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Feel the Burn: A guide on how and when to use acid suppression

Free Webinar brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition USA – Clinical Series
1 Hr of RACE CE approved
Approved for 1 hour of NYSED credit

Dr Katie Tolbert
Dr Alyssa Sullivant

Start Date
April 14, 2022
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Esophagitis and gastrointestinal bleeding are commonly suspected in feline and canine patients but often can be challenging and expensive to prove. Thus, gastric acid suppressants are frequently empirically administered. They are also used for certain gastrointestinal conditions for which there is no proven benefit. Success in the use of acid suppressant medication is dependent on meeting several criteria including: (1) administering under the appropriate indication, (2) prescribing the appropriate type, dosage, and length of therapy, and, (3) understanding their limitations and adverse effects. In this presentation, we will review the consensus guidelines and present a case-based approach to discuss the rationale use of gastric acid suppressants in dogs and cats.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Katie Tolbert


Dr. Katie Tolbert completed her SAIM and Ph.D. in Comparative Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina State University. She is a clinical associate professor in the Gastrointestinal Laboratory at Texas A&M University. She also holds a position as a Clinical Veterinary Instructor at North Carolina State University and is pursuing an alternate-track residency in small animal nutrition at the University of Tennessee. Her research program is focused on the treatment of acute and chronic gastrointestinal diseases in dogs and cats. She has published over 60 peer-review manuscripts and received the Zoetis award for Excellence in Veterinary Research in 2018.

Alyssa Sullivant


Dr. Alyssa Sullivant graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and worked in general small animal practice for 5 years before returning to MSU to specialize in Internal Medicine. She has been on faculty at MSU since 2016 as a clinical track professor. Her primary interests are gastroenterology and respiratory diseases. In her spare time, Dr. Sullivant enjoys CrossFit, cooking, and playing with her two boxer dogs.

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