American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

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AAFP Rounds on VIN

As a membership benefit, the AAFP offers educational AAFP Rounds on VIN. Click on the link below to login to the VIN site to view live rounds, as well as read previous rounds transcripts or post to messaging boards.

To Access AAFP Rounds on VIN:

  • Login to the AAFP Member Center and click on VIN Resources
  • Logout of the VIN Library page using the "LOGOUT" button on the upper right of this page.
  • Go to beta.vin.com/aafp and log in using your VIN/AAFP username and password after clicking on "Conference Room."

NOTE: You will need a free AAFP/VIN member account to access rounds and AAFP resources on VIN - email registration@vin.com for access.

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2017 AAFP Rounds on VIN

Putting Feline Chronic Pain out to Pasture: Beyond the NSAIDs

September 26th, 2017 - 8pm EDT
Speaker: Dr. Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP 

We now know from multiple studies that greater than 90% of our older feline patients suffer in silence from chronic pain. We owe it to them to make a pre-emptive strike to restore and sustain their comfort, and while NSAIDs are an important tool for acute inflammation, chronic pain is maladaptive and requires a targeted, multi-modal approach. Learn how to take your feline patients "beyond the NSAIDS".


Blood Pressure Monitoring in Cats: A Practice Approach

July 25th, 2017 - 8pm EDT
Speaker: Kelly A. St. Denis, MSc, DVM, DABVP (Feline) 

Hypertension has earned the catch-phrase, 'The Silent Killer' in human medicine, and it certainly fits that description when it comes to our feline companions. Hypertension is a common disease in older cats, but it can be very challenging to diagnose. The condition can be isolated or associated with other health problems such as chronic kidney disease and hyperthyroidism. Regardless of these associations, feline hypertension can be very detrimental to health, precipitating retinal damage, blindness, cardiac disease and other issues. Diagnosis is a key component of senior preventive care monitoring. Join us in these rounds for a practical look at hypertension diagnosis and management from a feline specialist's point of view and experience. These rounds will review associated signs and symptoms of hypertension in cats, how to approach diagnosis in a cat-friendly way, and how to treat and manage the condition once diagnosed.

View the archived AAFP Rounds on VIN