- Acknowledge that there are difficulties within the current system
- Reinforce the appreciation of the MDT (Multi-disciplinary teams)
- Review the legislation surrounding vet referrals
- Look at what the whole practice and referring team to can do and highlight areas that may influence working relations
The MDT comprises of various disciplines/specialties such as behaviourists, vet, physiotherapists, rehab practitioner, vet nurse, dog trainer, myotherapist with the ideal being in house which equates to the nurse, receptionist and the vet and all having some important responsibilities. Therapists and specialists as well as owners and their support network also play a huge role in working with the referring vet.
There should be a specific MDT flow from diagnosis to management but often in real life this does not happen, and Hannah will go through the real life issues and how these can be managed. She will then cover the current legal situation and regulation with regards to treatment being performed by other professionals.
The importance of communication is spoken about, and how vet, client, and patient relationships should be maintained. Tips from professions are given to help substantiate communication and professionalism.
Introducing Hannah Capon
Hannah Capon MA Vet MB MRCVS, winner of the 2020 Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Impact Award, the 2019 Ceva Vet of the Year and finalist in the 2019 Petplan Vet of the Year, is a first opinion veterinary surgeon in the UK. Recognised for her tireless work on Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) an online education and support service for owners of arthritic dogs and
professionals that care for them.
CAM began as a simple Facebook page in 2015 where Hannah would promote earlier identification and thorough multimodal management plans. Now it boasts a flourishing service run by a team of
veterinary professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help owners. CAM has become an unstoppable force. A respected website full of downloads, like the unique Home Safe tool (#itsmyhometoo), a large social media presence through Facebook, Instagram, twitter and YouTube. An online shop stocking awareness merchandise, owner education and other canine essentials. An
education provider for first opinion practices, as well as dog groups, paraprofessionals and owners. An inspirational campaign group to raise awareness of the serious nature of this disease
CAM has worked with numerous industry partners but are especially proud of recent work with Hills Pet Foods creating a 12 part webinar series that had 1300 sign ups within the first 3 weeks of release.
*CPD Certificates will only be issued if requested*