Canine urinary incontinence: Diagnose and manage

This session explores various aspects of canine urinary incontinence. Learn about typical presentations with different underlying diseases, how to use selected diagnostic tests, and management strategies. 

This session originally was presented at AVMA Convention 2023.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Learn how to prioritize causes of urinary incontinence based on clinical presentation.
  • Understand the role of various diagnostic testing.
  • Design an algorithm for each patient using different management techniques.

Dr. Tracy Hill earned her DVM from the University of Minnesota in 2005. She completed small animal internal medicine residency at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and become a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2009. She then obtained a PhD in comparative biomedical sciences at NCSU by developing an ex vivo model of acid injury in canine gastric mucosa. Concurrent with her PhD, she completed a fellowship in interventional radiology at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. She has been in academia since then, serving as a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and an assistant professor at the University of Georgia. In 2021 she joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota, where she currently is a clinical associate professor in small animal internal medicine and interventional radiology/endourology. Her research and clinical interests are in gastroenterology and interventional radiology. In addition to her clinical and research focus, Dr. Hill works towards strategic change of structures and systems, optimizing processes, and teaching skills to veterinarians to increase satisfaction and overall engagement in the veterinary profession.