  Dental Radiograph Interpretation.  This course was offered on VIN under the direction of a AVDC board certified Veterinary Dentist.  Included 8 hours of discussion, and review of complicated dental issues facing Veterinarians today with the benefit of oral radiographs available in practice.


Anica Burianyk RAHT

July-August 2015VIN Course Advanced Nursing/Critical Care Modules 1 and 2

November/December 2015/VIN Course Feeding Tubes-Complications and Maintenance

Tara Schneider VET Assistant Technician

November/December 2015/VIN Course Feeding Tubes-Complications and Maintenance