Dermatology Seminar | Centre for Veterinary Education

Dermatology Seminar


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. 

The speakers will guide the participants through all the recent advances in these areas, focussing on the areas that are most relevant to clinical general practice. Examples of questions that will be answered include:

  • What’s the latest on the treatment of demodicosis?

  • What does methicillin resistance mean to me and my patients?

  • Just what exactly is a grass allergy and how should it be managed?

  • How should I be treating my atopics?

  • Why will that ear infection not clear up?

This comprehensive course is sure to satisfy the demands of busy practitioners who spend a significant proportion of their time managing skin and ear disorders.

Past participants:

“Great 2 days of dermatology to update knowledge to current best practice.”

Diane Bogaers, Geovet

"This seminar was excellent because the specialists were consistently aware of the difficulties the general practitioner has in dealing with an area that has, and still is, under-estimated for its complexity and challenges."

Ingrid Walker, Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital


Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 November 2017
8.30 - 5.00
Early Bird
30 September 2017
James Cook University
1 James Cook Drive
Townsville City QLD



Peter Hill is a UK veterinary graduate with 25 years experience of general practice, specialist referral work and research. He graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1986. After spending 5 years in a UK small animal hospital, he trained as a veterinary dermatologist at the University of Madison-Wisconsin in the USA. He then completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh before becoming a lecturer in Veterinary Dermatology. After 11 years at Edinburgh, during which time he spent 3 years as the Hospital Director, he moved to the University of Bristol as a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Dermatology. In 2009, Peter emigrated to Australia with his family to take up a post as a specialist dermatologist in a Sydney referral centre. In 2010, he moved back into academia to take up his current post at the University of Adelaide. Peter is a Professor in Veterinary Dermatology and Immunology and Head of the Department of Companion Animal Health. Peter is the only veterinary dermatologist in the world to have been board certified as a Diplomate in the UK, Europe and the USA, as well as having a PhD. 


Michael graduated from Queensland University in 1984 and has worked in a number of different private practices and industry positions. In 1995 he started a residency at the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic in Melbourne, with additional periods of study at the University of California, Davis and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Mike is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Veterinary/Animal Dermatology) and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. He has published in Australia and overseas and has presented / lectured in Australia, New Zealand, North America and South-East Asia. He is currently the President of the Dermatology chapter of the ANZCVS, Priniciple Dermatologist of a private practice Dermatology Referral Service, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland. 

Course Fees

*Member includes: Practice, Professional and Academic members

You may be eligible for a 10% discount off your registration. Please read the full Terms & Conditions to see if you are eligible. Discounts can’t be processed online so please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 or to register.


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