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Animal Forensics: Non-accidental Injury TimeOnline

Monday, 06 July 2020

Speaker/s: Jason Byrd, Susan Underkoffler

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Registrations still open

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Description

This Animal Forensics course will serve as an introduction to non-accidental injury investigation and documentation. The purpose of the course is to give the student an overview of typical signs and symptoms of injuries sustained deliberately, either through abuse or neglect.

Dentistry for Veterinary Nurses TimeOnline OnDemand

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Speaker/s: Polina Tan

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Description

Dental health is an important issue for all members of the veterinary practice. As nurses, you are at the forefront of communicating with owners about their pet’s health and need a solid understand of dental disease to be able to off er appropriate recommendations. This course will empower you to apply these skills confidently and competently.

Unwrapped: Wounds & Dressings TimeOnline OnDemand (Nurses)

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Speaker/s: Polina Tan

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TimeOnline OnDemand

Description

Wound healing can appear to be a complicated process but when understood will allow better treatment and improved patient outcomes. This practical course is all about what to do with a wound and which dressing to choose. It will have you bandaging patients with confidence!

Surgical Nursing TimeOnline OnDemand (Nurses)

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Speaker/s: Polina Tan

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Nurses love surgery! This practical course will have you confidently preparing patients for surgery and eff iciently packing instruments in time for the next procedure. Scrubbing into surgery can be daunting, but we will review what is involved.

Masterclass in Diabetes Management in Dogs & Cats TimeOnline

Monday, 27 July 2020

Speaker/s: Linda Fleeman

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This event is fully booked

TimeOnline

Description

Learn about protocols that are easy to follow, new improved treatment and monitoring tools such as insulin dosing pens and continuous subcutaneous glucose monitors, and tips on how to take the stress out of the management of diabetic dogs and cats with concurrent illnesses.  Veterinary nurses/technicians with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Canine Abdominal Ultrasound TimeOnline

Monday, 27 July 2020

Speaker/s: Jennifer Chau

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Description

This course is designed to give you the essential knowledge on how to optimize image quality, how to find abdominal structures such as the pancreas and adrenal gland, and how to approach some common challenges faced in clinical practice such as free abdominal fluid, nodular disease and ileus. A case based approach will be used to explore the common diseases associated with these problems and how to diagnose them.

Diagnostic Imaging: Abdominal Distance Education

Saturday, 01 August 2020

Speaker/s: Zoe Lenard

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This event is fully booked

Distance Education

Description

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.

Equine Gastrointestinal Disease TimeOnline

Monday, 03 August 2020

Speaker/s: Jamie Wearn

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Registrations still open

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Description

This course focuses on developing an evidence-based medicine approach to the diagnosis and management of common gastrointestinal disorders of horses; encompassing a revision of relevant physiology and its application to pathophysiology.

Toxicity Management WebinarLIVE!

Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Speaker/s: Claire Sharp

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1 day/s till Registration closes

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Description

Treating toxicity cases can seem a constantly changing landscape as new toxins are identified and approaches to therapy evolve. Join Claire Sharp as she outlines outlines approaches and methodologies, so you know what to do when these patients present.

Lymphoma TimeOnline

Monday, 10 August 2020

Speaker/s: Sophia Tzannes

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Course starts in 6 day/s

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Description

As clients are frequently motivated to treat their pets, it is important for clinicians to not only know about the basics of the disease and its diagnosis, but also provide all options for treatment, from simple to multi-modal and cutting-edge, and feel confident administering therapy, if they wish to do so. This course aims to provide a thorough overview of canine and feline lymphoma, from the diagnostic steps, tests that can be offered and what should be done, and how to interpret the pathology results, knowing why this is important for treatment advice.  A further goal is to understand safe chemotherapy administration and appropriate drug choice for the specific presentations to maximise a successful outcome for our patients.  It will cover the recognised standard-of-care therapy, plus the more novel options emerging. The course reviews the significant advances in our understanding of the spectrum of lymphoma that has emerged over the past few years that are relevant for an appropriate approach to each patient.

Practical Ophthalmology TimeOnline

Monday, 17 August 2020

Speaker/s: Jane Whitley

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This event is fully booked

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We will start with tips and tricks for performing an eye examination with equipment found in your practice or that can be easily and cheaply obtained. We will then cover the ten most common ocular presentations including the management of corneal ulcers, eyelid disease, uveitis and glaucoma. One of the four modules will focus exclusively on feline ocular disease. Veterinary nurses/technicians with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians.

Laryngeal paralysis-all you need to know WebinarLIVE!

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Speaker/s: Philip Moses

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15 day/s till Registration closes

WebinarLIVE!

Description

Laryngeal paralysis is a condition most commonly seen in older large breed dogs however may also be seen due to other causes including congenital, it is rare in cats. Diagnosis can be challenging. Some cases may be managed medically however surgical intervention is generally required. The prognosis for animals without signs of generalised neuropathy is very good.

Avian Medicine TimeOnline

Monday, 24 August 2020

Speaker/s: Alex Rosenwax

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Course starts in 20 day/s

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Avian consults can be difficult and often present as an emergency because owners do not understand normal bird behaviour nor recognise key symptoms that might indicate an important underlying problem. Avian cases may often seem complex at first glance. This course aims to give you the knowledge and skills to approach them with confidence and give your patients the maximum chance of a successful outcome. This course will review and update your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, husbandry, handling and examination techniques, diagnostics, emergency procedures and radiography. We will complement this with modules that cover how to best diagnose and manage specific common problems and syndromes we see in our avian patients.

Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats WebinarPLUS

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Speaker/s: Kath Briscoe

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This event is fully booked

WebinarPLUS

Description

Chronic kidney disease is common in our feline patients, affecting up to 90% of cats over 15yrs of age. Whilst most of us feel comfortable making a diagnosis of CKD, challenges can come when patients have multiple diseases, or when the cat decides that they know what's best! In this webinar we will review the diagnosis and management of CKD, from an evidence-based viewpoint, and discuss ways we might improve the QOL of cats, and compliance of our owners.

Trauma Patient Management TimeOnline

Monday, 31 August 2020

Speaker/s: Duana McBride & Lynda Rutherford

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Course starts in 27 day/s

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Description

There are many layers of managing trauma patients, from the initial triage and stabilisation; advanced surgery; monitoring critical patients; and dealing with associated complications. This will be an intensive course where you will develop a broad range of skills and knowledge which you can also apply to many of your other patients as well. We will promise it will be challenging but rewarding!

FeLV: Everything I (Never) Wanted WebinarLIVE!

Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Speaker/s: Mark Westman

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Description

One virus, but many different expressions of disease – or none at all. Mark Westman will bring you up to speed with the latest developments in our understanding of FeLV, including diagnosis

Feline Emergencies TimeOnline

Monday, 14 September 2020

Speaker/s: Trudi McAlees

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Description

The latest evidence based approach to feline emergency, combined with tutors personal experience treating cats in the emergency setting. The course covers triage, shock and fluid therapy, as well as treatment of common toxicities. The unique aspects of caring for cats in the emergency and critical care settings will also be addressed.

Training: Science of Learning WebinarLIVE!

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Speaker/s: Sally Nixon

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Description

Pet owners will often see a trainer when they really need a behaviour consultation. So when is training an appropriate option, when does it risk making things worse and how can you identify a trainer with knowledge of the science behind their craft? Join behaviour resident Sally Nixon as she explores the fundamentals of learning and training and how it relates to long term animal health and welfare.

Feline Behaviour TimeOnline

Monday, 21 September 2020

Speaker/s: Sarah Heath

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Description

The aim of this course is to increase awareness of feline behavioural medicine and educate about normal feline behaviour and how it influences the lives of domestic cats. There will be emphasis on the importance of recognising and controlling stress in domestic cats and the way in which this impacts on general veterinary practice.  Discussion of the interplay between emotional and physical disease will be an important part of the course. Participants will be encouraged to consider feline welfare in the context of feline behavioural medicine.

Body Cavity Effusions: Clues to Pathogenesis WebinarPLUS

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Speaker/s: Mark Krockenberger

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WebinarPLUS

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Animal Forensics:Cruelty & Interpersonal Violence TimeOnline

Monday, 28 September 2020

Speaker/s: Jason Byrd, Susan Underkoffler

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TimeOnline

Description

This course will explore the relationship between human violence and animal maltreatment, its history, its presence in the legal system, society and the family.  The course will explore resources available and how veterinary professionals can work within their community to facilitate a more effective response to cruelty and violence.

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