Shock & Fluid Therapy | Centre for Veterinary Education

Shock & Fluid Therapy

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.

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. You will also 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 addition, the final module will delve into transfusion medicine, so you will be more confident in managing the next acutely anaemic patient. 


  1. Physiology
  2. Electrolytes and blood gas
  3. Fluid therapy
  4. Transfusion therapy 

Course Delivery

This course comes with:

  • A set of written notes and photographs within each module

  • Self-assessed multiple choice quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding

  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutors

  • An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the course

The estimated time to complete this course is 10 hours. The course will be open for 4 weeks.

Limited places remaining


Monday 4 September - Sunday 1 October 2017
Delivered Online



Duana McBride graduate from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2004 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, where she developed an interest in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. After several years in general practice and referral emergency practice, she endeavoured to pursue her dreams by undertaking a residency program at Murdoch University, Australia, which was completed in 2013. She obtained her diploma with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2013, alongside a Masters in Veterinary Medical Science (Murdoch University). Since 2013, Duana has been working as a lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in the United Kingdom, where she has a strong passion in clinical teaching and continued to develop her research interest in coagulation. She has a strong clinical interest in fluid therapy, coagulation, and acid-base/electrolytes.


Ryan Ong completed his veterinary degree at the University of Sydney in 2001 and went on to do an anaesthesia internship and Masters in Veterinary Studies at the Camden campus the following year. This was followed by a stint in private practice in Melbourne followed by a rotating internship at the Royal Veterinary College in London. A developing interest for emergency and critical care led to a residency program at Murdoch University, before finally becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Ryan is one of the principal veterinarians at Western Australian Veterinary Emergency and Specialty.

Course Fees

Member TypeTimeOnline
Recent Grad / Part-time Member$289
Student Member$145
Non-member / eMember$578
*Members include: 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.     

Further details

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