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Intervertebral Disc Disease: When to rest and when to refer

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

Dr Nicole Block

Start Date
January 27, 2022
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This talk will focus on clinical histories, patient signalment, neurologic exam findings, diagnostics and treatment plans for acute myelopathies secondary to disc herniations in the neck and lower spine. We will focus on canine patients but will also discuss feline intervertebral disc disease. The goals of this webinar are to help you become familiar with different histories, clinical presentations, signalments/ breed predispositions, and neurologic exam findings of patients with intervertebral disc disease. Hopefully, this will help you become comfortable when guiding owners to appropriate treatment recommendations when considering Neurology referrals, as surgical options for IVDD can be time sensitive.

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.


Nicole Block

DVM, Associate Veterinarian/ Neurology

Nicole Block is a second year Neurology Resident at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Sandy Springs, GA. She has special interests in intervertebral disc disease (both conservative and surgical management), as well as seizure management and meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology. She is from Long Island, New York. She graduated with honors from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at the Ohio State. She completed her Internal Medicine and Surgery rotating internship with VCA in Shelton, CT. She then moved to Sandy Springs for her Neurology Specialty Internship and stayed on for residency. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her three dogs (Bowser, Bucky, and Coco), and enjoys working out and live music.

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