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CPD

Providing on-going professional development

CPD

Providing on-going professional development

Currently all of our CPD is being delivered online

CPD - Vets

Thursday 10th September 2020
Cardiology
Feline heart failure -- Taking the stress out of respiratory distress
Julia Sargent BVSc MVetMed DipACVIM (Cardiology) MRCVS
Eventbrite booking link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/118612917429

Thursday 24th September 2020
Internal medicine
Steroids are lame: Immune-mediated polyarthritis and a review of immunosuppressive drugs.
Darren Kelly MVB MRCVS, Residency trained in Internal medicine
Eventbrite booking link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/118614279503

Thursday 15th October 2020
Soft Tissue Surgery
Cutting Edge -- Decision making in Surgical Oncology
Tony Ryan MVB CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS
Eventbrite booking link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/118614985615

Thursday 5th November 2020
Orthopaedics
Don't screw it up -- A day of orthopaedic interpretations.
Claudio Motta DVM MRCVS. Resident in Small Animal Surgery
Eventbrite booking link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/118615332653

Thursday 26th November 2020
Internal medicine
Approaching the dog with a chronic cough: From differentials through to diagnosis - do you know what to expectorate?
Darren Kelly MVB MRCVS, Residency trained in Internal medicine
Eventbrite booking link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/118616251401

CPD - NURSES

Nursing CPD stream will be released soon

Film Nights

These informal CPD sessions will usually be run on the last Tuesday or Wednesday every other month from 7:30pm - 9:00pm at our hospital in Ringwood. They will involve a film reading session and open discussion based on some cases seen at SCVS. Vets are also encouraged to bring their own radiographs of interesting or challenging cases for group discussion. These meetings are run by our radiologists. Although the meetings are free, numbers are limited to allow delegate participation. Places will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Light refreshments will be provided.

Next film night will be held on:

Tuesday 24th November 2020
Radiology Special
Film reading night: An online version of our popular film reading evenings.
Andrew Holdsworth BSc BVSc (Hons) DipECVDI MRCVS
Eventbrite booking link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/119345911835

Previous CPD Webinars

Hyperadrenocorticism in dogs – making the diagnosis and atypical presentations

Darren Kelly MVB MRCVS


Learning overview: Hyperadrenocorticism or Cushings Disease is a relatively common endocrinopathy in dogs with some very characteristic clinical changes. Potential clinical signs and clinicopathologic findings are not, however, pathognomonic for the disease and the tests available to investigate the disease have varying sensitivities and specificities. In this talk, we will discuss the changes that can be seen in cases of Cushings disease (from the common to the more unusual). We will review the available tests so that you can be confident that you are testing the right patients for the disease and have a good understanding of how to interpret the results of endocrine tests. We will then look at case examples to highlight these points and evaluate your ability to diagnose Cushings disease, identify patients where testing should not be performed and potentially spot some other diseases which may mimic hyperadrenocorticism.

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GDV and Haemoabdomen. Getting the most out of these cases and top tips for survival at 2am

Rob Quinn BVMS(Hons) CertAVP DipECVS MRCVS


Learning overview:  GDV and Haemoabdomens are common surgical emergencies that often present out-of-hours. They have many common presenting signs and subtle changes to the preoperative management can yield significant improvement in outcomes. In the talk we will discuss clinical signs, preoperative management and imaging, top tips for maximising outcome and efficiency of the surgery as well as monitoring and management of postoperative complications so that you can get the most out of these interesting cases.

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Mast cell tumours: prognostic factors and diagnostic approach

Charlotte Johnston DVM MVetSc DipACVIM (Oncology) MRCVS


Learning overview:  Mast cell tumours are the most common cutaneous tumours in dogs. While most can be cured with appropriate local therapy they can have variable biological behaviour, sometimes difficult to predict. In the talk we will discuss prognostic factors associated with canine mast cell tumours as well as the diagnostic approach to these cases. In addition we will discuss interpretation of your histopathology results and when to request measurement of proliferation indices.

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Diabetes Mellitus - Short and Sweet

Florence Juvet DVM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS


Learning overview: The lecture will give you a brief overview of underlying disease' causes in cats and dogs. We will focus on techniques to monitor the control of diabetes in our patients. We will review the old techniques and see how they can still be helpful but also discuss the Continuous Glucose Monitoring devices (CGMs) and see when these are needed.

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Portosystemic Shunts - deLIVERing the best for your patients in the acute and long-term

Darren Kelly MVB MRCVS
Tobias Wagner Dip ECVIM-CA (Cardiology) Dr.med.vet. MRCVS Clinical Director


Learning overview: A hepatic shunt is a congenital abnormality affecting the vasculature of the liver. While single, extra-hepatic shunt vessels are encountered more commonly than intra-hepatic variants, intra-hepatic shunts may account for up to ~30% of congenital hepatic vascular anomalies in dogs. Diagnostic evaluation and medical management of intra- and extrahepatic shunts are similar with new management strategies evolving. The often complex anatomy and position of intra-hepatic shunt vessels makes them less amenable to surgical attenuation when compared to the extra-hepatic variant and interventional closure of the shunt vessel is usually the treatment of choice for which novel techniques are also available. We will discuss the diagnostic approach, novel medical management of patients with portosystemic shunts and approach to shunt closure in patients with intrahepatic shunts.

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Heart murmurs --  When do they matter?

Stephen Collins BVetMed DVC MRCVS Clinical Director

Learning overview: Cardiac auscultation is part of our routine health examination in all domestic veterinary species. Heart murmurs and abnormal heart sounds are common. Although many auscultation abnormalities are of no clinical concern, they are often the first clue that heart disease may be present. Performing a cardiac work-up on every patient with an abnormal heart sound is neither practical or necessary; however, we do have to decide when a particular findings is of clinical concern and how best to advise the owner.  
This webinar will be a practical review of the common heart murmurs and abnormal heart sounds that we encounter in small animal practice, with tips and advice about when to investigate further and when it is OK to leave it. We will also review auscultation technique to help you get the most use out of this everyday procedure. 

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Stay alive - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Derek Flaherty BVMS DVA DipECVAA MRCA FHEA FRCVS 

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