In recent years, laws pertaining to animal cruelty have evolved significantly. Actions that were previously considered non-offenses are now being prosecuted on misdemeanor and felony levels. Because these convictions can carry significant sentences, juries expect to see the same level of crime scene processing and evidence handling that would be applied to crimes against humans.
Capable veterinary nurses are pivotal to the success of any practice. This practical workshop has been developed to allow nurses to practise and refine the clinical skills which are required to assist veterinarians in providing well-rounded patient and client care.
A lab result showing that your patient’s infection is resistant to available therapy can be daunting. Who can we talk to for advice? What can we do to treat the infection? What advice do we need to give to the family? Where did this resistant organism come from? How can we protect ourselves, our clinics, and our staff? What can we do on a daily basis to minimise the risk of AMR in our patients and our clinics? This podcast will address these questions and more, including real case discussions and an introduction to a new program and resources to support veterinary practice in the age of AMR.
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 principles of interpretation. Practical component will include scanning dogs in groups of no more than 3 people.
The violent and unpredictable nature of seizures can cause severe emotional distress to owners of affected pets. It is therefore important that clients with epileptic animals are supported by their veterinary surgeon.
Pet rabbits and rodents are presenting to veterinary practitioners in ever increasing numbers. As the numbers climb, so too does the general public’s expectations that veterinarians can provide these unique species with excellent veterinary care. The pet rabbit and rodent patient can provide unique challenges that set them apart from the more common canine and feline medicine disciplines.