Emergency Seminar | Centre for Veterinary Education

Emergency Seminar

The ultimate test of emergency care is readiness, triage, assessment, resuscitation skills, and teamwork. This can be the difference between life and death.

The essence of emergency medicine is treating the most life-threatening problems first, with the most vital organ systems (respiratory, cardiovascular, central nervous systems) prioritised. The emergency patient’s status is rapidly changing and frequently requires intensive monitoring and re-evaluation. It is important to anticipate complications and initiate management procedures for early detection, while fundamentally minimising patient risk and not endangering the patient to achieve a diagnosis. There is less tolerance for error in the critical patient.

This 1-day seminar will cover key areas of emergency and critical care that are essential to have a sound knowledge of when you are treating your next critical patient.  A practical blood transfusions run down will leave you feeling confident performing dog and cat transfusions in general practice. A new spin on CPR will be covered to give you a clear and simple thought process about the reversible causes of cardiopulmonary arrest. This allows you to make lifesaving decisions and interventions during CPR to give your patient the best chance of a successful outcome. The latest knowledge and research about the treatment of tick paralysis and snake envenomation cases will be shared and much much more!

Lectures will be focused on being interactive with case scenarios and videos aiming to consolidate and summarise all the facets involved in emergency and critical care practice. This case-based interactive seminar will cover common and uncommon scenarios from severe traumas to the unknown toxicological emergency that presents unannounced.  


Saturday 18 March 2017
8.30 - 5.00
Early Bird
4 February 2017
Peppers Seaport Hotel
28 Seaport Boulevard
Launceston TAS


BVSc MANZCVS (SA Medicine)

Ellie Leister is the Pet Intensive Care Unit Veterinarian at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) in Brisbane. In 2004, Ellie commenced 4 years in mixed practice in country NSW before passing her ANZCVS membership exams and moving to England, where she turned into a small animal vet and developed her passion for emergency and critical care. Ellie has worked exclusively as a critical care veterinarian in the Pet Intensive Care Unit at VSS in Brisbane since returning from England in 2011. She is currently doing her residency in Emergency and Critical Care. She manages a team of 16 people and the ICU operates 24/7. The PICU is known nationally a one of the most well run and busiest critical care centres in the country. It manages very complex cardiology, oncology, medical and surgical cases as well as every day emergencies. Ellie shares her home with 3 cats, her dog and the Englishman she came back with. On days off she revels in domesticated bliss, studying or hiking.

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 cve.events@sydney.edu.au to register. 


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