Tools for improving the management of mild uncomplicated acute GI upset in companion animals

The Acute GI Upset Screening Tool was created to help DVMs, RVTs, VAs and client service teams triage appointment booking. It will help guide the use of low-harm therapies ahead of an in-person visit.

The Acute GI Upset Screening Tool is aimed at dogs and cats who are experiencing mild uncomplicated acute gastrointestinal events.

See for yourself how easy it is to use.

Created by veterinary experts and board-certified internal medicine specialists and provided by Grey Wolf Animal Health.

Not a validated diagnostic tool.


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During the webcast, veterinarian specialists with expertise in gastroenterology, infectious diseases and education will share how to engage your entire team in the management of mild, uncomplicated acute GI upset.

Susan Kilborn DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM

Susan Kilborn

Tatjana K. Mirkovic BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

Tatjana K. Mirkovic

Irene Moore
DVM, MSc, BSc (Agr)

It’s free, and only takes two minutes to register.


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