15 Jan Diagnostics in Dermatology WEBINAR – 2 CE Hrs
January 31st, 2024
6 PM-8 PM EST (2 CE Hours)
Critical tools for better success including one test that will dramatically change patient outcome, their quality of life and yours!
Skin and ear disease represent a huge portion of presenting complaints for patients presented to a small animal practice. As illustrated by pet insurance companies each year, often 3 of the top 5 claims submitted fall under a dermatology category. It is critical that veterinarians have a comfortable grasp on how to approach skin and ear disease in order to make wise and informed decisions on patient care.
The goal of this presentation is to discuss diagnostics used in veterinary dermatology and how to incorporate them into practice. One of these tools, when practiced and used appropriately can be the difference in progress and frustration!
About the Instructor
Dr. Joel Griffies is a 1992 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University. He worked in small animal and emergency practice for 7 years in Metro Atlanta before pursuing residency in veterinary dermatology. Dr. Griffies moved to southern California for residency training with Animal Dermatology Group and later became a diplomate of the ACVD. In May of 2023, Dr. Griffies Stepped back from his role as senior dermatologist at Animal Dermatology Clinic in Marietta, GA after 30 years in practice and 23 as a dermatologist. Dr. Griffies’ current role in Animal Dermatology group is as outreach director, helping to develop relationships with universities, assist in educating veterinary students and foster development of veterinary dermatology training programs. Dr. Griffies areas of special interest in dermatology include topical therapies, endocrinopathies, allergic dermatitis. More recently though, his interest is in helping to bridge the gap between veterinary school and life as a veterinarian and veterinary dermatologist. From his experience as a dermatologist and in general practice his goal is to provide applicable insights that help clinicians to become more successful in managing skin and ear disease.
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