This course is designed for all practitioners who want to maximize their use of fluid therapy; and for those who want to take the next step to developing skills in critical care medicine. Fluid therapy is used daily in our practice. It is one of the cheapest treatments we offer, resulting in dramatic improvements in our patients. However, indications for fluid therapy use, other than rehydration, is often overlooked. As well as developing skills in critical care medicine, this course will help you develop an understanding of why electrolyte and acid-base balance is so important in our critical patients, and how we can manage these abnormalities with fluid therapy. In the final module, we will delve into transfusion medicine so you will be more confident in managing the next acutely anaemic patient.
Reduce your stress during surgery and the healing time of your patients after surgery, through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge. Bad habits creep into everything we do, particularly if you work on your own or do not have feedback from your colleagues. Refresh your skills through a review of the important fundamentals of surgery and the opportunity to practice these skills in a wet lab environment. This workshop will be ideal for those returning to practice, recent graduates and old hands who want to brush up their surgery skills
This course will explore the relationship between human violence and animal maltreatment, its history, its presence in the legal system, society and the family. The course will explore resources available and how veterinary professionals can work within their community to facilitate a more effective response to cruelty and violence. Veterinarians and forensic specialists play a central role in the investigation and prosecution of animal abuse and neglect. This veterinary forensic course will prepare you for real-world situations in veterinary forensic medicine by faculty members who have years of experience in the field working with law enforcement and animal protection organisations. You will learn how to process animal crimes scenes, handle and interpret evidence, and recognize animal abuse, along with other skills that are vital to obtaining justice for abused animals.The course is designed for professionals who work in forensic medicine and veterinary science.
Finding a way out of the quandary. Dogs and cats with heart disease often have biochemical abnormalities that indicate prerenal or renal abnormalities. This situation presents a quandary because increasing intravascular volume (such as with parenteral fluids) increases the risk of congestive heart failure, whereas decreasing intravascular volume (such as with diuretics) can worsen kidney function. This presentation presents specific strategies for making the most of this difficult situation, including methods for early identification of imminent congestive heart failure, appropriate use of parenteral fluid therapy, recognition of acute versus chronic processes, and common mistakes to avoid. A veterinarian who watches in this presentation should leave with a broader understanding of the range of options available to make the most of this common medical dilemma.
All you need to know and understand to get you scanning with confidence. Gain confidence with your ultrasound by understanding the principles and applying these in a practical hands-on one day workshop. Your expert tutors will help you develop a greater understanding of diagnostic ultrasonology to allow you to conquer your fears and scan with confidence. This course is designed to provide participants with basic principles of abdominal ultrasonography. Topics covered in this workshop will help participants acquire high‑quality images and interpret common diseases of the abdomen. Lectures will review basic physics of diagnostic ultrasound, principles of image formation, and interpretation of principles. The practical component will include scanning dogs in groups of no more than 3 people.
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 expert guidance of these 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.
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, audio visual 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.
This course will be a refresher on some of the basic dental techniques but will also focus on key feline-specific issues and techniques related to periodontal disease and extractions as well as key disorders. Cats are not just small dogs and have unique dental requirements. This course will also cover key disorders including feline tooth resorption, chronic gingivostomatitis, endodontic disease and malocclusions.
Arrhythmias can produce a broad range of symptoms, from the barely perceptible to cardiovascular collapse. In the diagnostic work-up of arrhythmias, electrocardiography is the key element. If you’re like most vets, reading ECGs is probably a little bit of a nightmare! This course will help you develop a step by step guide to the interpretation of ECGs, starting with grasping the concepts of electrocardiography, and the normal ECG. Using case-based material, we will cover the most common ECG abnormalities in dogs and cats and review basic treatment strategies to help you provide better diagnostic and treatment options for your patients and clients.