Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) is a veterinary driven online resource aimed at caregivers of dogs with arthritis, as well as professionals working in the field of canine welfare and pain management. Camwas set up in 2015 by Veterinary Surgeon, Dr Hannah Capon, a first opinion vet with 20 years of experience in clinical practice.
One afternoon in clinic, Hannah had to euthanise two otherwise healthy dogs as a result of chronic pain from arthritis that could no longer be managed. This, combined with Hannah’s own dog Holly being diagnosed with arthritis, made her stop and reflect that so much more could be done to improve the quality of life for dogs with arthritis. CAM was born and this was the start of Hannah’s lifelong passion to educate both canine caregivers and professionals in the early identification and multimodal management of arthritis in dogs.
CAM aims to change the fact that arthritis is one of the major causes of elective euthanasia in dogs in the UK and across the world. By educating caregivers and professionals about the disease and the earlier recognition of pain in dogs, arthritis can be better tackled to give our dogs longer, healthier and more comfortable lives.
CAM believes in an evidence based approach to ensure professionals and caregivers have the most clinically effective and up to date knowledge to diagnose, treat and manage canine arthritis. CAM provides a range of resources to help caregivers and professionals gain comprehensive knowledge on the recognition and multimodal management of arthritis.
To learn more, visit Canine Arthritis Management.
Dr. Anjuli Hein is the co-owner at Indian Tree Animal Hospital. She earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, and is certified in Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (MAV). Her areas of professional interest include pain management, wellness care, senior care, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Hein was inspired to become a veterinarian after growing up on a ranch and working with her local veterinarian. She enjoys providing support and care for four-legged family members, while working alongside her clients and amazing staff to create well-rounded and long-term plans for Indian Tree Animal Hospital's patients.
Dr. Hein currently shares a home in Arvada, CO with her husband, two kids, Mosley, a Boxer, and Reese, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. When she is not providing quality veterinary care, she enjoys camping, hiking, reading, and volunteering with math groups and events through her kids' school.
To learn more, visit Indian Tree Animal Hospital.
Dr. Danny Sack is a small animal veterinarian with a special interest in orthopedic and minimally invasive surgery, as well as rehabilitation. His research focuses are in canine athlete iliopsoas strains and the genetics and pain management of osteoarthritis.’ Currently working as a surgical intern in Maryland, America, Danny aims to eventually become a small animal board-certified surgeon and own his own practice.