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Using Corticosteroids in Modern Veterinary Practice

Which steroid do you use in your practice now? Which situations do you use them in and what doses do you use?

This podcast will discuss the theory and practice of using corticosteroids in small animal practice.  It will help you, as veterinarians, to understand and make informed decision on which corticosteroids to use in clinical practice by understanding the different types of corticosteroids, their potency and duration of effect.  This podcast will discuss the different doses and durations in various scenarios.  

This course is now full. The podcast will be available on the Video Library from the 26th of June 2017 for CVE members only. 

Learning outcomes

By successfully completing this course you will: 

  1. Understand the physiology of corticosteroid synthesis and the effects of synthetic steroids compared to cortisol.
  2. Understand the physiological effects of different types of corticosteroid when administered.
  3. Make rational choices on type of corticosteroid used and method of delivery.

Please email us to express your interest in this course


Thursday 25 May - Friday 9 June 2017
Delivered Online



Steven graduated from the University of Sydney in 1983 with second-class honours in Veterinary Science. After graduation, Steven worked for 2 years in private practice in Sydney followed by a medical internship at the University of Melbourne. Steven then undertook an Internal medicine Residency at the University of Florida, followed by two years as a clinical instructor at the University of Florida.  Steven worked in an internal medicine referral practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1992 and 1993 then returned to Australia studying equine herpesvirus infections with Professor Michael Studdert. In 1998, Steven was awarded a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Steven has lectured in Veterinary Virology at the University of Sydney in 1998 and 1999 and was a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Melbourne from 1999-2009.  Steven is currently a specialist in Small Animal Medicine at Advanced Vetcare in Melbourne. His special interests include clinical and genetic aspects of medical diseases and the interaction between infectious diseases and the host immune response.

Course Fees

Member TypePodcastPlus
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate, Academic and Student members

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