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  1. 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. Organised by Massey University.
      Contact: Cord Heuer Massey University Phone: +64 6 350 5948
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. Practical workshop, aimed at the newly qualified veterinarian or mixed practice practitioner wishing to hone their practical skill. Organised by Embryonics.
      Contact: Claire Ashbrook Equine Hospital, WA16 9JQ Phone: 01565 723036 Fax: 01565 723937
    7. 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
    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
  2. 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. Our Bull Breeding Soundness Examination Courses are delivered over one day and include an opportunity to examine bulls on farm and get the opportunity to practice semen collection. This on-farm environment gives a relaxed training atmosphere. Organised by Embryonics.
      Contact: Claire Ashbrook Equine Hospital, WA16 9JQ Phone: 01565 723036 Fax: 01565 723937
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. This course takes place throughout 15-19 December 2014 and will be of particular interest to cattle vets wishing to enhance their knowledge and understanding of a wide range of aspects of bovine reproduction. Organised by University of Liverpool.
      Contact: Pauline Redmond DBR Office, leahurst, Neston CH64 7TE Phone: 01517946081
    13. 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
  3. January 2015

    1. Key Areas - Practical review of CT technology to develop strategies for optimal image acquisition in your practice and understand the information displayed on CT images - Develop an effective and practical technique for reading CT exams of the head and neck, thorax (lungs and beyond!), abdomen, musculoskeletal system and the neurological system - Practice your reading skills with a large number of CT cases on each body area - Learn the practical principles of computed tomographic angiography (CTA) of the thorax and abdomen including revision of the vascular anatomy and of common angiographic findings - Assess your improvement in CT interpretation by using online assessments during the course CPD Hours 42 hours Cost £799 Delivery Mode eCPD About this course CT is revolutionizing the diagnostic workup to the veterinary small animal patient. This seven week online CPD course for veterinary surgeons will equip you with the knowledge to successfully integrate CT in your veterinary practice - on site or off site. A thorough review of the practically applicable CT technology will lay the foundation for understanding the information displayed on CT images and also to optimize image acquisition for practitioners who have a CT unit on site. Discovering the cross-sectional regional anatomy in light of applicable diseases will strengthen your diagnostic approach when utilizing CT exam or recommending referral of a patient for CT exam. Practical review of vascular anatomy and angiography technique of the thorax and abdomen optimally utilizing CT technology will take your knowledge one step further! This course consists of a mixture of didactic lectures explaining up to date CT applications in the diagnostic workup of the veterinary patient. A large number of practical cases are available for individual study and group discussion to enable participants to enhance their skills in assessing diagnostic CT studies. Tutors Randi Drees, DrMedVet DACVR (Radiology, Radiation Oncology) DipECVDI (add RadOncol) MRCVS Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging Royal Veterinary College Organised by Royal Veterinary College.
      Contact: Miss S Brennan Phone: 01707 666865
    2. 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
    3. Practical Techniques for Dairy Nutrition Monitoring and Trouble-Shooting This one day course is designed for those vets with an interest in dairy cow nutrition, wishing to increase their skills, knowledge and confidence in on-farm practical assessments of diets and rumen health. Organised by Embryonics.
      Contact: Claire Ashbrook Equine Hospital, WA16 9JQ Phone: 01565 723036 Fax: 01565 723937
    4. On behalf of the University of Florida’s Collaborative Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory we would like to invite you to attend the Thirtieth Annual International Canine Sports Medicine Symposium to be held January 17th – 18h, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. The Symposium will again be held in conjunction with the North American Veterinary Conference. The registration fee for individuals attending the International Canine Sports Medicine Symposium remains at $85.00. Please note: Individuals registered for the North American Veterinary Conference receive complementary registration to the International Canine Sports Medicine Symposium. Organised by University of Florida’s Collaborative Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory.
      Contact: Debby Sundstrom Phone: (352) 495-8083 Fax: 352-846-1050
    5. This course is for anyone in practice, whether you're a vet or a manager, who wants a high flying career but still wants a happy private life too! Don't we all? Piste skiing is the chosen activity but boarding, off-piste, snow shoeing and husky trails are alternative options. The course covers: using active learning in practice; time management techniques; project design and implementation; making technology really work for you; how and when to delegate; vet techs vs secretaries Facilitators: Gordon Dodd Organised by CPD Actif.
      Contact: Roger Scott Phone: 07796 948982
    6. 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
    7. Trainees will gain confidence in the practical application and performance of the following diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in cattle: • Abdominocentesis • Liver biopsy • Ruminocentesis • Bladder catheterisation • Bronchoalveolar lavage • Blood transfusion • Transfaunation • Fluid therapy (incl. acid/base disturbance) Organised by Embryonics.
      Contact: Claire Ashbrook Equine Hospital, WA16 9JQ Phone: 01565 723036 Fax: 01565 723937
    8. Practical workshop, aimed at the newly qualified veterinarian or mixed practice practitioner wishing to hone their practical skill. Organised by Embryonics.
      Contact: Claire Ashbrook Equine Hospital, WA16 9JQ Phone: 01565 723036 Fax: 01565 723937
    9. This course is for vets and managers in farm practice who feel the need to offer proactive services to their farmers but want good uptake and want to see genuine mutual benefit to both farm and practice. Lead facilitator Lee-Anne has much experience of this. She is head of the Farm Animal Dept in a busy mixed practice and has worked for SAC in both a consultancy and VIO role. Linsay is a senior Vet-Tech for a large mixed practice in Scotland, she has extensive experience of this subject and also happens to be a fully qualified ski instructor! Piste skiing is the chosen activity but boarding, off piste, snow shoeing and husky trails are alternative options. Facilitators: Linsay Eaglesham and Lee-Ann Oliver Organised by CPD Actif.
      Contact: Roger Scott Phone: 07796 948982
    10. This course is for senior managers and business owners who are involved in fundamental decision making for their practices. The chosen activity is off-piste skiing, but other options are available. Facilitators: John Macfarlane, Richard Matthews, Andrew Curwen Organised by CPD Actif.
      Contact: Roger Scott Phone: 07796 948982
    11. 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
  4. 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. Classroom based CPD workshop aimed at the experienced ultrasound user who wants to enhance their image interpretation to aid diagnosis of both normal and infertile problems. Organised by Embryonics.
      Contact: Claire Ashbrook Equine Hospital, WA16 9JQ Phone: 01565 723036 Fax: 01565 723937
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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
  5. March 2015

    1. Embryonics are pleased to offer this embryo transfer course, following the success of our recent courses. The driving force behind the course is the commercial availability of one-step-thaw bovine embryos. These can be put into cows relatively quickly without the need for expensive specialist equipment. This offers, therefore, a real opportunity for practicing cattle vets to become involved in embryo transfer without having to sacrifice everyday routine work or spend a fortune on equipment. Two areas of new work are envisaged: firstly, implanting repeat-breeder dairy cows with cheaper one-step-thaw embryos; then, after pregnancies have been achieved, implanting pedigree embryos for farmers in your locality. Organised by Embryonics.
      Contact: Claire Ashbrook Equine Hospital, WA16 9JQ Phone: 01565 723036 Fax: 01565 723937
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. This practical based workshop is designed to enhance the knowledge and skill needed to deal with one of the commonest emergency cases encountered in the LA work ‘Obstetrical Emergencies’. Farmers are very proficient dealing with their own calving cows. The workshop is designed to help you to be able to deliver the next level with confidence and success. Organised by Embryonics.
      Contact: Claire Ashbrook Equine Hospital, WA16 9JQ Phone: 01565 723036 Fax: 01565 723937
    5. Practical workshop, aimed at the newly qualified veterinarian or mixed practice practitioner wishing to hone their practical skill. Organised by Embryonics.
      Contact: Claire Ashbrook Equine Hospital, WA16 9JQ Phone: 01565 723036 Fax: 01565 723937
  6. April 2015

    1. 4 day course, taught by top Dutch Instructor, Pieter Kloosterman. This course has been running successfully for over 25 years, teaching the Dutch 5 Step Method of cattle foot trimming. Organised by Embryonics.
      Contact: Claire Ashbrook Equine Hospital, WA16 9JQ Phone: 01565 723036 Fax: 01565 723937
    2. 4 day course, taught by top Dutch Instructor, Pieter Kloosterman. This course has been running successfully for over 25 years, teaching the Dutch 5 Step Method of cattle foot trimming. Organised by Embryonics.
      Contact: Claire Ashbrook Equine Hospital, WA16 9JQ Phone: 01565 723036 Fax: 01565 723937
    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. July 2015

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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
    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. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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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