In this 1-day seminar Jessica Quimby (USA) will be joined by locals Vanessa Barrs and Lara Boland to present some of the latest information on feline medicine. This will be Dr Quimby’s first visit to Australia where she will present the latest information on feline Chronic Kidney Disease, which has been the subject of her research at both Colorado State University and more recently Ohio State University. Vanessa Barrs is well known to Australian audiences and she will present updates on feline infectious diseases and emerging diseases. They will be joined by Dr Lara Boland who will provide an update on feline cholangitis. Lara is currently at the University of Sydney Teaching Hospital with Vanessa and previously completed an International Cat Care sponsored residency in small animal medicine at the University of Bristol. We are fortunate to have been able to hold this seminar on Jessica’s brief visit to Australia, so make sure you do not miss the opportunity to hear from these outstanding presenters and researchers.
This course will serve as an introduction to non-accidental injury investigation and documentation. The purpose of the course is to give the student the ability to recognise the typical signs and symptoms of injuries sustained deliberately, either through abuse or neglect. We will also review techniques of documentation once the symptoms are recognised as well as develop interview techniques to facilitate interaction with the animal owners. This course will help you recognise non-accidental injury in animal victims, explore the role of the veterinary team in recognizing and responding to suspected non-accidental injury, and encourage you to put your new knowledge to work as you investigate scenes of suspected non-accidental injury.
Do you know what you are seeing when you are scanning? Can you follow blood vessels as a roadmap to the abdomen? Can you find the adrenal glands and pancreas? Do you have enough time to practise your scanning on normal dogs as well as clinical patients? If you are time poor but need an intensive boost to help you gain more confidence with your imaging, here’s your chance to make it happen! Let Dr Karon Hoffmann work with you in an intensive, immersive practical 4-day course on Diagnostic Ultrasound, where you will spend a dedicated amount of time learning how to perform scans from the right foundations and improve your technique under the focussed guidance of these expert instructors. Karon is known Australia-wide as the ‘go to’ person for ultrasound as well as being a European Boarded Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She will instruct and give you personal and immediate feedback on your scanning, and teach you tips and tricks that will make a huge difference when you get back to your practice. What’s even better is that Karon will help you develop a sense of achievement when you take your ultrasound skills to the next level. Those confounding cases won’t seem so scary and you’ll be excited at the prospect of being able to perform ultrasound examinations on all your cases. Better still, you’ll discover that you want to learn more, practise more and get even better as your confidence builds.
Make the most of your imaging equipment to increase your diagnostic accuracy and confidence for every single case. Musculoskeletal radiography may seem easy, but this comprehensive course will take your understanding of skeletal imaging and pathology to a new level. As well as conventional radiography, we will introduce ultrasound, CT and MRI where appropriate, as these modalities are becoming increasingly critical for mapping disease processes and understanding abnormalities of the skeletal and nervous systems. CT, in particular, is useful for unravelling mysteries of structures with complex anatomy, such as the skull.
Fresh perspectives on clinical anatomy! Clinical anatomy has come a long way in recent years. Corinna Klupiec will present an assortment of applied anatomy topics covering the musculoskeletal system, the head, body cavities, special senses and neuroanatomy through the use of interactive lectures plus a practical session incorporating dry specimens, audiovisual material and 3D anatomy software. Anatomy is something we all use every day in practice, but how often do you see it as a topic for CPD? Here is an opportunity to refresh your knowledge and see things in a completely new light, which will have implications in diagnostic imaging and surgical procedures.
An introduction to emergency medicine with particular emphasis on treating cats, including triage, shock and fluid therapy and treatment of common toxicities. 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 aims to help you diagnose and treat challenging equine lameness cases. This course will review and provide key tips on how to do an effective physical exam, when and how to use diagnostic analgesia and the pros and cons of different techniques. We 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. Finally we will review 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).
Rabbit anesthetics are often considered challenging and have the reputation for being unsuccessful and difficult. The success of a rabbit anesthetic rests on planning, monitoring and additional supportive treatments as well as choosing the most appropriate anesthetic agents for the individual rabbit. This lecture will outline easy and affordable techniques to allow you to standardize your rabbit anesthetics. We will discuss and provide alternatives and protocols allowing your team to confidently respond to various anesthetic events.