Small Animal Medicine Online CPD Mini Module
University of Liverpool
Date: Monday 27th February, 2023 - Sunday 2nd April, 2023
Start time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 25 hour(s)
This 100% online CPD mini-module has been developed and aimed towards the more experienced veterinary surgeon. The module content has been developed by veterinary specialists at the forefront of current veterinary research.
The module will provide you with 25 hours of designation specific CPD. Over four weeks we will cover a different weekly topic in an area in which there may have been changes, advances or controversy in recent years.
The course is taught and tutored by Liverpool and other external veterinary specialists, following a similar format to the University of Liverpool’s CertAVP modules. With online lectures, discussion boards and weekly MCQ tests designed to help support your learning, this short Small Animal Medicine mini-module will provide a fun and interactive way to ensure you keep up to date in your area of interest.
Week 1: 27 February 2023
Avoiding the Water Deprivation Test: A Clinical Approach to PUPD in Small Animals with Kathy Lunn BVMS, MS, PhD, DACVIM
Did you know that there are about 30 things that can cause PUPD in dogs and cats?! Do you know how to perform and interpret a water deprivation test? Don't worry if the answer to those questions is "no"! By understanding the physiology of water-balance we can develop a logical approach to PUPD and quickly find an answer for most patients, and avoid the trick water deprivation test in just about every case.
Week 2: 6 March 2023
Progress in cardiology: Can we do more? With Jo Dukes-McEwan and the University of Liverpool SATH Cardiology Team, and guest speaker Keiran Borgeat.
There have been some recent advances of our understanding of common problems in cardiology, and also some new, exciting developments to managing of these problems. During this week, we will have guest lecturer Dr. Kieran Borgeat from Langford Veterinary Services to talk about a novel and minimally invasive approach to reducing mitral regurgitation in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease. Members of the SATH cardiology team will provide updates about dealing with feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pericardial effusions, optimizing the treatment of canine congestive heart failure and focus on some arrhythmias including a live ECG quiz.
Week 3: Break Week
Week 4: 20 March 2023
Antimicrobial resistance and stewardship with Andrew Kent and David Singleton
In this week we will look at the application of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic stewardship in medicine cases in small animal practice. The lectures will look at the trends in antimicrobial resistance and how these threats are impacting on veterinary practice, current efforts to combat AMR and how to apply these in a clinical setting. We will also be looking at the approach to managing these cases in practice, and responsible prescribing, with a mainly practical case-based approach.
Week 5: 27 March 2023
Bleeding disorders with Susanna Spence BVMS DipECVIM-CA MRCVS and Mary Trehy BSc BVetMed DipECVIM MRCVS
In this week Susanna and Mary, from North Down Referral Services will look at bleeding disorders of dogs and cats. These patients often present as emergencies, so a rational approach and rapid decision making are important when treating them. They can seem intimidating cases to manage but can be very rewarding when approached in a logical way. This week will cover the investigation of primary, secondary, and tertiary haemostatic disorders, as well as the ideal management of these conditions.
Start date: 27 February 2023
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