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Providing on-going professional development


Providing on-going professional development

Currently all of our CPD is being delivered online

CPD - Vets

Thursday 2d July 2020
Internal medicine
Diabetes Mellitus: Short and Sweet
Florence Juvet DVM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS

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Thursday 16th July 2020
Internal medicine
Portosystemic Shunts - deLIVERing the best for your patients in the acute and long-term
Darren Kelly
Tobias Wagner Dip ECVIM-CA (Cardiology) Dr.med.vet. MRCVS Clinical Director

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Thursday 30th July 2020:
Heart murmurs --  When do they matter?
Stephen Collins
 BVetMed DVC MRCVS Clinical Director

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Thursday 13th August 2020
Stay alive -- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Derek Flaherty BVMS DVA DipECVAA MRCA FHEA FRCVS Clinical Director

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Tuesday 25th August 2020
! New Cardiology Special !
Echocardiography - Case discussion
This new CPD series is the perfect supplementation to our Echo courses. We will send you a set of echocardiographic studies for review 1 week prior to the event and will then discuss the echo studies during a zoom meeting. This is a free introductory offer. A fee will be charged for these course in the future.

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Thursday 27th August 2020: 
Allergy testing- when is it useful
Jeanette Bannöhr
Dipl. ECVD, PhD, Dr. med. vet., DVM, MRCVS

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Nursing the Recumbent Patient
Speaker: Emma Firkins DipHE CVN RVN Clinical wards supervisor

Wednesday 20th May - CANCELLED

Location: Village Hotel Bournemouth

Evening events start at 19:15 with a FREE buffet supper, followed by the talk at 20:00. We usually finish about 22:00.


More Nursing CPD confirmed soon: 

February 2020
Speaker: Katie Foley
Topic: Surgical talk

July 2020 - CANCELLED
Speaker: Maisie Bailey
Topic: Neurology 

October 2020: - CANCELLED
Speaker: Katie Peates
Topic: Medicine


Nurses Congress 2020

Location TBC
Date TBC
Speakers TBC

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:

Date to be confirmed
! Radiology Special !
Film Reading evening
Our radiology team is starting an online version of the very popular film reading nights. You wil receive a set of radiographs a few days prior to the event and radiographs will then discussed per zoom meeting on the day of the event.

Eventbrite booking link
To be confirmed

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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