Echocardiography has become more complex (and affordable), new blood tests have appeared, and new drugs have become available. As a result, keeping up with the advances in feline cardiology is challenging.
It will cover optimal collection and processing techniques for useful tests, together with an outline of test indications. Important principles for interpreting samples will be detailed, and a wide range of cytology images provided as a valuable clinical resource.
Join the CVE in Cairns as we bring together three well respected specialists to talk all things Neurology! General practitioners can feel uncomfortable and even overwhelmed by the idea of having to assess patients with suspected neurological disease. It is often wrongly assumed that these patients can only be evaluated by neurology specialists who have access to advanced diagnostic imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography.
During this course you will however learn that many neurology patients can perfectly be managed in first opinion practice without the need for advanced and expensive diagnostics.
Clinically relevant topics will be discussed, including tips and tricks on how to get more from your neuro-exam, how to obtain a reliable list of differential diagnoses, the role of further diagnostics, seizures, other brain disorders, neurological emergencies and spinal disorders.
This course is ideal for vets who want to brush up on their knowledge of analgesics and be updated on the latest techniques available for managing acute and chronic pain in small animals. It aims to develop your knowledge and clinical decision making by providing an update and review of drug efficacy and administration techniques, as well as taking an evidence based approach to the use of ‘off-label’ opioids.
Do you know what you are seeing when you are scanning? Can you follow blood vessels as a roadmap to the abdomen? Can you find the adrenal glands and pancreas? Do you have enough time to practise your scanning on normal dogs as well as clinical patients? If you are time poor but need an intensive boost to help you gain more confidence with your imaging, here’s your chance to make it happen! Let Dr Karon Hoffmann work with you in an intensive, immersive practical 4-day course on Diagnostic Ultrasound, where you will spend a dedicated amount of time learning how to perform scans from the right foundations and improve your technique under the expert guidance of these instructors. Karon is known Australia-wide as the ‘go to’ person for ultrasound as well as being a European Boarded Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She will instruct and give you personal and immediate feedback on your scanning, and teach you tips and tricks that will make a huge difference when you get back to your practice.
Can you pick those common tumours in skin? What can you glean from a cytological smear made from a body cavity effusion? Let one of the most experienced clinical cytologists in Australia answer these questions and more whilst helping you improve your cytology skills for your vet practice. You will walk away with practical tips and an approach to diagnosing disease from fine needle cell aspirates of lumps and bumps, harvesting cells present in body fluids, as well as cells obtained from special procedures on special sites.
In this course you will review and update your knowledge of avian anatomy, physiology and husbandry; handling and examination techniques; the collection of diagnostic samples; emergency procedures and housing; interpreting avian biochemistry and making the most of other in-house pathology; special requirements of avian radiography and common problems and syndromes.