Why vets should take it seriously. This podcast will explain how the rehabilitation of native wildlife can be significant for the survival of some populations and how the knowledge gained through appropriate rehabilitation of wildlife can be used to save threatened and endangered species. It will also discuss how providing a professional veterinary service to wildlife rehabilitators can enhance, rather than damage, the standing of veterinary clinics and hospitals.
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. The course will review when and which medication and/or surgical procedures may be necessary, once a diagnosis has been reached. 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 small group workshop is designed to give you a basic understanding of small animal (dog and cat) echocardiography. This workshop is led by Niek Beijerink a leading veterinary cardiologist. Major topics will include ultrasound principles, normal cardiac anatomy and physiology. Also included will be techniques for achieving quality 2D and M-mode images and results, case presentations of important diseases and emergency cases, as well as plenty of opportunity for hands-on scanning of normal dogs. Individual coaching of how to obtain 2D and M-mode echocardiographic views and measurements (taught in the lectures) will be the main focus.
Requirements: No prior experience or knowledge is required to participate in this workshop.
This course is designed to give the participant a more advanced understanding of small animal echocardiography. Major topics include in-depth cardiac anatomy and physiology, techniques for achieving high‑quality results, case presentations of important diseases and hands‑on scanning of normal dogs. Skills taught in these hands-on sessions include pulse wave Doppler, continuous wave Doppler, colour flow Doppler, special measurements and calculations and applying the Bernoulli equation to clinical cases.
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. 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. As well as developing skills in critical care medicine, this course will help you 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 the final module, we will delve into transfusion medicine so you will be more confident in managing the next acutely anaemic patient.
Reduce your stress during surgery and the healing time of your patients after surgery, through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge. Bad habits creep into everything we do, particularly if you work on your own or do not have feedback from your colleagues. Refresh your skills through a review of the important fundamentals of surgery and the opportunity to practice these skills in a wet lab environment. This workshop will be ideal for those returning to practice, recent graduates and old hands who want to brush up their surgery skills
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. Veterinarians and forensic specialists play a central role in the investigation and prosecution of animal abuse and neglect. This veterinary forensic course will prepare you for real-world situations in veterinary forensic medicine by faculty members who have years of experience in the field working with law enforcement and animal protection organisations. You will learn how to process animal crimes scenes, handle and interpret evidence, and recognize animal abuse, along with other skills that are vital to obtaining justice for abused animals.The course is designed for professionals who work in forensic medicine and veterinary science.
Finding a way out of the quandary. Dogs and cats with heart disease often have biochemical abnormalities that indicate prerenal or renal abnormalities. This situation presents a quandary because increasing intravascular volume (such as with parenteral fluids) increases the risk of congestive heart failure, whereas decreasing intravascular volume (such as with diuretics) can worsen kidney function. This presentation presents specific strategies for making the most of this difficult situation, including methods for early identification of imminent congestive heart failure, appropriate use of parenteral fluid therapy, recognition of acute versus chronic processes, and common mistakes to avoid. A veterinarian who watches in this presentation should leave with a broader understanding of the range of options available to make the most of this common medical dilemma.
All you need to know and understand to get you scanning with confidence. Gain confidence with your ultrasound by understanding the principles and applying these in a practical hands-on one day workshop. Your expert tutors will help you develop a greater understanding of diagnostic ultrasonology to allow you to conquer your fears and scan with confidence. 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 interpretation of principles. The practical component will include scanning dogs in groups of no more than 3 people.