Always keeping on the cutting-edge of education and technology, Dr. Manderino, along with her technician, Erin, headed to Boca Raton for the annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinarian Conference. During intensive, hands-on seminars, Dr. Manderino participated in sessions that focused on advanced canine dentistry, particularly extractions. Erin attended sessions that focused on anesthesia and the latest techniques and equipment.
Just like we take care of our teeth, we need to take care of our pet’s teeth as well. From home care to professional cleaning—here are some things you should know.
Daily brushing at home is the gold standard. You can use a toothpaste formulated for pets--they come in a variety of pet-friendly flavors such as poultry, beef and seafood. These pastes have enzymes that help break down plaque on your pet’s teeth. You can use a small toothbrush, fingerbrush or even just a gauze pad to brush your cat or dog’s teeth.
Dr. Manderino heads back to her alma mater, Cornell University, as a mentor in the Animal Health “Hackathon” competition.
What’s a “Hackathon”? Well, it’s hacking in its most positive context - using minimal resources and maximum brain power to create outside-the-box solutions ("hacks") in a constrained time frame. In other words, Hack + Marathon = Hackathon.
This weekend long event brings together teams comprised of veterinary students, business students, engineers, and designers to compete to create solutions for current needs in veterinary health care. Mentors, like Dr. Manderino, provide feedback and guidance to the teams, culminating in a project showcase on Sunday and final presentations to an audience of peers, industry reps, and participants. A panel of judges selects 4 winning teams who receive a total of $8000 worth of cash prizes.