Northwest Veterinary Specialists Medicine Symposium 2018

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About the course

Following our successful ‘Surgery Symposium’ in 2017, we are delighted to announce our flagship Medicine Symposium will be held on Friday 12th October 2018 at the beautiful and iconic Chester Racecourse.

The Symposium will host over 100 referring vets on the day with six speakers offering insight into various topics relating to our Medicine theme.

Our Key Note Speaker will be Iona Mathieson, Director at Eye Vet Referrals and prominent Ophthalmologist. Iona will be presenting “Ocular Manifestations of Endocrine Disease.”

We’re delighted to have the following speakers from Northwest Veterinary Specialists, presenting the below topics on the day:

  • Chantal Rosa DVM BVSc(Hons), MMedVet(Med) DipECVIM-CA MRCVS Internal Medicine Specialist – Feline Acromegaly


  • Rebecca Littler MA VetMB PhD DSAM MRCVS Internal Medicine Specialist – Investigation and management of canine hyperadrenocorticism


  • Ben Harris MA VetMB CertSAM DipECVIM MRCVS Internal Medicine Specialist – Glucose curves and continuous glucose monitors in diabetes


  • Karen Crawford BVMS MRCVS Internal Medicine Clinician – Diagnosis, management and monitoring of canine hypoadrenocorticism

The day will enable primary care practitioners with their day-to-day medical cases in practice, assisting them with diagnosis and treatment and, where required, onward referral to our specialist team.

08:30 – 09:00                      Registration & Refreshments

09:00 – 09:10                     Welcome from Louise Kurnaz, Hospital Director

09:10 – 09:20                     Welcome from Angie Lloyd-Jones, Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

09:20 – 10:10                      Chantal Rosa presentation

10:10 – 10:20                      Questions

10:20 – 10:50                      Headline Sponsor talk

10:50 – 11:10                      -Break- 

11:10 – 12:00                      Iona Mathieson presentation

12:00 – 12:10                      Questions

12:10 – 13:00                      -Lunch-

13:00 – 13:50                      Rebecca Littler presentation

13:50 – 14:00                      Questions

14:00 – 14:50                      Ben Harris presentation

14:50 – 15:00                      Questions

15:00 – 15:30                      -Afternoon Tea served-

15:30 – 16:20                      Karen Crawford presentation

16:20 – 16:30                      Questions

16:30 – 16:45                      General Q&A, feedback form & CPD certificates

16:45                                     -Finish-

Refreshments, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided as well as the opportunity to talk to our sponsors.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Symposium.

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