Emergency & Critical Care Seminar | Centre for Veterinary Education

Emergency & Critical Care Seminar

Emergency & Critical Care Seminar

This emergency and critical care seminar is aimed at the vets and nurses who are the heart and soul of our profession. It will be an interactive and practical “how to” approach the emergency and critical care cases that keep you awake at night.

Covering the diagnostic approach, treatment and stabilisation of patients who present in a critical, life and death state.  A systematic, team approach of how to get them back from the dead (CPR) will be summarised in line with the RECOVER guidelines.

The seminar will provide you with the latest evidence on how to treat the domestic pets who have succumbed to Australia’s venomous creepy crawlies whilst also covering decontamination and approaches to some of the more common household toxins. 

Blood transfusions are a lifesaving resource, nothing replaces the oxygen carrying capacity of red blood cells. Learn the ins and outs and the dos and dont’s of transfusion medicine. 

Most of all come away from the day knowing that you are part of a community that supports you no matter where you work. 

We all joined this profession for the same reason, let’s share our experiences and support each other in our dream jobs!

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.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this course, you will:

  • Come away from the day with a feeling of calm and knowledge when faced with emergencies that normally make you want to run for the door
  • Be up to date with current literature and evidence covering a broad range of emergency and critical care topics
  • Feel empowered to ask the “why’s and how’s” about veterinary emergency and critical care


Saturday 22 August 2020
9.00 - 5.00
Early Bird
26 June 2020
Opal Cove Resort
Opal Blvd
Coffs Habour NSW


BVSc FANZCVS (SA Medicine)

Ellie Leister is the Director of Pet ICU 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. In 2011 she returned from England and in 2012 started working at VSS in Brisbane where she developed an interest in managing tick and snake envenomation and pursued several lines of research throughout her residency program, which she completed between 2015 and 2017. She has produced numerous publications, including the largest ever case series to date in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. She manages a team of 16 people at the PICU which is known nationally as 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 everyday emergencies. Ellie shares her home with 3 cats and her dog. On days off she revels in domesticated bliss, studying or hiking.

Course Fees

*Member includes: Practice, Professional and Academic members


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