CPD Lecture Series for Veterinary Professionals

Partners in Care

Our Partners in Care lecture series is offered to veterinary professionals to provide high quality and relevant CPD with our specialists throughout the year. Covering a range of topics, we design the lectures for vets and vet nurses based on what they want to learn.

Our lectures are held at either our Orthopaedic and Neurology hospital in Eashing, in our lecture theatre or our Oncology and Soft Tissue hospital in Guildford, in our Skills Lab. We provide tea, coffee and pizza on arrival and both rooms are airconditioned for your comfort.

2019 CPD events

Orthopaedics and Neurology

New start time:  8pm

Immune-mediated neurological diseases are some of the most challenging conditions to treat and this lecture serves to familiarise veterinary surgeons with the more common conditions and diagnostic and management options to facilitate successful treatment. We will discuss polymyositits, junctionopathies, including myasthenia graves, peripheral nerve disorders, meningoencephalitis syndromes and limbic encephalopathy and include the work-up of these cases – from the routine tests available to the general practitioner to advanced diagnostic tools and histopathology. The lecture will conclude by focusing on treatment, reviewing the classification and mechanisms of action of each individual immunosuppressive drug and provide suggested treatment protocols.

Who? Joana Tabanez, DVM MRCVS, Neurology Resident (ECVN)

Lecture suitable for: Veterinary surgeons

Where? Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics and Neurology, Half Way Lane, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2QQ

7:30pm Refreshments and pizza, 8pm start, 9pm finish

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Chiari-like malformation (CM) is a complex skull and craniocervical junction disorder associated with brachycephaly. Since increased availability of MRI, CM is a frequent diagnosis in predisposed brachycephalic toy breeds. Obstruction of CSF channels results in syringomyelia (CM) and both CM and SM can result in neuropathic pain. This lecture serves to update the veterinary surgeon on the pathogenesis and diagnosis and management of CMSM.

Who? Professor Clare Rusbridge, BVMS (Hons) PhD DECVN FRCVS, Chief of Neurology

Lecture suitable for: Veterinary surgeons

Where? Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics and Neurology, Half Way Lane, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2QQ

7:30pm Refreshments and pizza, 8pm start, 9pm finish

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Shoulder based lameness is a frustrating and complex condition to treat. The lecture will focus on improving your physical examination technique to help you localise shoulder lameness more successfully. We will discuss why we most commonly move to magnetic resonance imaging in a referral setting when working up shoulder lameness and explain how ultrasound, plain radiography and contrast radiography can be used in the clinical setting to help understand the underlying cause of shoulder lameness. We will explore the array of treatments used to management shoulder lameness and pathway to recovery for these patients.

Who? Pádraig Egan, BVM&S CertAVP (GSAS) DipECVS MRCVS, Senior Surgeon in Orthopaedics

Lecture suitable for: Veterinary surgeons

Where? Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics and Neurology, Half Way Lane, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2QQ

7:30pm Refreshments and pizza, 8pm start, 9pm finish

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Canine idiopathic epilepsy has an estimated prevalence of 0.62% in primary veterinary practice and as such is one of the most common chronic neurological diseases.  Descriptions of “epilepsy of unknown origin…..where no symptom characteristic of any other condition has as yet presented” can be found in early veterinary textbooks and although our knowledge is now considerably greater we are still a long way from preventing or curing this enigmatic disease. This lecture aims to empower the veterinary surgeon with a practical and useful approach to difficult epileptic cases.

Who? Professor Clare Rusbridge, BVMS (Hons) PhD DECVN FRCVS, Chief of Neurology

Lecture suitable for: Veterinary surgeons

Where? Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics and Neurology, Half Way Lane, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2QQ

7:30pm Refreshments and pizza, 8pm start, 9pm finish

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Functional rehabilitation combines the benefits of strength, stability, flexibility, balance and coordination, and endurance. In addition to these key elements, there is a requisite for a physical modification that ultimately enhances the coordination between muscular and nervous systems. A major component of functional rehabilitation is core stability which can be defined as the restoration or facilitation of the ability of the neuromuscular system to control and protect the spine from injury or re-injury. This lecture will aim to demonstrate how valuable a holistic approach is from a rehabilitation point of view and how this can be integrated into a patients care pathway.

Who? Fiona Doubleday, BSc (Hons) MCSP SRP ACPAT CAT A, Chartered Physiotherapist & Rehabilitation Team Leader

Lecture suitable for: Veterinary surgeons, nurses and rehabilitation professionals

Where? Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics and Neurology, Half Way Lane, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2QQ

7:30pm Refreshments and pizza, 8pm start, 9pm finish

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Oncology and Soft Tissue

New Clinical Club lectures to be announced later this summer.

 


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