Natural Pet Health Seminars

Dogucation Series for Okanagan Pet Industry Pros

Please note that this seminar is tailored specifically to people working in dog daycares and dog boarding facilities. Our public natural pet health seminar series will resume in the fall.

Dogucation: Recognizing Injury & Next Steps 
7pm, Wednesday June 8, 2016
Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital

In Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital's Recognizing Injury and Next Steps seminar, Dr. Pam Carlson will show you what various kinds of muscle, joint and nervous injury look like and how to recognize them in the field. She will also give you practical tips to decide when to rest the dog, manage its activity or refer for treatment.

This seminar is valuable for dog daycare and boarding facility staff so that they can avoid aggravating injuries, care appropriately for dogs that may have been injured on site, and provide excellent client service with attention to persistent mobility issues.

A $5 fee is associated with this seminar. All proceeds will be donated to the Kelowna branch of the BCSPCA.

Dogucation: Communicable Diseases: Parvo, Ticks, Titre Tests and More seminar
7pm, Wednesday June 15, 2016
Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital

In Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital's Communicable Diseases: Parvo, Ticks, Titre Tests and More seminar, Dr. Jason Rowan will discuss which communicable diseases are commonly found in the Okanagan Valley, and which are not common concerns. He will discuss pharmaceutical and natural options to protect dogs against disease, and which options work the best. Dr. Jason will explain how titre testing works, and how it can be a valuable tool to ensure kennel safety without overwhelming a dog's immune system.

This seminar is valuable for dog daycare and boarding facility staff, especially managers, so that they can make educated choices about vaccine protocols for their facilities, and communicate effectively with their clients about communicable diseases and facility requirements.

A $5 fee is associated with this seminar. All proceeds will be donated to the Kelowna branch of the BCSPCA.

 

Previous Public Seminars

Fall 2015 Series

At-Home Massage to Increase Your Pet's Mobility
Dr. Pam Carlson, Chiropractor
Monday November 2, 2015 7-8pm

Dr. Pam is back by popular demand! 

Is your pet a high performance athlete, or an older animal feeling their age? At-home massage can greatly improve your cat or dog's movement, gait and comfort, as well as their ability to move and enjoy activities. Dr. Pamela Carlson will show you some simple, effective massage techniques that you can use on your pet at home. Dr. Pam is an experienced animal chiropractor, with almost two decades in practice.

The seminar will be 30 minutes of presentation and demonstration, with another 30 minutes for questions. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.

We will be serving organic, herbal tea, and our Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods shop will be open during the seminar. All proceeds from the Natural Pet Health Seminar series are donated to the Kelowna branch of the BCSPCA.

DIY Herbal Pet First Aid Kit Workshop
Dr. Jason Rowan and Arnica Rowan
Monday November 9, 2015 7-8pm

Herbal medicine is a safe, gentle approach to healing. In this hands-on workshop with Dr. Jason Rowan and Arnica Rowan, you will learn to prepare several at-home remedies to keep your pets happy and healthy, including a herbal eye wash, a healing balm for wounds, a soothing skin wash and a tincture for bruises. You will leave the workshop with a herbal first aid kit containing those remedies as well as others, such as a gel for burns and a probiotic for upset tummies.

Because we will be mixing and pouring, please leave your pets at home for this workshop.

As we will be preparing the material ahead of time, preregistration is necessary.

We will be serving organic, herbal tea, and our Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods shop will be open during the seminar. All proceeds from Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital's Natural Pet Health Seminar series are donated to the Kelowna branch of the BCSPCA.

Itchy Scratchy: Allergy Triage and Treatment for Pets
Dr. Jason Rowan, Integrative Veterinarian
Monday November 16, 2015 7-8pm

Your cat's belly is raw from scratching. Your dog is covered in red patches. Help! You think it might be allergies, but aren't sure what will really help your best friend get some relief.

Dealing with allergies can be so frustrating for pet parents. Dr. Jason Rowan of Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital will walk you through the types of allergies, allergy symptom mimics, testing available, conventional medicines and natural treatment options.

We will be serving organic, herbal tea, and our Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods shop will be open during the seminar. All proceeds from Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital's Natural Pet Health Seminar series are donated to the Kelowna branch of the BCSPCA.

LOOSE LEASH WALKING WITH POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT
EDGE DOG SPORT AND HUCKLEBERRY HOUNDS
MONDAY NOVEMBER 23, 2015 7-8PM

Does your dog pull on the leash and yank you around lampposts? Learn loose leash walking tips from the pros with a step-by-step approach that works for any age or breed of dog.

Please bring your dog and dress for the weather, as this seminar will take place mostly outside. Please pre-register for the event, as this seminar is limited to 10 participants and their pooches.

We will be serving organic, herbal tea, and our Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods shop will be open during the seminar. All proceeds from Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital's Natural Pet Health Seminar series are donated to the Kelowna branch of the BCSPCA.

Spring 2015 Series

PennHip Hip Dysplasia 
Dr. Jason Rowan, Integrative Veterinarian

Hip dysplasia is an inherited condition resulting from an improperly formed hip joint. Because the joint is loose, the dog's leg bone moves around too much, causing painful wear and tear. Hip dysplasia commonly affects larger breeds of dogs, including German shepherds, Rottweilers, retrievers, Great Danes and St. Bernards. However, dogs of all breeds and all sizes are susceptible to this inherited condition.

PennHip is a scientific, objective system that uses x-rays to assess your dog's hips formation. The veterinarian compares the x-rays to other dogs of its breed to tell if your dog is at risk of developing osteoarthritis later in life. The PennHip hip dysplasia system is more accurate than OFA assessments.

PennHip assessments helps breeders improve their breeding lines, and promote the quality of their dogs. Dog sport enthusiasts can also know their dog's propensity to dysplasia in advance of aging.

Dr. Jason Rowan is one of two Okanagan veterinarians certified to do PennHip Assessments. Attend this free seminar (registration is limited) to find out how PennHip can help ensure the quality of your breeding lines.

Top 10 Tips for Keeping your Pet Healthy, Naturally
Dr. Jason Rowan, Integrative Veterinarian

Ever wonder what you can be doing to keep your beloved best friend living a high quality, long life? Dr. Jason Rowan of Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital is excited to share with you his top 10 tips to keep your cats and dogs in tip-top shape. Dr. Jason is an experienced veterinarian with 14 years in practice. He's passionate about preventative healthcare, herbal treatments, food as medicine, and holistic pet care. Dr. Jason practices herbal and conventional medicine, as well as nutritional therapy. The seminar will be 30 minutes of presentation, with another 30 minutes for questions. We will be serving organic, herbal tea, and our Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods shop will be open during the seminar.

Beyond BARF: Raw Feeding Informed by Genetic Research
Dr. Jason Rowan, Integrative Veterinarian

Dr. Ian Billinghurst revolutionized pet food with recommending a BARF, Biologically Appropriate Raw Food diet. Since then, genetic research has emerged about dogs not actually being descended from wolves. What does this mean for optimal, biologically appropriate raw food nutrition? Dr. Jason Rowan will walk you through his recommendations for raw and home-cooked dog food. Dr. Jason is an experienced veterinarian with 14 years in practice. He's passionate about preventative healthcare, herbal treatments, food as medicine, and holistic pet care. Dr. Jason practices herbal and conventional medicine, as well as nutritional therapy. The seminar will be 30 minutes of presentation, with another 30 minutes for questions. We will be serving organic, herbal tea, and our Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods shop will be open during the seminar. Tickets are also available at the door. 

Dog Tricks for Fun and Fitness
Guest Speaker: Shona from Huckleberry Hounds

Build your dog's confidence and body awareness with our guest trainer from Huckleberry Hounds. Learn how to use positive reinforcement and obedience skills to teach your dogs tricks. The trainer will bring fun fitness props including balance and stability equipment, and demonstrate how to incorporate tricks into fun dog fitness activities. The seminar will be 50 minutes of demonstration and questions. We will be serving organic, herbal tea, and our Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods shop will be open during the seminar. Tickets are also available at the door. 

At-Home Massage to Increase Your Pet's Mobility
Dr. Pam Carlson, Chiropractor

Is your pet a high performance athlete, or an older animal feeling their age? At-home massage can greatly improve your cat or dog's movement, gait and comfort, as well as their ability to move and enjoy activities. Dr. Pamela Carlson will show you some simple, effective massage, mobilization and stretching techniques that you can use on your pet at home. Dr. Pam is an experienced animal chiropractor, with 18 years in practice. The seminar will be 30 minutes of presentation and demonstration, with another 30 minutes for questions. We will be serving organic, herbal tea, and our Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods shop will be open during the seminar.

Puppy Love: A Natural Approach to Keeping Your Puppy Healthy and Happy
Dr. Jason Rowan, Integrative Veterinarian

Puppies are such a joy, but they need a lot of attentive care. In this seminar, Dr. Jason will talk about natural ways to keep your puppy happy and healthy. Dr. Jason will bring his own "baby" - a 4 1/2 month old Irish Wolfhound. (Please leave your own pups at home - too many puppies will be too crazy!)

Dr. Jason will discuss vaccine options, optimal diets for different sized dogs, and common health challenges. Come with your questions! It's a great opportunity to meet others who have pups. Dr. Jason Rowan is an experienced veterinarian with 14 years in practice. He's passionate about preventative healthcare, herbal treatments, food as medicine, and holistic pet care. Dr. Jason practices herbal and conventional medicine, as well as nutritional therapy. The seminar will be 30 minutes of presentation, with another 30 minutes for questions. We will be serving organic, herbal tea, and our Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods shop will be open during the seminar.

Herbal Medicine - Plant Power for Natural Pet Health
Dr. Jason Rowan, Integrative Veterinarian

Herbal medicine is one of the most ancient forms of natural healing. Much of the world uses naturally derived medicine for their primary source of healthcare. Dr. Jason Rowan of Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital is passionate about herbal medicine, and is happy to introduce you to the fascinating history of herbal use, the conditions that it can help, and its place in modern pet healthcare today. Dr. Jason is working on his post-graduate in Western Herbal Medicine from the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapy. In practice, Dr. Jason uses herbal medicine to treat many chronic illnesses. He formulates custom herbal remedies for his patients, as well as offers over-the-counter Apothecary herbal tincture at Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital. The seminar will be 30 minutes of presentation, with another 30 minutes for questions. We will be serving organic, herbal tea, and our Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods shop will be open during the seminar.

Fall 2014 Series

Senior Pets - Healthy, Happy Aging for your Best Friend

Is your best friend’s getup-and-go gone? If your cat or dog getting up there in years, this seminar will help your pet to age gracefully. As your pet ages, their quality of life, as well as lifespan, can be influenced by preventative care. Dr. Jason Rowan of Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital will discuss nutritional supplements, holistic diets, herbal remedies, nutraceuticals and convention therapies to assist senior dogs and cats. Immunity boosting, arthritis management and balancing nutrition and exercise will all be discussed. The seminar will be 30 minutes of presentation, with another 30 minutes for questions. We will be serving herbal tea and fair-trade coffee, and our shop will be open during the seminar. Please register for the event. Seating is limited to 20 participants. All proceeds will be donated to the BCSPCA.

Raw Pet Food - What's the Scoop?

Our in-house food guru Hannah and Dr. Jason will discuss the benefits of feeding raw, health safety tips, transitioning suggestions, and supplements that you can use to balance you cat or dog’s homemade raw food diet. The seminar will be 20 minutes of presentation, with another 30 minutes for questions. We will be serving tea and coffee, and our shop will be open during the seminar. Our Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods shop carries a wide variety of locally made, organic and raw pet foods. Please register for the event. Seating is limited to 20 participants. All proceeds will be donated to the BCSPCA.

Top 10 Tips for Keeping your Pet Healthy, Naturally

Ever wonder what you can be doing to keep your beloved best friend living a high quality, long life? Dr. Jason Rowan of Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital is excited to share with you his top 10 tips to keep your cats and dogs in tip-top shape. Dr. Jason is an experienced veterinarian with 14 years in practice. He's passionate about preventative healthcare, herbal treatments, food as medicine, and holistic pet care. Dr. Jason practices herbal and conventional medicine, as well as nutritional therapy. The seminar will be 20 minutes of presentation, with another 30 minutes for questions. We will be serving tea and coffee, and our shop will be open during the seminar. Please register for the event. Seating is limited to 20 participants. All proceeds will be donated to the BCSPCA.

Herbal Medicine - Plant Power for Natural Pet Health

Herbal medicine is one of the most ancient forms of natural healing. Much of the world uses naturally derived medicine for their primary source of healthcare. Dr. Jason Rowan of Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital is passionate about herbal medicine, and is happy to introduce you to the fascinating history of herbal use, the conditions that it can help, and its place in modern pet healthcare today. Dr. Jason is working on his post-graduate in Western Herbal Medicine from the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapy. In practice, Dr. Jason uses herbal medicine to treat many chronic illnesses. He formulates custom herbal remedies for his patients, as well as offers over-the-counter Apothecary herbal tincture at Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital. The seminar will be 30 minutes of presentation, with another 30 minutes for questions. We will be serving herbal tea and fair-trade coffee, and our shop will be open during the seminar. Please register for the event. Seating is limited to 20 participants. All proceeds will be donated to the BCSPCA.

Clicker Training 101

Join the fabulous dog trainers from Huckleberry Hounds Dog Sport for an introductory seminar on clicker training. Clicker training uses sound to capture and reinforce desirable behaviours in dogs. It’s an effective way to communicate with your best friend and modify their behaviour. Odie the Trick Dog will be there to demonstrate beginner to advanced tricks. There will also be time for questions and troubleshooting. You will leave with an instructional pamphlet and several useful exercises to do at home with you best friend. The seminar will be 20 minutes of presentation, with the remainder of the time for questions. We will be serving tea and coffee, and our shop will be open during the seminar. Please register for the event. Seating is limited to 20 participants. All proceeds will be donated to the BCSPCA.

Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital

Our integrative neighbourhood vet clinic offers holistic care for your pets, such as herbal medicine, nutritional consultations, vaccinations and titre testing, and chiropractic care, as well as conventional medicine, spay/neuter surgeries and dentistry. Our Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods store stocks high quality food, nutritional supplements, gear and toys.

We invite you to peek inside our hospital, get a sense of What we are all about, and give us a call 778-478-7088 to book a consultation for your best friend.