Kitty Kollar in the Media and at Conferences
This page will keep you up to date on Kitty Kollar® in the news, at conferences and conventions, and any place else Kitty Kollar makes an appearance.
Kitty Kollar Attends Two Veterinary Conferences
Kitty Kollar attended two important veterinary conferences. From September 22 -27, 2018 we will be in Atlanta at the Exoticon Conference. This conference hosts veterinarians who work with small animals such as ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs, reptiles, and avian species. We have placed kollars on geese, a raptor, a penguin and a parrot and look forward to helping the owners of all these species when e-tubes are called for.
Then on September 28-30, 2017 we will have a Kitty Kollar Booth at the American
Association of Feline Practitioners conference in Charlotte, NC. It is our first booth and we are very
excited about sharing information with over 1125 feline veterinarians from around the world and
garnering information to help us improve our product.
Kitty Kollar Used at 2017 World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark
Veterinarians and technicians attended a hands-on lab called “Feeding Tubes Save Time and Money: Learn How to Place and Use Them.” Techniques were taught using plush animals as models. A Kitty Kollar was supplied a for each attendee to use and then take back to their practice, helping spread the news about Kitty Kollar around the world
Kitty Kollar Provides Product to Assist in Training at IVECCS
Kitty Kollar was pleased to again provide product to assist in training veterinarians at the 2017 International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS) in Nashville, TN. Vets and technicians used Kitty and Kanine Kollars in hands-on labs entitled “Tubes and Holes,” and “Emergency Procedures.” This is helping to prepare the next generation of veterinarians to be aware of and use Kitty Kollars when they are presented with a patient that requires a feeding tube.
Winn Announces Grant Awards for Eleven Feline Health Studies
The Winn Feline Foundation announced the award of eleven feline medical research grants funded through the generous support of private and corporate donations from around the world, including the Speckles Abdominal Cancer Study, sponsored by Kitty Kollar in memory of Quasimodo).The grant funds research of a “viral gene expression analysis towards preventing feline lymphoma.”
Kitty Kollar Donation Supports Winn Feline Foundation
The overarching goal at Kitty Kollar has always been to help cats and dogs that are undergoing medical challenges. Since our inception we have asked every pet parent to share what his or her pet is being treated for, helping us to determine where future research efforts should be concentrated.
This year we created a Way-To-Give in conjunction with Winn Feline Foundation (http://www.winnfelinefoundation.org/) to sponsor at least one 2017 research study around lymphoma, IBD, kidney disease, diabetes, FHL, and/or pancreatitis.
We have been thanked by so many of you for what we provide for your pets and asked by many of you for various ways to help more cats.
You now have the opportunity to add to this research opportunity, through “Kitty Kollar Customers Care” in honor or in memory of your pet, or a special veterinarian or licensed technician.
To donate, you may use this link: http://www.winnfelinefoundation.org/giving/other-ways-to-give or go directly to Winn’s secure donation page at https://support.winnfelinefoundation.org.
You will need to select “How would you like your funds used?” And then “I would like to choose a specific purpose or fund”. This will open up a drop-down menu and you can select “Kitty Kollar Customers Care”. You will have a chance to indicate after you enter your personal information whether your gift is “in honor of” or “in memory of” and then select “select an honor program” to choose “honor a special person or cat who brightens your day” and name them, and the same with a memorial.
You also have the opportunity to sign up for Winn’s monthly newsletter when you give.
Each gift will receive a personal acknowledgement from Winn and of course your donation is tax-deductible.
If you wish to make a more substantial donation or to include Winn in your trust and estate planning, you may contact:
Donor Care Specialist
888-963-6946, Ext 701
We invite you to join with us to help in the search for answers and cures to these chronic and too common diseases.
Kitty Kollar at the 2016 IVECCS Conference
“On behalf of the VECCS I would like to thank you very much for your support of our wet labs and dry labs at this year’s IVECCS. The support has been tremendous and I know the participants are in for a terrific experience! This year we will have 15 wet labs and 41 dry labs and workshops involving over 1500 participants. The attached document indicates the sessions where we will be using supplies you have provided for us.
Thank you again for all your support. We obviously could not being to offer these labs without your help.”
Jennifer Devey, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC
IVECCS Lab Coordinator
Sessions presented by Kitty Kollar:
Tubes and Holes (wet lab) – 61 attendees
Emergency Procedures (veterinarian workshop) – 271 attendees
Kitty Kollar at the World Conference of the
Association of Feline Practitioners
In October 2015 Kitty Kollar attended the World Conference of the
Association of Feline Practitioners. Here the collars were presented to
several thousand veterinarians and technicians from all over the world.
Veterinarians from Japan, Hong Kong, the UK, Brazil, Spain and many other
countries were able to purchase collars to take back and use in their
It was very rewarding to find that so many of the veterinarians
visiting the booth were aware of and already using Kitty Kollars for their
Kitty Kollar is included in a Veterinary Textbook
In the chapter titled The Cat Friendly Practice, written by Dr. Margie Scherk, Kitty Kollars are recommended as part of the basic equipment that should be stocked by any practice that sees cats.
The goal in creating this product was that cats and dogs would no longer have to endure constrictive elastic neck wraps and this is a big step in educating future veterinarians.
Kitty Kollar makes an appearance at ICARE in Paris
Donna attended the biannual International Conference of Avian, Herpetological and Exotic Mammal Medicine (ICARE) conference in Paris in April 2015. There she was able to network with veterinarians from around the world regarding new and current applications for Kitty Kollar, including use in ferrets and rabbits as well as large birds such as raptors which require enteral feeding and thus a feeding tube.
It was very gratifying to speak with veterinarians from places such as Australia and Germany that are already using Kitty Kollars in their practices and the contacts made will help spread the use of Kitty Kollars further around the globe.
Kitty Kollar is mentioned by the Veterinary Information Network
The Veterinary Information Network article, Feeding Tubes for Dogs and Cats, explains the types of feeding tubes and care and states that, “If you don’t want to deal with bandages, there’s a neck wrap designed for use with e-tubes in dogs and cats called Kitty Kollar that can be used instead.”
Kitty Kollars used in Wet Lab demonstrations at 2014 IVECCS Conference
Kitty Kollars were used in Wet Lab demonstrations at the 2014 IVECCS (International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society) Conference held in September. Veterinarians from across the country that participated in a lab called “Tubes and Holes,” designed to teach them how to perform emergency procedures including e-tube placements, were supplied with Kitty Kollars at the meeting in Indianapolis.
On behalf of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society I would like to thank you for your help in making the labs at this year’s IVECCS such a success. We really appreciate it – obviously we would never be able to hold these labs without the support of industry and your product is always a hit!
Jennifer Devey, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC
IVECCS Lab Coordinator
Kitty Kollar at the 2013 IVECCS Conference
I attended the IVECCS (International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society) conference in San Diego on September 8, 2013 with Kitty Kollar being a sponsor of the event..
Kitty Kollars were incorporated into several of the teaching labs for veterinarians and technicians as part of their continuing education.
Here are a few pictures from the event.
Article in the OC Register: A Veterinarian uses a Kitty Kollar on her own kitty
Feeding tubes can be life lines for ill cats. This is an article published on August 26, 2012 was written by board-certified Feline Veterinarian Dr. Elaine Wexler-Mitchell, who used the Kitty Kollar® on her own kitty. The article discusses the life-saving value of e-tubes.
Kitty Kollar at the 2011 Western Veterinary Conference
Donna attended the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas in 2011 and met with Norm Jorgensen and Gene Culley from Jorgensen Labs, the veterinary distributor for Kitty Kollars. This conference marked the introduction of Kitty Kollars to the veterinary marketplace. Here are a few pictures from that event.