Unlike heart disease, chronic renal insufficiency and arthritis, cancer is potentially curable. Advances in chemotherapy have increased options for palliative care, so that animals can have a prolonged life rather than a prolonged death. This course provides an overview of oncogenesis and metastasis, common chemotherapeutics, other therapies including surgery and radiation, paraneoplastic syndromes, lymphoma, sarcomas, round cell tumours and the complete approach to the cancer patient.
Develop your ability and confidence to investigate, diagnose and manage your ocular cases, every single time. Learn the fundamentals of a thorough ocular exam from the front to the back of the eye. Case-based learning will increase your confidence in handling ophthalmology in general, equine or small animal practice.
Maximise the output of your clients’ operations and learn how to better manage nutritional problems.
This course aims to help you develop the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve optimal nutritional outcomes in beef, dairy cattle and sheep enterprises. A three-day interactive workshop will see you visiting dairies and feedlots to bring your learning to life.
The course emphasises an evidence-based approach to nutritional management and will focus on key topics including the development and physiology of the rumen, feed intake and its utilisation, management and prevention of nutritional deficiencies and metabolic disease as well as the achievement of optimal nutritional outcomes.
This course will be highly valuable to any veterinarian or allied professional working in a farming environment or looking to develop their nutritional consultancy as well as those who are intending to study with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) in animal nutrition (ruminant). If you have extensive industry experience/training and preferably a science/agriculture tertiary background you may apply for this course. Please contact the CVE.
Provide better outcomes for all your surgical patients and boost your confidence to approach more complex surgeries. This course aims to present an overview of surgery and assist you to improve your approach to diagnosis and management of surgical diseases. The resources provided to support your learning in this course include video clips illustrating how to perform procedures, manipulations and operations you can carry out in your own practice. By the end of the course, you will have built a video library of common surgical procedures that you can review prior to performing the procedure. In addition, the course is supplemented by a two-day workshop that combines case studies, surgical demonstrations and an extensive wet lab practical session. Throughout the course, important principles and details are emphasised.
For the experienced practitioner, this course will provide both a refresher and a confidence boost for approaching more complex surgeries, while for the beginner, it will provide a strong foundation to pursue surgery with more assurance. In addition, it can help preparations for those looking towards sitting the small animal surgery membership examination of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
Improve your diagnostic skills and avoid common mistakes in thoracic diagnosis.
Thoracic radiography is one of the most useful clinical tests undertaken in clinical practice and yet one of the most frequently cited areas of confusion.
This course aims to increase your ability to take optimal thoracic radiographs and to interpret them confidently. The modules focus on radiographic interpretation, with incorporation of complementary imaging modalities, particularly CT and sonography, to assist in explanations of the radiographic pathological patterns present. Dogs, cats and exotics are all discussed with tutor -written notes, case studies, self-assessed quizzes and individual feedback enhancing the application of your learning. Make the most of the online forum to ask questions and share cases. Get to know your tutor and colleagues at the one-day face to face workshop.
This comprehensive course will take your understanding of skeletal imaging and pathology to a new level. Learn to refine the quality of your digital images and enhance your interpretation of radiographs of the appendicular and axial skeleton and joints.
Dogs, cats and exotics are all discussed with tutor -written notes, case studies, self-assessed quizzes and individual feedback enhancing the application of your learning. Make the most of the online forum to ask questions and share cases. Get to know your tutor and colleagues at the one-day face to face workshop. As well as conventional radiography, ultrasound, CT and MRI will be introduced where appropriate.
Develop an ordered and logical approach to imaging and evaluation of the abdomen. This course focuses on a radiographic approach to abdominal imaging, but will be supplemented with discussion of other imaging modalities. The usefulness of ultrasonography will be explored for imaging abdominal viscera and, where relevant, the application of other diagnostic tools such as computer tomography (CT) will be discussed and demonstrated.