It was an auspicious beginning on Wednesday evening, November 15, when Bay Street Animal Hospital launched the first in a series of scheduled VIP Lecture and Roundtable presentations. The two-hour event, “Understanding Pet Electrocardiograms: A Vital Diagnostic Tool for You and Your Pet,” featured an audio-visual presentation by Robert B. Cohen, VMD, the former clinical director and Chief of the Cardiology Section, The Animal Medical Center of New York (www.amcny.org), who is currently Co-Medical Director of Bay Street Animal Hospital (www.baystanimalhospital.com).
The event was attended by the staff at BSAH and 15 pet owners, who were provided with important information on understanding cardiograms and the critical use of cardiograms in diagnosis and treatment of heart disease of their dogs and cats. The informal, friendly setting of the event, which included the serving of hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, allowed for a lively give-and-take of questions, answers, and comments during Dr. Cohen’s presentation.
BSAH plans to hold its next VIP Lecture and Roundtable in March. The presentation will be by Dr. Justine Candrilli, a staff veterinarian at BSAH, who is currently completing advanced training at the Chi Institute of traditional Chinese Veterinary medicine. The topic of the talk will be alternative pet care options, and will include discussion of holistic pet medicine, pet acupuncture, herbal pet medicine, and pet laser therapy.