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At the beginning of this month, Elizabeth Thomovsky provided a webinar on, “Bandaging 101: Fractures and Weird Wounds”. I attended a couple of Liz’s presentations at NAVC earlier this year and I was impressed by her vast knowledge, enthusiasm and energetic presenting style. I was really pleased when Liz agreed to provide some webinars for us! From the post-webinar feedback survey, it was brilliant to see that I am not the only one who enjoys Liz’s presentations:

“I suppose you could sum up this entertaining webinar by saying “Ah, that’s why it works”

During the questions at the end of the presentation, one attendee asked for a copy of the table which featured in the presentation. The table is from Balsa and Culp (2015) Wound Care. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, Volume 45, Issue 5, Pages 1049-1065.

The link to this paper is below:


Here is the first paragraph of The Stethoscope’s blog on this webinar:

“The webinar led by Elizabeth Thomovsky DVM MS DACVECC from Purdue University offered an excellent update on the general principles of wound management and clarity on when to use the vast and frankly confusing array of dressings currently available to us for use with specific wounds. Elizabeth cited several cases which demonstrated some of the principles discussed and also ‘put to bed’ some perhaps older fashioned techniques which are now frowned upon. These discussions also had a heavy bias towards the practical and Elizabeth ensured all suggestions made could be easily achieved by the general practitioner including how to simply manufacture a closed active suction drain using just a test tube and butterfly catheter!”

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Stuart Lee, our Online Community Manager decided that it would be a good idea to provide a video of us talking about our webinar highlights instead of providing a written email. After a lot of convincing (I am rather camera shy!), he managed to talk me into giving it a go. Here is the link to Stu and I talking about May’s webinars:

I’d like to know, was this a good idea or not?! I’ve set up a poll question in the Member’s Facebook Group so if you wouldn’t mind letting us know whether we should continue providing videos or stick to written content, that would be great! If you would like to join the Facebook Group, please use the link below. Otherwise you can feedback to us by posting a comment under the video on YouTube.


This week we have Mike Nolan from North Carolina State University providing a webinar on “Radiation Oncology: What’s New, and What Matters in Everyday Practice?”. Mike’s learning objectives for this webinar are as follows:

  • Explain the rationale underlying radiotherapy
  • Discuss the pros and cons of various (common) forms of modern external beam radiotherapy
  • Understand how to pair patients with procedures

Happy webinar (and my video debut!) watching,