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Calendar of Events

  1. September 2014

    1. Emergency cases can be some of the most fun and rewarding patients we see in veterinary practice. However, they can also be some of the more challenging and stressful patients to treat. This course will provide practitioners with a rational and logical approach to the assessment of the emergency patient. This course will provide practitioners with a rational and logical approach to the assessment of the emergency patient. It will focus on interpretation of physical examination findings and basic clinicopathologic and imaging data with an emphasis on information that will help you formulate a rational stabilisation plan. Participants can earn up to 36 CPD hours. The course is suitable for both veterinary surgeons in general practice and those with a special interest in (or fear of!) emergency medicine. It will also be useful CPD for veterinarians preparing for RCVS CertAVP C modules in emergency and critical care. Fee £699 Organised by Royal Veterinary College.
      Contact: Ms M Hodgson Phone: 01707 666865
    2. This online course runs for six weeks and will build on the problem solving skills introduced to participants in logical clinical problem solving courses as well as further enhancing their knowledge and understanding of internal medicine. Led by a team of five expert tutors from the RVC, the course is only open to those participants who have attended an RVC logical clinical problem solving course (onsite or online). Course materials are a combination of course notes, case assessments and discussion forums in which participants review and discuss cases with their colleagues and the tutors. Participants can earn up to 36 CPD hours. The course will also be of value to veterinarians preparing medical case reports for the RCVS CertAVP - Small Animal Practice Module (B-SAP.1) and C modules in small animal medicine. Fee £699 Organised by Royal Veterinary College.
      Contact: Ms M Hodgson Phone: 01707 666865
  2. October 2014

    1. This six week online CPD course for veterinary surgeons will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to apply clinical problem solving skills to important neurological problems that present in small animal practice. You will not only develop and strengthen your problem solving skills in veterinary neurology, you will also become more confident in identifying abnormalities seen on the neurological examination and in managing neurological cases. It is suitable for all clinicians in small animal practice who wish to develop their neurological skills. Participants will enhance their neurological problem solving skills and their ability to interpret neurological examination. Participants can earn up to 36 CPD hours if the course is completed fully. Fee £699 Organised by Royal Veterinary College.
      Contact: Ms M Hodgson Phone: 01707 666865
    2. The course is aimed at general practitioners with an interest in small animal gastroenterology, dermatology and nutrition who are often faced with conditions which will require dietary modifications. The course will provide the attendee with practical tips on how to differentiate such cases from other chronic gastrointestinal and dermatological cases, how to treat them and how to educate the owners on the use of hypoallergenic, exclusion and home cooked diets. Some controversial topics will be tackled and lively debates are assured! Learning material will be a mixture of weekly webinars, supplementary reading material and discussion forums involving the tutors and veterinary colleagues from around the world. Fee £299 Organised by Royal Veterinary College.
      Contact: Ms M Hodgson Phone: 01707 666865
    3. During this online CPD course participants will enhance their knowledge in small animal radiology and their skill at reading radiographs. A large number of radiographic cases will be presented for individual study and group discussions to enable participants to share their experiences and to enhance their skills in assessing radiographs. The course would be useful CPD for veterinarians preparing for RCVS CertAVP C modules in diagnostic imaging. Participants can earn up to 36 CPD hours if the course is completed in full. The course will consist of a mixture of radiographic cases and assessments, downloadable reference sources, links to other useful websites and online discussions. It is designed to work around the varied and demanding schedules of the busy practitioner and is run entirely on-line with no need to travel to a distant venue or take time off work. There is no need to log on at any particular time of the day or night so the course can be completed in your own time. However, you do need to be able to spend at least 6 hours per week on the course and log on several times per week to get maximum benefit. Once registered, all participants are issued with a unique ID, allowing them to log on at any time to a discussion board and various on-line tasks. Radiographic cases will be presented for individual study and group discussions to enable participants to share their experiences and to enhance their skills in assessing radiographs. A copy of the radiographic images viewed online during the course is also provided on a CD sent with the course notes to each participant. Please note that if you are using an old non flat screen monitor with your PC this may not be adequate for viewing radiographs optimally therefore you may wish to try viewing the images on an alternative screen (e.g. at home, laptop). Fee £699 Organised by Royal Veterinary College.
      Contact: Ms M Hodgson Phone: 01707 666865
    4. Santa Barbara is truly the American Riviera - nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean it is the home to some of California's best wineries and a Mediterranean climate and way of life. This conference October 23-26, 2014 will feature 15 hours of CE in Small Animal Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Cardiology by Drs. Ben Brainard (DACVA, DACVECC) and William Rausch (DACVIM-Cardiology). There will be optional group outings on bike and for wine tasting and full details can be found at vetlectures.com Organised by International Union of Veterinary Cyclists.
      Contact: Dr. William Rausch Phone: 773-234-8387
    5. The Veterinary Defence Society will be hosting their annual Graduate Reunions for 2013 veterinary graduates. The format of the day which qualifies for CPD points is as follows. In the morning session, delegates will be given the opportunity to build on the communication skills they learnt at undergraduate level and in the afternoon representatives from some of the major veterinary societies and associations will be on hand to offer advice on issues the graduates have had to face since qualifying. In the evening there will be a reunion dinner which provides a great opportunity for graduates to catch up with their colleagues. The VDS and the other sponsors and supporters of these events hope to see as many graduates as possible at these popular events. Cost: £60 for the graduate for the day and dinner, £40 for your partner to attend the dinner. Organised by The Veterinary Defence Society Ltd.
      Contact: Marina Baxter c/o the VDS, 4 Haig Court, Parkgate Estate, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8XZ Phone: 01565 652737
    6. This is a practical based course that aims to teach the participant the skills required to implement local anaesthesia techniques on a day to day basis in veterinary practice. The course is designed to cover information relevant for both vets and nurses. We encourage vets and nurses from the same practice to attend the course so that a coordinated approach to analgesia in their practice can be developed. Relevant legislation will be covered. Wet lab facilities will allow all participants plenty of time to practice each technique under guidance from RVC anaesthesia staff. The course will be concluded with material covering alternative techniques, such as CRI’s, that can be used when local techniques are unsuccessful or inappropriate. The course sold out quickly in 2013 so don't delay booking your place! Provisional programme 08.30 - 09.00 Registration and refreshments 09:00 - 09:10 Introduction to course (Susanna Taylor) 09:10 - 09:40 Introduction to local anaesthetics (Susanna Taylor) 09:40 - 10:40 Local anaesthetic techniques I (Jaime Viscasillas) 10:40 - 11:00 Tea/Coffee break 11:00 - 12:00 Local anaesthetic techniques II (Jaime Viscasillas) 12:00 - 12:30 Alternative analgesia therapies (Susanna Taylor) 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 13:30 - 14:00 Practical: basic local anaesthetic techniques 14:00 - 15:00 Practical: dental nerve blocks 15:00 - 15:30 Tea/Coffee break 15:30 - 16:30 Practical: advanced techniques: peripheral limb blocks and epidurals 16:30 - 17:00 Practical: dissection to see spread of dye Organised by Royal Veterinary College - Boltons Park Farm.
      Contact: Maggie Hodgson Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Herts, AL9 7TA Phone: +44 (0)1707 666865 Fax: +44 (0)1707 666877
  3. November 2014

    1. Heart disease in cats differs from heart disease in dogs in a number of important ways, including natural history, best diagnostic techniques and management options. Our knowledge about feline heart disease is expanding rapidly, and is not always reflected in the available literature. In this four week online course we will review the traditional and newer approaches to classifying cardiomyopathies, address common clinical scenarios for cats with heart disease, and debate the merits of the available treatments. The course material will be a mixture of webinars, online case assessment exercises, supplementary reading material and discussion forums involving the tutors and veterinary colleagues from around the world. It would be suitable for any veterinarian in small animal practice with an interest in cardiology as well as for CertAVP candidates studying for C modules in small animal medicine or cardiology. Participants can earn up to 16 CPD hours. Live webinars will take place each week on Mondays, 1pm to 3pm (registration from 12.30pm) during the course. Recorded versions of each webinar will be made available for viewing throughout the course. Fee £299 Organised by Royal Veterinary College.
      Contact: Ms M Hogson Phone: 01707 666865
    2. This is a four week course that provides a solid foundation for surgeons who wish to review, consolidate and update their knowledge of surgical principles and techniques, including neutering, exploratory laparotomy and commonly performed abdominal surgeries. It would also be suitable CPD for CertAVP candidates preparing case reports for the B module in Small Animal Practice. The course will consist of four two hour webinars, supplemented by reference material, videos, quizzes and case scenarios as well as a Q&A discussion forum with the tutors. Participants can earn up to 16 CPD hours. Fee £299 Organised by Royal Veterinary College.
      Contact: Ms M Hodgson Phone: 01707 666865
    3. Clinical governance and evidence-based veterinary medicine - why you should bother Tuesday 4 November, London Course outline A course aimed at general practitioners to help them understand clinical governance and evidence-based medicine better and allow them to apply these ideas in their practice, engaging the whole practice team. 5 key things delegates will learn What the RCVS expects practices and individuals to do to comply with clinical governance requirements A practical understanding of EVM and how to apply it to practice How clinical governance and audit activities can help improve patient care in your practice A basic understanding of different types of evidence and its quality Ideas for engaging colleagues in EVM initiatives in your practice Speakers: Dr Rachel Dean BVMS PhD DSAM(fel) MRCVS Pam Mosedale BVetMed MRCVS Organised by British Veterinary Association.
      Contact: Alys Walker Phone: 0207 908 6336
    4. Davies Veterinary Specialists CPD programme: Registration is from 7:30pm, with complimentary drinks and finger buffet and time for informal discussion. Talks start promptly at 8:00pm. The meeting will close at 9:30pm. CPD attendance certificates will be provided on the evening if requested. To book your free place, please visit www.vetspecialists.co.uk/london Organised by Davies Veterinary Specialists.
      Contact: DVS London Phone: 01582 883950
    5. The aim of this course is to facilitate the practitioner’s management of osteoarthritis by enhancing their understanding of the disease process and broadening their awareness of the variety and suitability of treatment modalities available. The course will consider the progress of osteoarthritis throughout the patient’s life in dogs and cats with a series of mini seminars indispersed with case based discussions. At the end of the day delegates should be able to build treatment plans for osteoarthritis with a better understanding of the individual patient’s problem and a wider selection of appropriate treatments. The course will use a combination of case-based discussions and short seminars and will encourage active participation from the delegates. Case scenarios that delegates have had to deal with including those with economic constraints will be welcomed as contributions. The course should be of interest to anyone treating osteoarthritis in dogs and cats on a regular basis. Fee £350 Organised by Royal Veterinary College.
      Contact: Ms M Hodgson Phone: 01707 666865
    6. Course Summary The challenge for veterinary surgeons involved in flock health planning is to provide a service that improves and safeguards the productivity of their clients’ flocks. To succeed, the process must be dynamic and interactive, but above all progressive to ensure that the flock health plan is of continued relevance to the flock and not merely a box ticking exercise. To that end, this course will cover the production principles that govern the profitability of sheep flocks and focus on ewe nutrition, lamb growth rates and approaches to investigation of problems such as poor scanning percentage, abortion, ill thrift and neonatal losses. Course Content • The factors that determine production efficiency in the sheep flock • Generating production targets that are relevant for the individual client • The web-based health planning concept and how it will work for flocks • Analysis of production data and problem solving • Preventive programmes for the infectious diseases that have greatest impact on productivity of the flock Organised by SAC Consulting: Veterinary Services.
      Contact: Shona Sturgeon Allan watt Building, Bush Estate, Penicuik Phone: 0131 535 3130 Fax: 0131 535 3131
    7. Due to the popularity of our first Moving Up course, we are delighted to let you know we will be running this course again on 5th November at the Village Hotel Leeds South (Capitol Boulevard West, Tingley, Leeds, LS27 0TS). We are pleased to offer BVNA members our membership rates for this course. SPVS and VPMA rates also apply to any nurse who has a member of SPVS or VPMA in their practice. Some people are thrown into the midst of managing and leading a team whereas others make a gradual progression. Either way, we aren’t all natural managers or leaders. Moving from a purely clinical role to management can be daunting, particularly particularly if you are promoted within your practice and so find yourself managing well known work colleagues. But if you make the transition successfully, it can be very rewarding and beneficial to both the practice and your own personal development. These two experienced business consultants from the Zoetis team will give a structured introduction to some key leadership and management techniques, and will include various role specific case studies and scenarios to ensure the techniques fit your needs. Who will benefit: Nurses who have recently progressed to manage people or who aspire to move up to head nurse or practice manager, and existing head nurses or practice managers who would like to polish up their management and leadership skills. The day will start at 10:00 and finish at 4:30. CPD certificates, lunch and refreshments are included. Cost: Non-members: £255; SPVS and VPMA members £180. Organised by SPVS/VPMA.
      Contact: Jaqui Hofman Phone: 01453 872 731
    8. The Annual Conference of Quakers & Business will be held on Wednesday 5th Nov 2014 at Friends House, 173/177 Euston Rd NW1 2BJ. This year examines a broad spectrum of subjects including the effects of varied Farming Practices on Land Usage, Climate Change, Marketing, & Animal Welfare. It aims to aid good practice & discourage bad. Speakers include: PHILIP LYMBERY, CEO of Compassion in World Farming & Author of the widely acclaimed book "FARMAGEDDON - the true cost of cheap meat ". COLIN TUDGE, one of the Founders of The Oxford REAL Farming Conferencence. JOHN TURNER, Farmer & Founder of The Pasture-fed Livestock Assn. SALLIE BAGENAL, Organic Dairy Farmer & first CEO of The Organic Milk Supply Cooperative. PATRICK CHALMER, former Reuters Correspondent & Author of FRAUDCAST NEWS Organised by Quakers and Business Group.
      Contact: Elizabeth Redfern Phone: 0300 321 4649
    9. Moredun is organising another Livestock Health Roadshow this November. This year sees Moredun host ten free evening meetings across England, Scotland and Wales on various livestock health issues, including Crypto, Neospora, Johne’s Disease and OPA. These meetings are free and open to all to attend, whether you are a farmer, vet, SQP or student. All meetings are AMTRA accredited and are worth 12 CPD points for SQPs. Organised by Moredun.
      Contact: The Moredun Communications Team Phone: 0131 445 5111
    10. An introduction to dealing with stress in the workplace Thursday 6 November, Birmingham Course outline This workshop will help you develop new techniques for handling stressful situations as well as equipping you to help the people around you to cope better too. It will look at how you can build new attitudes and habits that increase your ability to flourish in a wider range of circumstances. 5 key things delegates will learn An understanding of the external and internal factors that lead to stress in the workplace, and the negative impacts of too much stress The ability to identify the early signs of stress in yourself and others Techniques for minimising the impact of stress in the short term and strategies for avoiding or addressing the causes of stress in the long term Methods to develop personal resilience and to support others through stress Strategies for promoting positive well-being and for helping yourself and others to flourish Speaker: Elaine Denniss, C2 Careers Organised by British Veterinary Association.
      Contact: Alys Walker Phone: 0207 908 6336
    11. The Veterinary Defence Society will be hosting their annual Graduate Reunions for 2013 veterinary graduates. The format of the day which qualifies for CPD points is as follows. In the morning session, delegates will be given the opportunity to build on the communication skills they learnt at undergraduate level and in the afternoon representatives from some of the major veterinary societies and associations will be on hand to offer advice on issues the graduates have had to face since qualifying. In the evening there will be a reunion dinner which provides a great opportunity for graduates to catch up with their colleagues. The VDS and the other sponsors and supporters of these events hope to see as many graduates as possible at these popular events. Cost: £60 for the graduate for the day and dinner, £40 for your partner to attend the dinner. Organised by The Veterinary Defence Society Ltd.
      Contact: Marina Baxter c/o the VDS, 4 Haig Court, Parkgate Estate, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8XZ Phone: 01565 652737
    12. Moredun is organising another Livestock Health Roadshow this November. This year sees Moredun host ten free evening meetings across England, Scotland and Wales on various livestock health issues, including Crypto, Neospora, Johne’s Disease and OPA. These meetings are free and open to all to attend, whether you are a farmer, vet, SQP or student. All meetings are AMTRA accredited and are worth 12 CPD points for SQPs. Organised by Moredun.
      Contact: The Moredun Communications Team Phone: 0131 445 5111
    13. Moredun is organising another Livestock Health Roadshow this November. This year sees Moredun host ten free evening meetings across England, Scotland and Wales on various livestock health issues, including Crypto, Neospora, Johne’s Disease and OPA. These meetings are free and open to all to attend, whether you are a farmer, vet, SQP or student. All meetings are AMTRA accredited and are worth 12 CPD points for SQPs. Organised by Moredun.
      Contact: The Moredun Communications Team Phone: 0131 445 5111
    14. Moredun is organising another Livestock Health Roadshow this November. This year sees Moredun host ten free evening meetings across England, Scotland and Wales on various livestock health issues, including Crypto, Neospora, Johne’s Disease and OPA. These meetings are free and open to all to attend, whether you are a farmer, vet, SQP or student. All meetings are AMTRA accredited and are worth 12 CPD points for SQPs. Organised by Moredun.
      Contact: The Moredun Communications Team Phone: 0131 445 5111
    15. Fees: BSAVA Member £240.00 Non BSAVA Member £360.00 The day will be filled working through different gastro-intestinal-, liver- and pancreatic case-studies, followed by a discussion of the theory. Active participation by the delegates is an essential part of the learning process. The aim of this course is that by the end of the day, the delegates feel comfortable in their approach to the feline patient with GI-disease, having the right diagnostic approach, interpreting the results of the diagnostic tests and developing a treatment plan. Delegates are very welcome to bring their own case material, and if time allows these can be discussed. Organised by British Small Animal Veterinary Association.
      Contact: Membership services team Woodrow house, 1 Telford Way, Waterwells Business Park, Gloucester, GL2 2AB Phone: 01452 726700 Fax: 01452 726701
    16. Moredun is organising another Livestock Health Roadshow this November. This year sees Moredun host ten free evening meetings across England, Scotland and Wales on various livestock health issues, including Crypto, Neospora, Johne’s Disease and OPA. These meetings are free and open to all to attend, whether you are a farmer, vet, SQP or student. All meetings are AMTRA accredited and are worth 12 CPD points for SQPs. Organised by Moredun.
      Contact: The Moredun Communications Team Phone: 0131 445 5111
    17. This exciting one day course aims to refresh and update your knowledge about diagnostic testing and current therapeutic strategies for immune mediated diseases in dogs and cats. In addition there will be discussion related to immunology relevant to current controversies and concerns about booster vaccinations. It will be practical and relevant to general practice and will encourage an interactive approach with case discussions throughout. The day will be of interest to any practitioner interested in this fascinating area of medicine. The day will also be useful CPD for veterinarians preparing for RCVS CertAVP C modules in small animal medicine. Fee £350 Organised by Royal Veterinary College.
      Contact: Ms M Hodgson Phone: 01707 666865
    18. Moredun is organising another Livestock Health Roadshow this November. This year sees Moredun host ten free evening meetings across England, Scotland and Wales on various livestock health issues, including Crypto, Neospora, Johne’s Disease and OPA. These meetings are free and open to all to attend, whether you are a farmer, vet, SQP or student. All meetings are AMTRA accredited and are worth 12 CPD points for SQPs. Organised by Moredun.
      Contact: The Moredun Communications Team Phone: 0131 445 5111
    19. Ophthalmology refresher Thursday 13 November, London Course outline Seeing eye cases can be scary even for experienced practitioners. This day will take some of the fear out of ophthalmology and aims to refresh and update your knowledge about common ophthalmological problems. 5 key things delegates will learn The ophthalmic examination Common conditions of the eyelid and third eyelid Comments on corneal ulcers Saving sight - when to refer Saving sight - when to treat Speaker: Rick Sanchez, BSciBiol, DVM, DipECVO, MRCVS, Lecturer in Ophthalmology, The Royal Veterinary College Organised by British Veterinary Association.
      Contact: Alys Walker Phone: 0207 908 6336
    20. The lame cat can be a significant diagnostic challenge. This may be due to a number of factors: the small number of cats which present for lameness evaluation and the paucity of information available on the subject of the lame cat means that veterinarians tend to be less well informed regarding orthopaedic disease in the feline than in the canine; a thorough lameness assessment and orthopaedic examination can be difficult to perform in the cat; and cats may present with different histories and clinical signs associated with orthopaedic disease than dogs. This course aims to increase awareness of specific feline orthopaedic diseases and the clinical signs associated with them. It will also highlight differences in management between the canine and feline with similar injuries in terms of both differing anatomy and implant requirements. Delegates will benefit through this increased knowledge as well as through practical sessions (using saw bones) illustrating the surgical management of some of these conditions. Day one will cover some of the simpler aspects and Day two some of the more severe and complicated conditions. Participants may register for one or both days. Fee £750 for two days; £399 for one day Organised by Royal Veterinary College.
      Contact: Ms M Hodgson Phone: 01707 666865
    21. Moredun is organising another Livestock Health Roadshow this November. This year sees Moredun host ten free evening meetings across England, Scotland and Wales on various livestock health issues, including Crypto, Neospora, Johne’s Disease and OPA. These meetings are free and open to all to attend, whether you are a farmer, vet, SQP or student. All meetings are AMTRA accredited and are worth 12 CPD points for SQPs. Organised by Moredun.
      Contact: The Moredun Communications Team Phone: 0131 445 5111
    22. Organised by Massey University.
      Contact: Cord Heuer Massey University Phone: +64 6 350 5948
    23. Moredun is organising another Livestock Health Roadshow this November. This year sees Moredun host ten free evening meetings across England, Scotland and Wales on various livestock health issues, including Crypto, Neospora, Johne’s Disease and OPA. These meetings are free and open to all to attend, whether you are a farmer, vet, SQP or student. All meetings are AMTRA accredited and are worth 12 CPD points for SQPs. Organised by Moredun.
      Contact: The Moredun Communications Team Phone: 0131 445 5111
    24. Fees: BSAVA Member £172.00 Inc VAT Non BSAVA Member £257.50 Inc VAT The role of the nurse is vital in dealing with emergency patients, and having good knowledge of how to deal with these patients is vital. The early detection of major abnormalities in emergency patients can literally make the difference between life and death. This course will look at several aspects of emergency and critical care from how to effectively and efficiently triage and assess the emergency case, through to dealing with a variety of presentations including dyspnoea, trauma, collapse and poisonings. The course will include practical demonstrations, and will give delegates the opportunity to view, and practice skills, on models, including gaining IV access, chest drain management and nasal catheter placement. Organised by British Small Animal Veterinary Association.
      Contact: Membership services team Woodrow house, 1 Telford Way, Waterwells Business Park, Gloucester, GL2 2AB Phone: 01452 726700 Fax: 01452 726701
    25. Moredun is organising another Livestock Health Roadshow this November. This year sees Moredun host ten free evening meetings across England, Scotland and Wales on various livestock health issues, including Crypto, Neospora, Johne’s Disease and OPA. These meetings are free and open to all to attend, whether you are a farmer, vet, SQP or student. All meetings are AMTRA accredited and are worth 12 CPD points for SQPs. Organised by Moredun.
      Contact: The Moredun Communications Team Phone: 0131 445 5111
    26. Esaote, the world's number one veterinary imaging ultrasound and MRI, announces its 7th MRI Symposium will take place in the opulent and inspirational environs of Grotta Giusti Golf & Spa Resort at Monsummano Terme, Tuscany, over the weekend of 21st to 22nd November. The symposium aims to foster an exchange of ideas amongst Esaote users and veterinarians who are interested in cutting-edge technology. The programme includes topics such as: Sequence development; Congenital brain abnormalities; CT and MRI use in daily neurological practice; Epilepsy and MRI;Diagnosis of equine stifle lameness. The symposium will be chaired by Michael E Herrtage, BVSc, DVSc, DVR, DVD, DSAM, MRCVS, Dipl ECVIM, Dipl ECVDI, Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of St. Edmund's College, and Dean of the Cambridge Veterinary School. For information about the speakers and the symposium's location, please see http://esaotevetmrimeeting.org/congress/speakers.html Organised by Esaote.
      Contact: Erika Taravella Phone: 0039 0372 403509
    27. The Veterinary Defence Society will be hosting their annual Graduate Reunions for 2013 veterinary graduates. The format of the day which qualifies for CPD points is as follows. In the morning session, delegates will be given the opportunity to build on the communication skills they learnt at undergraduate level and in the afternoon representatives from some of the major veterinary societies and associations will be on hand to offer advice on issues the graduates have had to face since qualifying. In the evening there will be a reunion dinner which provides a great opportunity for graduates to catch up with their colleagues. The VDS and the other sponsors and supporters of these events hope to see as many graduates as possible at these popular events. Cost: £60 for the graduate for the day and dinner, £40 for your partner to attend the dinner. Organised by The Veterinary Defence Society Ltd.
      Contact: Marina Baxter c/o the VDS, 4 Haig Court, Parkgate Estate, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8XZ Phone: 01565 652737
    28. Orthopaedics refresher Tuesday 25 November, London Course outline This course will review the clinical signs and management of common orthopaedic conditions. You will learn how to manage fractures in the early stages as well as the current treatment options available and when it is best to refer. 5 key things delegates will learn How to perform a complete orthopaedic examination How to evaluate the trauma patient in the first 48 hours and how to proceed prior to definitive fracture fixation The decision making process of when external coaptation of appendicular fractures with a cast is appropriate How to recognise and diagnosis common orthopaedic conditions Speaker: Elvin Kulendra, BVetMed MVetMed CertVDI DipECVS MRCVS, European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, The Royal Veterinary College Organised by British Veterinary Association.
      Contact: Alys Walker Phone: 0207 908 6336
    29. Moredun is organising another Livestock Health Roadshow this November. This year sees Moredun host ten free evening meetings across England, Scotland and Wales on various livestock health issues, including Crypto, Neospora, Johne’s Disease and OPA. These meetings are free and open to all to attend, whether you are a farmer, vet, SQP or student. All meetings are AMTRA accredited and are worth 12 CPD points for SQPs. Organised by Moredun.
      Contact: The Moredun Communications Team Phone: 0131 445 5111
    30. The 18th Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA 2014) Congress, being held from 28th – 30th November 2014, will provide many opportunities to learn, share and network with acclaimed veterinarians from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Organised by Kenes Asia.
      Contact: Coralie Deguerville 20 Kallang Avenue Level 2 Singapore Phone: +65 6292 4710 Fax: +65 6292 4721
    31. The Veterinary Defence Society will be hosting their annual Graduate Reunions for 2013 veterinary graduates. The format of the day which qualifies for CPD points is as follows. In the morning session, delegates will be given the opportunity to build on the communication skills they learnt at undergraduate level and in the afternoon representatives from some of the major veterinary societies and associations will be on hand to offer advice on issues the graduates have had to face since qualifying. In the evening there will be a reunion dinner which provides a great opportunity for graduates to catch up with their colleagues. The VDS and the other sponsors and supporters of these events hope to see as many graduates as possible at these popular events. Cost: £60 for the graduate for the day and dinner, £40 for your partner to attend the dinner. Organised by The Veterinary Defence Society Ltd.
      Contact: Marina Baxter c/o the VDS, 4 Haig Court, Parkgate Estate, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8XZ Phone: 01565 652737
  4. December 2014

    1. 118.817: Students will gain advanced skills necessary to analyse data in the health and biosecurity context. Techniques covered include multivariable analysis of data with logistic, Poisson and time-to-event responses, and latent class analysis using the concept of Bayesian statistics. Students will work with real data collected during epidemiological studies with examples and case studies drawn from a range of species including humans, production animals, wildlife, aquatic species, companion animals, horses and plants. Organised by Massey University.
      Contact: Cord Heuer Massey University Phone: +64 6 350 5948
    2. BENEFITS OF ATTENDING: Understand the EU Regulatory Framework Learn the Pharmaceutical Data Requirements Know How to Comply with the Safety Requirements Review the User Safety: Risk Assessment Consider the Environmental Risk Assessment Consider the Pre-Clinical and Clinical Requirements Take Away Regulatory Strategies and Procedures Know How to Write the Regulatory Submission SPEAKER Ray Harding, Consultant to the Animal Health Industry, UK Organised by Management Forum Ltd.
      Contact: Leigh White Management Forum Ltd 98-100 Maybury Road, Woking, GU21 5JL Phone: +44 (0) 1483 730071 Fax: +44 (0) 1483 730008
    3. Fees: BSAVA Member £240.00 Non BSAVA Member £360.00 This day is aimed at the small animal veterinary surgeon who is keen to take the next step in being able to diagnosed and manage forelimb conditions. During the course of the day, the digits and carpus, the elbow, and the shoulder will be considered as separate topics. For each topic covered, the format will be that a 40 minute lecture will be followed by a 40 minute session of putting theory into practice, by using case material including video, X-rays, CT and MRI scans. Interaction from delegates will be encouraged to maximize learning opportunities, but this is not compulsory. Organised by British Small Animal Veterinary Association.
      Contact: Membership services team Woodrow house, 1 Telford Way, Waterwells Business Park, Gloucester, GL2 2AB Phone: 01452 726700 Fax: 01452 726701
    4. Davies Veterinary Specialists CPD programme: Registration is from 7:30pm, with complimentary drinks and finger buffet and time for informal discussion. Talks start promptly at 8:00pm. The meeting will close at 9:30pm. CPD attendance certificates will be provided on the evening if requested. To book your free place, please visit www.vetspecialists.co.uk/london Organised by Davies Veterinary Specialists.
      Contact: DVS London Phone: 01582 883950
    5. Course Summary This course is for practicing vets looking to increase their knowledge on improving health and performance of the dairy calf and heifer through a preventative health planning approach. The heifer represents the future of the dairy herd, yet nationally losses during rearing are too high and age at first calving could be improved. This represents a significant cost to the UK dairy industry and an opportunity for veterinary involvement. This course, delivered by veterinarians and specialist agricultural advisors, looks at health management, nutrition and general rearing requirements relevant to the modern dairy heifer from birth to the end of the first lactation. Discussion workshops and practical sessions will be included. Course Content • Reasons for and economics of voluntary and involuntary culling in the dairy herd and how to assess on farm. What is the correct culling rate and how that drives heifer breeding policy and biosecurity? • Calf viability, colostrum management and care of the neonatal calf • A Hazard Analysis approach to the control of infectious disease in pre-weaned calves • Nutrition and management of the pre-weaned calf to ensure optimal growth • Growing heifer nutrition and growth targets for optimum longevity and performance • Disease control for growing heifers and promoting herd immunity • Introducing the heifer to the milking herd and options for first lactation management Organised by SAC Consulting: Veterinary Services.
      Contact: Shona Sturgeon Allan Watt Building, Bush Estate, Penicuik. EH26 0QE Phone: 0131 535 3130 Fax: 0131 535 3131
    6. Assertiveness training Wednesday 3 December, London Course outline This workshop will help you express your needs and opinions more confidently whilst reducing the chances of confrontation and conflict. It provides practical advice on saying what you want and dealing calmly with other people’s reactions in a range of situations. 5 key things delegates will learn How to identify, prioritise and communicate your needs clearly to others in a range of situations How to understand and respond to other people’s needs and wants without sacrificing your own well-being How to anticipate potential negative reactions and minimise their likelihood How to provide feedback on other people’s behaviours without ruining relationships How to continue to build your ability to influence people and to successfully deal with any setback Speaker: Elaine Denniss, C2 Careers Organised by British Veterinary Association.
      Contact: Alys Walker Phone: 0207 908 6336
    7. The RVC is actively engaged in a huge number of research projects that yield important new knowledge relevant to the general practitioner. Join us to hear about some of the latest findings from the work of are very talented clinicians, researchers and educators. Fee £149 Organised by Royal Veterinary College.
      Contact: Ms M Hodgson Phone: 01707 666865
    8. The Veterinary Defence Society will be hosting their annual Graduate Reunions for 2013 veterinary graduates. The format of the day which qualifies for CPD points is as follows. In the morning session, delegates will be given the opportunity to build on the communication skills they learnt at undergraduate level and in the afternoon representatives from some of the major veterinary societies and associations will be on hand to offer advice on issues the graduates have had to face since qualifying. In the evening there will be a reunion dinner which provides a great opportunity for graduates to catch up with their colleagues. The VDS and the other sponsors and supporters of these events hope to see as many graduates as possible at these popular events. Cost: £60 for the graduate for the day and dinner, £40 for your partner to attend the dinner. Organised by The Veterinary Defence Society Ltd.
      Contact: Marina Baxter c/o the VDS, 4 Haig Court, Parkgate Estate, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8XZ Phone: 01565 652737
    9. PROGRAMME TO INCLUDE: An update on th eimplementation of Regulation (EC)no 1831/2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition Re-evaluation of existing feed additives EU procedures in relation to feed additive applications EFSA application handling and scientific evaluation The role of the EU Commission, the EURL and Comitology Mycotoxin binders and other new categories of feed additives EFSA Guidance on statistical reporting Strategic options for animal nutrition products in the EU US FDA approaches to the regulation of feed additives The legal framework for feed additives in China Managing feed additive dossier projects targeted at the EU, China and the USA TO INCLUDE SPEAKERS Dr. Elinor McCartney, Director, Pen & Tec Consulting SL, Spain Diederik Standaert, Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Directorate General of Animals, Plants and Food, Belgian Authorities, Belgium Organised by Management Forum Ltd.
      Contact: Leigh White Management Forum Ltd 98-100 Maybury Road, Woking, GU21 5JL Phone: +44 (0) 1483 730071 Fax: +44 (0) 1483 730008
    10. Emergency medicine refresher Thursday 11 December, London Course outline Emergency medicine is one of the most rewarding yet challenging areas of veterinary practice. During this course we will review a structured approach to assessment and treatment of the key life threatening problems seen in emergency patients. 5 key things delegates will learn Principles of fluid therapy - when, what, why, and how to use fluids The patient in shock - dealing with the sickest patients and how to resuscitate them Managing patients with respiratory distress Dealing with patient with multiple injuries New techniques in emergency medicine Speaker: Dan Chan, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC, Diplomate ACVN, MRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care, The Royal Veterinary College Organised by British Veterinary Association.
      Contact: Alys Walker Phone: 0207 908 6336
    11. Antimicrobial resistance – how my practice can make a difference Wednesday 17 December, London Course outline Our actions can and will affect the development and spread of resistance nationally as well as within our own practices. This course will outline what you need to know about responsible antimicrobial use and how to implement effective infection control measures in clinical practice. 5 key things delegates will learn Why responsible antibiotic use matters, and the difference you can make How to use clinical signs, cytology and culture to confirm there is a bacterial infection How to make sense of sensitivity tests, MICs and MPCs Why clinical pharmacology matters; why your clients need to know this too The key steps in effective infection control Speaker: Dr Tim Nuttall, Head of Dermatology, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh Organised by British Veterinary Association.
      Contact: Alys Walker Phone: 0207 908 6336
  5. January 2015

    1. Davies Veterinary Specialists CPD programme: Registration is from 7:30pm, with complimentary drinks and finger buffet and time for informal discussion. Talks start promptly at 8:00pm. The meeting will close at 9:30pm. CPD attendance certificates will be provided on the evening if requested. To book your free place, please visit www.vetspecialists.co.uk/london Organised by Davies Veterinary Specialists.
      Contact: DVS London Phone: 01582 883950
    2. SOME OF THE KEY TOPICS TO BE COVERED ON THIS THREE DAY COURSE: EU Regulatory Framework Product Development Pre-Clinical Development Clinical Trial Applications Process Scale Up and Validation Clinical Development How to ;Block Out Studies' Target Species Tolerance Part 111: the Toxicolical Package CHAIRMAN Ray Harding, Consultant to the Animal Health Industry UK TUTORS Julian Braidwood is Managing Director of Triveritas Dr Raymond Munden Organised by Management Forum Ltd.
      Contact: Leigh White Management Forum Ltd 98-100 Maybury Road, Woking, GU21 5JL Phone: +44 (0) 1483 730071 Fax: +44 (0) 1483 730008
    3. Course Summary The purpose of this course is to provide in depth information on the major infectious diseases that impact at the herd level. We will cover the biology,diagnosis and control of BVD, IBR, Johne's disease, Leptospirosis, Neospora and SBV in relation to the UK livestock systems. This course will provide the veterinary practitioner with all the information required to advise their clients on the control, accreditation and prevention of these financially important diseases. The course will satisfy CHeCS requirement for cattle practitioners to have undergone appropriate post graduate training in these diseases in order to provide veterinary support to their clients participating in CHeCS programmes. The course also covers elements of the Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice. Course content - The biology of each of the diseases - The principles and limitations of diagnostic tests and their applications for each disease - Practical approaches to control in the dairy and beef herds Organised by SAC Consulting: Veterinary Services.
      Contact: Shona Sturgeon Allan Watt Building, Bush Estate, Penicuik. EH26 0QE Phone: 0131 535 3130 Fax: 0131 535 3131
  6. February 2015

    1. Course Summary This course is aimed at Veterinary Surgeons with an interest in routine health and fertility work. The majority of the course is practical and by the end of the day the participant will have the skills to carry out pregnancy diagnosis and bovine infertility examinations using ultrasound. Course Content - Introductory classroom theory session with images of key stages of pregnancy and infertility diagnoses discussed - Morning and afternoon practical scanning sessions with small group tuition - Examples of cows at all stages of pregnancy to 28 days post-insemination available - Examples of the main causes of infertility available for examination - Technical advice on choice of scanners to suit practice needs Organised by SAC Consulting: Veterinary Services.
      Contact: Shona Sturgeon Allan Watt Building, Bush Estate, Penicuik. EH26 0QE Phone: 0131 535 3130 Fax: 0131 535 3131
    2. Picture if you will sunshine, warm clean water, kayaking, white sand beaches, stand-up paddle boarding, unbeatable tacos and mountain biking......Now picture that in February. We will make a triumphant return to our winter home on the Sea of Cortez for 6 days and 5 nights of all-inclusive seaside Continuing Education. All lectures will be new for 2015. This is a small group meeting and limited to 16 attendees. Feb 7-12, 2015. Full details at vetlectures.com Organised by International Union of Veterinary Cyclists.
      Contact: Dr. William Rausch Phone: 773-234-8387
    3. Davies Veterinary Specialists CPD programme: Registration is from 7:30pm, with complimentary drinks and finger buffet and time for informal discussion. Talks start promptly at 8:00pm. The meeting will close at 9:30pm. CPD attendance certificates will be provided on the evening if requested. To book your free place, please visit www.vetspecialists.co.uk/london Organised by Davies Veterinary Specialists.
      Contact: DVS London Phone: 01582 883950
    4. This distance course for practicing veterinarians throughout the world is taught by Erica Gee BVSc PhD Dip. ACT and Tim Parkinson BVSc DBR DipECAR MEd PhD FRCVS RCVS specialist. You’ll learn about recent advances in comparative reproductive physiology, fertility and assisted reproductive techniques. With the freedom to tailor your assessment to focus on your target species. This is an in-depth course of study run over two semesters (February to October 2015) in Massey University’s Master of Veterinary Medicine Programme (MVM). Enrolments open in October and places on the course are limited. For detailed information about this and other distance courses offered by Massey University see www.mvm.massey.ac.nz or contact us at mvm@massey.ac.nz Organised by MVM Program, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little c/-MVM Program, Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, NZ Phone: +64 6 3505303
    5. Dermatology for small animal veterinarians: Update your knowledge about recent advances in the management and therapy of dermatological disease in this distance course for practicing veterinarians offered in Massey University’s Master of Veterinary Medicine programme. Taught by specialist Mandy Burrows BSc BVMS MANZCVS FANZCVS(dermatology) using a problem based approach, this course will help you get a better outcome for your patients and expand your repertoire of techniques to help with diagnosis of skin and ear disease. Join a supportive international learning community with purpose-written lecturer notes, online case discussion and interactive problem based exercises to explore. An optional three-day workshop with the lecturer is held in New Zealand and also partially streamed online for those who cannot attend in-person. Enrolments open in October. Places on this course are limited. For more detailed information about this and other distance courses offered by Massey University see www.mvm.massey.ac.nz or contact us at mvm@massey.ac.nz Organised by MVM Program, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little c/- MVM, Massey University Phone: +64 6 3505303
    6. This course is for practicing veterinarians throughout the world to study Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine by distance learning as a single paper or as part of a Master of Veterinary Medicine or Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Science. This paper provides a thorough, practical study where you will update your skills in approaching emergencies seen in dogs and cats, performing rapid, effective stabilisation and planning and executing an efficient and rational diagnostic strategy. In short, the essentials of how to be an effective emergency veterinarian. Using a problem-oriented approach Sarah Haldane BVSc, BAnSc, MANZCVS, DACVECC uses case-based images, video and discussion forums to clarify concepts and allow you to debate issues in an international learning community. The course materials include purpose written lecturer notes and online materials. This is an in-depth course of study run over two semesters (February to October, 2015). Enrolments open in October and places on the course are limited. For detailed information about this and other distance courses offered by Massey University see www.mvm.massey.ac.nz or contact us at mvm@massey.ac.nz Organised by MVM Programme, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little MVM Programme, Massey University Phone: +6463505303
    7. Canine and Feline Endocrinology: Update your skills in dealing with the most complicated of endocrinology cases. We will help you understand this complex area, and make your challenges understandable, interesting and even rewarding! Liz Norman BVSc MVM MANZCVS (canine medicine) will help you learn practical and relevant skills including: how to approach difficult diabetic cases; step-by-step approaches to the investigation of problems such as polydipsia and hypercalcaemia and how to turn critical endocrine patients around overnight. This is an in-depth course of study run over two semesters (February to October 2015). Enrolments open in October. Places on the course are limited. For more detailed information about this and other distance courses offered by Massey University see www.mvm.massey.ac.nz or contact us at mvm@massey.ac.nz Organised by MVM Programme, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little MVM Programme Phone: +64 6 3505303
    8. This course for practicing veterinarians throughout the world is taught by Ian Lean BVSc (Syd), PhD (Calif), MANZCVS. You’ll learn about recent advances in nutrition science, and how to couple these with practical feed assessment and formulation. All with the objective of maximising health and production in ruminant species focussing on dairy as a base system. For aspects of coursework we encourage you to select the species or system that is of key interest to you. This is an in-depth course of study run over two semesters (February to November 2015) in Massey University’s Master of Veterinary Medicine Programme (MVM). Enrolments open in October and places on the course are limited. For detailed information about this and other distance courses offered by Massey University see www.mvm.massey.ac.nz or contact us at mvm@massey.ac.nz Organised by MVM Program, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little MVM Program, Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, NZ Phone: +64 6 350 5303
    9. Course Summary The challenge for veterinary surgeons involved in herd health planning is to provide a service that improves and safeguards the productivity of their clients' herds. To succeed, the process must be dynamic and interactive, but above all progressive to ensure that the herd health plan is a living document of continued relevance to the herd and not merely a box ticking exercise. To that end, this course will cover the production principles that govern profitability of the beef cow herd and focus on data collection and analysis. The interactive health plan programme as a tool for this will be explored. Course Content - The factors that determine production efficiency in the beef cow herd - Generating production targets that are relevant for the individual client - An introduction to risk management and its application to health planning - The web-based health planning concept and how it will work for beef herds - Analysis of production data and problem solving - Preventive programmes for the infectious diseases that have greatest impact on productivity of the herd Organised by SAC Consulting: Veterinary Services.
      Contact: Shona Sturgeon Allan Watt Building, Bush Estate, Penicuik. EH26 0QE Phone: 0131 535 3130 Fax: 0131 535 3131
  7. March 2015

    1. Davies Veterinary Specialists CPD programme: Registration is from 7:30pm, with complimentary drinks and finger buffet and time for informal discussion. Talks start promptly at 8:00pm. The meeting will close at 9:30pm. CPD attendance certificates will be provided on the evening if requested. To book your free place, please visit www.vetspecialists.co.uk/london Organised by Davies Veterinary Specialists.
      Contact: DVS London Phone: 01582 883950
    2. Vet Lectures and The International Union of Veterinary Cyclists are hosting 15 hours of RACE-approved CE March 12-15, 2015 in the picturesque high desert red rock landscape of Sedona, Arizona. Top lecturers will be speaking on small animal cardiology and behavioral medicine. The conference will take place at the luxurious Amara Resort. The lecture schedule allows ample time for you to get out for hiking,biking, and generally enjoying the natural beauty of the area. Non-veterinary partners and friends are welcome. Complete info and registration can be found at www.vetlectures.com or by calling (773) CE4-VETS. Organised by IUVC - International Union of Veterinary Cyclists.
      Contact: William Rausch DACVIM Phone: 773 234 8387
  8. April 2015

    1. Davies Veterinary Specialists CPD programme: Registration is from 7:30pm, with complimentary drinks and finger buffet and time for informal discussion. Talks start promptly at 8:00pm. The meeting will close at 9:30pm. CPD attendance certificates will be provided on the evening if requested. To book your free place, please visit www.vetspecialists.co.uk/london Organised by Davies Veterinary Specialists.
      Contact: DVS London Phone: 01582 883950
  9. May 2015

    1. Davies Veterinary Specialists CPD programme: Registration is from 7:30pm, with complimentary drinks and finger buffet and time for informal discussion. Talks start promptly at 8:00pm. The meeting will close at 9:30pm. CPD attendance certificates will be provided on the evening if requested. To book your free place, please visit www.vetspecialists.co.uk/london Organised by Davies Veterinary Specialists.
      Contact: DVS London Phone: 01582 883950
    2. WSAVA 2015 will offer the global veterinary community unmatched access to the research of leading experts. This annual event is the preeminent forum for enhancing one’s veterinary education by way of a cutting edge scientific program.​​​​​​ Organised by Kenes International.
      Contact: Bas Schott 1-3, rue de Chantepoulet Geneva, Switzerland Phone: +41 22 908 0488 Fax: +41 22 906 9140
  10. June 2015

    1. Davies Veterinary Specialists CPD programme: Registration is from 7:30pm, with complimentary drinks and finger buffet and time for informal discussion. Talks start promptly at 8:00pm. The meeting will close at 9:30pm. CPD attendance certificates will be provided on the evening if requested. To book your free place, please visit www.vetspecialists.co.uk/london Organised by Davies Veterinary Specialists.
      Contact: DVS London Phone: 01582 883950
  11. July 2015

    1. Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology Naomi Cogger BSc (Hons), PhD This online course is well suited to clinicians (small or large animals) and also those with a more policy bent. The aim is to have students thinking critically about the quality of evidence used to make decisions, look at issues with diagnostic tests and think about how to design an epidemiological study. Organised by online, MVM Program, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little c/- MVM Program, Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, NZ Phone: +64 6 350 5303
    2. Together Christopher Mariani DVM PhD DACVIM(Neurology)and Chris Thomson BVSc(Hons) PhD DACVIM(Neurol) DipECVN will update and advance your knowledge of functional neuroanatomy. This distance course will provide the veterinarian with a practical approach to the examination and confident management of neurological patients. A lecturer written study guide leads you through textbook reading and selected readings from the literature. The course contains interactive diagrams and video, to help bring neuroanatomy and neurological diagnosis to life. For more information about this distance continuing education and entry requirements see www.mvm.massey.ac.nz Organised by MVM Program, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little c/- MVM Program, Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, NZ Phone: +64 6 3505303
    3. Equine Gastroenterology Sarah L Taylor VN BSc (Hons) PhD BVetMed Cert. Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics) This equine course will cover the common and more unusual conditions of the horse digestive system, including predispositions, prevention and practical tips. The course aims to make participants confident in assessing acute and chronic colics, working up weight loss cases and recognising dental, gastric and intestinal disease. Organised by online, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, New Zealand Phone: +64 6 350 5303
    4. Ophthalmology in Small Animal Practice will take veterinarians step by step through ocular examination and management of eye diseases. Become comfortable with deciding when to refer cases to a specialist (and what procedures can be performed by the specialist once referred). An ophthalmologist working in private referral practice Mark Billson holds a RCVS diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology. Mark is an enthusiastic and experienced teacher with international tertiary experience and recognized specialist in veterinary ophthalmology in Australia. In-depth distance study will include online discussion to cover topics of interest to the class and answer any questions individuals may have concerning the text reading, journal articles or case-based materials provided during the course. The contact course is an opportunity to put your skills to the test with Mark on hand. For more information about this paper and entry requirements see www.mvm.massey.ac.nz Organised by online, MVM Programe, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little c/- MVM Program, Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, NZ Phone: +64 6 350 5303
    5. Lecturer: Richard Laven BVetMed PhD Lond MRCVS Gain practical and relevant knowledge to help you control and manage lameness across all systems, whether pasture-based or housed. 150 hours of in-depth study dedicated to cattle lameness, investigation, control, treatment and prevention strategies. This course is taught via distance learning (you may know it as continuing education, distance education or continuing professional development) by a recognised international expert in his field. The text book is supported by a study guide that integrates personal study and reading with online activities including discussion, library research, case-based exercises for self-assessment. Organised by online, MVM Program, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little c/- MVM Program, Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, NZ Phone: +64 6 350 5303
    6. Canine and Feline Orthopedic Surgery for veterinarians provides an in-depth study of patient work up (gait analysis, physical examination, diagnostic testing and imaging), to arrive at a prioritized list of differential diagnoses for common orthopedic conditions. Up-skill your decision making with regard to treatment options, in the light of pathophysiology and prognosis, and become familiar with the performance of selected orthopedic techniques. The course is led by Andrew Worth BVSc MANZCVS(radiology) PGDipVCS FANZCVS(small animal surgery), Senior Lecturer and Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery at Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Andrew is an experienced teacher who promotes a targeted, pragmatic, problem-oriented approach to diagnostic testing for common orthopedic diseases. This paper is a distance, continuing education course which uses innovative online materials alongside print materials to support your extension in this field. For more information about this paper and entry requirements see www.mvm.massey.ac.nz Organised by online, MVM Program, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little c/- MVM Program, Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, NZ Phone: +64 6 350 5303
    7. This online course is for practicing equine veterinarians throughout the world and runs over two semesters (July 2015 to February 2016) in Massey University’s distance Master of Veterinary Medicine Programme (MVM). The course includes: A systematic approach to working up a lameness case including differential diagnoses and formulation of a case management plan; knowledge of the treatment options, prognosis, management factors, complications, prognosis and costs of these treatments; the use of ancillary diagnostic aids in investigation of equine lameness and related conditions; the role of advanced diagnostic imaging procedures (including arthroscopy, CT, MRI, scintigraphy and thermography) in the investigation of equine musculoskeletal disease. Organised by online, MVM Program, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little c/- MVM Program, Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, NZ Phone: +64 6 350 5303
  12. September 2015

    1. Davies Veterinary Specialists CPD programme: Registration is from 7:30pm, with complimentary drinks and finger buffet and time for informal discussion. Talks start promptly at 8:00pm. The meeting will close at 9:30pm. CPD attendance certificates will be provided on the evening if requested. To book your free place, please visit www.vetspecialists.co.uk/london Organised by Davies Veterinary Specialists.
      Contact: DVS London Phone: 01582 883950
  13. July 2016

    1. An online distance course with Tony Andrews BVetMed, MRCVS, PhD. Develop your knowledge and confidence in the area of calf medicine, health and management planning. Extend yourself in Massey University’s international learning community without leaving home. Organised by Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, New Zealand Phone: +64 6 3505303
    2. An in-depth case-based distance course which will give you the knowledge and skills to manage challenging gastrointestinal cases. Taught by Bill Rogers DVM, DipACVIM. Join an international learning community without leaving home. Organised by Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, New Zealand Phone: +64 6 3505303
    3. Get to grips with the challenges of cardiopulmonary examination, diagnostics and case management with the guidance of Gil Jacobs DVM DipACVIM (cardiology). Join an international learning community for tailored in-depth distance study. Organised by online, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, New Zealand Phone: +64 6 3505303
    4. Update your skills in clinical pathology with in-depth distance learning. Integrate laboratory based- clinical pathology with in-house diagnostic evaluations and make sound decisions in patient management. Taught by Mary Anna Thrall BA DVM MS DipACVP Organised by online, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, New Zealand Phone: +64 6 3505303
    5. Hone your skills in taking and interpreting radiographs with this in-depth distance course, taught by Donald E. Thrall DVM PhD DACVR. Learn special radiographic procedures and the role of other diagnostic imaging modalities. Organised by online, Massey University.
      Contact: Frances Little Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, New Zealand Phone: +64 6 3505303

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