462. Tying the Knot: Effective Communication Between Surgery and Primary Veterinary Healthcare Team

As the veterinary landscape changes to include ever more sources of information—social media, digital media, multiple specialists, animal health paraprofessionals—it remains clear that having a good relationship between specialists and the primary care veterinary healthcare team is essential for the best surgical outcomes. Although there have been many structural changes to the way that veterinarians interact with their patients and clients, events over the past year have spurred a rapid adoption of these advancements across the industry. With these changes come new aspects of veterinarian-to-client and veterinarian-to-veterinarian relationships. This session will explore how the axis in medical decision making revolves around the interaction between primary and specialty care, especially about the efficacy and cost of tests and treatments available.

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Courtney Campbell


Dr. Courtney Campbell - Veterinary Media Correspondent | Santa Barbara, Calif.

Dr. Courtney Campbell is a veterinary surgeon, media personality, and chief creative officer of Vet Candy. He graduated in 2005 from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, after which he completed three internships and a residency training program. He became board certified in small animal surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgery in 2019. Dr. Campbell has been recognized with the Lily Merit Award in veterinary school, the Best Clinical Presentation at the Veterinary Orthopedic Society Meeting, and most recently an Excellence in Journalism award at the Global Pet Expo. In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford and being a featured lecturer for Merck Animal Health, Dr. Campbell is also a frequent guest expert on programs such as The Doctors, Home and Family, The Real, Live with Kelly, and Rachel Ray. He is a co-host of Pet Talk, a national talk show on Nat Geo Wild; host of a pet parent education series on YouTube; and host of The Dr. Courtney Show podcast on Pet Life Radio.


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CE Credits
1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credit  |  No certificate available
1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credit  |  No certificate available
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