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Hyperadrenocorticism Part II: Treatment & Monitoring

Christopher Byers

In the second webinar of our 2-part series, we will discuss the medical and surgical treatment modalities for both ACTH dependent and ACTH independent hyperadrenocorticism. We will review some recent evidence-based data to justify treatment recommendations so one is comfortable with and can effectively educate pet parents about the requisite monitoring for patient with Cushing’s disease.

Gaining the upper hand – sedation and analgesia of the difficult case

David Bardell

This presentation will discuss the challenges and considerations of gaining adequate access to difficult individuals and providing appropriate pain relief in those cases which are not the routine ‘run of the mill’ equine cases encountered in day to day practice.
David graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1998 after an initial career in agriculture (dairy farming). He then spent 5 years working in mixed practice followed by 2 years in specialist equine practice. David has worked as a Clinician Teacher and latterly as a Senior Lecturer in veterinary anaesthesia at the hospital since 2006. David holds the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia and the European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

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Platinum Members Meeting – future plans for 2015

Anthony Chadwick

Anthony Chadwick will discuss Platinum Members Meeting – future plans for 2015.

Veterinary Nurses and the Law

Kathy Kissick & Gordon Hockey

In this webinar, VN council chair Kathy Kissick explores the legal issues affecting veterinary nurses in practice. She will explore the impact of the new Royal Charter, which formally makes veterinary nursing a registered profession. In addition, she will discuss what Schedule 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act means for all members of the practice team in terms of the procedures and work that can and can’t be delegated to registered and student veterinary nurses. She will also look at the use of titles in practice, and consider what may lie ahead for the future of the veterinary nursing profession. Kathy qualified as a RANA in 1983 after spending her training years in a small animal practice in Stockport, Cheshire and then progressed to a Head Nurse position in Preston, Lancashire where her passion for teaching started to develop. Kathy took part-time teaching positions in Liverpool, St Helens, and Preston and throughout her teaching career has kept her practical skills up to date in veterinary practice but her passion has always been teaching and seeing students achieve their full potential. She graduated with a Masters degree in Education in 2008. Kathy’s position at Myerscough College has been varied; she started as a part-time animal care instructor and progressed through the ranks to become a Learning Manager and to see Veterinary Nursing and Farriery stand alone as a department in its own right. Kathy is responsible for 28 members of staff and in excess of 350 veterinary nursing students ranging from Animal Nursing Assistants to Advanced Veterinary Nurses and Undergraduates and Equine Veterinary Nurses, and 145 Farriers ranging from pre-farriers to BSc farriers – an interesting mix of students.

Gordon Hockey became the Head of Legal Services and Registrar 1 November 2012. Gordon is a qualified barrister and pharmacist and has worked at the RCVS for the past 13 years. He was previously Head of Professional Conduct and Assistant Registrar.

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Hyperadrenocorticism Part I: Pathophysiology & Diagnosis

Christopher Byers

In the first webinar of our 2-part series, we will review the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, as well as the pathophysiology of both ACTH dependent and ACTH independent hyperadrenocorticism. Common clinical signs and physical examinations will be explored, and the advantages and limitations of currently available screening and differentiating tests will be discussed at length.

The role of vaccines in the control of infectious respiratory disease in horses

Professor Josh Slater

Josh graduated from Edinburgh Veterinary School in 1985. He spent 4 years in large animal and equine practice in the North of England before undertaking a residency in equine medicine at Cambridge Veterinary School. He completed a PhD in equine herpesvirus -1 in 1994 and became a lecturer, then senior lecturer, in equine medicine at Cambridge. In 2005 he moved to the Royal Veterinary College to take up post as Professor of Equine Clinical Studies and is head of the equine clinical group.

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Flock health planning made easy

Kate Hovers

Industry and government agencies are increasingly promoting flock health planning as an essential aspect of sheep farming. Why is health planning so important, and what does it mean for farmers and those who support them? Join industry-renowned sheep vet and former president of the Sheep Veterinary Society, Kate Hovers BVSc CertSHP MRCVS, to learn more about what flock health planning involves and Kate’s recommended best-practice approach. Plus find out how a NEW, dedicated online tool can help you and your farmers manage flock vaccination and medicine planning more efficiently.

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Local Subdermal Plexus Flaps

Dr. Aylin Atilla

Aylin will discuss ‘Local Subdermal Plexus Flaps.’ Dr. Atilla went to high school in a small town in Alberta, Canada – Medicine Hat. She had always wanted to be a veterinarian and pursued her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Cornell University in upstate New York and graduated cum laude. She then went to the University of Pennsylvania for her veterinary degree – VMD. She then pursued an internship at Cornell University and a residency in small animal surgery at Auburn University. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Atilla is currently an assistant professor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and surgical emergencies.

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Meeting the parasite protection needs of UK pets and clients

Ian Wright

Many pet parasites are on the increase and on the move across the UK. This webinar considers their current distribution as well as systematic approaches to meet the challenge of parasite control, and so keep pets healthy and owners safe. Since gaining his Veterinary degree and masters in Veterinary Parasitology and subsequently working in Companion animal practice, Ian has gone on to co-own the Mount Veterinary Practice, peer review and be published in numerous journals, is on the editorial board for Companion Animal Journal and is the head of the European Scientific Council for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) UK & Ireland.

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Clinical approach to the pruritic dog

Dr. White

Pruritus is the most common reason that owners seek veterinary care for their dog’s skin. This lecture will include obtaining a relevant history, clues to look for on the physical examination, appropriate diagnostic tests, and a review of various treatments, both specific and non-specific.

Dr. White has worked as a veterinary dermatologist for 3 decades, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1983. A graduate of UC Davis, he did his internship and residency at Davis as well. He has held faculty positions at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, before joining the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California at Davis as a full Professor in 1998. He has also been staff dermatologist at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, twice a sabbatical professor at the Ecole National Vétérinaire de Nantes, France, and a Clinical Teaching Locum at the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Dr. White has lectured throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, and Asia. His areas of major interests include cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease, non-steroidal therapy of auto-immune disease, equine dermatology, rabbit/rodent dermatology, and congenital skin disease.

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