Conference Programme 2020


The jaundiced patient - is it medical or surgical?

13 Nov 2020
RVC Clinical Theatre 1

Jaundice can be caused by a wide range of different pathologies. One of the key clinical decisions that often needs to be made is whether the cause requires medical or surgical management. In this lecture we will review a logical approach to assessment of the jaundiced patient, consider what clin path can and cannot tell us about the aetiology, review the role of diagnostic imaging in helping locate the lesion and provide an overview of medical and surgical solutions to different pathologies.

  • 1. To develop a logical problem-based approach to the jaundiced patient
  • 2. To understand how to interpret clinical pathology tests related to the liver
  • 3. To review the role of different diagnostic imaging modalities in advancing understanding of liver disorders.
  • 4. To identify medical and surgical options for hepatobiliary disease
Karla Lee, MA VetMB PhD CertSAS DipECVS PGCAP FHEA MRCVS, Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery - Royal Veterinary College
Helen Dirrig, BVetMed(Hons) MVetMed(Hons) MRCVS ACVR, Staff Clinician in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging - Royal Veterinary College
Jill Maddison, BVSc DipVetClinStud PhD FACVSc SFHEA MRCVS, Professor of General Practice - Royal Veterinary College

Education Partners

  • RVC
  • BVA
  • BVA Congress
  • BVA Career


Platinum Sponsors

  • Idexx
  • Vets4Pets
  • IVC

Media Partners

  • Vetstream
  • Veterinary Times
  • The Veterinary Map
  • Vet File



  • BVDA
  • BVSZ
  • APBS
  • BVNA
  • AGV