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Asia-Pacific Feline Congress

ISFM CVE Feline Congress

Feline Cardiology & Feline Respiratory Disease

Unfortunately, due to the current political situation in Hong Kong the Feline Congress has been postponed until 2020. More information to follow.

The CVE is partnering with the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) to hold a 2-day congress in Hong Kong to explore the latest developments in Feline Cardiology and Feline Respiratory Disease.

Topics include Cardiology with Kieran Borgeat, Respiratory Disease with Vanessa Barrs, plus guest speakers and topics from our Sponsors. The CPD is high level and aimed at advanced practitioner level. 


Tuesday 26 - Wednesday 27 November 2019
Early Bird
28 June 2019


BVSc (Hons) PhD MVetClinStud MANZCVS (Small Animal) FANZCVS (Feline) GradCertEd

Vanessa is Head of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Sydney and is a registered Specialist in Feline Medicine. Vanessa was pivotal in establishing the Valentine Charlton Cat Centre, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary of providing excellent feline healthcare. Vanessa has particular expertise in respiratory and endocrine disease of cats and is an internationally renowned infectious diseases researcher. She discovered the fungal species Aspergillus felis in cats and researches Aspergillus fungal infections in many different animal species, as well as parasitic diseases including lungworm and toxoplasmosis, and viruses including feline calicivirus and parvoviruses of cats and dogs.

Vanessa is President of the International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Diseases and is on the Advisory Board of the Marie Bashir Institute of Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity at the University of Sydney. Vanessa lectures frequently to veterinarians nationally and internationally and has authored over 120 refereed publications and book chapters.


Kieran is an American, European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology, based at Langford Vets where he is the Lead Clinician in Cardiology. Kieran is module leader for the RCVS CertAVP modules in Cardiology, based at the RVC. He also performs regular screening clinics for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats, an active area of clinical research. Kieran has spoken internationally on heart disease and interventional radiology techniques, has published scientific research on both canine and feline heart disease and has acted as a reviewer for a number of scientific journals. He has a strong interest in feline heart disease, inherited heart disease, and congenital heart disease in both dogs and cats.

MEMBER TYPEEarly birdFull rate

Member rate applies to: ISFM member; CVE member; CVE/ISFM Feline DE alumni; ISFM National Partner member


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