Specifically designed for veterinary nurses and technicians wanting to know how to successfully treat diabetic dogs and cats in their care, this half-day seminar will provide plenty of practical guidelines and useful tips.
Linda Fleeman is an internationally recognised leader in companion animal diabetes mellitus and head of Animal Diabetes Australia. Linda 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.
Join in to learn about protocols that are easy to follow and new improved treatment and monitoring tools such as insulin dosing pens and flash glucose monitoring.
This seminar will provide practical guidelines and reliable information that will help you achieve sweet success for your diabetic patients.
This course introduces backyard poultry to the clinician to allow comprehensive and effective workup and care for these patients. Keeping a few chickens in the backyard has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the last decade, with the backyard chicken becoming one of the most common birds presenting for veterinary care. This course aims to give you more confidence in approaching your backyard poultry cases by firstly providing an introduction to pet chicken medicine and then discussing common infectious and non-infectious diseases, anaesthesia and surgery.
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!
Ophthalmology consultations will remain frustrating if we always reach for the same treatment without identifying and addressing underlying causes for the conditions presented. This course will equip you with a logical approach to the management and diagnosis of common equine ocular conditions. The aim of this program is to provide an overview of the equine ocular examination and the most relevant diagnostic tests to perform, as well as current approaches to the treatment of commonly seen equine ophthalmic diseases.
Refining technique, reducing mistakes and dealing with complications. Surgery is a big part of practice and whilst it can be very rewarding, it can also result in great anxiety and stress. In this podcast, we will discuss strategies that can be used to improve your surgical technique and simple steps that can be taken to avoid making mistakes. We will look at dealing with complications, from identifying what could go wrong preoperatively to how we can deal with post-operative complications in general practice. Furthermore, we will look at the best ways to learn and refine new surgical techniques, allowing surgeons to continue to develop throughout their careers.
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.
Working as a veterinarian isn’t always easy. This course will introduce you to some of the essential skills for coping with the demands of your job, as well as strategies for maintaining your wellbeing. This course is suitable for veterinarians at all levels. These psychological skills will provide them with beneficial and evidence-based tools to help them cope with the demands of their job, as well as daily life. This course aims to provide evidence-based strategies to help participants effectively cope with the demands of working in the veterinary profession.