You're Invited to the Canine Epilepsy Summit Hosted By VetVine & NC State University Canine Epilepsy Research Laboratory


 Have you heard about our the
#YourPetsBestLife Health Summits?

VetVine and North Carolina State University Canine Epilepsy Research Laboratory have joined together to host webinars that will inspire hope and drive change in how caregivers manage pets with chronic health problems. They kicked off the Series with a focus on arthritis in dogs and cats.



Beginning in October and into November (National Epilepsy Awareness Month) we will learn from renowned veterinary experts about all that we can and should be doing to help our canines with epilepsy thrive and live their best life!


Join us on Tuesdays

October 18th - November 8th



Most dogs with epilepsy have a normal lifespan, and with "proper packing for the journey," they can enjoy a best quality of life with their humans. Join us in this one-of-a-kind Summit!



Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing and Sign Up Now!

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7:30p - 9:30p ET

SAVE $20 with Early Bird Registration!






for a $10 Discount to Registrants

(Vet or Non-Vet)!!!




Epilepsy cannot keep a good dog down! Wouldn't you like to maximize the lives of your epileptic patients? Join us and learn from top experts in veterinary medicine on all aspects of epilepsy and care including:




                                        Session I:                    


Understanding Seizures and Canine Epilepsy

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 @ 7:30p-9:30p ET 



        • Karen Muñana, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
  • Ana Clara Muñoz, DVM
  • Ned Patterson, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
 In this first session, we'll learn all about:

- Common characteristics of canine epilepsy and how it can affect dogs differently
- How to best approach each individual, and components of an exam and thorough evaluation for diagnosis
- Behavior as an indicator and comorbidity of epilepsy - Understanding focal seizures and behavior problems in affected dogs
- The genetics of epilepsy - dog breeds commonly affected and practical considerations if breeding dogs or buying one from a breeder



Session II:  Canine Epilepsy - Management and Treatment Considerations

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 @ 7:30p-9:30p ET


  • Karen Muñana, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
  • Simon Platt, BVMS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN, FRCVS, RCVS and EBVS Recognized Specialist of Veterinary Neurology
  • Devon Hague, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

The focus of this second session will be on optimizing treatment plans, and maximizing epilepsy care, quality of life, and patient outcomes

- Medical management of epileptics - Which drugs and when? Side effects and comparative costs of drugs. Monitoring patients and making adjustments to treatment plans.

- Treating medication-resistant seizures - non-drug treatment options and emerging therapies

- Answers to the most commonly asked questions about medications and patient management





Session III:

Canine Epilepsy - Management & Treatment Considerations cont'd

 Tuesday, November 1, 2022 @ 7:30p-9:30p ET



·     Holger Volk, PhD, PGCAP, DECVN, FHEA, MRCVS

·      Curtis Dewey, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology), DACVS

·      Marios Charalambous, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DECVN, MRCVS, ABVS and EBVS Recognized Specialist in Veterinary Neurology 

·     Devon Hague, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

This session will delve deeper into management of epileptic dogs through nutrition, integrative and complementary treatment interventions, and treating seizuring dogs

- The role of nutrition - what and how it can impact the disease

- Incorporating evidence-based integrative therapies in the care of epileptic dogs including medium chain triglycerides, omega 3 fatty acids, CBD oil, Chinese herbals, and acupuncture

- Management of seizuring dogs at home

- Managing the Seizuring Dog in the ER and veterinary practice setting






Session IV:

Lynchpins to the Successful Management of Epilepsy &

Achieving a Best Quality of Life for Pets

and Their Owners

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 @ 7:30p-9:30p ET





  • Rowena Packer, BSc (Hons), PhD
  • Kathleen Cooney, DVM, CHPV, CCFP
  • Karen Muñana, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
  • Julie Nettifee, RVT, MS, VTS (Neurology)

This session will delve deeper into the veterinarian-pet owner- dog relationship and the factors that can impact successful management of epileptic dogs. 

- What the research shows is important to pet owners, veterinarians, and veterinary specialists when it comes to managing canine epilepsy

-  Leveraging the veterinary team to successfully care for epileptic patients

- Quality of life assessment and considerations 

- Epilepsy and what the future holds


Registration includes: 

- Admission (Attend live and/or view On Demand)

- Exclusive offers from the Program Sponsors

- Digital packet with helpful information and resources 



 - $59 (Reg. $79) - Non-CE credit eligible or

-  $109 (Reg. $129) - CE credit option - earn up to 7 hrs of RACE-approved CE credit**

NON-VETERINARIANS (4 sessions - non-CE credit eligible) = $29 (Reg = $39)



 ***Don't forget our FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong Promo Code: PACK for $10 Discount!***

 *FREE for VetVine Premium Membership subscribers who register before 10/18/22
Early Bird registration savings end 10/7/22

**This Program is pending approval for 7 hours of CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians by AAVSB RACE, NY State, and the NJVMA.



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for a $10 Discount to Registrants

(Vet or Non-Vet)



Attend Live or View On Demand.






Have Questions? 



Julie Ann Nettifee  RVT, MS, VTS (Neurology)

North Carolina State University

College of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Clinical Sciences

1060 William Moore Drive

Lab B236

Raleigh, NC  27607

919-513-6812 Phone







Visit Our #LiveGibStrong Canine Epilepsy Online Resource Library 






















  1. I sure hope they find a cure soon, that would be such a blessing for so many.

  2. WOW!!! What an amazing summit! It looks like it should be very beneficial for any dog parent who has a pup suffering from epilepsy. The line of speakers is terrific and the agenda for each day is what I would want to have covered. My only surprise is that you aren't on the panel of speakers. You're such a trailblazer with "Live Gib Strong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness". As I was reading, I really expected to see you on the panel. I was shocked! You must be working in the background. Your fingerprints are all over this one...or maybe that's Gib's paw prints. 😉🐶💞
    I'm sharing this with all my dog friends and I really hope there's a cure soon!

  3. The fact that such a roster of eminent speakers is ready to talk on Canine Epilepsy shows that it is taken very seriously. I think the time has come for pet illnesses and diseases to be taken seriously has FINALLY come. Progress in areas like this and (feline) FIP brings attention and with it HOPE. The critical thing now is to make treatment for this diseases and the cures available to every pet owner. (I know the FIP cure costs a lot of money).

    Marjorie Dawson
    Dash Kitten

  4. This is such an amazing lineup of veterinary professionals on this topic! I wish I had known about this sooner so I could have scheduled around these times. But I will definitely be sharing for other veterinary professionals looking at this area of specialty! Is this a yearly conference? If so, I will make sure to make a note about it for next year!

  5. It looks like a great event, perfect for anyone who cares for an epileptic dog or someone in the field of veterinary medicine.


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