The Canine Epilepsy Summit


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

 7:30p – 9:30p ET


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!

Sign Up Now!


 for a $10 Discount to Registrants

(Vet or Non-Vet)!!! 

Don’t forget to add our FiveSibes Discount Code: PACK when checking out!


– Registration + CE credit option – earn up to 7 hrs of RACE-approved CE credit = $129

NON-VETERINARIANS (4 sessions) = $29 – Not eligible for CE credit


Don’t forget to add our FiveSibes Discount Code: PACK when checking out! 




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



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

Sign Up Now!

Registration includes: 

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

– Exclusive offers from the Program Sponsors

– Digital packet with helpful information and resources 

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

*FREE for VetVine Premium Membership subscribers who register before 10/18/22

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

Attend Live or View On Demand. 





 If link above does not take you to registration,

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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 FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong Canine Epilepsy Online Resource Library 

  • Blog article written by Dorothy Wills-Raftery,
  • Founder/Author of #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness & Education
  • Author of & Partner with Purple Day® Every Day/The Anita Kaufmann Foundation for #Paws4Purple Initiative
  • Award-Winning Author of EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy ~and~ the children’s FiveSibes Tale What’s Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy
  • DWAA “Excellence” Nomination for “The Sibe Vibe” Show on Dog Works Radio for “Talking Canine Epilepsy” Episode Featuring Dr. Karen Muñana & Julie Nettifee RVT, MS, VTS (Neurology) of NCSU-CVM
  • International Purple Day® Ambassador Since 2012
  • Volunteer Case Manager for The Wally Foundation~Canine Epilepsy


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