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CPD

CPD

CPD

Every year Highcroft Veterinary Referrals deliver a number of free CPD evenings covering a wide range of topics from oncology to emergency critical care. The timetable for this year is as follows:

12th February 2019: Cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) – yes, pets have strokes!

With speaker Helene Vandenberghe DVM MRCVS

Cerebrovascular accidents have been increasingly recognised in dogs and cats in the last few years due to the increasing availability of advanced diagnostic imaging, especially MRI. This lecture aims at giving you the keys to suspect a CVA, choose the appropriate diagnostic approach and adapt your medical management.

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Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

28th February 2019: Management of the atopic dog

With speaker Natalie Barnard BVetMed CertVD DipECVD MRCVS

Management of the atopic dog is challenging. There are so many treatments available – how do you decide what treatments would be best to use? In this lecture we will briefly review how to diagnose atopic dermatitis before then discussing the various different treatment options available and how to decide which treatments are best for each patient.

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Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

14th March 2019: Head tilt in cats

With speaker Nicholas Granger DVM PhD DipECVN FHEA MRCVS

This lecture will briefly review how to look for vestibular signs when you perform a neurological examination and how to differentiate a peripheral from a central vestibular syndrome in cats. There are a few simple rules that you can follow practically during your consultations. Knowing how to differentiate ‘central’ from ‘peripheral’ makes a huge difference to the prognosis of your cases. We will talk about cerebellar signs as well. We will then discuss a few common diseases, supported by videos. Nicholas will talk about FIP, polyps, management of media / interna otitis and lymphoma amongst common causes of head tilt in cats.

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Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

28th March 2019: Management of chronic pain in dogs and cats

With speaker Jo Murrell BVSc(Hons) PhD DiplECVAA MRCVS

Do you find chronic pain management a pain? Are you looking for new treatment options to manage chronic pain in cats and dogs? This evening CPD meeting will discuss the pathophysiology of chronic pain, cover new tools to practically monitor chronic pain in dogs and cats and discuss the evidence base for chronic pain management in small animals.

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Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

11th April 2019: E. cuniculi in rabbits

With speaker Elisabetta Mancinelli DVM CertZooMed DipECZM(Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery) MRCVS

E. cuniculi affects a significant number of pet rabbits. During this lecture we will be discussing the diagnosis and treatment of the commonly seen intracellular parasite.

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Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

25th April 2019: Epileptic seizures – a cat is not a dog!

With speaker Helene Vandenberghe DVM MRCVS

Seizures are one of the most commonly identified neurological syndrome in cats. The diagnostic approach, and moreover the medical treatment, differ in many ways from what is described in dogs. This lecture aims at describing the particularities of the management of feline epileptic cases based on an extensive review of the literature.

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Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

16th May 2019: Reproductive disease in chelonia

With speaker Sonya Miles BVSc CertAVP(ZM) MRCVS

Reproductive diseases in tortoises are commonly diagnosed in practice. During this lecture we will discuss the common clinical presentations of reproductive disease in practice, diagnoses and treatment.

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Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

30th May 2019: Approach to nasal diseases

With speaker Paul Higgs MA VetMB CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS

This interactive evening will look at the approach to common presentations of nasal disease including sneezing, nasal discharge and epistaxis. We will examine a logical approach to these signs, using the signalment, clinical history and physical exam findings to predict the likely cause and give sensible prognostic advice. We will also explore advanced investigations including radiographic investigations, rhinoscopy and nasal biopsy techniques.

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

10th June 2019: Can’t stomach it? Emergency gastrointestinal surgery explained

With speaker Eli Field BVetMed DipECVS MRCVS

This lecture aims to cover the common emergency gastrointestinal procedures including management of GDVs, gastrotomy, enterotomy, enterectomy and septic peritonitis. How to manage difficult cases where there is concern about viability and what to do when repairs break down.

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Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

27th June 2019: Anaesthesia complications

With speaker Maria Amengual DVM DipECVAA MRCVS

Apnoea, bradycardia, hypotension, hypothermia, hypercapnia… Complications during general anaesthesia are common and can sometimes be dramatic. Come and review the best practices to anticipate, prevent or manage all of the most common anaesthetic hiccups.

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Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

25th July 2019: Imaginative wound closure – avoid the bandage marathon

With speaker Ivan Doran BVSc CertSAS DSAS(SoftTissue) FHEA MRCVS

This interactive and case-based evening session with Ivan explores the wide range of surgical techniques at our disposal, both to repair existing wounds and to achieve skin closure after mass excision. In the material, we will include skin flaps, skin grafts and various other means to recruit and manipulate skin to arrive at primary closure.

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Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

29th August 2019: Patella luxation

With speaker Dan Ogden BVSc DipACVS MRCVS

This is one of the most common orthopaedic conditions seen in dogs. We will explore when should cases be treated, what assessment should be done before treatment and what new options there are for challenging cases or for when a traditional surgical approach has failed.

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

25th September 2019: All about bone tumours

With speaker Owen Davies MA VetMB MANZCVS(Small Animal Medicine) MVETMED DipACVIM MRCVS

Is there any point biopsying if you’re going to amputate anyway? Can we do a limb-spare? What imaging should we be doing? Are there any alternative or medical treatments to consider? Please come and find out!

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

24th October 2019: How should I proceed with this one? – Interactive evening on GI cases

With speaker Guillaume Ruiz DVM CEAV-MI DipECVIM-CA MRCVS

It is not always easy to approach gastrointestinal cases and to decide what tests should be done and how to interpret them. This session is based on common clinical situations in canine and feline gastroenterology and is focused on decision-making from clinical cases. In particular, we will speak about regurgitation, constipation and chronic vomiting.

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

26th November 2019: Radiographic lung patterns of disease

With speaker Fernando Liste DVM MSc PhD MRCVS

Radiographic interpretation of pulmonary disease is a critical part of veterinary diagnostics. To interpret lungs on radiography, it is necessary to know how to recognise the different types of lung patterns that can be seen. It is also important to know the different types of distribution of pulmonary diseases, as some diseases will have a different location compared with others, and that feature is as useful as the lung pattern for establishing a differential diagnosis. In this presentation we will aim to detail those lung patterns and explain how to interpret pulmonary diseases.

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473

 

12th December 2019: On the path to anaesthetic bliss – start with the right premedication!

With speaker Delphine Holopherne-DoranDVM MSc PhD DipECVAA AFHEA MRCVS

Acepromazine or medetomidine, methadone or buprenorphine, benzodiazepine or not… etc, the options to chemically prepare our small animal patients for anaesthesia are manifold. So how do we make a choice? With a (light!) review of the PK/PD of all the available drugs, this presentation is aiming to give you simple guidelines to select the most appropriate protocol for each patient.

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Where: Highcroft Veterinary Group, Clue House, Bristol, BS14 9BZ

When: Buffet at 7pm, presentation 7.30pm

Early booking is advised to secure your place.

For more information or to book your place please call 01275 838 473