Inflammatory Bowel Disease (1745)
Veterinary Technology |  Internal Medicine
Friday |  2:00 PM -  2:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||211




Rachel Poulin RVT, VTS (SAIM)
Capital Veterinary Specialists

Rachel graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Columbus State Community College in 2007. She did her internships at The Ohio State University (GO BUCKS!) and became specialized in Internal Medicine in 2013. For seven years she worked at Coral Springs Animal Hospital, spending the last three years there as the Internal Medicine Supervisor. She recently relocated to Tallahassee, FL where she recently joined the team at Capital Veterinary Specialists in their Internal Medicine Department. <br>Rachel is passionate about education and loves to teach. She speaks nation wide on endocrinology, gastrointestinal disease and infectious disease. She believes that the way we raise up awareness and quality of this profession is to raise each other up and raise the standards of care and knowledge. In her free time Rachel enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and their two dogs, Joey and Emmy.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


IBD is a common disease among the canine and feline patient and many disease can stem from not diagnosing it soon enought or not treating aggressive enough. This lecture will outline the clinical signs, gold standard diagnostics necessary to get a definitive diagnosis, and treatment. It will also discuss the important role of nutrition and how that plays a vital role.

Learning Objectives

1. Recognize the clinical signs of IBD and take a detailed patient history

2. Understand and prepare for the proper diagnostics necessary to diagnose IBD

3. Nurse will know the frequent medications and risks associated with them

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