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Upcoming New Castle County Meeting

Nutritional Management for Canine & Feline Urinary Conditions

See GI Issues in a New Light with Microbiome Science



Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

: La Casa Pasta - 120 Four Seasons Parkway, Newark, Delaware


Nutritional Management for Canine & Feline Urinary Conditions - Come join us to hear about the latest in nutritional management for canine and feline urinary conditions including struvite and calcium oxalate crystals (and uroliths), and Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC).  Learn how nutritional management can effectively manage the most common causes of lower urinary tract signs in cats, reducing the rate of recurrent FIC signs by 89%.  Discuss the best methods to safely and effectively dissolve struvite uroliths in as early as 7 days (average = 27 days) and reduce the risk of recurrance.  Learn how nutrition can help manage risk for urethral plugs, which often are associated with FIC and struvite crystalluria, while significantly lowering the likelihood for calcium oxalate to precipitate in urine.


See GI Issues in a New Light with Microbiome Science- New Hill's Prescription Diet Gastrointestinal Biome revolutionizes the way you tackle fiber-responsive GI issues by putting microbiome health at the forefront of GI care.  Groundbreaking new science and research highlights the critical role a dog or cat's gut microbiome can play in not only their response to GI issues, but also in determining their overall well-being.  Learn what makes this new product so unique and how it can help in the management of a variety of chronic GI conditions including diarrhea, constipation, fiber-reponsive enteropathies, antibiotic-reponsive diarrhea, colitis, and *megacolon (*reponsive to fiber).


Betsy Gallagher, RD, LDN

Betsy Gallagher is a Boarded Registered Dietitian (RD) and Licensed Dietary Nutritionist (LDN) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).  She earned her BS in Nutrition and Food Science from Drexel University and her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education at Immaculata University.  Upon earning her Board Certification, Betsy worked in private practice for ten years with a focus on Medical Nutrition Counseling and Dietary Disease Management.  Betsy earned recognition in Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doc’s edition before joining the Hill’s Pet Nutrition team in 1999.
Betsy Gallagher is currently employed by Hill’s Pet Nutrition as a Territory Manager, where she educates veterinarians and their health care teams in Medical Nutrition Therapy, Disease Management and Wellness Nutrition.  Providing in-clinic education, Betsy promotes nutrition recommendation through a better understanding of the important role of therapeutic nutrition in disease management, improved client communication and partners to assist practices in business growth and profitability while offering best medicine practices.
In her 20 years with Hill’s, Betsy has earned multiple recognition awards both in team and personal achievements, most recently being nominated for the Chairman’s You Can Make a Difference (CYCMD) award.  She is a field trainer for new hires and a Tour Expert for the Hills Transforming Lives Tour (HTLT), a three day CE approved event at the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center offered to regional veterinarians.


Deidre Gesualdi, DVM, MS
Dr. Deidre Gesualdi earned her DVM at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.  Following school, she worked as a small-animal private practitioner in Virginia for five years before joining the Hill’s Pet Nutrition team in 2009.  
Dr. Gesualdi is currently employed by Hill’s Pet Nutrition as a Professional Consulting Veterinarian, where she engages and educates veterinary teams in pet nutrition, promotes nutritional recommendations, and partners to assist practices in business growth.  She works with veterinary specialists and general veterinary practices throughout New Jersey, and some areas of New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.  In addition, she works closely with staff and students at several local Veterinary Technician colleges.
Dr. Gesualdi has been effectively sharing information and education with audiences for over eight years, via presentation, workshop and rounds.  She executes internal training for her team, and is instrumental in training new team members as well.
Dr. Gesualdi earned a BS in Biology at Radford University in 1992, followed by an MS in Biology from George Mason University in 2000.  She has previous experience with biomedical research at the FDA, Department of Veterans Affairs, NIH and Georgetown University.


Continuing Education Credit -1.50 hours of approved continuing education will be offered through the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association.


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Deadline to Register: November 1, 2019








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