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Canine Heartworm

Canine Heartworm is a life-threatening condition that we often see at Toronto Humane Society. In recent years, we have successfully treated over 150 dogs with this parasite.

Join us for this presentation where you will learn all about heartworm: what it is, how to prevent, and how to treat it. We will share success stories of heartworm positive dogs we’ve treated. Dr. Karen Ward will also discuss the broader socio-economic implications of this disease, along with compelling new research Toronto Humane Society has developed to shorten the treatment period.

About your Speaker:
Dr. Karen Ward,
Chief Veterinary Officer

Dr. Ward received her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College. She was an ASPCA UC Davis Shelter Medicine fellow in 2012 and 2013 and continues to act as a mentor in the Maddie’s Fund University of Wisconsin/University of California Davis Shelter Medicine Fellowship. She volunteers as a peer advisor with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, where she has also acted as an expert witness and a mentor.

Dr. Ward is convinced that shelter medicine is the world’s best job, and she feels privileged to work at Toronto Humane Society.
  • Recorded Webinar
  • American Heartworm Society - YouTube Video
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed