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The Specialist Division Theatre

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17 Nov 2022
  1. Business Theatre
    There is undoubtedly a crisis in veterinary medicine regarding compassion fatigue, burnout, depression, and unhealthy coping. The leaders across the industry are working hard to identify causes, bring ...
  2. Business Theatre
    Adapt and thrive, an insight into the future of veterinary
    Veterinary is evolving, education, expectations, pet ownership, technology, and in-practice requirements. The question isn't merely what we can do to adapt but how we can evolve with the future and be ...
  3. Business Theatre
    The role of finance in a vet practice
    There’s not a lot we wouldn’t do for our furry family members, but pet care costs can often add up and unforeseen situations can leave owners facing unanticipated costs.Fortunately, humm is here to he ...
  4. Business Theatre
    Not just a job - cultivating happiness at work
    The veterinary professions seems to have fallen out of love with itself. The older generation speak nostalgically about the passion and community of being the local vet. The younger generations are gi ...
  5. Business Theatre
    Vaccinating your clinic against stagflation
    The financial crisis of 2008 demonstrated that veterinary clinics are largely recession resistant. Indeed, pet care spending grew. Despite the extreme challenges, vet clinics broadly proved to be simi ...
  6. Business Theatre
    Whilst management fads come and go, the concept of leadership has stood the test of time since Biblical times. This is because our need for leadership is psychologically rooted in our human discomfort ...
  7. Business Theatre
    Being a vet in a VUCA world
    The UK veterinary sector is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA). Chris Cools, new CEO of Medivet, will explore how vets can be successful in a continuously more complex and ...
  8. Business Theatre
    30 Under 30 Awards Ceremony
18 Nov 2022
  1. Business Theatre
    We may be moving on from covid but practices are still feeling the effects, none more so than frontline staff. An increase in demand and other challenges have made the chronic issue of staff wellbeing ...
  2. Business Theatre
  3. Business Theatre
    How to run a successful veterinary practice without all the drama
    Much has been said about getting off the hamster wheel as a veterinary leader. But still the Hamster Wheel (aka the clinical grind) is something veterinary leaders remain trapped on and will continue ...
  4. Business Theatre
    Netflix & Bill: Secrets of subscriptions and recurring revenue
    In this talk Thom Jenkins, Co-founder and CEO of PetsApp, will help us explore what vet clinics have to learn from consumer-obsessed companies - like Netflix - about subscriptions and recurring revenu ...
  5. Business Theatre
    Vet practice design and build – Current trends, new building regulations and environmental changes
    Alex Darvill, managing director of ACD Projects - experts in veterinary and animal welfare design and build, would like to share with you the latest trends in designing and building a veterinary pract ...
  6. Business Theatre
    The importance of workplace interventions in supporting long and healthy careers.   An overview of the data from the ‘Menopause and the Veterinary Profession’ report by Veterinary Woman and SPVS. (Liz ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. BVA Career Development
    Do you ever struggle to find your voice when you are witnessing workplace discrimination? Have you ever wondered what you can be doing to create more inclusive workplaces?You will learn when to challe ...
  2. BVA Career Development
    Locum life is becoming more and more popular within the veterinary industry due to the freedom and flexibility it offers so many veterinary professionals. However, as a locum RVN myself, I’m here to t ...
  3. BVA Career Development
    Wellbeing - Treat people how they like to be treated (personality types)
    Why do we easily get on with some people and others just annoy us? Why do some people engage with you and others seem to actively drag you down?Being a member, or a leader, in a high performing team, ...
  4. BVA Career Development
    There is increasing understanding today about stress, stress fatigue, the causes of mental fatigue, and the effects it has on the body. Decision fatigue is a form of stress and mental fatigue that res ...
  5. BVA Career Development
    The art of communication is far more than simply the spoken word. It requires a deeper understanding of people, different personality types, different communication styles, and the ability to actively ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. BVA Career Development
    Pandemic has not only transformed the lives, careers and relationships of thousands of people around the world, but it also revolutionised our outlook on mental wellbeing of veterinary professionals. ...
  2. BVA Career Development
    Delivering bad news can be extremely challenging for both the veterinary professional and the pet owner. Clare will explain how this is addressed across other professions and show how veterinary staff ...
  3. BVA Career Development
    Our current veterinary retention crisis is due in part to a significant disconnect between the needs and expectations of those providing, leading, and using veterinary services. Burnout, which may be ...
  4. BVA Career Development
    Some consideration of how we all might be able to enjoy a full life with balance between our work and living the best life we can. Reviewing our personal situation successfully What needs to change? A ...
  5. BVA Career Development
    Thoughts of being an impostor are being talked about more frequently within the profession, from students to specialists, and among all members of the team, whether clinical or non-clinical. So, what ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. BVA Congress
    What is flexible working from both an employer’s point of view, and also from an ambulatory large animal practice perspective. Can farm animal veterinary be as flexible as other sectors? What will hap ...
  2. BVA Congress
    Why do clinicians study for years, and then end up leaving the profession? What makes clinical work so demanding and whose role is it, to enhance the retention of the clinical workforce? Identifying t ...
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  5. BVA Congress
    What is the price of animal welfare? How the cost of living crisis will impact all creatures great and small in association with AWF
    The UK farming sector is facing one of its most difficult economic and business climates. Energy costs are soaring driving up the cost of inputs. Labour shortages are further compounding problems. Far ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. BVA Congress
    - Farmed animal welfare is often treated as the poorer second cousin to environmental, social and health issues when it comes to food- We can not have truly sustainable food systems or sustainable die ...
  2. BVA Congress
    My second book, "How Kissing A Frog Can Save Your Life", looks at how understanding the lives of animals can help treat human disease. It will combine stories of medicine, nature and travel to places ...
  3. BVA Congress
    Incivility is defined as rude or unsociable speech or behaviour. Sadly, almost all of us have heard, seen or been subjected to rude or uncivil behavior within veterinary practice from both clients and ...
  4. BVA Congress
    Preventative Health and the Gen Z Client – engaging a new generation of pet owners with disease prevention
            in association with MSD Animal Health
  5. BVA Congress
    Extra mural studies have been a long-standing element of the RCVS accredited veterinary curriculum, and previous RCVS reviews have labelled EMS the “Jewel in the Crown” of veterinary education in the ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. BVA Farm Theatre
  2. BVA Farm Theatre
    The session will tackle obstetric emergencies in cattle and sheep by blending practical tips from the authors own experience with what the available evidence is telling us; with the aim of maximising ...
  3. BVA Farm Theatre
    How to deal with a number of common cattle cases that a mixed practitioner will be presented with and how to deal with them. Confidence in diagnosis and treatment of some of the more common cattle pre ...
  4. BVA Farm Theatre
    Sustainable farming systems are essential in tackling the climate and ecological crises, and the vet-led team has an essential role to play. Veterinary professionals have a unique One Health perspecti ...
  5. BVA Farm Theatre
    During the presentation I will cover causes of the down cow, treatment and management. I will also discuss how to differentiate between this being an individual or a herd issue. We will then discuss t ...
  6. BVA Farm Theatre
    Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is acknowledged as one of the leading causes of losses in the beef and dairy industry. The costs of the disease are well documented, with significant impacts on produc ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. BVA Farm Theatre
    This presentation should arm you with the knowledge to evaluate a sick camelid in the field. It should also give you a good idea where to start with investigation and treatment; and the basics of rout ...
  2. BVA Farm Theatre
    This session will enable you to examine family (pet & backyard) poultry with confidence. We will start by making sure you can identify subtle clinical signs in sick hens to better define and refine yo ...
  3. BVA Farm Theatre
    As farm veterinary surgeons, we all know that it is rarely solely about using medicines to treat sick animals, though when it is, the pressure is on to use what we have responsibly. And whether we are ...
  4. BVA Farm Theatre
    Farm vets are seen as trusted advisors by their farming clients and are frequently turned to for information on animal health and welfare, as well as farm business decisions. Farm vets are therefore i ...
  5. BVA Farm Theatre
    Goat numbers within the UK continue to increase and the mixed practitioner may find themselves with our caprine friends on their day list. We’ll cover some of the common cases, conditions, enquiries a ...
  6. BVA Farm Theatre
    Calvings often occur overnight and can be a high stakes and high pressure case for the out of hours farm vet. Unfortunately there is no prescribed way to approach every calving and individual variatio ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
    A practical approach to the coughing horse
    The coughing horse is a common presentation in first opinion equine practice, and it is easy to assume that it’s always equine asthma. In this presentation we will challenge that assumption and look i ...
  2. BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
    Peri-parturient disasters
    A review of periparturient disasters and how to manage them. Generally issues in pregnant mares and neonates around foaling can be very stressful situations. With peri-parturient disasters you can be ...
  3. BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
    Avoiding pitfalls at equestrian events
    Attending an equestrian competition of any type can be stressful since the unexpected often occurs with the horses, not to mention communicating with owners, riders, agents and competition officials.  ...
  4. BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
    The exotic diseases you don’t want to be the first to see
    The threat of exotic equine disease arrival on our shores is ever present and has occurred on a number of occasions over the years. With vets being the first line for their identification, it is essen ...
  5. BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
    A pro-active approach to laminitis
    Obesity and laminitis are arguably the greatest threat to equine welfare in the UK and are the result of inappropriate dietary management. Strategies to tackle equine obesity have met with limited suc ...
  6. BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
    Top tips to improve your routine dentistry
    Veterinary equine dentistry has advanced significantly in the last 25 years, with greater knowledge and understanding of equine dental anatomy and pathophysiology. Together with the development of adv ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
    I've no idea if this horse is lame
    Poor performance is one of the most challenging presentations in equine practice. The differential diagnoses include inumerable underlying causes such as respiratory disease, lack of talent or practic ...
  2. BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
    Evaluation of the horse under saddle
    Assessing the horse under saddle forms a vital part of the lameness and poor performance investigation as some causes of lameness, back, pelvic and neck pain are exacerbated or only seen when ridden. ...
  3. BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
    On shaky ground: How to take great radiographs in equine ambulatory practice.
    Despite the pressure of patient side interpretation, the key to successful radiology is improving the quality of your radiography. Enduring the damp and cramped stable with an unlevel floor, mass of v ...
  4. BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
    Pre-purchase examination disasters and how to avoid them
    This will be an interactive session looking at the things that commonly go wrong during pre-purchase examination of horses. It will take the form of open discussion as well as a presentation. Consider ...
  5. BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
    Diagnosing and managing uveitis
    Uveitis is a common source of ocular pain and the leading cause of blindness in horses. In this session, we will review the different presentations of uveitis in horses and we will learn to identify t ...
  6. BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
    Everything you need to know about cardiology in 40 mins
    This presentation will focus on getting the most out of your clinical examination. There’s rarely the need for the fancy kit to give your client the most appropriate advice when you detect something m ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1
    Early detection can save lives: what you need to know about cancer screening with a simple blood test
    Did you know there is a simple blood test to help find some of the common canine cancers, including lymphoma and hemangiosarcoma? This course covers challenges and unmet needs in the diagnosis of cani ...
  2. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1
    Photobiomodulation: Laser therapy in veterinary medicine, more than physiotherapy
    In this lecture, the science behind photobiomodulation (laser therapy) will be discussed. Principles of how this non-invasive modality can decrease inflammation, treat pain, and benefit healing in a v ...
  3. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1
    Laser Therapy: Evolving technology, research validation, safety and rapid ROI - can you have it all?
    Lasers for therapy; pain relief, inflammation, and accelerated healing have rapidly advanced in the last decade.  Safety compliance is now possible without dedicated space and the expense of required ...
  4. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1
    Regenerative medicine in veterinary first opinion practice. Platelet rich plasma overview and clinical cases.
    An overview of why your clinic should start using Platelet Rich Plasma in your patients. Discuss the evidence for the use of platelet-rich plasma in cats and dogs, its mode of action and clinical appl ...
  5. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1
    Butterfly flutterby how can pocus help us?
    Ultrasound has changed the way over the last 20 years that many emergency cases are managed and treated. Point of care ultrasound does what it says on the tin, the use of ultrasound patient's side. As ...
  6. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1
    Enhance both diagnosis and cost-efficiency of your MR systems
    Today, domestic animals and pets are fully considered family members. They live and grow among us almost without any difference. At such a point, they, unfortunately, tend to develop similar diseases. ...
  7. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1
    STELFONTA® - a new mast cell tumor therapy: tips, updates and cases from everyday practice
    What is STELFONTA®? Which mast cell tumour cases should you use it for? How effective is it? Got questions about when to do surgery vs treat with STELFONTA®?  This presentation will introduce attendee ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1
    Elevating the standard of care through CELLFIE™ patient side cytology
    Advanced technology enables general practitioners to include diagnostic information such as cytology, blood films,  fine needle aspirates, body cavity fluids and urinalysis amongst others, to clinical ...
  2. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1
    Early detection can save lives: what you need to know about cancer screening with a simple blood test
    Did you know there is a simple blood test to help find some of the common canine cancers, including lymphoma and hemangiosarcoma? This course covers challenges and unmet needs in the diagnosis of cani ...
  3. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1
    A new point of care test to assist in antibiotic stewardship
    New POC methods to help focus antibiotic therapy to only those patients who will actually derive benefits. Emphasis will be on ruling out antibiotic prescribing for the numerous conditions that presen ...
  4. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1
    Radiology assessments & AI (artificial intelligence)
    An introduction to AI (artificial intelligence) technology and its applications in veterinary radiology. Creating a successful product in practice. Understand the benefits of AI Set appropriate expect ...
  5. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1
    Ventilation: Manual and mechanical equipment
    During everyday anaesthesia, we may find ourselves needing to give our patients intermittent or regular positive pressure breaths to support their ventilation, for example, during a long anaesthesia.U ...
  6. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1
    Surgery for brachycephalic obstruction in first opinion practice
    The phenomenal increase in brachycephalic patients has driven a need for corrective airway surgery and an interest in delivering this in first opinion practice.  This lecture will outline the conditio ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 2
    Virtual care - transforming pet care accessibility and industry capacity
    Virtual veterinary care is a relatively nascent concept within the industry but is taking hold among clients for its ease of use, convenience, and comfort.    This session will focus on marketing your ...
  2. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 2
    Practical approach to Corneal Ulcers, a GP vet perspective
    The session takes a look at corneal ulcers from the perspective of the GP vet in practice. We look at some of the common “misconceptions” and pitfalls we see in general practice when diagnosing and tr ...
  3. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 2
    Building a digital veterinary ecosystem
    Building a digital ecosystem is important for your veterinary business. The elements of that ecosystem include how you manage your customers, products, orders, and inventory in an efficient manner. It ...
  4. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 2
    Building expansion – Where to start
    Whether you’re looking to set-up or expand your practice facility, there are many options and challenges you’ll have to consider along the way. For example, whether a refurb or extension is appropriat ...
  5. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 2
    To deliver, or not to deliver – Could combining home delivery with your pet health plan work for your practice?
    A few years ago, quantity footfall in practice was the goal. Now, practices target quality footfall in practice. How can home delivery support this quest? This session will look at the benefits of hom ...
  6. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 2
    Cutting anaesthetic risks: reflux and regurgitation
    Reflux and regurgitation are common complications in dog and cat anaesthetics. Clinical sequelae include oesophagitis, post-operative pain, oesophageal strictures, laryngospasm, and aspiration pneumon ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 2
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    Top 10 innovative companies in the vet space
    Over the last three years, Shawn Wilkie and his co-host Dr Ivan Zak have interviewed over 150 leaders in veterinary on their Veterinary Innovation Podcast. In this session, Shawn will show you 10 comp ...
  3. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 2
    Culture is not just for sensitivity
    Learn how instilling culture in your workplace is crucial and beneficial for business, your patients, clients and your team! Proudly sponsored by Vetstoria, your obvious solution to online booking for ...
  4. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 2
    Choosing the right measures
    There are many different ways of assessing a business which creates an exhaustive list of measures. The question can often be which ones should be used? During this presentation, Joe will give an asse ...
  5. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 2
    Illuminating the path towards empiric safe and rapid treatment for all corneal infections - Photon Therapeutics UVC device
    With emerging antibiotic resistance, polymicrobial infections, incorrect antibiotic, and delay to treatment, many corneal infections progress to permanent scarring and visual compromise or even loss o ...
  6. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 2
    Digital adoption in UK veterinary medicine: a state-of-the-nation report on the evolving role of technology in practice
    In June and July 2022, Provet Cloud conducted major research into the evolving role of technology and digital tools in UK veterinary practices. With responses from over 700 vets, nurses and practice m ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. Food For Thought Stream
    RAW FEEDING: An act of insanity or common sense?
    Despite common beliefs about raw feeding our goal here is to inspire vet and nurses to open their minds.  We will encourage you to acknowledge the well-educated client we have nowadays and point out t ...
  2. Food For Thought Stream
    Insect protein; positive impact to patients & planet
    We share our planet with over 500 million companion cats and dogs, who consume an Earth-shattering 20% of the world’s meat and fish! Traditional pet food has taken its toll on our planet. In this sess ...
  3. Food For Thought Stream
    Stress and Anxiety in dogs post lockdown - Can nutrition play a part?
    Stress in dogs is often demonstrated in unwanted behaviours which can lead to a cycle of interrelated stress in the owners, surrender of the dog to the rescue sector or, in extremis, euthanasia.  Vete ...
  4. Food For Thought Stream
    Evidence for health benefits of vegan dog food
    There has been a surge in feeding plant-based foods to pets and advocates extol the health benefits of this practice without providing scientific evidence to support their claims. In this presentation ...
  5. Food For Thought Stream
    The health benefits of feeding dogs a balanced plant-based diet
    Imagine being able to advise owners on a diet for their dogs that is 100% hypoallergenic, grain free, perfectly balanced, highly palatable and free from animal proteins? Published studies released thi ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. Food For Thought Stream
    New ways for clinic nutrition. Probiotics, functional ingredients & aliments at Vet. Nutrition
    Clinical nutrition as the basis for effective veterinary care is subject to compliance with clearly regulated nutritional precepts. We will contemplate veterinary dietetics from a holistic point of vi ...
  2. Food For Thought Stream
    The health benefits of feeding dogs a balanced plant-based diet
    Imagine being able to advise owners on a diet for their dogs that is 100% hypoallergenic, grain free, perfectly balanced, highly palatable and free from animal proteins? Published studies released thi ...
  3. Food For Thought Stream
    Stress and Anxiety in dogs post lockdown - Can nutrition play a part?
    Stress in dogs is often demonstrated in unwanted behaviours which can lead to a cycle of interrelated stress in the owners, surrender of the dog to the rescue sector or, in extremis, euthanasia.  Vete ...
  4. Food For Thought Stream
    Bonus session from Raw Feeding Veterinary Society and RawSAFE team
    Details to be announced after the presentation at 9am on Thursday
  5. Food For Thought Stream
    Evidence for health benefits of vegan dog food
    There has been a surge in feeding plant-based foods to pets and advocates extol the health benefits of this practice without providing scientific evidence to support their claims. In this presentation ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. Gallery Suite 10
    Vet Mums
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    British Chronic Illness Support Society
    Good communication between spoonies and managers can make the difference between a team that thrives, and one that simply survives. We know from our conversations with both that this can feel hard   A ...
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    Vets: Stay, Go, Diversify
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18 Nov 2022
  1. Gallery Suite 10
    Challenging Conversations Workshop: Improving the flow of conversations and communication between Spoonies and their workplaces
    Good communication between spoonies and managers can make the difference between a team that thrives, and one that simply survives. We know from our conversations with both that this can feel hard   A ...
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    An inspector calls… (a practice guide on how to survive your next inspection)
    This practical workshop covers the requirements of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations and how all practice staff can ensure that the prescribing practices and storage and supply of medicines in the ...
  3. Gallery Suite 10
    An inspector calls… (a vets guide on how to survive your next inspection)
    This practical workshop covers the requirements of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations and how veterinary surgeons can ensure that their prescribing practices and the storage and supply of medicines ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. Gallery Suite 15-16
    Anaesthesia for the patient with cardiac disease
    This session will provide an overview of key cardiovascular physiology relevant to anaesthetizing patients with cardiovascular disease. It will then focus on protocols and their rationale for anaesthe ...
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    Anaesthesia for the patient with endocrine disease
    This session will focus on patients with endocrine disease, in particular diabetes mellitus, hyperadrencorticism and feline hyperthyroidism. It will provide an overview of the pathophysiological backg ...
  3. Gallery Suite 15-16
    Anaesthesia for the patient with renal disease
    This session will focus on cats with chronic kidney disease. It will provide an overview of key renal physiology relevant to anaesthetizing patients with renal disease. It will then focus on protocols ...
  4. Gallery Suite 15-16
    Anaesthesia for the patient with hepatobiliary disease
    This session will provide an extensive overview of liver physiology and functions of the liver. Evaluation of the patient with hepatobiliary disease and considerations will be discussed. The impact of ...
  5. Gallery Suite 15-16
    Anaesthesia for the patient with respiratory disease
    Patients with respiratory disease are potentially the most high risk anaesthesia cases we come across in our clinics. They present us with really challenging decisions and are often at risk of destabi ...
  6. Gallery Suite 15-16
    This presentation will focus on feeding animals that either cannot or will not eat for themselves. In addition to addressing nutritional requirements we will also discuss the use of different diets fo ...
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    The double-edged sword of social media: educating owners before they reach the practice
    The rise in social media gives vets a greater opportunity to connect with clients at all stages of their pet ownership journey. It also gives rise to a lot of misinformation. We’ll hear from some soci ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. Gallery Suite 15-16
    An introduction to patient-friendly practice
    This session will look at creating more positive vet visits, from the patient's perspective. It aims to introduce the concepts and theory of patient-friendly practice. We will consider what patient-fr ...
  2. Gallery Suite 15-16
    The perils of parasites
    Life-long preventable disease. That is how we need to start thinking about and discussing many parasitic diseases in our companion animals. We need to bring a passion for prevention and learn how to h ...
  3. Gallery Suite 15-16
    Triage of common of wildlife casualties in practice
    British wildlife will often be presented to small animal veterinary practices by members of the public for emergency care. As veterinary professionals we have a duty of care to these animals. The basi ...
  4. Gallery Suite 15-16
    Oncology nursing - palliative care, body & soul
    This session will consider both the physical health & mental wellbeing when nursing cancer patients palliatively. Palliative care in cancer patients may take many forms, including monitoring of the pr ...
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    Veterinary nursing gone WILD!
    Throughout my nursing career I have had the opportunity to work with an array of weird and wonderful species, both here in the UK and abroad. As veterinary professionals we are so lucky that our quali ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. Gallery Suite 17
    Feline pawsative about feline inappetence?
    Inappetence is a common reason cats present to their vet, and it can be caused by multiple conditions. However, management needs us to look beyond just treating the underlying disease, as stress, naus ...
  2. Gallery Suite 17
    Who says I’m not in pain?
    The interplay between pain and behaviour is a crucial topic within behavioural medicine. The individual nature of the pain sensation in relation to the emotional and cognitive aspects must be consider ...
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    Zennovation in sedation – the next generation of alpha-2 agonists’
    The presentation will provide a review of canine sedation, particularly the physiology of alpha-2 receptors and the pharmacology of alpha-2 adrenoreceptor agonists and their reversal. It will also int ...
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    Rein in the impact of strangles
    Strangles, caused by Streptococcus equi, remains one of the most prevalent infectious diseases of horses worldwide. The transmission of S. equi is facilitated by its ability to persist within the gutt ...
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    Data driven solutions to reduce the negative effects of antibiotics
    This talk will highlight how microbiome health and host immunity are intertwined and how the microbiome can be an effective tool against antimicrobial resistance. Further, this presentation will cover ...
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    In pain in their prime: How can we spot OA in younger dogs and adapt our approach to treat it?
    Hannah Capon of CAM and Cat “The Vet” Henstridge discuss the surprisingly high prevalence of OA in younger dogs and how first-opinion vets can change the course of patients’ lives through multimodal m ...
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    Is my health plan costing the planet? A one health approach to parasite risk
    Patient lifestyle assessment is key to responsible and sustainable parasiticide prescribing in companion animal practice. One size does not fit all. Professor Morgan will focus on the benefits of para ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. Gallery Suite 17
    Zennovation in sedation – the next generation of alpha-2 agonists’
    The presentation will provide a review of canine sedation, particularly the physiology of alpha-2 receptors and the pharmacology of alpha-2 adrenoreceptor agonists and their reversal. It will also int ...
  2. Gallery Suite 17
    Canine Lameness: Can you spot it?
    You can almost certainly identify a forelimb lameness. How are you with hind limb lameness? What about when multiple limbs are affected? Can you make an educated guess at a diagnosis from watching a d ...
  3. Gallery Suite 17
    Data driven solutions to reduce the negative effects of antibioticd
    This talk will highlight how microbiome health and host immunity are intertwined and how the microbiome can be an effective tool against antimicrobial resistance. Further, this presentation will cover ...
  4. Gallery Suite 17
    Rein in the impact of strangles
    Strangles, caused by Streptococcus equi, remains one of the most prevalent infectious diseases of horses worldwide. The transmission of S. equi is facilitated by its ability to persist within the gutt ...
  5. Gallery Suite 17
    Feline pawsative about feline inappetence?
    Inappetence is a common reason cats present to their vet, and it can be caused by multiple conditions. However, management needs us to look beyond just treating the underlying disease, as stress, naus ...
  6. Gallery Suite 17
    Using a simple functional model of a ‘brain unit’, Robert will focus on the underlying neurobiology of these important emotional experiences. This then opens the door to a greater understanding of how ...
17 Nov 2022
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    A seismic supply chain shift: the growing demand for data visibility across the animal health supply chain
    Data visibility offers huge opportunities in the veterinary space. In this panel discussion, we will cover the benefits that inventory data visibility can bring to all parts of the supply chain. Our e ...
  2. Gallery Suite 7
    Digital adoption in UK veterinary medicine: a state-of-the-nation report on the evolving role of technology in practice
    In June and July 2022, Provet Cloud conducted major research into the evolving role of technology and digital tools in UK veterinary practices. With responses from over 700 vets, nurses and practice m ...
18 Nov 2022
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    The RCVS and you – how we are supporting the professions to evolve
    This session provides an overview of some of our priority areas and developments including: -The legislative reform campaign. Our proposal prioritises public trust and confidence in veterinary profess ...
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    Workplace-based learning and reflection: CPD and VetGDP
    This session will focus on workplace-based learning and the role of reflection as part of lifelong learning. The Veterinary Graduate Development Programme (VetGDP) helps new graduates and VetGDP Advis ...
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    Sustainability in practice – the one health approach
    RCVS policies around sustainability hold the ‘One Health’ approach at their core. This approach realises the interconnection between people, animals, plants and their shared environment.  Following a ...
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    A new EMS policy for the future: improving learning, flexibility and opportunity
    Extra-Mural Studies (EMS) is the additional workplace experience gained by students during their degree. This provides students with a unique opportunity to see practice in a range of veterinary workp ...
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    Tooth resorption in dogs and cats - putting theory into practice
    This lecture will help you understand the myriad of different radiographic presentations of tooth resorption in dogs and cats. We will go back to basics with radiographic interpretation and then use t ...
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    Your role as a vet in the new Annual Health and Welfare Review
17 Nov 2022
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    Post Covid behaviour problems – It’s not all about pandemic pups! Problems with social interactions
    In this session, Loni will discuss the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on socialisation in companion animals.Loni will outline the factors that have led to wide-ranging issues with social interactions ...
  2. Gallery Suite 8
    Post Covid behaviour problems – it’s not all about Pandemic Pups: sound sensitivity
    Covid related lockdown periods were expected to result in canine behaviour problems, particularly in the dogs that joined homes during those periods. Yet behaviourists are seeing large numbers of dogs ...
  3. Gallery Suite 8
    Post Covid behaviour problems - it's not all about pandemic pups! Using psychoactive medication in behaviour cases
    In this session, Emma will outline the ways in which psychoactive medications can be used to support behaviour cases.  We will cover factors that influence the choice of medication including the impor ...
  4. Gallery Suite 8
    Sepsis diagnosis and treatment
    As part of the EVECCS/VECCS international ECC Stream this session, we will review the rapid diagnosis and management of patients with sepsis and what really counts in the identification, stabilisation ...
  5. Gallery Suite 8
    Emergency patient team preparedness and reducing the pressure of the emergency to get the best outcomes
    In this VECCS/EVECCS international ECC stream session we will cover areas to help you and your team with preparing the ER, your team and yourself for emergencies, tips and tricks and tools to manage t ...
  6. Gallery Suite 8
    Seven things you need to know about CRP
    In this VECCS/EVECCS international ECC Stream we will review: What is CRP and how should I use it? Is it going to help me treat me patients of guide any therapy? We will explore the past, present and ...
  7. Gallery Suite 8
    Addressing the never-ending story of cost increases in ECC care
    In this VECCS/EVECCS international ECC stream session, we will cover areas to help you and your team with the escalating costs of equipment and services, with the added increasing expectations and red ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. Gallery Suite 8
    Top Tips for easier extractions
    Did your last feline mandibular canine extraction bring you to tears? Do you dread dentistry? Looking for ways to improve your extraction technique? This lecture will take you through the extraction p ...
  2. Gallery Suite 8
    Barriers to dentistry
    Despite dental disease being one of the commonest problems to affect our canine and feline patients, they are not represented in the same numbers in our treatment rooms. The various reasons for this w ...
  3. Gallery Suite 8
    Dental radiography - Expensive toy or essential tool?
    Are you unsure whether to invest in dental x-rays? If you have the equipment, are you using it to its full potential? In the past dental radiography has been viewed by many practitioners as an expensi ...
  4. Gallery Suite 8
    StreetVet client Q&A
    We are privileged to be joined by StreetVet client Andy and his incredible dog Bailey, a dog he credits with getting him back on the straight and narrow and saving his life.  Andy’s relationship with ...
  5. Gallery Suite 8
    StreetVet recruitment session
    Have you got 2 hours available a month and want to volunteer to help people and their pets in the UK? If the answer is YES please come along to one of our dedicated StreetVet recruitment sessions wher ...
  6. Gallery Suite 8
    Trauma informed veterinary care
    Trauma-informed veterinary care. What does it mean to be trauma-informed in the way we work, and why does it matter for clients? This interactive session uses actors to illustrate and explore how trau ...
  7. Gallery Suite 8
    StreetVet recruitment session
    Have you got 2 hours available a month and want to volunteer to help people and their pets in the UK? If the answer is YES please come along to one of our dedicated StreetVet recruitment sessions wher ...
  8. Gallery Suite 8
    Helping a colleague in crisis
    Helping a colleague in crisis. How can you support a colleague in crisis? What about after a crisis when someone is returning to work? In this interactive session, actors explore a scenario about how ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Haematology is a robust diagnostic tool which is at the forefront of almost every clinical investigation. The depth and breadth of clinically relevant information that can be extracted from haematolog ...
  2. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Do blood smears make you sweat?! Whether it's producing a good quality smear or interpreting what you see down the microscope, blood film preparation and examination can be challenging. This presentat ...
  3. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    An anaemic patient walks into the practice and sets you on a journey of haematological investigation. What should you pay attention to in automated results and blood film examinations? Which informati ...
  4. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Not all anaemias are created equal… What can you do when your patient does not follow the rules? A case-based discussion to guide you on the approach for more complicated and/or less clinically predic ...
  5. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Sometimes all is not as it seems...Haematology analysers can provide us with a wealth of information, but some of the data may be lost in translation. This is a case-based approach to interpreting res ...
  6. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Is the analyser, always right? the analyser is only as powerful as the person who reads and interprets the results; it is you rather than the machine who is responsible for your patient. It is essenti ...
  7. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Am I dealing with haemic neoplasia? Reaching a diagnosis of leukaemia can be straightforward or fraught with challenges. Moreover, the spectrum of hemic neoplasia has vastly different clinical and pro ...
  8. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
  9. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Is there any such thing as 'normal'? This talk discusses the strengths and limitations of population-based reference intervals, how to identify 'significant' change and what that really means for your ...
  10. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    An abnormal result for one patient can be perfectly normal for another. Moreover, a patient with a ‘normal profile can have significant pathological changes which can be easily overlooked. Elaborating ...
  11. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    What do you do when your patient hasn't read the textbook?! This talk addresses both canine and feline thyroid disorders and how to approach those cases that are a diagnostic challenge. Using some cas ...
  12. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Using SDMA and kidney biomarkers to understand preanaesthetic health and make practical decisions around supporting the patient through the entire anaesthetic procedure, recovery, and post evaluation ...
  13. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Recent evidence suggests that inclusion of high levels of inorganic phosphate in prepared diets for cats can have negative effects on renal health as is thought to be the case for human health. In thi ...
  14. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Feline CKD diets: when and how to use them
    Feline chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common disease, especially in elderly cats. Nutritional management is one of the most important parts of the therapeutic plan. CKD diets have a variety of modi ...
  15. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Different diagnostic tests are available for the diagnosis of infectious diseases, and the appropriate choice of testing may vary with what is available for the infectious disease in question, stage o ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Mycobacteria are of clinical importance in our patients, but what does it all really mean? From mycobacteria to feline leprosy syndrome and non-tuberculous mycobacteriosis. Which organisms matter and ...
  2. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
  3. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Getting out much? Diagnosing FeLV infection remains challenging due to different outcomes of infection, which can vary over time depending on the balance between the virus and the host's immune system ...
  4. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Feline oral lesions are usually challenging. Inflammatory and neoplastic oral diseases might be similar at clinical examination: a proliferative lesion not always is a neoplasia. For making a definiti ...
  5. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Screening imported dogs for exotic parasites is essential for health planning for the individual patient, minimising zoonotic risk and the possibility of endemic establishment. ESCCAP UK & Ireland rec ...
  6. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Due to the increase in the number of imported pets in the UK, vets are encountering a number of unusual diseases in dogs, including Ehrlichia, Brucella, Hepatozoon and Babesia. These can be challengin ...
  7. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
  8. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Leishmania is becoming an increasingly recognised diagnosis in dogs in the UK as a result of pets being imported from mainland Europe. Many vets in the UK have no previous experience of this disease. ...
  9. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Leptospirosis is still a significant challenge in veterinary practice, despite international vaccination programmes. In this session we will discuss how to spot these cases and make a confident diagno ...
  10. IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    Hyperadrenocorticism is a commonly diagnosed (and perhaps overdiagnosed?) endocrine disease in dogs. Several diagnostic tests are available to aid in the diagnosis of this disease, but each comes with ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. IVC Evidensia Referrals Theatre
    This presentation will focus on the decision-making process on when and when not to initiate enteral nutrition. With a focus on the route of enteral nutrition, and potential complications which need t ...
  2. IVC Evidensia Referrals Theatre
    To Extract or Not Extract? That is the Question By Gerhard Putter During this talk, we would like to present cases when extraction of teeth is indicated and alternative treatment options to consider. ...
  3. IVC Evidensia Referrals Theatre
    The presentation will help colleagues faced with a murmur in a dog with deciding which cases should be investigated further and which cases are less of a concern. Besides characteristics of the murmur ...
  4. IVC Evidensia Referrals Theatre
    When is surgery indicated in the management of otitis   By Hilary Jackson Chronic otitis is a complex condition in which successful management requires recognition of the primary disease, predisposing ...
  5. IVC Evidensia Referrals Theatre
    OA dilemmas:  when NSAIDs aren’t enough – what do I do next? By Jamie McClement When initial OA therapy is not enough, there can be a bewildering number of additional therapies out there.  How do I ra ...
  6. IVC Evidensia Referrals Theatre
    Medical approach of biliary mucocele in dogs By Marc Dhumeaux We will discuss the current diagnostic approach and medical therapies available for biliary mucoceles in dogs. I think it's a biliary muco ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. IVC Evidensia Referrals Theatre
    Is this a seizure? - what can you do to differentiate seizures from other paroxysmal episodes By Raquel Trevail Epilepsy is a common pathology seen in practice. These cases require ongoing support and ...
  2. IVC Evidensia Referrals Theatre
    When buprenorphine is just not enough - pain management options in our patients By Derek Flaherty This presentation will allow delegates to: ·       Appreciate situations where buprenorphine may not b ...
  3. IVC Evidensia Referrals Theatre
    Diabetes mellitus is a condition that can be well managed in the general practice. And that includes complicated cases as well. However, both, dogs and cats, are referred too frequently due to “abnorm ...
  4. IVC Evidensia Referrals Theatre
    Basic Life Support By Steve Murphy  This presentation will allow delegates to identify patients that have gone into cardiac arrest/respiratory arrest. How to deliver appropriate chest compression to s ...
  5. IVC Evidensia Referrals Theatre
17 Nov 2022
  1. Nursing Theatre
    Brachycephalic pets are becoming increasingly popular with ownership spiking in recent years. Brachycephalic breeds are associated with several conditions, including respiratory diseases, such as brac ...
  2. Nursing Theatre
    This session is taking place in the RVC Clinical Theatre 1 and will be delivered by Jessica Gilby, Head Theatre RVN, Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Royal Veterinary College, Lynda Rutherford, Seni ...
  3. Nursing Theatre
    This session is taking place in the RVC Clinical Theatre 2 and will be delivered by Lisa Angell, Head Anaesthesia Nurse, Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Royal Veterinary College and Dr Carolina Pal ...
  4. Nursing Theatre
    This session is taking place in the RVC Clinical Theatre 2 and will be delivered by Dr Vicki Baldrey, Lecturer in Exotic Species and Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery, Royal Veterinary Collegeand Abi ...
  5. Nursing Theatre
    In veterinary medicine, anaesthesia is mainly maintained through the administration of volatile anaesthetic agents. Since 1975, Sevoflurane, Isoflurane, Desflurane and Nitrous Oxide are recognised as ...
  6. Nursing Theatre
    This lecture will cover the basics of dental disease in the small herbivore – concentrating on rabbits and guinea pigs but also touching on chinchillas and degus. It will cover the aetiology of this b ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. Nursing Theatre
    The transition from nurse to manager is one that is not uncommon in the veterinary industry. But are the skills required to be member of the clinical team the same as those needed as a manager? Many o ...
  2. Nursing Theatre
    A good level of Infection prevention and control knowledge by the veterinary care team in practice is more important that now than ever before. This session will explore challenges that we face as vet ...
  3. Nursing Theatre
    This session is taking place in the RVC Clinical Theatre 2 and will be delivered by Eleanor Haskey, Emergency and Critical care Nurse, Royal Veterinary College and Dr Stefano Cortellini, Senior Lectur ...
  4. Nursing Theatre
    This session is taking place in the RVC Clinical Theatre 2 and will be delivered by Gina Parkes and David Church More details here
  5. Nursing Theatre
    It is estimated that chronic valvular heart disease is the most common heart disease in dogs in most parts of the world. It is therefore likely that many of the patients you have registered suffer fro ...
  6. Nursing Theatre
    This session will discuss the importance of nutrition in the hospitalised patient, with particular reference to critical patients, and the benefits of early intervention with supported nutrition in te ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. RAMP (Stand H50)
    The use of animal chiropractic within the veterinary industry
    This lecture will focus on research evidence, quantitative measures and the kinematic effects of treatment leading to how the use of McTimoney technique facilitates rehabilitative care within a vet le ...
  2. RAMP (Stand H50)
    Equine proprioceptive techniques
    Gabrielle will aim to highlight the benefits and techniques used to assist the recovery in chronic lameness cases in the equine patient.  Discuss where the veterinary surgeon and physiotherapist can w ...
  3. RAMP (Stand H50)
    Physiotherapy management of the small animal respiratory patient
    How can respiratory Physiotherapy aid the recovery of the acutely unwell respiratory patient, what are the indications and contraindications?
  4. RAMP (Stand H50)
    RAMP - The gold standard
  5. RAMP (Stand H50)
    The McTimoney animal chiropractic treatment in dogs
    A video of treatment will be visible on the screen whilst our McTimoney Animal Practitioner explains the process including how the adjustments improve kinematic range of motion through specific areas ...
  6. RAMP (Stand H50)
    Canine therapeutic lead work
    Maria will overview some therapeutic techniques using the canine lead to optimize balance, direction and engagement of movement therapies in the dog.
  7. RAMP (Stand H50)
    Principles of Kinesio taping in horses and dogs
    The principles of taping with horses and dogs, its use in treatment and rehabilitation and a discussion of the relevant research in this area.
  8. RAMP (Stand H50)
18 Nov 2022
  1. RAMP (Stand H50)
    Equine proprioceptive techniques
    Gabrielle will aim to highlight the benefits and techniques used to assist the recovery in chronic lameness cases in the equine patient.  Discuss where the veterinary surgeon and physiotherapist can w ...
  2. RAMP (Stand H50)
    Managing the agility dog from a physiotherapy perspective from puppy to champ
    An outline of how Physiotherapy is integral to the management of sporting dogs and the importance of a collaborative team approach.Nicky Grant, ACPAT
  3. RAMP (Stand H50)
    The importance of pelvic symmetry
    This lecture will focus on the factors producing asymmetry in the pelvis including research into neonate foals and FEI competition horses, and how the McTimoney technique facilitates kinematic change ...
  4. RAMP (Stand H50)
    Canine therapeutic lead work
    Maria will overview some therapeutic techniques using the canine lead to optimize balance, direction and engagement of movement therapies in the dog. 
  5. RAMP (Stand H50)
    Hypermobility in dogs
    Discussing what hypermobility is, how it might present in dogs and the implications for the pet and sporting dog.
  6. RAMP (Stand H50)
    The McTimoney animal chiropractic treatment in horses
    A video of treatment will be visible on the screen whilst our McTimoney Animal Practitioner explains the process including how the adjustments improve kinematic range of motion through specific areas ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    BVA president's address
    BVA President's Address
  2. RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    RVC opening welcome
  3. RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    Cats and drugs - are they just small dogs?
    Although cats and dogs are physiologically similar in many respects, and dosing regimens recommended for dogs can frequently be extrapolated to cats there are some important differences in drug dispos ...
  4. RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    Have I had a surgical complication or was it inevitable? Am I to blame, or did the system let me down? Complications are complex and all surgeons experience them. However, there are positive steps tha ...
  5. RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    Neurological emergencies represent a common and sometimes challenging clinical dilemma in general practice. This is particularly true when deciding whether a patient is a candidate for medical managem ...
  6. RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    Managing feline trauma - a multi-disciplinary approach
    Feline trauma is a common reason for presentation to both first opinion and referral practice. This lecture will describe the initial stabilisation of the cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological ...
  7. RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    The beat goes on… or not. ECGs and Holter monitors in general practice
    Do you struggle with ECGs? Don’t know your P’s from your Q’s? Atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia? In this lecture, Dave will give you a brief overview of when and how to use ECGs and Holte ...
  8. RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    Medical mystery tour
    Through the medium of problem-based case discussions, we will explore some diagnostic dilemmas and therapeutic challenges. There might even be some music.
18 Nov 2022
  1. RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    Saving lives – diagnostic approach and management of the patient with an acute abdomen
    Dealing with dogs and cats with acute abdomen can be challenging on a number of aspects. Is this patient as sick as it looks? Why is this patient so painful? Is this patient surgical? Am I missing som ...
  2. RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    In this session, delegates will gain confidence in dealing with dogs and cats with acute and chronic respiratory conditions. A number of practical case examples will address topics like the negative e ...
  3. RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a catastrophic disease generally of young, pedigree cats, that is caused by mutation of the ubiquitous feline enteric coronavirus, which results in pyogranulomat ...
  4. RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    Why not? The dos and don’ts of fluid therapy
    Fluids are one of the most common medications we give to our patients; however when prescribing these we do not always think about the consequences they can have on our patients' balance, especially w ...
  5. RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    Every day clinicians are confronted with alterations in these three major cations. This lecture will outline the principal reasons these abnormalities are likely to occur and discuss the most common c ...
  6. RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    Why not? Common mistakes in ophthalmology and how to avoid them
    This lecture will briefly go through some tips and tricks in the ophthalmic examination to get the most information possible from the patient presenting with an eye problem and the pitfalls to avoid. ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. RVC Clinical Theatre 2
    Trauma accounts for 10% of the emergency admissions in veterinary medicine and some of them may require advanced diagnostics and treatment. This patients are usually unstable and will require some deg ...
  2. RVC Clinical Theatre 2
    Acute Kidney Injury replaced the term Acute Renal Failure some years ago. Using the word “injury” rather than “failure” recognises the fact that recovery can occur. The term helps to describe a wider ...
  3. RVC Clinical Theatre 2
    The vet/nurse team: Ensuring effective and safe anaesthesia for our patients
    Improving patient safety has become a central focus of modern medicine and more specifically anaesthesia. Anaesthesia is risky and adverse events and intraoperative complications can evolve rapidly an ...
  4. RVC Clinical Theatre 2
    The vet/nurse team: In-hospital and at home management of the unwell small mammal
    This session will cover hospitalisation, case management and subsequent home care of the sick small mammal. We will cover some common presentations and discuss how to get the most out of the whole tea ...
  5. RVC Clinical Theatre 2
    This session will discuss problems with dose adjustment in critical care patients. Many patients have organ dysfunction and these considerations can affect drug therapy. * Patients with decreased rena ...
  6. RVC Clinical Theatre 2
    Proteinuria is a common diagnostic dilemma in small animal practice. Data suggests that 1.5% of dogs presented in general veterinary practice have chronic kidney disease, and glomerular diseases may a ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. RVC Clinical Theatre 2
    Multi pet households are common and yet harmony within them is not always easy to achieve. When pets don’t get along caregivers can struggle as they try to see things from each pet’s point of view, wh ...
  2. RVC Clinical Theatre 2
    Anaesthetising cats vs dogs – how are they different?
    Many people still think cats are like small dogs, when there is nothing that far from reality. In this lecture we will outline the differences between the species regarding anatomy, physiology, handli ...
  3. RVC Clinical Theatre 2
    The vet/nurse team: Critical care patients – optimising their care in general practice
    Some of the patients we manage in general practice might require critical care, resulting in our team and ourselves feeling stretched. However managing critical patients can be exceptionally rewarding ...
  4. RVC Clinical Theatre 2
    The vet/nurse team: Management of the patient with hypoadrenocorticism in hospital and at home
    This session will explore how the veterinary team can optimise management of the hypoadrenocorticoid patient. The session will emphasise the challenges faced around prioritising nursing and veterinary ...
  5. RVC Clinical Theatre 2
    The world of clinical microbiology has made significant advances in the last decade and veterinary medicine is starting to catch up. Larger diagnostic microbiology laboratories have made investments i ...
  6. RVC Clinical Theatre 2
    This presentation will consider some of the reasons why approaches to behavioural issues can sometimes be unsuccessful and responses to behavioural modification techniques can fall short of expectatio ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. RVC Clinical Theatre 3
    In this presentation, we will provide up to date knowledge about the microbiome, what it does, how it interacts with the living organism and how specific therapies such as the fecal microbiota transpl ...
  2. RVC Clinical Theatre 3
    Why not? Pitfalls to avoid in managing birds and reptiles
    This session will cover an approach to the most common bird and reptile presentations and the species differences that can make these challenging cases. Case scenarios will be used to demonstrate comm ...
  3. RVC Clinical Theatre 3
    Being presented with a puppy or kitten with a heart murmur is as stressful for vets and nurses as it is for owners. In this lecture, Dave will present a practical approach to how to diagnose and triag ...
  4. RVC Clinical Theatre 3
    This session will discuss choices for pain medications in companion animals. The first choice is often an NSAID. However, when these agents fail, or risks occur, other agents can be considered. There ...
  5. RVC Clinical Theatre 3
    When rest, NSAIDs and crossed fingers don’t work - a logical diagnostic approach to the persistently lame dog or cat
    What do you do when the lame dog doesn't improve with rest and symptomatic treatment?Making an orthopaedic diagnosis can seem challenging, however there are tips and tricks to getting the most out of ...
  6. RVC Clinical Theatre 3
    Saving lives - managing the emergency exotic patient in general practice
    This session will cover the triage, stabilisation, and approach to initial diagnostics in the emergency bird, reptile and small mammal case. This session is aimed at general practice vets wanting to b ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. RVC Clinical Theatre 3
    Multidrug-resistant bacteria are at the forefront of concern in human medicine and are an emerging risk to consider when treating veterinary species. This session will describe the major pathogens tha ...
  2. RVC Clinical Theatre 3
    When there is no “right” answer – managing ethical dilemmas in veterinary practice
    Ethical dilemmas are a cause of stress for veterinary practitioners and animal owning clients. Often, there is no ‘right’ answer; always, there is a need for veterinarians to act in an animal’s best i ...
  3. RVC Clinical Theatre 3
    Diabetic cataracts - are they avoidable and what can you do about them?
    Dogs and cats differ with regards to the presentation and management of diabetes. One such difference is the development of diabetic cataracts. Dogs with diabetes are highly likely to develop cataract ...
  4. RVC Clinical Theatre 3
    The Treatment Triangle: Why you shouldn’t ignore owners in your clinical decision-making
    The triangle of care, widely adopted in the NHS, describes a therapeutic relationship between the person (patient), staff member and carer. It promotes safety, supports communication, and sustains wel ...
  5. RVC Clinical Theatre 3
    The management of diabetes mellitus in pets has been a source of confusion and frustration for many years. It is therefore not surprising that a recent survey reported that 30% of newly diagnosed dogs ...
  6. RVC Clinical Theatre 3
    A tale of three dogs: A logical approach to the bleeding patient
    In this lecture, we will discuss three dogs who presented with anaemia and melaena but had very different final diagnoses. A logical approach to anaemia and bleeding involves a rationale consideration ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. RVC Equine Theatre 1
    Have you seen these feet? Does bad foot confirmation cause lameness in horses?
    Hoof balance represents one of the most misused global terms in the equine industry and is differently understood by the various stakeholders. This talk reviews the relevant literature regarding the l ...
  2. RVC Equine Theatre 1
    No foot, no horse - how to take and interpret foot radiographs
    Diseases of the foot are one of the most common sources of lameness in horses. Due to its relative low cost and wide availability, radiographic examination of this area is one of the first instance to ...
  3. RVC Equine Theatre 1
    Farriery: Trimming and Shoeing with Purpose - Identifying hoof distortion and formulating a shoeing plan.
  4. RVC Equine Theatre 1
    Basic cardiology: an approach to arrhythmias in the field
    Cardiac arrhythmias are common in the horse. The aim of this lecture is to provide you with the skills to identify common arrhythmias that may be seen on a resting ECG and how to interpret their clini ...
  5. RVC Equine Theatre 1
    Equine dermatology – getting the basics right
    The approach to the horse with skin disease will be covered, emphasising the importance of history, documenting dermatological findings, creating a problem list and conducting diagnostic investigation ...
  6. RVC Equine Theatre 1
    Equine obesity: Pathophysiology, consequences and how to tackle it
    This session will cover the pathophysiology of equine obesity, methods of quantifying fatness and the negative health related consequences, In addition, strategies for promoting weight loss will be di ...
18 Nov 2022
  1. RVC Equine Theatre 1
    How to ultrasound scan the flexor tendons and suspensory ligaments
    In this overview of ultrasonography of the flexor tendons and suspensor ligament we will cover a variety of techniques including on and off-incidence, non-weight bearing views, doppler, dynamic assess ...
  2. RVC Equine Theatre 1
    Accurate placement and interpretation of distal limb blocks
    A practical approach to when and how to perform distal limb blocks (both regional and intrasynovial), including the foot, pastern, fetlock and digital sheath regions. In addition, different approaches ...
  3. RVC Equine Theatre 1
    The modern approach to managing distal limb wounds
    A practical and tip-filled discussion about how to maximise the chances of successfully managing the wound of the distal limb including ensuring a thorough evaluation of synovial structures involved. ...
  4. RVC Equine Theatre 1
    Ophthalmology - is this normal?
    In this case-based session, we review images of horses with normal ophthalmic variations, cases with ocular anomalies and ocular pathology. We will provide tips and tricks for the ophthalmic examinati ...
  5. RVC Equine Theatre 1
    Tips & Tricks for Problem Mares
    A complete and through reproductive examination including a history of the breeding techniques used and stallion fertility is vital to identify the potential cause of subfertility.Infectious and infla ...
  6. RVC Equine Theatre 1
    Foal diseases: From neonate to weanling
    This session will review the most common ailments of foals during the first six months of life. It will cover assessment, diagnostic tests and therapeutics using a practical, age-based approach. There ...
17 Nov 2022
  1. RVC Equine Theatre 2
    What's new in the liver? Hepatic diseases in the age of hepatic viruses
  2. RVC Equine Theatre 2
    Equine rescue and trauma care - a multi agency approach
    Rescuing equines from trailers and cattle grids, bogs and ditches, fires and floods have become far more understood in recent years. As emergency responders have developed procedures and techniques to ...
  3. RVC Equine Theatre 2
    Assessment and management of the recumbent horse in the field
    Any equine practitioner that has had to attend to a recumbent horse in practice will agree that they present a major diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. In this lecture, I will discuss a systematic ...
    Michael Hewetson