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A Practical Approach to First Opinion, Small Animal Cardiology

A Practical Approach to First Opinion, Small Animal Cardiology

Description

The course aims to provide small animal, first opinion clinicians with a logical approach to the most commonly encountered cardiac presentations.

This will include 3 lectures, a workshop on ECG interpretation and clinical scenarios for delegates to implement the information from the day.

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A Practical Approach to First Opinion, Small Animal Cardiology (10% discount for booking online)
11/09/202411/09/20240£319.50[Read More]
A Practical Approach to First Opinion, Small Animal Cardiology (20% discount for alumni)
11/09/202411/09/20240£284.00[Read More]
School Entrance

Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy of the Dog

Description

This practical one–day hands-on course will focus on linking anatomy with clinical conditions in sporting/working dogs, but with relevance to non-sporting/working dogs. The course is very practical including various interactive tasks to explain anatomical biomechanics. Delegates will also be able to view and handle museum specimens and dissections of key areas of the musculoskeletal system in order to strengthen their understanding of it’s function and disease.

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Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy of the Dog (10% discount for booking online)
18/09/202418/09/20240£319.50[Read More]
Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy of the Dog (20% discount for alumni)
18/09/202418/09/20240£284.00[Read More]
Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)

Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)

Description

This one day blended theory and practical course will review the routine and emergency presentations of BOAS, a condition that is increasingly managed in first opinion practice with a huge welfare impact. Objectively determining the severity of the disease to then make appropriate interventions or advise referral with confidence can be challenging for vets and owners, so this will be explored with worked examples. We will then perform modified folding flap palatoplasty, alarplasty combined with alar wing resection and tonsillectomy. The risks of investigating and treating these conditions can be high and temporary tracheostomy and review of complications will also be a focus for the course.

Topics to be covered 

  • Routine and emergency presentation BOAS 
  • Complications arising from BOAS surgery 
  • Surgical procedures for BOAS 
  • Emergency temp trach and postop management 

 

This course is suitable for :

  • Veterinary surgeons keen to develop their recognition of clinical BOAS and determine surgical versus non-surgical candidates 
  • Veterinary surgeons wishing to become confident in URT diversion for airway occlusion of the larynx  
  • Veterinary surgeons performing BOAS surgery or refining their current procedural practice  

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Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) 10% discount for booking online
07/11/202407/11/20240£765.00[Read More]
Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) 20% discount for alumni
07/11/202407/11/20240£680.00[Read More]
Case Based Ophthalmology for General Practitioner

Case Based Ophthalmology for General Practitioner

Description

This will be an interactive, case-based day, consisting of small group discussions working through a range of ophthalmic presentations.  We will look at some common presentations seen in first opinion practice, as well as covering a few more challenging cases.  The focus throughout will be on developing a thorough, consistent diagnostic approach.

 

This course aims to make first opinion ophthalmology more rewarding (and less scary) by improving your logical, problem-solving approach to ophthalmic cases.

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Case Based Ophthalmology for General Practitioner (10% discount for booking online)
19/11/202419/11/20240£270.00[Read More]
Case Based Ophthalmology for General Practitioner (20% discount for alumni)
19/11/202419/11/20240£240.00[Read More]
Vet school

Common Abdominal Procedures for the Advanced Practitioner – a Practical Course

Description

This course is designed to teach you the technical aspects of common abdominal procedures encountered in general practice. There will be some background theory, but the majority of this will focus on how to perform surgery using one cadaver per two delegates. The course leads will be demonstrating each procedure using a live video feed and additional material will also be provided to guide delegates in a step-by-step way to enable them to confidently complete each surgical procedure.

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Common Abdominal Procedures for the Advanced Practitioner - a Practical Course (10% discount for bookings online)
05/11/202405/11/20240£1075.50[Read More]
Common Abdominal Procedures for the Advanced Practitioner - a Practical Course (20% discount for alumni)
05/11/202405/11/20240£956.00[Read More]
Feline Orthopaedics; the Pelvis and Hindlimb (Intermediate Level)

Feline Orthopaedics; the Pelvis and Hindlimb (Intermediate Level)

Description

This intermediate level course is a highly practical course based on common orthopaedic conditions of the hindlimb. 

Practical / dissection time will be maximised, and theoretical “teaching” time will be minimised. 

Topics to be covered can be adjusted to suit the delegates learning requirements, depending on class size, disparity of requirements and delegate requests. This will be determined by completion of a pre-course questionnaire and used to define leaning objectives specifically tailored to the delegates.   

Topics to be covered:

- Surgical approach to the feline hip 

- Surgical approach to the feline ilial wing & ilial body 

- Surgical approach to the femur 

- Hip: capital physeal fracture repair, hip luxation stabilisation, femoral head and neck excision arthroplasty 

- Ilial body fracture repair 

- Sacroiliac fracture luxation 

- Femoral diaphyseal fracture repair 

- Distal femoral metaphyseal (supracondylar) fracture repair 

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Feline Orthopaedics; the Pelvis and Hindlimb (Intermediate Level) 10% discount for booking online
13/11/202413/11/20240£675.00[Read More]
Feline Orthopaedics; the Pelvis and Hindlimb (Intermediate Level) 20% discount for alumni
13/11/202413/11/20240£600.00[Read More]
Getting More from Your Microscope: Tissue Cytology and Fluid Analysis

Getting More from Your Microscope: Tissue Cytology and Fluid Analysis

Description

If the thought of dusting off the practice microscope for in-house cytology fills you with dread, this course is for you! Through taught sessions and practicals led by clinical pathologists, this course aims to improve your confidence in key aspects of laboratory diagnostics: cytological assessment of solid tissues, primarily skin lesions and lymph nodes; and fluid analysis, including urinalysis, washes and effusions.

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Getting More from Your Microscope: Tissue Cytology and Fluid Analysis (10% discount for booking online)
19/06/202419/06/20240£270.00[Read More]
Getting More from Your Microscope: Tissue Cytology and Fluid Analysis (25% discount for alumni)
19/06/202419/06/20240£240.00[Read More]
Haematology and Biochemistry in First Opinion Practice

Haematology and Biochemistry in First Opinion Practice

Description

Don’t be afraid of your blood analyser! This highly interactive course combines taught sessions, practicals and workshops led by clinical pathologists to improve your confidence in key aspects of laboratory diagnostics, including the assessment of blood films, practical approaches to profile interpretation and the vital role of quality assurance in the first opinion practice laboratory.

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Haematology and Biochemistry in First Opinion Practice (10% discount for booking online)
05/06/202405/06/20240£270.00[Read More]
Haematology and Biochemistry in First Opinion Practice (20% discount for alumni)
05/06/202405/06/20240£240.00[Read More]
Vet school

Head and Neck Surgery in a Day - A Practical Masterclass

Description

This course is designed to teach you the technical aspects of common head and neck procedures encountered in general practice.  There will be some background theory, but the majority of this course will focus on how to perform each surgery using one cadaver per two delegates.   The course leads will be demonstrating each procedure using live video feed and additional material will also be provided to guide delegates in a step-by-step way to enable them to confidently complete each surgical procedure.

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Head and Neck Surgery in a Day - A Practical Masterclass (10% discount for booking online)
06/11/202406/11/20240£1075.50[Read More]
Head and Neck Surgery in a Day - A Practical Masterclass (20% discount for alumni)
06/11/202406/11/20240£956.00[Read More]
Hocus Pocus - the Magic Point of Care Ultrasound in Emergencies (POCUS)

Hocus Pocus - the Magic Point of Care Ultrasound in Emergencies (POCUS)

Description

An interactive discussion of point of care ultrasound (POCUS), with a focus on the application of both abdominal and thoracic focused assessment using sonography for trauma as well as lung ultrasound. This will focus on the application of POCUS in all emergency cases, not just those involving trauma, to allow detailed assessment of the cardio-respiratory system.

Delegates will then have the opportunity to practice obtaining these skills on live animals and develop a systematic approach allowing for rapid assessment of future cases.

Topics to be covered:

- Application of POCUS in the emergency patient using a standardised approach.

- Utility of POCUS in monitoring or carrying out procedures in critical patients.

- The practical application of POCUS

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Hocus Pocus - the Magic Point of Care Ultrasound in Emergencies (POCUS) (10% discount for booking online)
23/10/202423/10/20240£675.00[Read More]
Hocus Pocus - the Magic Point of Care Ultrasound in Emergencies (POCUS) (20% discount for alumni)
23/10/202423/10/20240£600.00[Read More]
Immune-mediated Disease in the Dog and Cat

Immune-mediated Disease in the Dog and Cat

Description

This course will provide an update on recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of immune-mediated disease in dogs and cats, including endocrine, neurological, skin and haematological disease. In many cases of immune-mediated disease

 

Topics to be covered

  • Mechanisms of immune disease (emphasizing the relationship to effective treatment).
  • Updated disease descriptions of pemphigus and cutaneous lupus, masticatory myositis, myasthenia gravis, haemolytic anaemia, and immune-mediated thrombocytopenia and immune-mediated endocine disease
  • Diagnosis
  • A practical approach to immunosuppressive therapy

 

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Immune-mediated Disease in the Dog and Cat (10% discount for booking online)
03/07/202403/07/20240£319.50[Read More]
Immune-mediated Disease in the Dog and Cat (20% discount for alumni)
03/07/202403/07/20240£284.00[Read More]
School Entrance

Intermediate Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound

Description

This highly interactive and practical course will focus on how to get the most out of an abdominal ultrasound examination (including small abdominal structures).  Presentations on each body system will consider imaging techniques, normal findings and common pathological changes.  These are followed by practical scanning sessions supported by experienced tutors.   Delegates will have the chance to use a range of ultrasound machines and get plenty of opportunity to practice their technique on a live dogs.  

 

 

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Intermediate Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound (10% discount for booking online)
18/06/202418/06/20240£895.50[Read More]
Intermediate Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound (20% discount for alumni)
18/06/202418/06/20240£796.00[Read More]
Intermediate Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound (10% discount for booking online)
04/12/202404/12/20240£895.50[Read More]
Intermediate Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound (20% discount for alumni)
04/12/202404/12/20240£796.00[Read More]
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Introduction to Practical Endoscopy

Description

This practical two–day hands-on course will focus on the techniques of both flexible and rigid endoscopy in the dog. The course will provide an overview of selecting and handling endoscopes and cover the techniques used in endoscopy of the upper and lower intestinal tract, the respiratory tract and lower urinary tract. The delegates will enjoy the opportunity to perform endoscopy in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science’s wet lab and enjoy extensive hands-on opportunities over the two days. 

 

 

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Introduction to Practical Endoscopy (10% discount for booking online)
02/07/202403/07/20240£1665.00[Read More]
Introduction to Practical Endoscopy (20% discount for alumni)
02/07/202403/07/20240£1480.00[Read More]
Introduction to Practical Endoscopy (10% discount for booking online)
15/10/202416/10/20240£1665.00[Read More]
Introduction to Practical Endoscopy (20% discount for alumni)
15/10/202416/10/20240£1480.00[Read More]
School Entrance

Introduction to Small Animal Ultrasound

Description

This highly interactive and practical one-day course will focus on how to get the most out of ultrasound machines, and how to image the major abdominal organs and the heart.  Presentations on each body system will consider imaging techniques, normal findings and a brief overview of common pathological changes.  These are followed by practical scanning sessions supported by experienced tutors.  Delegates will have the chance to use a range of ultrasound machines and get plenty of opportunity to practice their technique on live dogs.

 

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Introduction to Small Animal Ultrasound (10% discount for booking online)
03/07/202403/07/20240£855.00[Read More]
Introduction to Small Animal Ultrasound (20% discount for alumni)
03/07/202403/07/20240£760.00[Read More]
Introduction to Small Animal Ultrasound (10% discount for booking online)
20/11/202420/11/20240£855.00[Read More]
Introduction to Small Animal Ultrasound (20% discount for alumni)
20/11/202420/11/20240£760.00[Read More]
Introduction to Veterinary Human Factors

Introduction to Veterinary Human Factors

Description

Introduction to how human factors can help improve veterinary team performance, patient outcomes and practice culture.

The course is suitable for people who are unaware of human factors or for those who have a basic awareness of human factors but want to know how they can practically apply it to their practice/veterinary teams.

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Introduction to Veterinary Human Factors (10% discount for booking online)
14/10/202414/10/20240£270.00[Read More]
Introduction to Veterinary Human Factors (20% discount for alumni)
14/10/202414/10/20240£240.00[Read More]
Ions in Action; Navigating the maze of abnormal electrolytes in cats and dogs

Ions in Action; Navigating the maze of abnormal electrolytes in cats and dogs

Description

The identification of a patient with abnormal electrolytes is often associated with a diagnosis of Addison’s disease, but there are many patients who present with electrolyte abnormalities that were not expected and are not necessarily related to adrenal function!  Because these abnormalities can be related to a wide range of different conditions, this course can be expected to cover a wide range of different conditions and will use case examples and a problem-orientated medicine approach to address:

 

·         How to approach patients with abnormalities identified in their serum sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium or bicarbonate levels

·         Improving delegates ability to create differential diagnosis lists for these problems and the use of problem-orientated medicine to narrow these down to reach the diagnosis

·         Improving/updating delegates knowledge of the treatment of both canine and feline electrolyte disturbances

·         Improving delegates confidence and ability to approach patients who are unstable or fail to respond to treatment

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Ions in Action; Navigating the maze of abnormal electrolytes in cats and dogs (10% discount for booking online)
27/11/202427/11/20240£319.50[Read More]
Ions in Action; Navigating the maze of abnormal electrolytes in cats and dogs (20% discount for alumni)
27/11/202427/11/20240£284.00[Read More]
Vet School

Let There be Light! - Ophthalmology for Beginners

Description

If the thought of an eye consult fills you with fear, this day is for you! This highly interactive day will help to build your confidence and develop a logical,  problem-solving approach to common ophthalmic presentations.  The course will include top tips to improve your ophthalmic examination, dealing with ophthalmic emergencies and a case-based approach to corneal ulcers and other common ophthalmic presentations.

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Let There be Light! - Ophthalmology for Beginners (10% discount for booking online)
08/10/202408/10/20240£270.00[Read More]
Let There be Light! - Ophthalmology for Beginners (20% discount for alumni)
08/10/202408/10/20240£240.00[Read More]
School Entrance

Practical Small Animal Echocardiography - An Introduction

Description

This practical one day course will focus on the generation and interpretation of basic cardiac ultrasound images in the dog. The course will provide an overview of the equipment and facilities needed and cover the techniques used in the generation and interpretation of right parasternal long and short axis echocardiographic images.  The delegates will enjoy the opportunity to carry our echocardiography in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science's teaching laboratory with a significant proportion of the time dedicated to "hands-on" echo.

 

 

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Practical Small Animal Echocardiography - An Introduction.
10/09/202410/09/20240£675.00[Read More]
Practical Small Animal Echocardiography - An Introduction (20% discount for alumni)
10/09/202410/09/20240£600.00[Read More]
Surgical Management of Laryngeal Paralysis

Surgical Management of Laryngeal Paralysis

Description

Overview:

This highly practical one-day course will focus on the surgical management of laryngeal paralysis in the dog and cat. The course will be very practical in nature and will take place in the wet lab of the centre. All surgical procedures will be demonstrated before delegates are given the opportunity to perform each procedure for themselves. Where appropriate the course will also include a number of explanatory seminars/tutorials.

Topics to be covered:

 Diagnosis of laryngeal paralysis

  • Surgical anatomy of the larynx
  • Surgical management of idiopathic laryngeal paralysis
  • Comparison of the disease and its management between the dog and cat

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Surgical Management of Laryngeal Paralysis (10% discount for booking online)
16/07/202416/07/20240£1080.00[Read More]
Surgical Management of Laryngeal Paralysis (20% discount for alumni)
16/07/202416/07/20240£960.00[Read More]
Surgical Management of Urethral Obstruction in the Cat

Surgical Management of Urethral Obstruction in the Cat

Description

Overview:

This highly practical one-day course will focus on the surgical management of urethral obstruction in the cat. The course will be very practical in nature and will take place in the wet lab of the centre. All surgical procedures will be demonstrated before delegates are given the opportunity to perform each procedure for themselves. Where appropriate the course will also include explanatory seminars/tutorials.

Topics to be covered:

 Surgical anatomy urogenital tract in the male cat

  • Diagnosis and emergency management options for urethral obstruction in cats
  • How to place a tube cystostomy
  • When and how to perform a perineal urethrostomy

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Surgical Management of Urethral Obstruction in the Cat (10% discount for booking online)
08/10/202408/10/20240£805.50[Read More]
Surgical Management of Urethral Obstruction in the Cat (20% discount for alumni)
08/10/202408/10/20240£716.00[Read More]
The Blood Sugar Rollercoaster; strategies for managing challenging diabetic patients

The Blood Sugar Rollercoaster; strategies for managing challenging diabetic patients

Description

 

This one-day course will provide colleagues in general practice with an up-to-date review of how to approach and manage patients presenting with diabetes mellitus, with consideration being given to both canine and feline patients.  This course will use case examples and a problem-orientated medicine approach to address:

·         The different types of diabetes mellitus encountered in veterinary practice and their causal aetiologies

·         The medical and dietary management options currently available and how to choose the correct option for each patient

·         A glimpse into treatment options that are currently in clinical trial and may become available in the near future

·         How to approach, investigate and manage patients that just don’t seem to respond to treatment or remain stable

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The Blood Sugar Rollercoaster; strategies for managing challenging diabetic patients (20% discount for alumni)
02/10/202402/10/20240£284.00[Read More]
The Blood Sugar Rollercoaster; strategies for managing challenging diabetic patients (10% discount for booking online)
02/10/202402/10/20240£319.50[Read More]
What am I supposed to be doing tomorrow? Planning case investigations like a specialist

What am I supposed to be doing tomorrow? Planning case investigations like a specialist

Description

This course will use clinical histories and physical examination findings from recently referred cases to develop case plans. These case plans can then be used alongside those plans that were actually used, to see how the cases progressed and the diagnosis was reached.

The plan with this is to make sure the emphasis in medical cases is the key ‘work’ is at the start which makes the case progression and the diagnosis far more robust and inevitably more rewarding.

This course will also illustrate that case planning can be fluid and there is more than one way to reach the diagnosis (again this is designed to suit all budgets!).

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What am I supposed to be doing tomorrow? Planning case investigations like a specialist (10% discount for booking online)
11/12/202411/12/20240£355.50[Read More]
What am I supposed to be doing tomorrow? Planning case investigations like a specialist (20% discount for alumni)
11/12/202411/12/20240£316.00[Read More]
What did I do Last Week? How do I manage my case like the specialists

What did I do Last Week? How do I manage my case like the specialists

Description

The next course in the ‘do it like a specialist’ series will take ‘real’ cases from the referral clinic the week before the course is due and use these to illustrate how we approach these cases in the referral setting.

The course will use an interactive approach with the cases to maximise the learning outcomes. These cases and course will re-emphasise the problem-based approach and how this can be applied to anything that is being sent for referral (or not given that we are applying this method to primary care settings).

The variety of ways in which these cases can be managed will also be discussed to suit all budgets.

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What did I do Last Week? How do I manage my case like the specialists (10% discount for booking online)
20/11/202420/11/20240£355.50[Read More]
What did I do Last Week? How do I manage my case like the specialists (20% discount for alumni)
20/11/202420/11/20240£316.00[Read More]
When the Belly Rebels; how to approach patients with vomiting and diarrhoea

When the Belly Rebels; how to approach patients with vomiting and diarrhoea

Description

Although many patients present with transient gastrointestinal upset that are easily treated, the patients with either recurrent intermittent signs, or persistent chronic signs can be very challenging for both attending clinician and owner.  This course will therefore use case examples and a problem-orientated medicine approach to address:

·         How to approach patients with both acute and chronic gastrointestinal clinical signs

·         The construction of a differential diagnosis list for these signs and how to use this to construct a     logical diagnostic plan and (hopefully) reach an accurate diagnosis

·         Updates on the treatments for chronic enteropathy/IBD and pancreatitis in both cats and dogs

·         A review of gastrointestinal neoplasia, how to diagnose it and what to do about it

·         A review of where we are with raw diets; what is the evidence for and against them?

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When the Belly Rebels; how to approach patients with vomiting and diarrhoea (10% discount for booking online)
11/09/202411/09/20240£319.50[Read More]
When the Belly Rebels; how to approach patients with vomiting and diarrhoea (20% discount for alumni)
11/09/202411/09/20240£284.00[Read More]

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