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Revitalise, Revive and Restore your essential knowledge of UK small animal practice in this completely new bespoke CPD Course.  Do you feel the need to recap and advance your knowledge on conditions that crop up during a typical day in practice? Instead of a subject-specific CPD course, do you just want a really good update in several key small animal practice areas? Are you returning to small animal practice after a career break or coming to work in the UK and want a broad introduction to best practice in the UK? Then this 3 day interactive course is just what you are looking for! You’ve taken a blood sample, but what do the results mean? You have taken a chest , what is that lung pattern suggesting? Sedation is required in a blocked cat, what is the safest, most effective option? Which wound dressing should you use, there are so many? Our approachable and friendly speakers have selected a variety of subject areas to discuss with you.

They will provide you with clear, reassuring and practical guidance, equipping you with the confidence to cope with the complexity and diversity of small animal practice in the UK today.

Day 1 Radiography and Dermatology

  • Abdominal radiography – what can you see? (practical)
  • Thoracic radiology – sort out those lung patterns! (practical)
  • Canine atopic dermatitis, pyoderma and Malassezia dermatitis
  • Fleas and other creepy crawlies
  • Otitis externa (practical)

Day 2 Anaesthesia and Surgery

  • How to use sutures, staples and clips (practical)
  • Wound management – getting them to heal (practical)
  • Current anaesthetic equipment and agents and how to use them
  • Exploratory laparotomy
  • Enterotomy, enterectomy and cystotomy (practical)
  • How to sedate your patients safely in typical practice scenarios
  • Analgesia – what’s new

Day 3 Emergency Care and Medicine 

  • Blood transfusions in first opinion practice
  • Blocked cats and how to unblock them
  • How to drain a chest (practical)
  • Infectious diseases update
  • GIT Troubles
  • Endocrine updates for today’s practice
  • Getting the most from your ‘in house’ laboratory

Course Leader

Catherine Sturgeon BVetMed(Hons) CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS – Course Leader

Course Tutors

Vanessa Schmidt BVSc(Hons) CertVD DipECVD MRCVS
Carl Bradbrook BVSc CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS


Start date Location / delivery
05 Aug 2019 CPD Solutions Training Centre, Studley Book now

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