Small Animal

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(S8E) Managing Osteoarthritis with Laser

Tuesday, March 6
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
MBCC, Reef, Level 2

CE Credits: 1

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Laser Therapy - Photobiomodulation A to Z Symposium: This presentation is a comprehensive look at incorporating laser therapy into the multimodal management of the osteoarthritic pet. Discussion includes goals in treating osteoarthritic patients, a review of the process of osteoarthritis, maladaptive pain and its relationship to the arthritic pet, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical OA interventions, physical interventions for OA, and photobiomodulation and pain management for osteoarthritis via laser therapy. Part 5 of 8.

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Jennifer F. Johnson

Veterinary Educator/Consultant

Jennifer F. Johnson, VMD, CVPP. Bryn Mawr, PA

A Philadelphia native, Dr. Johnson worked as an associate veterinarian for 14 years before owning and operating Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital for 10 years. During her tenure as practice owner, the hospital grew from a 2-doctor practice to employ 6 veterinarians and 45 team members, emphasizing preventative care and personalized family medicine.
Pain management has always been a priority in her practice. Her special interest is the use of therapeutic laser for the treatment of pain. In 2013, she achieved Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) qualification through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Johnson speaks nationally on pain management, laser therapy and digital thermal imaging, stressing the importance of pain identification in general practice. She recently authored the chapter on pain management for Laser Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, published in 2017. Dr. Johnson currently serves as President-elect of the IVAPM, and volunteers for eagleYcondor, providing veterinary care to dogs of Ecuador.


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