An introduction to emergency medicine with particular emphasis on treating cats. Much of what we do in veterinary emergency medicine is extrapolated from human medicine and while we learn more about the unique pathophysiology of disease and responses to treatment in cats, evidence for emergency treatment in cats is scarce. This course will present the latest evidence based approach to feline emergency, combined with tutors personal experience treating cats in the emergency setting, and will get you up to speed in the key areas needed to provide effective emergency care to cats. The course covers triage, shock and fluid therapy, as well as treatment of common toxicities. The unique aspects of caring for cats in the emergency and critical care settings will also be addressed.
This course will cover physical examination and history tips and notes, diagnostic analgesia and the pros and cons of different techniques. The course will delve into imaging and you will discover what modality to choose and how to get the best results. We will then discuss advanced imaging to find out what other imaging options there are, and how to use that information. We will then cover advances in treatment options, what is new and why does it work (or not)?
This small group workshop is designed to give you a basic understanding of small animal (dog and cat) echocardiography. Major topics include ultrasound principles, normal cardiac anatomy and physiology, techniques for achieving quality 2D and M-mode images and results, case presentations of important diseases / emergency cases, and hands-on scanning of normal dogs. You will have the opportunity to practice in hands-on sessions with an experienced instructor, where individual coaching of how to obtain 2D and M-mode echocardiographic views and measurements taught in the lectures will be the main focus.
This course is designed to give the participant a more advanced understanding of small animal echocardiography. This course is designed to give the participant a more advanced understanding of small animal echocardiography. Major topics include in-depth cardiac anatomy and physiology, techniques for achieving high-quality results, case presentations of important diseases and hands-on scanning of normal dogs. Skills taught in this hands-on sessions include pulse wave Doppler, continuous wave Doppler, colour flow Doppler, special measurements and calculations and applying the Bernoulli equation to clinical cases. The participants will practice in hands-on sessions with an experienced instructor, where individual coaching of how to obtain echocardiographic views and Doppler-measurements taught in the lectures will be the main focus. Requirements: Please note this workshop is only available to individuals who have completed the Basic Echocardiography Workshop, or who can provide evidence of equivalent experience (to be established at the presenter’s discretion).
Dr Linda Fleeman is an internationally recognised leader in companion animal diabetes mellitus and head of Animal Diabetes Australia. She is extensively published, and has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent teacher dedicated to helping promote compassionate and tailored personalised care for diabetic patients.
This course is designed to cover a broad range of the commonest dermatological problems faced in general practice in both dogs and cats, and reinforce a practical logical problem-orientated approach to skin disease.
More than just a window to the soul. The CVE has put together an illuminating ophthalmology course. In a conference convened by Robin Stanley there will be five speakers comprising ophthalmologists and internists. David Maggs and Robin Stanley are well known to just about every vet in Australia, David being an ex-pat Aussie who practises at UC Davis, with a main research focus on feline herpetic disease management. Also from Davis is Lynelle Johnson, the foremost expert in disease conditions of the respiratory tract who will focus on infectious and systemic diseases which impact on the eye, or present first with ophthalmic manifestations. Heather Kaese will be new to many, being a double-boarded specialist from Eye Care for Animals in the USA (the largest ophthalmic referral group in the world), who started out as an internist and subsequently trained in ophthalmology. Heather will bring special expertise in the management of the whole patient, not just their eyes!
Gain confidence to save it with a scalpel. Lameness in the hindlimbs is a very common problem presented to the general practitioner for treatment. The majority of these cases originate from the hip and stifle joints and many of these problems respond very favourably to surgical treatment. This workshop is designed to provide a practical refresher on the common problems and treatment for the hip and stifle joints in the dog. This will be delivered as short updates illustrated with case studies followed with a hands-on laboratory session on cadavers. The objective of the workshop is to provide the experienced practitioner with the confidence to begin extending your surgical treatment options for your clients. For the recent graduate, this workshop aims to arm you with the technical skills to begin with the more common surgical procedures on the hip and stifle joints.
Improve your skills in treating bone fractures. Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures using bone plates and screws is a common and effective modality of treatment for fracture management in small animal practice. This workshop is designed to allow participants to use and appreciate the instruments employed to correctly and effectively apply bone plates and screws for simple fracture fixation in long bones. Principles of bone plating and screw application will be revised over a series of lectures with case studies used to highlight these principles. This will be followed with a practical session where participants will practice surgical approaches to the femur, tibia, humerus, and radius on a cadaver. Simple fractures will be created and all participants will have the opportunity to apply a compression and a neutralisation plate.