Speaker/s: Tony Caiafa, Kayo Kuroda
This course will look at what is needed to operate a successful dentistry unit. As well as practical oral anatomy knowledge, dental nomenclature and dental equipment and instrumentation, the course covers how to take a whole mouth series of dental radiographs. An important focus isthe management of the most common disease in dogs: periodontal disease - from the consulting room to the surgery and then back to the home including treatment, homecare advice and disease prevention.
Speaker/s: Mathieu Raillard
Pre-existing respiratory compromise and some conditions like the brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome can make airway management challenging in small animal anaesthesia. Increased vigilance following premedication and after tracheal extubation is required. The first module aims to provide practitioners with the information needed to optimise preparation, equipment, time line and sequence of events during induction of anaesthesia and recovery in those cases. The second module focuses on anaesthetic safety of brachycephalic dogs and on the measures that can be implemented to reduce their risk of death.
Speaker/s: Sally Nixon
There are numerous myths surrounding canine aggression. Many veterinarians do not feel confident providing advice to owners about an aggressive dog. Without appropriate advice, owners may seek help from the internet or other sources that may be unreliable or not evidence based. As a result, animal welfare can be severely compromised, and human and animal safety can be at risk.
Speaker/s: Karen Brenner
This course aims to give general practitioners the tools to confidently formulate a diagnostic when presented with an anaemic dog or cat.
Speaker/s: Ben Ahern
Lacerations are very common in horses. There are myriad ways to handle them and often we get stuck in our ways. This course aims to briefly review the basics but then expand to cover assessment, debridement, closure, stabilisation, monitoring, complications and managing expectations. The emphasis is on trying to push the boundaries to some degree on options so you feel confident to try some new things in handling this common injury in horses and achieve improved outcomes.
Speaker/s: Olivia Clarke
Rabbits and rodents are becoming increasingly common pets in today’s society. These patients have a profound, innate ability to mask signs of disease. The consequence of this is that they frequently present in a critical condition and require emergency care. This ability to hide clinical illness, combined with their small size and susceptibility to significant stress, can make them challenging creatures to treat. This course aims to introduce the veterinary clinician to the principles of assessment, triage and stabilisation of rabbit and rodent emergencies. The first module outlines physical exam and diagnostic testing in critical patients. The second module discusses clinical consequences encountered in critical patients and their appropriate management. The ultimate goal of this course is to improve the knowledge and confidence of veterinarians when faced with rabbit and rodent emergencies and empower them to provide a higher level of care to these species.
Monday, 25 July 2022
Speaker/s: Jennifer Chau
This event is fully booked
This course is designed to give you the essential knowledge on how to optimize image quality, how to find abdominal structures such as the pancreas and adrenal gland, and how to approach common challenges faced in clinical practice such as free abdominal fluid, nodular disease and ileus. A case based approach will be used to explore the common diseases associated with these problems and how to diagnose them. Ultrasound is an interactive and extremely useful diagnostic imaging modality in clinical practice.
Monday, 15 August 2022
Speaker/s: Rhian Cope, Robert Kinobe, Laura Stern, Tina Wismer
Course starts today
Are you responding to these presentations to the best of your ability? Are you equipped to objectively assess the magnitude of risk to your patient? If you feel a sense of panic when these calls come in – or if you want to be sure you’re doing everything you can – this course is for you. Join our toxicology experts as they take a comprehensive body systems approach to pharmaceutical poisonings. Overdose or accidental ingestion, knowledge of where and how pharmaceuticals have the potential to cause injury or compromise will shape your immediate response. When initial therapy can make all the difference to survival, you need to be confident in your approach to treatment. Additionally, our tutors take look at toxins, venoms and poisons in the natural environment, with a particular focus on the Australian context. Covering threats from plants, animals and microbes, you’ll learn what presents an immediate threat and how to respond. There are few better feelings as a clinician than knowing you’ve treated a patient successfully. This is the course to help you develop the knowledge you need.
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Speaker/s: Katie McCallum
2 day/s till Registration closes
This webinar is a case-based approach to diagnosing and treating feline shunts, focusing on the medical management of hepatic encephalopathy. There will be a brief overview of surgical treatment options available, and complications associated with shunt attenuation in cats. Following this webinar, the clinician should have increased confidence in their approach to this condition in cats.
Monday, 22 August 2022
Speaker/s: Sophia Tzannes
Course starts in 7 day/s
Lymphoma can arise in almost any tissue in the body. It is the most commonly diagnosed haematopoietic cancer in the dog and cat; in fact the incidence of gastrointestinal and atypical feline lymphoma is increasing. Due to its varied presentation, it still can be a challenge to diagnose confidently. Thankfully, advances in laboratory technology over the past decade have improved our ability to both competently diagnose and individualise a patient’s optimal treatment.
Thursday, 25 August 2022
Speaker/s: Donna White
17 day/s till Registration closes
Patients with cardiac disease may require anaesthesia for many reasons, from dentistry to emergency surgery. We will discuss management of the most common cardiac conditions (MMVD in dogs and HCM in cats) in our small animal patients undergoing anaesthesia. Preoperative examination and assessment, as well as discussion of which cardiac medications are best given (or withheld) prior to anaesthesia, is explained. Methods of intraoperative support for these patients, and how to manage the most common complications that may occur will be covered. Case study examples will be used to provide a clinical approach to learning.
Friday, 26 August 2022
Speaker/s: Anthony Caiafa & Kayo Kuroda
Dentistry is a significant part of companion animal practice – and it’s becoming more so. Do you have the skills to confidently approach the surgical management of dental disease? Can you perform the procedures needed with efficiency whilst minimising complications to your patient?
Sunday, 28 August 2022
This workshop will offer attendees, detailed knowledge, and the tools, to perform vital pulp therapy (VPT) in a general practice setting. The workshop will consist of lectures and a wetlab. Attendees will be able to perform the VPT procedure on extracted canine teeth, as well as radiographically monitor each step of the procedure. Tutors will be available to give one on one assistance during the wetlab component of the workshop.
Monday, 29 August 2022
Speaker/s: Mark Krockenberger
Course starts in 14 day/s
This TimeOnline course is intended to provide participants with a set of skills to improve their capacity to conduct in house cytopathology as an adjunct to canine and feline case management. You will be taken through a transitional and streamlined program starting with cytopathological specimen collection and preparation; how to establish a common sense approach to examining and interpreting cytopathological smears; and application of that approach to the diagnosis of common degenerative, inflammatory and neoplastic diseases affecting skin and lymph nodes. The course is designed to gradually and surely build confidence and cytopathological experience so that you can more effectively reach a diagnosis and apply that to case management.
Thursday, 01 September 2022
Speaker/s: Eduardo Uquillas & Christina Dart
A sound understanding and knowledge of the principles and practice provide the foundation that underpins the complex process of clinical reasoning and decision making in this discipline. In this course participants will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical reasoning and decision-making skills in anaesthesia by refining their knowledge, and application of knowledge, in pharmacology, physiology and principles of clinical anaesthesia. This course will enable participants to make sound and effective decisions when planning and executing anaesthesia, and in managing complications.
Speaker/s: Zoe Lenard
This course focuses on a radiographic approach to abdominal imaging, but will be supplemented with discussion of other imaging modalities. The usefulness of ultrasonography will be explored for imaging abdominal viscera and, where relevant, the application of other diagnostic tools such as computer tomography (CT) will be discussed and demonstrated. Develop an ordered approach to imaging the vomiting dog or cat and gain an appreciation for the imaging appearances of common abdominal diseases. Dogs, cats and exotics are all discussed with tutor written notes, case studies, self assessed quizzes and individual feedback enhancing the application of your learning. Make the most of the online forum to ask questions and share cases. Get to know your tutor and colleagues at the one-day face to face workshop.
Speaker/s: Ralf Mueller, Sonya Bettenay & Stefan Hobi
Course starts in 17 day/s
Develop a logical approach to disease investigation and management of a range of complex dermatological cases, particularly immune-mediated and systemic diseases. Skin problems are among the most common reasons for presentation in general practice. The CVE Dermatology Distance Education program is a modular course that aims to provide you with the practical skills necessary to work-up and resolve these often recurrent cases with minimal frustration for both owner and clinician. The ‘Advanced Dermatology’ course covers diseases which may at times be more difficult to recognise and for which there is often a lack of practical information in textbooks and readily available literature. The diseases covered are not as common as allergies and infections but can be more life-threatening and often require uncommon treatments. The diseases include immune-mediated skin disease, scaling diseases, non-inflammatory alopecia and cutaneous signs of systemic disease. While much of the emphasis is on developing a logical approach to case management, this course reviews the latest information available on a wide range of conditions and presents the latest evidence-based treatment options available. Ultimately, having more confidence in your abilities to manage skin patients will lead to higher job satisfaction as well as improving patient outcomes. Prerequisite: Completing either the Pruritic and/or Infectious Skin Disease Distance Education course is a prerequisite for enrolling in the Advanced Dermatology Distance Education course.
Monday, 05 September 2022
Speaker/s: David Fraser
Course starts in 21 day/s
What are the differences between dogs and cats in their nutritional requirements? How can you use this knowledge to better advise owners about how to feed their animals? Over the past 40 years, the widespread feeding of commercial foods to dogs and cats has diminished awareness of the special nutritional characteristics of these domestic animals. Although commercial foods, formulated to meet the known nutrient requirements of dogs and cats have ensured good nutritional health, there are still circumstances where malnutrition of these species can occur. The aims of this course are to emphasise the differences between dogs and cats in their nutritional requirements, to draw attention as to how this knowledge can help veterinarians better advise dog and cat owners about how to feed their animals and to awaken an understanding about how nutritional knowledge can assist in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Speaker/s: Lorraine Van Orsouw
Designed for Nurses
Following on from our last webinar, veterinary nurse and educator Lorraine Van Orsouw, turns her attention to our feline clients.
Monday, 12 September 2022
Speaker/s: Robin Stanley
Course starts in 28 day/s
Ophthalmic surgery is often put in the too hard basket and referred on to specialists. This course is designed to give you a better understanding of the principles and practicalities of performing eye surgery with the aim of expanding the range of procedures you can confidently offer your clients. The course will feature a number of video procedures to help guide your learning. Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Speaker/s: Terry King
30 day/s till Registration closes
To err is to be human (Alexander Pope, 1711) – it is normal for people to make mistakes. Most senior veterinarians will say they are a better clinician because of the mistakes they have made. Many of us however feel ashamed or self-conscious about sharing these stories. Join Terry King, a veterinarian with decades of experience, as he presents a potpourri of tips and hints learned - mostly the hard way, which helped shape his approach to small animal practice.
Monday, 19 September 2022
Speaker/s: Tunbi Idowu
Immune-mediated disease - When the immune system goes haywire The immune-system is a miraculous system but when it is hypersensitive, it can lead to a number of diseases. The course will review the mechanisms underlying the different hypersensitivity reactions as well common immunosuppressive/immunomodulatory drugs used in veterinary medicine. The course will focus on three of the most common immune mediated diseases which we see in practice, namely immune mediated Haemolytic Anaemia, Polyarthritis and Thrombocytopaenia and aims to help you confidently work up these tricky cases.
Monday, 26 September 2022
Speaker/s: Jason Byrd, Susan Underkoffler
This course will explore the relationship between human violence and animal maltreatment, its history, its presence in the legal system, society and the family. The course will explore resources available and how veterinary professionals can work within their community to facilitate a more effective response to cruelty and violence.
Monday, 03 October 2022
Speaker/s: Mayara de Moura
The aging process is natural in all animals and we do perceive a lot of the physical changes our pets go through. They gradually “slow down”, spend more time in bed, seem to have “stiff joints” when getting up from a laying position and can present many other “geriatric” symptoms - not only musculoskeletal, but linked to other systems too.
Tuesday, 04 October 2022
Speaker/s: Duana McBride & Ryan Ong
As clients are frequently motivated to treat their pets, it is important for clinicians to not only know about the basics of the disease and its diagnosis, but also provide all options for treatment, from simple to multi-modal and cutting-edge, and feel confident administering therapy, if they wish to do so. This course aims to provide a thorough overview of canine and feline lymphoma, from the diagnostic steps, tests that can be offered and what should be done, and how to interpret the pathology results, knowing why this is important for treatment advice. A further goal is to understand safe chemotherapy administration and appropriate drug choice for the specific presentations to maximise a successful outcome for our patients. It will cover the recognised standard-of-care therapy, plus the more novel options emerging. The course reviews the significant advances in our understanding of the spectrum of lymphoma that has emerged over the past few years that are relevant for an appropriate approach to each patient.
Monday, 10 October 2022
Speaker/s: Linda Vogelnest
Many dermatoses in dogs and cats are recurrent, and effective management can be difficult and provide great frustration to both owners and veterinarians.
Monday, 17 October 2022
Speaker/s: Bob Doneley
Guinea pigs are a common and much-loved pet around the world. Although much of the earlier veterinary focus on guinea pigs was as a laboratory animal, their popularity as pets has seen this focus shift towards the provision of veterinary care for a companion pet.
Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Speaker/s: Wendy Blaltzer
Monday, 24 October 2022
Speaker/s: Linda Fleeman
Learn about protocols that are easy to follow, new improved treatment and monitoring tools such as insulin dosing pens and continuous subcutaneous glucose monitors, and tips on how to take the stress out of the management of diabetic dogs and cats with concurrent illnesses. Veterinary nurses/technicians with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
Thursday, 27 October 2022
Speaker/s: James Crowley
Closure of wounds on the distal limb in dogs and cats are a challenge for clinicians due to limited available local skin.
Seed grafting is a simple technique that can be used to reconstruct wounds on the distal limb where other reconstructive techniques are not suitable. This webinar will discuss the principles of skin grafting, how to perform seed grafting and the clinical outcomes in a case series of dogs.
Monday, 31 October 2022
Speaker/s: Alex Rosenwax
How confident are you with providing veterinary care to your avian patients? Avian consults can be difficult and often present as an emergency because owners do not understand normal bird behaviour nor recognise key symptoms that might indicate an important underlying problem. While avian cases often may seem complex at first glance, this course aims to give you the knowledge and skills to approach them with confidence and give your patients the maximum chance of a successful outcome.
Monday, 07 November 2022
Speaker/s: Duana McBride & Lynda Rutherford
Have you ever had a trauma patient arrive, and all you can think of is ‘where do I start?’. This course is designed for emergency veterinarians as well as general practitioners around how to deal with traumatic emergencies. There are many layers of managing trauma patients, from the initial triage and stabilisation through to advanced surgery; monitoring critical patients; and dealing with associated complications. This will be an intensive course where you will develop a broad range of skills and knowledge that you can also apply to many of your other patients as well. We promise it will be challenging but rewarding!
Speaker/s: Tania Bishop & Nicole De Fina
Veterinary staff are critical to the success of wildlife rehabilitation and do an extraordinary amount of work for the wildlife sector.
Monday, 05 December 2022
Within a clinic, veterinary nurses are usually responsible for receiving inbound wildlife patients and their ability to provide immediate, efficient first aid and stress reduction so often makes all the difference between life and death for many of our orphaned and injured wildlife.
Wednesday, 01 February 2023
In this course, participants will extend their existing skills in the process of decision-making in the planning and administering of anaesthesia and analgesia in patients with a range of clinical problems and presentations with the aim of minimising complications and optimising outcomes.
Speaker/s: Paul Cusack
Make the most of in-house clinical pathology and achieve accurate, rapid diagnoses. 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?
Speaker/s: Kersti Seksel, Debbie Calnon, Jacqui Ley, Isabelle Resch, Sally Nixon, Barbara Lindsay
Behaviour problem or problem behaviour? Learn to differentiate and maximise treatment success. Improve your ability to help your clients better understand their pets’ behaviour and learn to best manage anxiety, aggression and other common behavioural problems. Discover the latest updates in behavioural pharmacology – the when, why and which of medications.
Speaker/s: Niek Beijerink & Mariko Yata
Hurry! Limited Places Remaining
Gain the skills and in-depth knowledge required for those challenging cardiorespiratory patients with this course. Advance your diagnostic ability with a hands-on echocardiology workshop.
Speaker/s: Sandra Forsyth & Karen Jackson
Develop a logical, problem-based approach to the investigation of pruritic skin cases. Skin problems are among the most common reason for presentation in everyday practice. The CVE Dermatology Distance Education program is a modular course that aims to provide you with the practical skills necessary to work-up and resolve these often recurrent cases with minimal frustration for both owner and clinician. The Pruritic Skin Disease DE course will cover the various common causes of pruritus: including insect hypersensitivities, atopic and contact dermatitis as well as food allergies, Malassezia dermatitis and pruritic parasitic skin diseases. The pathophysiology of pruritus, including neurogenic and psychogenic pruritus will be reviewed with an emphasis on current and upcoming treatment modalities.
Speaker/s: Yenny Indrawirawan
Early Bird Rates Expire: 31/08/2022
Develop your capacity to treat small animal emergency and critical care cases confidently and maximise your patient outcomes. This course aims to develop your practical skills and techniques for the treatment and monitoring of critically ill animals. Triage, fluid therapy, analgesia, acute abdomen, respiratory distress and multisystem trauma are all covered with an emphasis on case-based problem solving.
Speaker/s: Carolyn O'Brien, Katherine Briscoe.....
If cats could talk, they’d be the first to tell you that they require refined, particular and focused care. An unwell cat poses many unique challenges to the small animal practitioner and the difference between managing canine and feline patients (in both the art and the science of veterinary medicine) is well recognised.
Speaker/s: Darren Merrett, Jen Brown, Steve Holloway
Three enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutors guide you through 10 modules designed to increase your confidence in your ability to diagnose and treat your small animal patients.
Speaker/s: Jill Maddison, Sue Bennett
Speaker/s: Laurent Garosi & Simon Platt
Are you over-referring? Complete this course to improve your confidence in dealing with those tricky neurological cases that are often referred to a specialist.
Develop your ability and confidence to investigate, diagnose and manage your ocular cases, every single time. Learn the fundamentals of a thorough ocular exam from the front to the back of the eye. Case-based learning will increase your confidence in handling ophthalmology in practice.
Speaker/s: Chris Tan, Mark Newman, Wendy Archipow, Bronwyn Fullagar
Provide better outcomes for all your surgical patients and boost your confidence to approach more complex surgeries. This course aims to present an overview of surgery and assist you to improve your approach to diagnosis and management of surgical diseases. The modules will cover key principles, practical applications and procedures. Each module will be supplemented with a tutorial to give you immediate feedback as well as the opportunity to discuss key concepts and approaches with your tutor.
Wednesday, 01 March 2023
Speaker/s: Belinda Hopper
Improve your diagnostic skills and avoid common mistakes in thoracic diagnosis. Thoracic radiography is one of the most useful clinical tests undertaken in clinical practice and yet one of the most frequently cited areas of confusion. This course aims to increase your ability to take optimal thoracic radiographs and to interpret them confidently. The modules focus on radiographic interpretation, with incorporation of complementary imaging modalities, particularly CT and sonography, to assist in explanations of the radiographic pathological patterns present.
Monday, 01 May 2023
Early Bird Rates Expire: 30/09/2022
In this course, participants will extend their existing skills in clinical anaesthesia to include anaesthesia and analgesia in species less commonly anaesthetised.