Webinars for the whole veterinary team

Respiratory Red Herrings: If not primary lung disease, then what?

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

Aida Vientós-Plotts

Start Date
November 10, 2021
If you are attending from the United States or Canada, or the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and need this webinar for RACE credit, please fill out the Hill’s survey at so we can certify your CE credits with RACE/AAVSB.


In this program, participants will learn about other differentials for clinical signs that are often thought of as indicative of primary lung disease. Participants will learn about how diseases originating outside of the respiratory tract can directly or indirectly cause these signs. The discussion will include diagnostic, treatment and/or management approaches to some of these clinical signs including cough, respiratory distress, and cyanosis. This program will also highlight aspiration related disorders and their role predisposing to chronic airway disease. Additionally, we will discuss the utility of videoflouroscopic swallow studies as a part of the diagnostic approach to dogs with reported respiratory disease.

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.


Aida Vientós-Plotts

DVM, DACVIM-Small Animal Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine

Originally from Puerto Rico, a graduate of Tuskegee University (DVM), Dr. Aida Vientós-Plotts completed specialty and postdoctoral training at Auburn University and the University of Missouri. She joined the MU faculty in 2020 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine. Her research interests include investigation of the respiratory microbiota in health and infectious or inflammatory airway diseases of dogs and cats, influence of antimicrobials and probiotics on the respiratory microbiota. Her clinical interests include respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases and the link between these two systems in health and disease. Dr. Vientós-Plotts is one of the co-founders and currently serves on the board of directors of a non-profit organization - Veterinarians for Puerto Rico. Since it’s inception in 2017 this organization has facilitated over 20,000 spay/neuters and vaccinated close to 16,000 dogs and cats and continues to spearhead efforts to help tackle the overpopulation of dogs and cats on the Island. While she wears many hats her favorite is “mamá” to her son and daughter and she enjoys spending time with them the most.

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