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First Aid for Dogs

May 18, 2013
$249 per person

Dr. Tami Shearer has designed this first aid class specifically for the needs the Cadaver dog trainers and owners.  She teaches an integrative approach to problem solving by utilizing her experiences as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.  Dr. Shearer will share practical solutions based on her 26 years experiences as a veterinarian and her own personal experiences as a Search and Rescue dog owner.  One unique feature of this first aid course will include a session on acupressure points for emergencies and how to prepare an upgraded first aid kit.   

Dr. Tamara Shearer is a 1986 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received her certification as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner from the University of Tennessee in 2005.  She is one of only 28 veterinarians to receive the title of Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner and is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. 
After practicing in Ohio for 22 years, Dr. Shearer has opened an integrative practice in the mountains of Western North Carolina where she combines multiple treatment principles ranging from conventional medicine and rehabilitation techniques to Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.  She focuses on pain management, rehabilitation, acupuncture and palliative care. 
Dr. Shearer was honored as 2003 Veterinarian of the Year by Hartz Mountain Corporation, she was a recipient of the Ohio Animal Foundation’s Award for Community Service Award in 2004, and Boehringer Ingelheim’s 2005 Award for Meritorious Service in Small Animal Practice.  Her work in hospice care for pets has been featured in the Washington Post and numerous other publications including the AVMA Journal. 
Dr. Shearer has authored 4 books on health care for pet owner including 3 first aid books for pets. Her veterinary publications include, High-Tech Pain Management- Low Level Laser Therapy and was the first veterinary handbook on therapy lasers to be published in the USA in 2004.   She contributed a chapter to Dr. Gaynor’s, Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management on hospice care.  She was the guest editor and contributed chapters of the 2011 edition, Veterinary Clinics of North America on hospice and palliative care.
She has lectured on rehabilitation, hospice care and laser therapy at various veterinary conferences including the Western States Conference, North American Veterinary Conference, Southeast Veterinary Conference, the Midwest Veterinary Conference, the Central Veterinary Conference, and the Southern Veterinary Conference. 
Dr. Shearer is a long time member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.   She was the 2009-2010 President of American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians and is also a member of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics.  


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