Dermatology Seminar | Centre for Veterinary Education

Dermatology Seminar


This course is designed to cover the ‘big ticket’ items in dermatology.

These are the conditions that occur most commonly in general practice, and the ones that dermatologists are asked most questions about. Intended for all levels of experience, the lectures will include both fundamental information and more advanced concepts. Packed with practical advice and the latest innovations, this course will send participants away with knowledge that can be applied on the first day back in the clinic.

The 2-day seminar will commence with some fascinating lectures on gross and microscopic examination of the skin. Veterinarians who have heard this material before have claimed it has changed the way they practice forever. This will be followed by a session on the general approach to pruritus. This will set the scene for the remainder of the course, which focuses on three major themes – infections and infestations, allergy and otitis. 

The speakers will guide the participants through all the recent advances in these areas, focussing on the areas that are most relevant to clinical general practice. Examples of questions that will be answered include:

  • What’s the latest on the treatment of demodicosis?

  • What does methicillin resistance mean to me and my patients?

  • Just what exactly is a grass allergy and how should it be managed?

  • How should I be treating my atopics?

  • Why will that ear infection not clear up?

This comprehensive course is sure to satisfy the demands of busy practitioners who spend a significant proportion of their time managing skin and ear disorders.


Friday 23 - Saturday 24 June 2017
8.30 - 5.00
Early Bird
12 May 2017
Duxton Hotel Perth
1 Saint Georges Terrace
Perth WA



Peter Hill is a UK veterinary graduate with 25 years experience of general practice, specialist referral work and research. He graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1986. After spending 5 years in a UK small animal hospital, he trained as a veterinary dermatologist at the University of Madison-Wisconsin in the USA. He then completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh before becoming a lecturer in Veterinary Dermatology. After 11 years at Edinburgh, during which time he spent 3 years as the Hospital Director, he moved to the University of Bristol as a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Dermatology. In 2009, Peter emigrated to Australia with his family to take up a post as a specialist dermatologist in a Sydney referral centre. In 2010, he moved back into academia to take up his current post at the University of Adelaide. Peter is a Professor in Veterinary Dermatology and Immunology and Head of the Department of Companion Animal Health. Peter is the only veterinary dermatologist in the world to have been board certified as a Diplomate in the UK, Europe and the USA, as well as having a PhD.

BSc BVMS MANZCVS (Canine Med.) FANZCVS (Derm.)

Mandy is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) in Veterinary Dermatology; a registered specialist in veterinary dermatology and Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine (Dermatology) at Murdoch University, Western Australia. She is part of the global Animal Dermatology Clinic (ADC) team that has veterinary dermatology referral practices located in the US, Australia and New Zealand and she is the key dermatologist at ADC-Perth with two dermatology practices in Western Australia. Mandy teaches undergraduate veterinary students at Murdoch University and the dermatology unit of the Masters in Veterinary Medicine at both Murdoch and Massey University.

She is the President of the Council of the ANZCVS; a co-editor of the international journal Veterinary Dermatology and the current Australian and New Zealand representative and the Secretary of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology and the President of World Congress in Veterinary Dermatology to be held in Sydney in 2020. She has authored and co-authored publications in national and international journals and textbooks. Mandy has extensive experience with clinical dermatology in companion animals and she loves consulting and teaching.

BSc BVMS MANZCVS (Canine Med.) FANZCVS (Derm.)

Dr Meng Siak graduated from Murdoch University Veterinary School, Western Australia, in 2006 with honours. He then spent one year in general practice in Townsville, Queensland, before returning to Murdoch University to commence an internship in veterinary dermatology. At the completion of the internship, he furthered his training with a residency program in veterinary dermatology with the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS). In 2011, Meng successfully attained membership in Canine Medicine by examination. In 2014, he passed examinations to become a Fellow of the ANZCVS and a registered specialist in veterinary dermatology.

Meng has published and presented in Australia and overseas. He has a special interest in multidrug and methicillin resistant Staphylococci infections and published an original research paper on meticillin resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) from dogs in Western Australia.

Course Fees

*Member includes: Practice, Professional and Academic members

You may be eligible for a 10% discount off your registration. Please read the full Terms & Conditions to see if you are eligible. Discounts can’t be processed online so please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 or to register.


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