Liver Disease in Companion Animals

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Liver Disease in Companion

Liver disease in dogs and cats can be challenging to diagnose and effectively treat, especially when the underlying cause can be elusive! The course will focus on how we can get the most out of initial diagnostic tests as well as helping decide what more advanced diagnostics might be appropriate. Liver biopsies are often needed for a definitive diagnosis and the course will discuss the best way to obtain liver tissue samples as well as how best to interpret cytology and histopathology. Definitive treatment of liver disease is not always possible. We will review the most up to date research surrounding liver disease treatment. Congenital portosystemic shunts are well recognized vascular abnormalities in our companion animals, but we will also review some of the more unusual vascular abnormalities of the liver.

  • Investigation of liver disease.
  • General principals of the treatment of liver disease.
  • Canine inflammatory/infectious liver disease.
  • Feline inflammatory/infectious liver disease.
  • Diseases of the gallbladder and biliary system.
  • Vascular abnormalities of the liver.


Vet CPD Online Tutored Courses take approximately 8 hours to complete and can be completed at your own pace and at any time over the course’s 3-week period. There are downloadable course notes and clinical cases to work through, plus – what makes our courses unique – a busy clinical forum where questions and answers are posted and where delegates have access to the instructor for the duration of the course. This always generates some lively discussions and the idea that no one should leave a course with any unanswered questions.

At the end of the course, there is a final exam plus a Certificate of Completion for your CPD records.

Tutor: Scott Kilpatrick BSc (Hons) MSc BVM&S Dip ECVIM-CA MRCVS European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine



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