Want to gain the special skills required for those tricky feline patients? An unwell cat poses many unique challenges to the small animal practitioner and the difference between managing canine and feline patients (in both the art and the science of veterinary medicine) is well recognised. This course is designed to reinforce, deepen and broaden your knowledge of feline medicine in a practical, interactive and enjoyable way. In addition, it will provide you with valuable information to make your practice more ‘feline friendly’.
Advance your problem-solving skills to develop a rational, pathophysiologically-based approach to treating internal medicine cases. This course will cover common clinical problems in small animal internal medicine. The emphasis will be on problem solving and developing a rational, pathophysiological approach to internal medicine. It aims to increase your diagnostic accuracy and enable you to develop a problem solving framework that can be applied to all your cases. If you are interested in sitting the small animal medicine membership examinations for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS), this is a wonderful preparation for you. Assignments consist of analysis of case studies provided by the tutor and clinical cases encountered in your own practice. This will encourage problem‑oriented thinking and logical case assessment that will carry through into more successful and rewarding management of your patients.
Build your framework of understanding and improve your interpretational skills and mental approach to internal medicine cases. This course is designed to help you build a problem-solving approach to medicine that encourages you to define the problem, develop a ranked list of differential diagnoses and construct a logical means of investigating/treating the problem/s. The primary aim of this course is to help you build a framework of understanding (i.e. the ‘big picture’) for key cases and diseases encountered in general practice and to help you interpret key information to reach the correct diagnoses and build the appropriate management plan. We hope you continue to build on this foundation with experience and further study. By completing this course, you can expect to develop an approach that is able to be applied confidently across a vast range of internal medicine problems. By completing this course, you can expect to develop an approach that is able to be applied confidently across a vast range of internal medicine problems.
Between 40 and 50 per cent of dogs and cats will either die of cancer or have cancer found incidentally on post mortem. Yet, unlike heart disease, chronic renal insufficiency and arthritis, cancer is potentially curable.
Develop your ability and confidence to investigate, diagnose and manage your ocular cases, every single time. Ophthalmology is one of those subjects you can’t learn at University or from a book – you really need to see cases to work out what is happening in eyes. This course is focused on working through presenting signs and aims to help vets in general, equine or small animal practice manage their eye cases with greater competence and confidence. The course will present the latest evidence-based information as well as numerous videos and images of ophthalmic conditions and procedures, which you will be encouraged to practice at a two-day practical workshop at Dr Stanley’s practice.
Maximise the output of your clients’ operations and learn how to better manage nutritional problems. This course aims to help you develop the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve optimal nutritional outcomes in beef, dairy cattle and sheep enterprises. The course emphasises an evidence-based approach to nutritional management and will focus on key topics including the development and physiology of the rumen, feed intake and its utilisation, the management and prevention of nutritional deficiencies and metabolic disease as well as the achievement of optimal nutritional outcomes. This course will be highly valuable to any veterinarian working in a farming environment or looking to develop their nutritional consultancy as well as those who are intending to study with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) in animal nutrition (ruminant).
Provide better outcomes for all your surgical patients and boost your confidence to approach more complex surgeries. Would it not be great to provide your patients and clients with more and better surgical options and be able to confidently advise on their pros and cons to guide your clients’ decision making? Imagine the satisfaction of correctly doing the surgery yourself. This course aims to present an overview of surgery and assist you to improve your approach to diagnosis and management of surgical diseases. The resources provided to support your learning in this course include not only notes and journal articles, but also video clips illustrating how to perform procedures, manipulations and operations you can carry out in your own practice. By the end of the course, you will have built a video library of common surgical procedures that you can review prior to performing the procedure. In addition, the course is supplemented by a two-day workshop that combines case studies, surgical demonstrations and an extensive wet lab practical session. Throughout the course, important principles and details are emphasised.
Improve your diagnostic skills and avoid common mistakes in thoracic diagnosis. Thoracic radiography is one of the most useful clinical tests undertaken in clinical practice and yet one of the most frequently cited areas of confusion. This course aims to increase your ability to take optimal thoracic radiographs and to interpret them confidently. The modules focus on radiographic interpretation, with incorporation of complementary imaging modalities, particularly CT and sonography, to assist in explanations of the radiographic pathological patterns present.
Develop a greater understanding of the benefits of abdominal radiography and improve your imaging evaluation of common abdominal diseases. This course focuses on a radiographic approach to abdominal imaging but will supplement radiographic imaging with other imaging modalities. The usefulness of ultrasonography will be explored for imaging abdominal viscera and, where relevant, the application of other modalities such as computer tomography (CT) will be discussed and demonstrated. While this is not primarily an ultrasound course, the comparative usefulness of radiography and ultrasound will be included wherever possible. You can expect to further your knowledge of ultrasound and its indications. You will not be required to have an ultrasound machine in your practice; for those that do, however, there will be some practical sonographic tasks.