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bus Orthopaedics CPD with the Webinar Vet Orthopaedics CPD with the Webinar Vet

Below are just some of the webinars available to our members or can be purchased individually For more information on our courses and membership please visit our shopfront --------------- Elbow dysplasia Ben Walton Ben Walton will discuss Elbow Dysplasia. --------------- Shoulder lameness in the dog Richard Whitelock The diagnosis of shoulder lameness is rarely straightforward. Complicating factors include the interpretation of the dog’s response to manipulation, the overlying soft tissues and apparent “laxity” that is present in the normal joint. This presentation will guide you through the investigation of shoulder-related lameness from physical examination, survey radiography, arthrocentesis, arthrography and arthroscopy. Case studies will be used to illustrate the common conditions that lead to shoulder lameness. Richard qualified in 1989 from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He spent 4 years in general practice before embarking on a route to specialisation in small animal surgery. After studying in the department of radiology at the Royal Veterinary College he was awarded the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Diploma in Veterinary Radiology in 1994. Richard then took a 4 year surgical training position at the University of Cambridge. He was awarded the ECVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery in 1997 and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) in 1998. He has been an examiner for the diploma in surgery for both the ECVS and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Richard is head of the orthopaedic service at Davies Veterinary Specialists and past-President  and current Chair of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. --------------- Decision-making in osteoarthritis challenges John Innes John Innes will discuss decision-making in osteoarthritis challenges. This webinar is being kindly...

 
bus Ophthalmology CPD with the Webinar Vet Ophthalmology CPD with the Webinar Vet

Below are just some of the webinars available to our members or can be purchased individually For more information on our courses and membership please visit our shopfront --------------- What’s Up Doc? Vestibular Disease in Small Animals Pip Boydell The vestibular system is designed, primarily, to facilitate vision by allowing the eyes to fixate on an object while the object and/or the observer is moving. Find out what happens when it goes wrong, or, perhaps, when you have had a drink or two. Pip qualified from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London in 1984. He then spent a year in general practice before initially obtaining a post as houseman at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, before progressing to the status of registrar in the surgical department. After leaving EdinburghUniversity, Pip moved to a referral practice in London before commencing a 3 year residency in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the RVC. Along with his partner, Rachel Pike, Pip co-founded Animal Medical Centre Referral Services (AMCRS) in 1990. Pip has published over 200 papers and abstracts in veterinary and medical journals and is a regular reviewer of articles submitted to such journals. He is a frequent speaker at veterinary and medical meetings throughout Europe on his favourite topics of philosophy, ophthalmology and neurology. Outside work the rock band, “The Bruise Brothers” of which he is a member, has regular events, and he is a current WKA British kickboxing champion, having fought for his country around the world. --------------- High pressure situations – dealing with glaucoma Pip Boydell Pip will discuss high pressure situations – dealing with glaucoma. Pip qualified from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London in 1984. He then spent a year in general practice before initially obtaining a post as houseman at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary...

 
bus Oncology CPD with the Webinar Vet Oncology CPD with the Webinar Vet

Below are just some of the webinars available to our members or can be purchased individually For more information on our courses and membership please visit our shopfront --------------- Tricks of the trade-tools to help nail the cancer diagnosis Sophia Tzannes This webinar will approach the diagnosis of different cancers and how best to maximise your chances of a successful investigation, using case-based examples. From the basics of in-house cytology, to identifying when we should ask pathologists for more, and what should we ask for. Understanding the tools available helps us not only manage the more challenging cases but can assist with treatment choices. Sophia Tzannes is a graduate from the University of Sydney in Australia. Following four years in private practice, both in Australia and the UK, she completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Liverpool and continued working in the clinic in the internal medicine and oncology departments.  Sophia returned to Sydney in 2008 to work in private referral practice (Small Animal Specialist Hospital). Her main interests are haematology, immunology and oncology. She is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.   --------------- Lymphoma in cats and dogs. Which protocol? Shasta Lynch Shasta Lynch will discuss Lymphoma in cats and dogs. Which protocol? With so many options for treating lymphoma in cats and dogs it can be difficult to know what the most effective treatment options are and to balance this with the practicalities of treating cancer in veterinary patients. Join us to discuss new treatment options, options for treatment in general practice and how we can help you to manage your lymphoma patients more comfortably. After graduating from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2004, Shasta spent 4 years in Australia in general practice, emergency practice and as an intern. She then...

 
bus Feline CPD with the Webinar Vet Feline CPD with the Webinar Vet

Below are just some of the webinars available to our members or can be purchased individually For more information on our courses and membership please visit our shopfront --------------- Feline injection site sarcomas Rachel Hattersley Feline injection sarcomas are highly aggressive mesenchymal tumours which occur at the site of a previous injection, leading to an inflammatory reaction and uncontrolled fibroblast proliferation.  It is important to note that although vaccines are often implicated in the development of such tumours, feline injection site sarcomas can be associated with all subcutaneous injections including microchipping.  Although infrequent (estimated at 1-10 per 10,000 vaccinations), management of these tumours is challenging due to their size and locally invasive nature.  Distant metastasis occurs in only approximately 20% of cases, however local recurrence is reported in up to 40% of cats with apparently clean histopathological margins. Management of these tumours requires detailed and appropriate pre-operative advanced imaging for staging and to aid with surgical planning.  Wide surgical margins and a well planned surgery by an experienced surgeon have been associated with the lowest recurrence rates and reconstruction of such excisions can be challenging.  Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are also an essential part of the management of feline injection site sarcomas. This talk will aim to address both the epidemiology and suspected aetiopathogenesis of feline injection site sarcomas and also discuss the surgical management, post-operative care and neoadjunctive/adjunctive therapies used in the treatment of such tumours. Rachel Hattersley BVetMed(Hons) CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS, European specialist in small animal surgery at  Davies Veterinary Specialists. --------------- ...

 
bus Diagnostic Imaging CPD with the Webinar Vet Diagnostic Imaging CPD with the Webinar Vet

Below are just some of the webinars available to our members or can be purchased individually For more information on our courses and membership please visit our shopfront --------------- Ultrasound – The urinary system Robert Williams This webinar with discuss the sonographical examination of the urinary system including kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra. We will discuss how to obtain good dorsal, sagital and transverse views of the kidney avoiding potentially misleading oblique views. Also, the appearance of acute and chronic renal disease, ureteroliths and, the urinary bladder in a number of pathological conditions. Robert has over twenty five year’s experience in General Practice & Emergency Centres. In 2006 he completed the Post Graduate course in Emergency and Critical Care and qualified, as a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons, during 2007, in the same discipline. In 2010 he completed the Centre of Veterinary Education distance education course in Sonology and, in 2012, attended the European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies completing their advanced ultrasound course. Robert has been teaching the benefits of ultrasound to both general practitioners and emergency veterinarians since 2011 and now has well over 70 tutorials under his belt in QLD, NSW, Victoria and S.A. In Dec 2011 Robert won the Major prize, for his article in the Post graduate C&T magazine, referencing gall bladder sonological appearance in anaphylaxis. --------------- Diagnostic Imaging: Acute Abdomen Jennifer White Diagnostic Imaging: Acute Abdomen --------------- Diagnostic Imaging: Respiratory Distress Miriam Shanaman Diagnostic Imaging: Respiratory Distress --------------- Imaging of the abdomen-case studies Prof. Mike Herrtage Prof. Mike Herrtage will discuss Imaging of the abdomen-case studies. --------------- Ultrasound...

 
bus Equine CPD with the Webinar Vet Equine CPD with the Webinar Vet

Below are just some of the webinars available to our members or can be purchased individually For more information on our courses and membership please visit our shopfront --------------- Foal sepsis Emily Haggett Sepsis remains one of the leading causes of foal mortality. This webinar will focus on the identification of risk factors and early clinical signs that allow the early identification of sepsis. We will discuss the pathophysiology of how sepsis occurs and then focus on the practical approach to treatment and prevention. This webinar is aimed at giving solid practical advice to the equine vet. Emily graduated from the University of Bristol in 2003 and worked in equine and small animal practice for 18 months. She then completed an equine internship at the Liphook Equine Hospital in Hampshire. Between 2006 and 2009 Emily completed residency in large animal internal medicine at UC Davis and became a Diplomate of the American College of Large Animal Internal Medicine. Since 2009 she has been working at the Rossdales Equine Hospital in Newmarket in the internal medicine department. Her primary interest is neonatology and she has primary responsibility for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. During her residency in California Emily developed a special interest in Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome and is still actively involved in collaborative research on the topic. She also carries out adult internal medicine and critical care.   --------------- Pre-purchase exam eye abnormalities – the use of ocular ultrasound in determining their significance. Shaun McKane --------------- Inflammatory Airway Disease in the Horse: definitions, diagnosis and management Dr Tim Brazil Inflammatory Airway Disease is a common problem and almost ubiquitous in some training and management environments. This presentation will review disease definitions, pathophysiology including effects on performance, diagnosis...

 
bus Dentistry CPD with the Webinar Vet Dentistry CPD with the Webinar Vet

Below are just some of the webinars available to our members or can be purchased individually For more information on our courses and membership please visit our shopfront --------------- Dental radiography and radiology Rachel Perry Rachel Perry will discuss Dental radiography and radiology. --------------- Dental Radiography and Radiology Rachel Perry Rachel Perry will discuss dental radiography and radiology. Rachel graduated in 1997 from EdinburghUniversity and joined a small animal practice on the south coast. She developed an interest in small animal dentistry after attending CPD courses provided by BVDA, and then attended a 4 year programme organised by ESAVS covering advanced dentistry and oral surgery techniques. Since 2010, her practice has been limited to dentistry and she provides first opinion and referral small animal dentistry and oral surgery services in the Sussex area. In 2012 she gained entry to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination the subject of Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery. She is an Alternate pathway resident with the EVDC, and teaches at undergraduate postgraduate level. She has lectured at national and international level. In her spare time she is an avid triathlete having competed in Ironman four times! --------------- Dentistry is for life! Rachel Perry Everyone understands the fact that dental disease is common in older pets.  However, dental problems occur commonly throughout life. This webinar will cover  the most commonly encountered problems in small animal practice and provide skills to enable early detection, treatment and in some cases, prevention. The approach to the geriatric patient with dental disease and concurrent systemic issues is also addressed. This webinar has been sponsored by Pedigree and is free to register. --------------- The ifs, whens, whys and...

 
bus Cardiology CPD with the Webinar Vet Cardiology CPD with the Webinar Vet

Below are just some of the webinars available to our members or can be purchased individually For more information on our courses and membership please visit our shopfront --------------- Veterinary Interventional Cardiothoracic and Vascular Procedures Alistair Gibson Alistair qualified from University College Dublin in 1986. Following a period working in England, he subsequently worked as a partner in the small animal section of a     mixed practice in N Ireland where he developed an interest in small animal cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. He left in 2005 to establish a small animal cardiothoracic medical and surgical referral service in Belfast and to set up a Holter Monitoring service available to veterinary surgeons. Alistair has lectured widely to both vets and vet nurses in Ireland, the UK and Europe on topics related to cardiology, ultrasonography, minimally invasive surgery and   interventional cardio-respiratory and vascular procedures. --------------- Advances in Cardiology Hannah Stephenson After graduating from Glasgow University Hannah spent 2 years in mixed practice in Lancashire before embarking on her specialist career. She undertook a small animal internship at the RVC before moving back up North to Liverpool to research dilated cardiomyopathy. She followed this with a residency at Liverpool, obtaining her European diploma in 2012, and stayed on as a lecturer in Cardiology until this year. She now operates a mobile, in-house cardiology referral service for veterinary practices in the North West and beyond, as well as being a part time milk-maid on her  dairy farm in Lancashire --------------- Plugging holes and minimizing murmurs – management of canine congenital heart disease Pedro Oliviera Congenital heart disease in dogs is more common than might be appreciated and frequently may go undetected. Knowledge of the most common congenital...

 
bus Chicken CPD with the Webinar Vet Chicken CPD with the Webinar Vet

Below are just some of the webinars available to our members or can be purchased individually For more information on our courses and membership please visit our shopfront --------------- Ectoparasites, Mareks Disease and Miscellaneous Conditions Richard Jackson and Alison Colville-Hyde Richard Jackson and Alison Colville-Hyde will discuss Ectoparasites, Mareks Disease and Miscellaneous Conditions. The webinars can only be purchased as a Series on http://thewebinarvet.com/chickenvet/ you can not buy each webinar by itself. --------------- Reproductive Disorders Richard Jackson and Alison Colville-Hyde Richard Jackson and Alison Colville-Hyde will discuss  Reproductive Disorders. The webinars can only be purchased as a Series on http://thewebinarvet.com/chickenvet/ you can not buy each webinar by itself. --------------- Respiratory Tract Disorders Richard Jackson and Alison Colville-Hyde Richard Jackson and Alison Colville-Hyde will discuss Respiratory Tract Disorders. The webinars can only be purchased as a Series on http://thewebinarvet.com/chickenvet/ you can not buy each webinar by itself. --------------- Disorders of the digestive System Richard Jackson and Alison Colville-Hyde Richard Jackson and Alison Colville-Hyde will discuss Disorders of the digestive System. The webinars can only be purchased as a Series on http://thewebinarvet.com/chickenvet/ you can not buy each webinar by itself. --------------- Anatomy and Post-mortem guide Richard Jackson and Alison Colville-Hyde Richard Jackson and Alison Colville-Hyde will discuss Anatomy and Post-mortem guide. The webinars can only be purchased as a Series on http://thewebinarvet.com/chickenvet/ you can not buy each webinar by itself. --------------- Approach to consulting, clinical examination, blood sampling and euthanasia Richard Jackson and Alison Colville-Hyde Richard Jackson...

 
bus Endocrinology CPD with the Webinar Vet Endocrinology CPD with the Webinar Vet

Below are just some of the webinars available to our members or can be purchased individually For more information on our courses and membership please visit our shopfront --------------- Interactive Cushings Ian Ramsey Interactive Cushings is a presentation that uses interactive voting to explore the diagnostic approach to, and management of, hyperadrenocorticism. Through the use of case material the issues surrounding test selection, further diagnostics, treatment options and chronic management will be explored. A working knowledge of the disease and its management will be assumed. --------------- Ketoacidosis in dogs Mike Herrtage Mike Herrtage will discuss Ketoacidosis in dogs. --------------- Feline Hepatic Lipidosis Dr Jane Armstrong Dr Jane Armstrong will discuss Feline Hepatic Lipidosis.  Dr. Jane Armstrong is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College in Canada. --------------- Dealing with difficult diabetics Professor Ian Ramsey This webinar will focus on diabetic cats and dogs that present particular difficulties. These include diabetics that present with ketoacidosis, or those that have failed to stabilise despite reasonable efforts to get their condition under control.  Diabetes mellitus is occasionally presented with intercurrent diseases that may affect the management of the diabetes. In particular acromegaly is increasingly being recognised as a complicating factor, however hypeadrenocorticism, hypothyroidisim, and hyperthyroidisim will also be mentioned. Case examples will be used to illustrate how investigations of unstable diabetics can lead to an improvement in the glycaemic control. Although this webinar follows on from “Diabetes melitus: from first consult to long term survival” given on December 1st 2011, the two presentation are entirely separate and can be viewed independently.  Ian Ramsey graduated from...

 
bus Clinic Pathology CPD with the Webinar Vet Clinic Pathology CPD with the Webinar Vet

Below are just some of the webinars available to our members or can be purchased individually For more information on our courses and membership please visit our shopfront --------------- A to Z of Bone Marrows Nick Carmichael and Adam Bell In the first part of this joint presentation Adam Bell, Director of Medicine at Calder Vets in Dewsbury discusses the indications, equipment and techniques required for obtaining good quality bone marrow aspirate samples in general practice. When and where to sample, the differences between aspirates and core biopsies and how to prepare and submit samples will be reviewed along with a step by step visual guide to the techniques needed for good results. In short, everything you need to know about taking great bone marrows but were afraid to ask! In the second part Nick Carmichael, Veterinary Director at CTDS will discuss what clinical pathologists look for in the material from bone marrow and show examples of cases where taking a marrow provides invaluable information for the diagnosis and management of the case. There will also be an introduction to what new techniques such as flow cytometry can add to analysis of blood and bone marrow If you want to know what goes on inside bone marrow and how you can take the samples that provide the answers join us on 9th May. --------------- A to Z of BALs Adam Bell and Nick Carmichael In the first part of this joint presentation Adam Bell, Director of Medicine at Calder Vets in Dewsbury discusses the indications, equipment and techniques required for obtaining good quality bronchoalveolar lavage samples in practice. When and where to sample, fluid volumes to use and blind and endoscopic techniques will be reviewed along with a step by step visual guide to techniques for optimal sample recovery. In short, everything you need to know about taking...

 
bus Dermatology CPD with the Webinar Vet Dermatology CPD with the Webinar Vet

Below are just some of the webinars available to our members or can be purchased individually For more information on our courses and membership please visit our shopfront --------------- Clinical approach to the pruritic dog Dr. White Pruritus is the most common reason that owners seek veterinary care for their dog’s skin. This lecture will include obtaining a relevant history, clues to look for on the physical examination, appropriate diagnostic tests, and a review of various treatments, both specific and non-specific. Dr. White has worked as a veterinary dermatologist for 3 decades, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1983. A graduate of UC Davis, he did his internship and residency at Davis as well. He has held faculty positions at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, before joining the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California at Davis as a full Professor in 1998. He has also been staff dermatologist at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, twice a sabbatical professor at the Ecole National Vétérinaire de Nantes, France, and a Clinical Teaching Locum at the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Dr. White has lectured throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, and Asia. His areas of major interests include cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease, non-steroidal therapy of auto-immune disease, equine dermatology, rabbit/rodent dermatology, and congenital skin disease. --------------- The changing face of canine pyoderma – New strategies for control ANTHONY CHADWICK I remember Mike Willard telling me about how a lot of what he talked about 15 years ago was now wrong! Fields of science move on and change and this is particularly true when the organism is changing quickly at the same time. 15 years ago, I would have...

 
eCPD Fat Cats- A Growing Problem

A series of 6 videos with Martha Cannon on Fat Cats and the related medical conditions caused by obesity. ***The cost of this course £45 also includes unlimited access to vet-ecpd.com for 1 full month, allowing you to view hundreds of hours of certified CPD lectures on a huge variety of topics!** Pay Per View Options Available too!*** More than 40% of the pet cats in the UK are considered to be overweight or obese. Many owners may not see this as a problem – believing that “a fat cat is a happy cat”- but in reality it is a serious health problem which will impact their cat’s quality of life, pre-dispose them to chronic disease and ultimately shorten their cat’s life. In one study overweight middle-aged cats had a 2.8 times higher mortality rate than their normal weight counterparts. This video will focus on the “growing” issue of feline obesity and its associated health problems focusing on practical and affordable approaches to diagnosis and management. Diabetes Mellitus: • Understanding the causes of feline diabetes to allow more appropriate treatment. • The approach to treatment: keeping it simple to achieve maximum effect • The role of diet and dieting in the overweight diabetic cat • Home Blood Glucose Monitoring – cost effective and reliable, but is it a realistic tool for owners and cats? Feline Idiopathic Lower Urinary Tract Disease: Overweight cats are at higher risk of suffering from idiopathic cystitis: • What causes it? Recent advances in our understanding of the causes and pathophysiology of this enigmatic condition • How do we manage it? Better understanding of the causes leads to more effective and affordable treatment strategies Feline Osteoarthritis: Evidence suggests that more than 65% of cats over 12 years of age suffer from osteoarthritis, but only the minority of affected cats benefit from treatment of this painful condition....

 
eCPD Dermatology

eCPD Dermatology- A Logical Approach to the Pruritic Dog A 4 part video series with Ariane Neuber and Stephen Shaw on the pruritic dog. ***The cost of this course (£35 + VAT) also includes unlimited access to vet-ecpd.com for 1 full month, allowing you to view hundreds of hours of certified CPD lectures on a huge variety of topics!** This series of videos seeks to provide the practitioner with a very practical, clinically oriented, detailed approach on how to work up dogs with one of the most common presenting signs: pruritus. The series will give practitioners the tools to systematically work through cases of pruritus, explain the different diseases that can cause this non-specific clinical sign, discuss the different tests used to diagnose pruritic disease and explain the therapeutic interventions available. Topics covered include: -Differentials for the pruritic dog -A systematic protocol for work up that can be used in all puritic cases -The best treatment protocols to use, including a polypharmacy approach -Case based examples www.vet-ecpd.com www.centralcpd.co.uk

 
Care of the Hospitalised Patient in General Practi

Lecturer: Claire Roberts Thursday 29th November 2018 This course is aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice who are committed to raising the standard of care that they provide their patients. Our aim is to provide you with the knowledge and enthusiasm which will enable you to bring achievable levels of advanced nursing into general practice and to learn and share ideas with like-minded people. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Care plans – what are they, how can we create a working model and how can they help the care we provide our patients Analgesia – pain scoring and implementation Nutrition for the hospitalised patient Specific considerations for the geriatric patient Intensive care nursing in general practice www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Neurological Conditions in the Senior Dog and Cat

Old, Confused, Weak and Wobbly? Neurological Conditions in the Senior Dog and Cat Friday 30th November 2018 Lecturer: Dr Clare Rusbridge Dogs, like humans, are living longer, but also like humans may not always age successfully. Increasingly owners expect good healthcare for their senior pets, which are considered, quite rightly, a member of the family – a dismissive “he’s just getting old” is no longer an acceptable explanation. This course covers the increasingly common presentation of neurological deficits in the geriatric pet. Starting with a review of the neurological examination and key points in history taking, before moving on to cover the latest updates on treatment of cognitive dysfunction and the correct approach and work-up when presented with ataxia, weakness and seizures in an animal with multiple comorbidities. Case-based examples will be used throughout and delegates are encouraged to bring any appropriate cases for discussion. Topics to be covered include: A general approach to neurological conditions in the geriatric pet – history taking, neurological examination, considering the comorbidities Cognitive dysfunction – how much can we do to help? Approach to seizures in the older pet Approach to the ataxic older pet – spinal diseases, vestibular and cerebellar disorders Approach to the weak older pet – neuromuscular diseases www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Anaesthesia Refresher

Lecturer: Frances Downing Tuesday 27th November 2018 Feeling stuck in a rut with your anaesthetic protocols?  Unsure how to get the most from your new monitoring equipment?  You are not alone!  This course is designed to give you the knowledge to more confidently manage the more difficult cases requiring anaesthesia that come through the practice doors. ​ What you will learn: Management of abdominal emergencies and polytrauma patients requiring sedation and anaesthesia Feline anaesthesia – :how to deal with old and grumpy cats! Management of brachycephalic dogs needing general anaesthesia or sedation Monitoring – what the numbers mean and how to get the most from your machine! An update on cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
The Inappetant Cat

Lecturer: Martha Cannon Tuesday 6th November 2018 Poor appetite is a common presenting condition in cats, with a wide range of potential underlying causes, some easier to identify than others. This course reviews some of the common but less easily diagnosed causes of inappetence in cats. We will look at the management of chronic diseases that affect appetite, including gastrointestinal disease, chronic kidney disease, pancreatitis and neoplasia. While also covering effective practical techniques, tips and tricks that will allow you to provide these cases with improved nutrition thus improved outcomes. Topics to be covered include: Identifying the underlying cause of inappetence – recognising nausea, pancreatitis and pain in sick cats Medical management of nausea and inappetence in cats Practical techniques for placing and using feeding tubes Management of feline chronic diseases – including GI disease, chronic kidney disease and neoplasia www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Advanced Abdominal Ultrasound

Lecturer: Abby Caine Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd November 2018 This two-day practical course is aimed at vets in general practice who are already comfortable and competent with general abdominal ultrasound and would like to take their skills to the next level. Delegates will learn how to perform a more thorough ultrasound examination of the abdomen, including the peritoneum, lymph nodes, adrenal glands and the pancreas and what changes may be seen in the diseased state. There will be an introduction to the use of 2D and doppler and their use on the greater abdominal vessels, as well as indications and techniques for performing ultrasound-guided biopsies. This course is highly practical and will give delegates the confidence to perform more complex diagnostic abdominal ultrasound in practice on a wide variety of cases. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: The full abdominal ultrasound, including peritoneum and lymph nodes Further examination of the gastrointestinal tract Locating the normal pancreas and the adrenals Examining the great abdominal vessels on 2D and with Doppler How and what to take as biopsies   **If you are unable to bring a dog along, please contact us before booking your place. ** www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Basic Laparoscopy and Laparoscopic Bitch Spay

Lecturer: Philip Lhermette Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st October 2018 This course provides a practical introduction to laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery, with the emphasis on basic laparoscopic techniques that can be performed in first opinion practice. The advantages and disadvantages of minimally invasive procedures will be discussed and there will be a brief overview of instrumentation and instrument handling techniques, followed by a more detailed discussion of laparoscopic principles, the approach to the abdomen and laparoscopic organ biopsies. The use of electrosurgery and other haemostatic techniques in minimally invasive surgery will be covered on day two, followed by detailed instruction on laparoscopic ovariectomy and ovariohysterectomy. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Detailed explanation and examination of instrumentation Minimally invasive surgery in general practice – profitability Practical skills tests using laparoscopic trainers Cadaver practical – approach to the abdomen, exploratory laparoscopy, organ biopsies, laparoscopic ovariectomy, ovariohysterectomy, gastropexy etc www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Orthopaedics: TPLO Surgery

Lecturers: Georg Haimel and Martin Owen Friday 26th October 2018 This one-day highly practical cadaver-based course focuses on the tibial plateau leveling osteotomy  (TPLO) procedure for the treatment of cranial cruciate disease. The course is aimed at veterinary surgeons that are familiar with basic orthopaedic procedures and the use of implants, including plates and screws. Starting with a review of the relevant surgical anatomy and biomechanics of the TPLO procedure, we will then move on to a detailed discussion of preoperative radiograph assessment and the surgical planning that is required for surgical success. The majority of the day will then consist of wet lab practical cadaver surgery, allowing delegates to implement this knowledge and develop their surgical skills. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Surgical anatomy Stifle biomechanics Surgical planning and execution of a TPLO procedure TPLO complications and management of them www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Updates in Feline and Canine Medicine

Lecturer: Fiona Adam Frioday 19th October 2018 Want a one-stop-shop to catch up on new things in small animal medicine in recent years? Then this is the CPD day for you!  A useful day if you are returning to small animal practice after a short career break, or just need a quick refresher on what’s cropped up in the past couple of years.  A whistle-stop tour through the up-to-date thinking in endocrinology, nephrology, GI medicine, infectious disease and more. Topics to be covered include: An update on chronic kidney disease management, including the use of SDMA New things in endocrinology – the use of DOCP in hypoadrenocorticism, and new thoughts on the management of Cushings disease “Exotic” (or perhaps not so exotic!) diseases – Babesia in the UK, and an update on diseases we are all increasingly likely to encounter given the popularity of pet passports What’s new in gastrointestinal disease – oral cobalamin supplementation, feline EPI, colitis in cats and much more www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Echocardiography – Two Day Course

Lecturer: Joao Loureiro Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th October 2018 This highly practical course aims to give delegates the confidence to perform diagnostic echocardiography in practice. At the end of the two days, candidates should feel confident to achieve the standard echocardiographic views on the right and left side, perform M-mode and Doppler studies in a variety of dogs. Examples of echocardiographic changes seen with common diseases such as valvular endocardiosis, dilated cardiomyopathy and feline cardiomyopathies will be reviewed and examples of congenital diseases such as pulmonic stenosis, patent ductus arteriosus, and ventricular septal defects will also be discussed. Topics to be covered include: How to set up your ultrasound machine to get the best image Standard echocardiographic views and useful measurements to make a diagnosis Learn how to use Doppler echocardiography Identify the typical echocardiographic changes seen in common acquired and congenital cardiac disease   **Please contact us before booking if you are unable to bring a dog with you on the course ** www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Medical Oncology in General Practice

Lecturer: Rob Foale Wednesday 3rd October 2018 This one-day course will provide colleagues in general practice with an up to date review of how to approach and practice medical oncology, predominantly in dogs but with reference to feline oncology where appropriate. Starting with the optimal clinical approach to patients with neoplasia, how to reach an accurate diagnosis and the importance of clinical staging.  This interactive course will move on to cover the diagnosis and currently recommended treatment protocols for lymphoma, leukaemia, myeloma, mast cell tumours and more enabling delegates to not only treat this cases effectively in general practice but also work with referral centres to optimise results. Full lecture notes will be provided and clinical case examples will be used to illustrate relevant points whenever possible. Topics to be covered include: Accurate diagnosis and clinical staging Paraneoplastic syndromes – their use as clues, common pitfalls and their treatments The safe use of cytotoxics in practice Diagnosis and updated treatment protocols for lymphoma, leukaemia, myeloma, mast cell tumours Tyrosine kinase inhibitors – what are they and how should we use them? Anti-angiogenic metronomic chemotherapy – is there a role for this in veterinary practice? www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Abdominal Ultrasound – The Basics

Lecturer: Abby Caine Thursday 27th & Friday 28th September 2018 This two-day practical course will cover machine set up, which probe to use and how to optimise the image to make sure you can get the best out of your machine in practice. Body systems covered will include the liver and gallbladder, spleen, GI tract and urogenital tract, learning how to recognise what is normal and how to classify any abnormalities noted. Delegates will learn how to achieve standard views of the abdomen, which measurements are useful to take and what they mean when making a diagnosis. This course will give delegates the confidence to perform diagnostic abdominal ultrasound in practice on a wide variety of cases. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: The ultrasound machine – how to use the machine to its best effect Familiarising yourself with the normal in order to recognise the abnormal Imaging the liver, gallbladder, spleen, GI tract and urogenital tract Useful measurements to take, how to take them and what they mean As we aim to keep group numbers small and the course has a large practical element, we would ask delegates to bring along an appropriate dog to scan so that we can scan a broad range of cases and give the dogs time out as needed. **If you are unable to bring a dog along, please contact us before booking your place.** www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Clinical Pathology for Vets

Practical Clinical Pathology for Vets: How to use that microscope and get a diagnosis! Thursday 20th September 2018 Lecturer: Roger Powell Frustrated by waiting for results from the lab? Wondering whether those results from your in-house analyser can be trusted? In an emergency setting, prompt clinical diagnosis is essential for starting appropriate therapy, but you can be left waiting more than 24 hours for results from an external laboratory. This highly practical course will give you the skills you need to use in-house microscopy to gain a useful diagnosis faster and thus start appropriate therapy as soon as possible. Using real case based examples and dedicating a large proportion of the day to wet lab and microscopy sessions, this course will cover accurate interpretation of blood smears, a standardised approach to urinalysis as well as how to get diagnostic cytology samples and when to interpret them. Common errors and pitfalls will also be covered along with fundamental microscope set up. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Microscope set up – brief overview of how to use it effectively Haematology – making and staining diagnostic smears, with recognition of artefacts to check analyser results Urinalysis – staining, sediment exam and identification of bacteria Cytology – top tips for sampling and making diagnostic smears for staining, interpretation of ear samples and common skin masses, as well as accurately diagnosing pyothorax and septic peritonitis Case-based interpretation of biochemistry results from your analyser – what does that result mean? www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Optimising Emotional Development in Puppies

Optimising Emotional Development in Puppies – The Role of the Veterinary Practice Monday 17th September 2018 Lecturer: Sarah Heath This one-day CPD course will discuss emotional development in puppies and consider ways in which veterinary practices can play a role in optimising the process in their patients. The importance of appropriate advice for breeders and new owners will be covered and advice given as to how to present this information in an effective way. The specific issue of neutering will be explored and the potential benefits and pitfalls of surgical neutering in relation to behaviour will be discussed. The aim of this course is to encourage general practitioners to make the most of their unique level of contact with breeders and new owners in order to optimise emotional development in their canine patients. Emotionally stable dogs will live more successfully in a domestic environment and therefore be able to stay in their homes and remain patients of the practice for a lifetime. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Optimising the emotional development of puppies in order to avoid later behavioural problems Appropriate advice for breeders – leading to more emotionally stable litters Pre-purchase clinics for new owners – advising on smooth transition from breeder to new home and beyond Neutering and influence on behaviour – when is it a good idea and when not? www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Dental Radiography for Nurses

Lecturer: Rachel Perry Thursday 13th Septemeber 2018 Dental radiography is at a tipping point in veterinary practice as more and more practices rightly acknowledge its importance and make worthwhile investments. All veterinary practices providing small animal dental services should have access to and use dental radiography on a routine basis. Nurses can become actively involved in, and highly proficient at generating diagnostic full mouth dental radiographs of cats and dogs. This ensures detection of all relevant pathology in the pets’ mouth that might otherwise be missed and allows vets to ascertain an accurate diagnosis and then perform the correct treatment. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Why  do we take dental radiographs? How  do we generate diagnostic dental radiographs? When  do we take dental radiographs? Parallel and bisecting angle techniques Is it diagnostic? If not, what went wrong? ***Special Offer*** **** Book both a vet nurse and a vet from the same practice on this course and Dental Radiography and Radiology Course and pay only £490 + VAT for both*** www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Dental Radiography and Radiology

Wednesday 12th September 2018 Lecturer: Rachel Perry Dental radiography is one of the most important tools available to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases. It is estimated that as much as 70% of pathology can be missed without its use. This practical one-day course is designed to cover all aspects of dental radiography and radiology in the cat and dog. Diagnostic assessment of the oral cavity, oral radiography techniques, radiographic interpretation and oral pathology are all covered in lecture and group discussion format, with practical sessions on positioning and radiographic interpretation. Delegates are encouraged to bring along any dental radiographs for discussion if they would like. Topics to be covered include: Oral radiography techniques and how to position your patient Radiographic interpretation Practical sessions to consolidate theory ***SPECIAL OFFER*** **Book both a vet and a vet nurse from the same practice on this course and our Dental Radiography for Nurses Course and pay only £490 + VAT for both** www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Schedule 3 Surgical Procedures for Nurses

Lecturer: Paul Aldridge Thursday 5th July 2018 Schedule 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act allows registered veterinary nurses to perform acts of minor surgery under veterinary supervision. This highly practical course aims to give an introduction to the typical procedures covered under this legislation, allowing delegates to gain confidence in their surgical skills in a relaxed setting. The initial management of traumatic wounds will be covered, along with the decision making process of why, when, and how we close these wounds. Some specific procedures will also be outlined and performed. Topics to be covered include: • Initial management of traumatic wounds – lavage and debridement • Suture material selection, suture patterns, and instrumentation • Suturing skills – how to close traumatic wounds • Surgical drains – why we use them & how we place them • Ear and tail injuries – management and amputation www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com