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In this webianr Molly Varga will be taking us through exotic emergencies. Molly graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1992. After graduation she spent the next 4 years working in small animal and exotic medicine in Canada. These varied experiences included working in multicentre urban practice in Toronto and a small exotics practice in rural Ontario. Her case load included a lot of native wildlife such as racoons, skunks and red-tailed hawks. After returning to the UK in 1996 she has worked in both London and the North West. Molly gained her Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2001 and her Diploma in Zoological Medicine (Mammalian) in 2007. She currently runs a first opinion and referral exotics service in a practice in East Cheshire.
What makes the customer tick! Insights into the needs and behaviours of today’s customers when buying flea treatments
This webinar will combine the latest consumer data with real life examples from customers with vet practices. Jane will start by exploring how customers currently buy and what’s important to them. Jane will then highlight that not all customers are the same and by tapping into these different mind sets practices can ensure that they tailor their approach to best meet the needs of the pet owner as well as the pet. Jane brings her experience from a management career in Waitrose and as a consultant to major businesses (e.g. dunnhumby – Tesco Clubcard) and 15 years advising veterinary practices to helping them develop their businesses and connect more with their customers. Jane is a member of the Institute of Customer Service.
Reproductive disease in reptiles
In this webinar we will explore reproductive disease in captive reptiles, a common problem that relates closely to captive husbandry and nutrition. We will explore these close links and provide practical advice for owners and vets alike in prevention of reproductive disease, as well as equipping veterinary staff with the knowledge and skills to successfully diagnose and treat such conditions. Particular focus will be placed on distinguishing between the various types of egg-binding, providing a framework from which to work up these cases from initial presentation through to medical or surgical treatment protocols.
The webinar will be heavily case based, illustrated throughout with radiographs and photographs. It will also provide important diagnostic hints and tips when faced with the most common reproductive disorders encountered in reptiles such as dystocia, prolapse and follicular stasis. As we come into Spring such problems will begin to appear more regularly in clinic so this webinar is an excellent opportunity to brush up on your knowledge and feel more confident in treatment of these cases as a first opinion practitioner. Tips for hospitalisation care and medicating such patients will also be discussed. The usual question and answer session after the webinar will allow you to ask about any difficult cases you have had. Sean qualified from University College Dublin Vet School after first studying an undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the University of Essex. He started his veterinary career working in a domestic, exotics and zoo practice in Kent. After working in a domestic and exotic pet practice in West London, he joined the team at Richmond Vets in November 2012 where he has set up a dedicated exotic pets service. Having studied Animal Science in Essex before his Veterinary degree, he has a broad base of knowledge in zoology, anatomy and physiology of a wide range of animal species. During Vet school he completed Zoo Medicine elective modules, with placement at Dublin Zoo and over the years has kept and bred a huge variety of reptiles, amphibians and other exotic pets. He is a member of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and the British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS).
Archived Under: Reptiles
A practical approach to back and neck conditions of the horse
Dr Jessica Kidd
This talk will discuss a practical and largely field based approach to the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of some of the more common back and neck problems of horses. The wide range of clinical signs and presentations will be considered and the uses of the various imaging modalities available for these cases, primarily radiography, ultrasonography and scintigraphy will also presented. Specific conditions which will be discussed in detail include the diagnosis and treatment of articular facet arthropathies of the both the back and neck and over riding or impinging dorsal spinous processes. Jessica attended veterinary school at Purdue University in the States followed by two years in mixed practice in New England. After this she completed an internship at a referral racehorse hospital in Ocala, Florida and then returned to the UK to complete an equine surgery residency at the University of Bristol. This was followed by time as a surgery lecturer at the University of Glasgow’s veterinary school followed by holding the position of the University Equine Surgeon at the University of Cambridge. She then spent seven years in private practice as the surgeon at the Valley Equine Hospital in Lambourn, Berkshire which had a hospital population of racehorses, performance horses and pleasure horses and is currently an external surgical consultant. She has presented veterinary presentations at national and international meetings, has taught numerous CPD courses for other veterinary surgeons on specialised equine subjects and was an examiner for the RCVS certificates six times. She holds the RCVS certificate in Equine Surgery(Orthopaedics), is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is an RCVS and European recognised specialist in Equine Surgery. Her areas of interest are both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, diagnostic imaging and investigation of lameness cases as well as neonatology and care of the pregnant mare. She is the chief editor of a new Atlas of Equine Ultrasonography which was published this year. She is a keen motorcyclist and one of the original members of the Horsepower CPD team which has already raised over £400,000 for charities, and to provide ongoing funding for both working equids and disabled children.
Legalities of treating wildlife casualties in practice
This webinar is intended to identify the increasing regulatory, criminal and civil risks to veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and lay people working with wildlife in the UK. It should be of interest not only to any practitioner working full time in wildlife centres, but also to those who attend local wildlife centres regularly, or treat wildlife in the practice. The webinar will cover the legal and ethical aspects of prescribing and supplying medicines for wildlife and discuss the relevance of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 to wildlife work, providing practical examples of pitfalls to individuals working in this field. The webinar will complement Liz Mullineaux’s follow-up presentation indicating practical methods of working with wildlife, without risk of a complaint. Michael Stanford has over 25 years’ experience working in the zoological and wildlife medicine field, is the current President of the BVZS and has been a VDS claims consultant for the past 7 years. Michael Stanford qualified from Liverpool University in 1987 and after working in an avian and small animal referral practice in North Yorkshire for five years, he moved to Cheshire to open Birch Heath Veterinary Clinic. The practice specialises in non-domesticated pets, zoo and wildlife patients together with providing laboratory interpretation services for exotic animals for several pathology laboratories. In 2006 he was awarded the Diploma of FRCVS by thesis for his work on calcium metabolism in birds and was granted RCVS Specialist status in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine the following year. He is a recipient of the BVA William Hunter medal. Michael is author of various book chapters associated with exotic animal and wildlife medicine, including several BSAVA manuals, and has published widely and lectured extensively both at home and abroad. He has been employed as a Claims Consultant for the professional indemnity insurer, the Veterinary Defence Society, since 2007 and is their current Newsletter Editor. Michael is current President of the British Veterinary Zoological Society.
Archived Under: Exotics
Are we missing something? Some interesting and unusual intestinal conditions of the horse
Professor Derek Knottenbelt
Very limited diagnostic options are available for intestinal disease in horses. New insights into enteric conditions affecting in particular, the large colon widen the spectrum of differential diagnosis of equine enteric disease. Given that the horse relies very heavily on hind gut digestion for its very survival, it is both surprising and disappointing that so little is known about the conditions affecting that region. Derek Knottenbelt qualified from Edinburgh University in 1970 and after a period in research, spent 12 years in private practice. In 1985 he joined the academic world and moved to Liverpool in 1989 and has since become Professor in Equine Internal Medicine. He retired from Liverpool in 2014 and is now consulting at Glasgow University. He has published widely and is the author of 10 text books. He has received international awards for his welfare work and his scientific work and in 2005 he was honoured with an OBE by the Queen for his services to the horse. He is involved with national and international equine welfare and other charities.
Professor Johanna Fink-Gremmels
How can we realistically tell if cows are suffering from mycotoxin toxicity? What are the most useful diagnostic tests? What is the evidence base behind the reported effects of mycotoxins, and the preventive strategies which are often recommended? What role should vets have in mycotoxin diagnosis and control? If the answers to the above interest you, or you simply feel the subject of mycotoxins is a bit “blurry” and would like to be able to offer a more coherent response next time your farm clients raise the
subject, this webinar is for you. Professor Johanna Fink-Gremmels qualified as a vet in Germany in 1974 and is currently Head of
Department and Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology at Utrecht University. She has extensive research and practical experience of mycotoxins, and is a very engaging speaker.
Glaucoma: Understanding & treating a leading, and painful, cause of blindness in our patients
Prof. Ron Ofri
Ron Ofri was a member of the charter class of the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Upon his graduation in 1989 he traveled to the University of Florida, where he spent the next 4 years undergoing clinical training in veterinary ophthalmology and obtaining his Ph.D. During this time Ron developed an interest in the physiology of vision, focusing on retinal electrophysiology and changes in visual function resulting from glaucoma. Upon his graduation Ron returned to Israel and joined the faculty of his alma mater, where he is currently an Associate Professor in veterinary ophthalmology and winner of numerous Teacher of the Year awards. At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ron expanded his research interests to include comparative visual physiology in wildlife species, and to date has published more than 60 refereed papers. Ron is also a very popular international speaker, having been invited to talk in more than 25 countries and 6 continenets, lecturing in continuing education seminars, national meetings and world congresses for general practitioners, including BSAVA, SEVC, WSAVA and NAVC. He also lectures frequently in advanced training courses for veterinary ophthalmologists, including lectureship at the Basic Science Course of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (where he has been speaking since 2002) and numerous other forums. Ron is a contributing author to the Gelatt’s classic textbook Veterinary Ophthalmology (3rd, 4th and 5th editions) as well as a co-author of the popular textbook Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology (4th and 5th editions). Ron is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO), a former ECVO Executive Board member and in 2002-2005 he served as President of the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology.
Archived Under: Ophthalmology
Optimising diagnosis and treatment of tendon overstrain injuries
Professor Roger Smith
This presentation will review the diagnostic methods, focussing specially on ultrasonography and new ways of using ultrasound to diagnose tendon overstrain injuries. The second half of the talk discusses current rational therapeutic options for treating overstrain injuries, including the use of the ‘biologicals’ (PRP and stem cells). Roger Smith is Professor of Equine Orthopaedics at the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University (UK) in 1987, having obtained a First for his undergraduate degree and a Cambridge Blue at swimming. After 2 years in practice, he returned to academia to undertake further clinical training as a Resident in Equine Studies at the Royal Veterinary College. Following his residency, he undertook a 3 year research project culminating in the award of a PhD for his studies on the extracellular matrix of equine tendon. He remained at the Royal Veterinary College, first as a Lecturer in Equine Surgery, then as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery before his appointment to Professor in Equine Orthopaedics in December 2003. He holds the Diploma of Equine Orthopaedics from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is both a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Surgery. He currently divides his time equally between running a specialist orthopaedic service within the Royal Veterinary College and continuing to direct research into equine tendon disease. His principal research interests are understanding the pathogenesis of tendon disease, developing a serological assay for tendonitis, and stem cell therapy for tendons in both horses and humans. He is married to a medical doctor and has two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys the internal combustion engine in all its forms, in particular driving his Formula Vauxhall-Lotus single seater racing car.
How Well Do You Understand Your Business Really?
Jonathan Kattenberg & Dawn Grossart
Co Presented by Jonathan Kattenberg, (Wealth Life Coach and Ex Independent BMA Financial Services Wealth Manager) and Dawn Grossart Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Marketer and Transformational Life Coach. A webinar that is punchy and thought provoking as well as providing meaningful insights to enable the listener to take great steps to ensuring they propel both their personal and business lives forward with clear success strategies. Combined with content around Succession, Wealth/Life/retirement and upfront business & exit strategy planning, this will be sure to allow the listener to pursue their personal and business lives forward with clarity. Wealth Consciousness and “Money Story” – it’s the No.1 topic we get asked about by many clients. Whilst Money is an emotive issue, so is being happy & fulfilled. Being able to define the balance is fundamental to progressing in life and business. With inspiring experiences to empower the listeners and new perspectives of how you might currently be experiencing Life and Money, and if you want to, how you can change it, with processes and steps to take – be sure to be involved and take part. Don’t wake up one day realising what you have just missed – living life. The sad fact is many people go through life committing all their resource to one thing and miss so much outside of their immediate field of vision. A presentation designed to provide insight on the fundamental key areas that are extremely worthy of consideration and application to your own path. We will explore some of the key areas that are key to your business achieving the results you desire. Your team working to the standard you expect, setting out to create your own business empire and what should you be looking out for.
Having clear direction, whether you are employed or owning your business, can only enhance the journey ahead with key tools we’ll explore.
* People who achieve – their relationship with wealth and values.
* Lifestyle Stress and wealth relationship- Avoiding the devastating consequences of burning out!
* Future planning and personal fulfilment vs. professional status/responsibilities. What is the true purpose you pursue?
* How to create a Life/Wealth & Business Plan that adds personal value/life value and a healthy balance which only results with increased focus and outcomes
* What’s your relationship with your business?
* How do you plan an exit strategy and why?
• Managing our Contact Management Systems- Are we truly engaging our clients
• Is your branding and company presence at the level you desire?
• Are you truly fulfilled within?
• Do we expand our lives and embrace opportunity?
• Can we work smarter?
• How we adapt our beliefs and behaviours to increase personal well-being and how this correlates to money health/wealth.
Archived Under: Veterinary Practice Management