This course is designed to cover the ‘big ticket’ items in dermatology. These are the conditions that occur most commonly in general practice, and the ones that dermatologists are asked most questions about. Intended for all levels of experience, the lectures will include both fundamental information and more advanced concepts. Packed with practical advice and the latest innovations, this course will send participants away with knowledge that can be applied on the first day back in the clinic.
The 2-day seminar will commence with some fascinating lectures on gross and microscopic examination of the skin. Veterinarians who have heard this material before have claimed it has changed the way they practice forever. This will be followed by a session on the general approach to pruritus. This will set the scene for the remainder of the course, which focuses on three major themes – infections and infestations, allergy and otitis.
Lameness in the hindlimbs is a very common problem presented to the general practitioner for treatment. The majority of these cases originate from the hip and stifle joints and many of these problems respond very favourably to surgical treatment.
This 1.5 -day seminar offers you the opportunity to learn from highly regarded and experienced clinicians. Some are residents who completed their degrees only a few years ago and have their fingers on the pulse in terms of what recent grads are looking for, while others are more seasoned practitioners with a wealth of experience to share.
Gain exposure to the latest updates in behavioural medicine. This course aims to present an overview of, and assist you in improving your approach to, the diagnosis and management of behavioural cases. It will provide you with the opportunity to extend your skills and knowledge in a range of topics about animal behaviour and behavioural medicine so you will better understand learning theory, the relationship between behaviour and organic disease, psychotropic medications and how to manage anxiety, aggression and other common behavioural problems.
Enhance your clinical and diagnostic skills to treat and manage your cardiac and respiratory cases with confidence. Cardiology and respiratory disease are so closely linked that it is natural to study them jointly. In particular, the vexing question of whether a case is cardiac or respiratory, or a combination of both will be one of the major focuses for the course. Participants will first build a sound platform of clinical and diagnostic skills and will then apply these to a full range of real clinical problems – from nasal and upper respiratory through to cardiac, pulmonary, pleural and mediastinal disease processes.
Achieve accurate, rapid diagnoses by refining your skills and making the most of in-house clinical pathology. Do you want to maximise the benefits of your bench-top analyser and in-house pathology? Achieve rapid, cost-effective diagnoses with increased confidence? Ensure that your bench-top analyser is providing accurate information? This course will expand and refine your diagnostic skills across a range of modalities including biochemistry, haematology, blood smear evaluation and cytology. You will be guided through a range of practical techniques that will grow your confidence, ensure you are getting the best out of your in-house machines, and enable you to go further in pursuit of a diagnosis.
Diagnose and manage a wide range of dermatological conditions with confidence, and enjoy those skin consults. Why be flustered when you can flourish? Skin conditions are common in companion animal practice. The underlying cause varies and may be complex, even in animals with similar clinical presentations such as pruritis or hair loss. Dermatology consultations will remain frustrating – for veterinarians and clients alike – if you always simply reach for the same treatment without identifying and addressing the underlying cause (or causes). This course equips you to develop a logical approach to the diagnosis and management of skin conditions.
Develop your capacity to treat emergency and critical care cases confidently every single time. This course aims to develop your practical skills and techniques for the treatment and monitoring of critically ill animals. The emphasis on case-based problem solving and the basics of critical care makes this an essential course for veterinarians in all practice situations.