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Reiki and Energy Healing for Your Pet Sat. 1:00 pm

Sarah Janzen is a certified Animal Reiki Master and a Dog trainer in the Vancouver area. She has a degree in Psychology and a diploma in Addiction Counselling. Before finding her passion for working with animals, she worked with adults with disabilities. Sarah received her Dog Trainer Diploma in 2013 from Animal Behavioral College and continues to work with pet owners to improve the lives of their pets in Vancouver and surrounding areas. During Dog training sessions, Sarah noticed that many of the dogs she worked with had physical and emotional issues training could not alleviate. She wanted to discover a deeper and more lasting way to help these animals heal. She received her Reiki Masters Training and has not looked back! Sarah is constantly amazed by the effects of Reiki and how well animals respond to this healing energy. She is honored at each opportunity to use this amazing technique to heal people's four -legged best friends!!!!

Sarah's website

  
 

Fresh Foods And Ancient Wisdom Sat. 2:30 PM and Sun. 3:30 PM

Dr. Loridawn Gordon of Whistler Vet Services will discuss feeding and nutrition to keep your pet well. Dr. Gordon combines homeopathy and traditional veterinary practices for your pet's best health.

www.whistlervetservices.ca

 

Repair of the Cruciate Ligament Tear Sunday 3:00 PM

If your dog goes lame in one of his hind legs, he may have torn or ruptured his cranial cruciate ligament, or CCL – similar to the ACL in humans. This ligament connects the back of the femur (the bone above the knee) with the front of the tibia (the bone below the knee). The CCL is responsible for keeping the tibia in place beneath the femur and stabilizing the knee joint. There are multiple causes of dog CCL injuries, including activity, breed, age, and obesity. Join Dr. Taylor as he discusses these injuries, their prevention and treatment. Dr. Taylor is a native of Ottawa, Ontario. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in biology from Queen's University in Kingston in 1989, and his veterinary doctorate from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1994. His great love of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and mountain biking made a move to British Columbia a natural choice following graduation. Following many years of good-natured needling by friends, clients and even staff at other facilities, Dr. Taylor finally made the move to running his own veterinary hospital in 2004. He has particular interest in the areas of canine and feline reproduction, eye and skin problems. Additionly, starting in 2006 he has taken advanced training in veterinary orthopedics with focus on perfecting his approach to repair of canine cruciate ligament injuries, and the use of plate and screw fixation and other methods of fracture repair in dogs and cats

www.coastalriverspet.com

 

Ask the Expert - Bring your training questions to this informative seminar Sun. 11:30 AM

Meet Amber Cottle, Certified Dog Trainer and Behaviour Specialist, and bring your most pressing training issues. Does your dog come when its called or are you yelling across the dog park while your dog patently ignores you? Will your dog sit and stay under any circumstances - a key training issue to keep your dog safe or is your dog doing whatever it wants to do? Does your dog get scared or aggressive around other dogs? If you have any of these issues, and want to know how to get started to turn these issues (and more) around then this is the seminar for you. A dog that follows your commands will be a safer, happier dog that you can comfortably bring into any situation.

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For more info on Amber Cottle, click here for her website.

  
 

End Of Life - How to Know When the Time is Right Sat. 12:30 AM, Sun.2:30 PM

There are few things in life more difficult than saying good bye to the precious pets that have shared their lives with us. Join Dr. Borgmann's seminar to learn when the time is right and the best things you can do for your friend as they enter their last days. Veterinary medicine is Dr. Borgmann’s second career! She started out in molecular biology (gene cloning) and was working for the National Research Council in Saskatoon when her beloved black lab escaped and was hit by a car. Devastated, Dr. Borgmann’s husband took their dog to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine for treatment. Only then did he find out it was Dr. Borgmann’s life long dream to become a veterinarian. With his encouragement & support she left her career and returned to school. Dr. Borgmann has never looked back! While in Saskatoon Dr. Borgmann worked with the Zoological Society and the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo to develop their interpretive zoo programs and was integral in convincing the city to build an on site hospital for the care & treatment of the animals at the zoo. Dr. Borgmann’s other areas of interest in veterinary medicine are pain management, diagnostic imaging and feline medicine.

for Dr. Borgmann's website

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR for Animals Sat. 11:30 AM

Join Laurie McPhee of K9ABCs to learn about Canine CPR. Laurie is a certified Dogsafe Canine First Aid Instructor, she's also a Primary Care Paramedic with the BC Emergency Health Services with 20 years experience. This brief "hands on" demo and practice will hopefully entice you to learn more about Canine First Aid and how to prevent ever needing the skills of CPR. This skill is applicable to many species. So, stretch it out and learn (or practice how to do CPR. All ages welcome. Note, practice will never be done on a live dog, only CPR manikins or stuffies.

www.k9ABC.com

  
 

Adopt the Joy - Participating in the Journey of Adoption Sat. 12;00 PM Sun.12:30, PM

Yvette, founder and dogbosslady of Turtle Gardens, now in its 28th year, will discuss what you need to know when adopting your next pet. She has written articles for newspapers and has kept a daily blog for 10 years. She is currently collaborating with Nancy Bain, publishing e-books, putting the "Fun" in Fundraising, working with the Foster Program and finding innovative ideas to get the message of responsible pet care where it is most needed. With new adventures in mind, Yvette has moved to Vancouver where she lives with her son and her small pack of dogs consisting of Jillian, Sweetpea, the ever popular "spokesdog" Puggy Sue and an assortment of ever changing Turtle Gardens fosters healing their "inner puppy" and moving out the door as treasured family companions. Join Yvette on our seminar stage.

  
 

Traditional Ukrainian Animal Communication with Raisa Stone Sat: 2:00 PM, Sun 2:00 PM

Raisa is presenting shortly after Ukrainian Christmas, when her tribe gathers to feed their animals an elaborate vegetarian meal to thank them for their loyalty---and every Ukrainian hears animals talk. This is a vestige of Eastern Europe's ancient shamanic tradition, where animals are considered close family and ancestors. By hearing directly from your pet, frustrating behavior problems can be addressed and solved at their root. Bring a clear photo of your pet, (or your pet) and you may be selected to hear from them at the seminar! Each seminar attendee will receive a copy of Awaken the Gift of Animal Communication, an innovative learning tool to strengthen intuitive skills and hear animals talk. This gift is valued at $14.95 USD

www.reisastone.com

 

Canine First Aid - Don't Learn It By Accident! with Laurie McPhee Sun. 11:00 AM

Join Laurie McPhee of K9ABCs, Authorized DOGSAFE Instructor, to explore a variety of ways to keep your canine friend safe and happy. An interactive presentation using a combination of power point, live demonstrations with demo dog Quincy and you the audience, Laurie will cover many different angles of safety. Angles such as Puppy Proofing, Training, Play, First Aid, Environment & Travel.
Laurie and Quincy love the outdoors and exploring new adventures, but this takes a lot of training and preparation. Laurie’s experience with search & rescue and 19 yrs as a paramedic broaden her view on the many things one can do to help prevent injury or illness with your pet. Although the main focus is on dogs most of this information is applicable with a variety of pets.

See more about K9ABCs at their website.

     
 

Periodontal Disease, presented by Dr. Josephine Banyard Sunday 1:00 PM

Meet Dr. Josephine Banyard and hear all about the basics of Periodontal Disease in pets, and how to control this debilitating condition that all animals develop over time.

Dr Josephine Banyard graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan in 1981, and has been practicing in the Chilliwack area since 1985. In 2005 she entered into a training program to specialize in the field of veterinary dentistry when she realized how important oral health was to her patients, and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dentistry in 2013. She and her husband, Dr Reynolds opened Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic in 1995. Dr. Banyard has written an easy-to-read book, "Healthy Mouth, Healthy Pet: Why Dental Care Matters", to help the public understand dental disease and what their veterinarian is recommending. Don't miss this informative and interesting seminar!

Contact Dr. Banyard through the Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic

  
 

Is An Exotic Pet Right for You? (Birds, Reptiles, Pocket Pets) Sat. 3:00 PM, Sun. 12:00 PM

Exotic Pets need special care, before bringing an exotic pet into your home, join Dr. Elizabeth Borgmann as she explains what it takes to provide the care and habitat these special animals need. Veterinary medicine is Dr. Borgmann’s second career! She started out in molecular biology (gene cloning) and was working for the National Research Council in Saskatoon when her beloved black lab escaped and was hit by a car. Devastated, Dr. Borgmann’s husband took their dog to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine for treatment. Only then did he find out it was Dr. Borgmann’s life long dream to become a veterinarian. With his encouragement & support she left her career and returned to school. Dr. Borgmann has never looked back! While in Saskatoon Dr. Borgmann worked with the Zoological Society and the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo to develop their interpretive zoo programs and was integral in convincing the city to build an on site hospital for the care & treatment of the animals at the zoo. Dr. Borgmann’s enjoyment of exotic animals continues in her practice today and has shared her home and heart with a variety of exotic pets. Dr. Borgmann’s other areas of interest in veterinary medicine are pain management, diagnostic imaging and feline medicine.

www.coastalriverspet.com

 

Advanced Dental Procedures with Dr Jo Banyard Sun. 1:30 PM

Do your pet's teeth need serious help? Dr. Josephine Banyard will discuss Advanced Dental Procedures: these are the procedures that require advanced training by a veterinary dental specialist that many people do not know about. These procedures can save your pet's teeth, their lives and help treat painful conditions. Find out how to get your pet's teeth properly cared for at this informative seminar.

Dr Josephine Banyard graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan in 1981, and has been practicing in the Chilliwack area since 1985. In 2005 she entered into a training program to specialize in the field of veterinary dentistry when she realized how important oral health was to her patients, and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dentistry in 2013. She and her husband, Dr Reynolds opened Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic in 1995. Dr. Banyard has written an easy-to-read book, "Healthy Mouth, Healthy Pet: Why Dental Care Matters", to help the public understand dental disease and what their veterinarian is recommending.

Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic

  
 

Re-activity In dogs & How To Work With It! Sat. 4:00 PM

"Does your dog bark and lunge at the sight of other dogs on walks? It is frustrating to even go for a walk? If your walk is a drag, come learn what Reactivity is (and what it isn’t) and how you can have a peaceful enjoyable walk with your dog. There’s no doubt, dogs absolutely need regular exercise and mental stimulation. It’s critical for their overall well being that they get out of the house and yard and into public settings, but if your dog is poorly behaved that can feel like quite the chore and eventually may become something you avoid altogether, making the dogs behavior even worse in the long run. There is help and hope! Attend our brief seminar on Re-activity and we will get you started on the right path." Professional Dog Trainer,Desiree McLean will coach you through these undesirable behaviors. Professional Dog Trainer, Desiree McLean, began her career with canines in 2004 working in a grooming salon. She later became interested in Obedience Training and begin working in the field of dog training. It wasn’t long before dog psychology and more serious behavioural issues had her intrigued beyond the basic group classes she was teaching. While she offers several different programs, her favorite is getting to work one on one with clients in their home. It’s a completely different, more intimate, and ultimately more efficient and successful way of training

Click here for K9 Coach website

 

Common Orthopedic Injuries of the Canine Athlete Sat. 3:30 PM

Join Dr. Chris Taylor as he discusses common orthopedic injuries, prevention and treatment options. Dr. Taylor is a native of Ottawa, Ontario. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in biology from Queen's University in Kingston in 1989, and his veterinary doctorate from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1994. His great love of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and mountain biking made a move to British Columbia a natural choice following graduation. Following many years of good-natured needling by friends, clients and even staff at other facilities, Dr. Taylor finally made the move to running his own veterinary hospital in 2004. He has particular interest in the areas of canine and feline reproduction, eye and skin problems. Additionly, starting in 2006 he has taken advanced training in veterinary orthopedics with focus on perfecting his approach to repair of canine cruciate ligament injuries, and the use of plate and screw fixation and other methods of fracture repair in dogs and cats

For Dr. Taylor's website

 

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