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Maddie’s Institute presents Critical Care of the Sick Neonatal Kitten

Dr. Elizabeth Thomovsky will present Critical Care of the Sick Neonatal Kitten in March.
Dr. Elizabeth Thomovsky will present Critical Care of the Sick Neonatal Kitten in March.Maddie's Institute

For those involved in the pet industry or simply love their animals so much that they want to learn everything that they can to care for their animals to the best of their ability, Maddie’s Institute is presenting Critical Care of the Sick Neonatal Kitten. The bonus is that the presentation is completely free of charge!

This webcast is scheduled for March 13th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The presenter will be Dr. Elizabeth J. Thomovsky, a veterinarian and board-certified specialist in emergency and critical care at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Register to attend this free webcast here.

This presentation will include information on:

· Normal findings of healthy neonatal kittens

· Review of diseases of neonatal kittens including clinical presentation/historical signs

· Thermoregulation

· Fluid support

· Administration of antibiotics

· Feeding the neonate

· Orogastric and other tubes

· Monitoring

Since kittens are fragile to begin with – even under any circumstances – they are even more fragile when they end up in shelters orphaned or sick. This webcast presentation will help especially shelter workers and veterinarians to deal with kitten nursery programs. Rescue groups and breeders may also benefit. It is then the hope that the best care possible will be provided for this population of felines. Although this webcast is open to the public and presented for free, it is highly recommended specifically for veterinarians, licensed/registered vet techs, vet students and other veterinary staff.

Those that chose to attend this live event will be entered into a drawing for one of ten Snuggle KittiesTM, which act as a virtual mom with a heartbeat and heat to comfort your orphaned kittens.

As with all of the Maddie’s Institute (the academic division of Maddie’s Fund®) programs, Critical Care of the Sick Neonatal Kitten is part of an ongoing series of educational programs that they will present in order to provide the most innovative animal welfare information to shelter staff, veterinarians, rescue groups and community members to increase the lifesaving of homeless dogs and cats community-wide.

The presenter, Dr. Elizabeth J. Thomovsky, graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. After she graduated, she completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Illinois. Then she practiced veterinary medicine in two different small animal general practices in Pennsylvania before completing her residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care in 2008. After finishing her residency, Dr. Thomovsky became a Clinical Instructor in Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from the period of 2008-2011. In 2011, she became a Clinical Assistant Professor in Emergency and Critical Care at Purdue University where she still teaches.

The doctor’s extensive background will be very complimentary for those that want to learn how to care for sick neonatal kittens in risky situations. This free webcast will be most beneficial. Make certain to mark your calendars today so you are able to attend!