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Cat Catch-Up: Update Your Feline Medicine Skills

Cat Catch-Up 2019

Bringing together two of Australia’s most recently minted Feline Medicine Specialists, this seminar is not to be missed!

With Dr Lara Boland being in referral practice at the University of Sydney, and Dr Kath Briscoe back in first opinion practice in Coffs Harbour after 4 years at the Animal Referral Hospital, material will be presented which is both cutting-edge and completely relevant for general practitioners. It is rare that such a combination is provided!

The emphasis will be on new information that you will immediately be able to implement in your practice!

The topics chosen for discussion are aimed at providing attendees with as much practical information as possible whilst also giving new pathophysiological insights into what might be considered “old” problems. Topics covered will include iatrogenic hypothyroidism, FLUTD, FIP, senior cat health care, feline liver disease and ‘curious cat case studies’.



Saturday 25 May 2019
8.30 - 5.00
12 April, 2019
Rydges Capital Hill
17 Canberra Ave,
Forrest ACT


BVSc MANZCVS (Feline Medicine) Dipl. ECVIM-CA

Lara is both an ECVIM Diplomate in Small Animal Medicine and an Australian Fellow in Feline Medicine. Originally from Canberra, she has worked in the UK and Australia in both general small animal and referral practice since graduating from the University of Sydney in 2004. Her residency training was at the feline Centre of the University of Bristol, at Langford, where she trained with Tim Gruffydd-Jones, Severine Tasker, Andrea Harvey and Angie Hibbert.  Lara has completed Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists membership examinations in feline medicine and the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine specialist examinations. Currently in full time in clinical practice, she is interested in the ‘real life’ applications of veterinary research. 

BVSc (Hons I) MVetStud FANZCVS

Kath graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003, graduating with first class honours and the University Medal. Kath worked in private small animal practice in Sydney and the UK for three years. In 2006, Kath completed her internship in small animal medicine at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney after which she completed her Fellowship training program in feline medicine. In 2008, Kath attained membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in feline medicine. During her residency, Kath completed a research project on the pathology of feline low grade alimentary lymphoma and inflammatory bowel disease. Kath has a keen interest in all aspects of canine and feline medicine, and is also passionate about providing continuing education for veterinary practitioners. After 5 years at the University of Sydney, Kath joined the team at the Animal Referral Hospital, Sydney, she also passed her Fellowship examinations in June 2012 and is now a registered specialist in Feline Medicine. She has recently made a sea-change and is working at Pacific Vetcare in Coffs Harbour – a first opinion practice. Years of referral practice have allowed unique insights into ways in which a primary accession clinic might improve the health of its feline patients and provide superior services to their owners. Dr Briscoe is also keen to ensure general practitioners are well versed in what can be achieved in their own clinics and at what stage one should consider referral.

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