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Monitoring Hematuria: Manage Urinary Tract Health and Feline Stress

Event Date Aug 16, 2022 12:00 pm
Event End Date Aug 16, 2022 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date Jun 24, 2022 8:00 am
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Cut off date Aug 17, 2022 10:00 am
Individual Price Free
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Monitoring Hematuria: Manage Urinary Tract Health and Feline Stress

 Hematuria reflects bleeding in any part of the urinary tract or reproductive tract. As one of the clinical signs of any lower urinary tract disorder, it can reflect stress and distress in a patient. However, it can also be caused by urine collection. This presentation will look at identifying whether hematuria is significant or not, the source of blood, and how to use hematuria to follow the progress in health and illness.

Program Agenda:

  • Discuss etiologies and sources of hematuria
  • Discuss iatrogenic vs innate hematuria
  • Discuss the role of monitoring hematuria in managing cats with urinary tract diseases

Learning Objectives - Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to understand how to use hematuria:

  • To improve client compliance in monitoring stressed cats
  • As a marker in managing cats with crystalluria and urolithiasis
  • To monitor the effect of environment changes in cats with idiopathic cystitis

This program has been approved for one hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.


Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP


 Dr. Margie Scherk is a private practitioner who founded the Cats Only Veterinary Clinic, in Vancouver, BC in 1986. She graduated from the University of Guelph in 1982 with a DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College.  In 1995 she became board certified in the specialty of Feline Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). One of the things she is most proud of is her pioneering the use of the Transdermal Fentanyl Patch for the alleviation of pain in companion animals.  She has collaborated and co-authored several other papers; she has numerous chapters and edited books.

 She has served on the Board of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and was 2007 President of the organization. She has the privilege of being on the AAFP Feline Vaccine Recommendations Panel since 1995.  She has volunteered also on the ABVP exam committee and the CE committee and has served on the scientific advisory committee for the World Small Animal Veterinary Congress and been the editor of the WSAVA Proceedings for the Vancouver 2001 meeting. As a participant on the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam Committee (NAVLE), she interacts with top teachers and practitioners to create a fair way of assessing the competence of new graduates. She founded the Feline Internal Medicine folder on Veterinary Information Network (VIN), and through many opportunities on the online medium, has grown to love teaching veterinarians, vet students and veterinary care providers both online and around the world.  She is the North American editor for the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.

 In "real life", she shares her home with her husband Jim, misses her adult children, loves to cook and is allowed to serve three cats: Nimitz, Jules and Harvey.