1468 GP Refresh (August 2020)

£1,497.00 (+VAT)

5th, 6th and 7th August 2020
Studley, Warwickshire

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Revitalise, Revive and Restore your essential knowledge of UK small animal practice in this very practical bespoke CPD Course. Do you feel the need to recap and advance your knowledge on conditions that crop up during a typical day in practice? Instead of a subject-specific CPD course, do you just want a really good update in several key small animal practice areas? Are you returning to small animal practice after a career break or coming to work in the UK and want a broad introduction to best practice in the UK? Then this 3 day interactive course is just what you are looking for! You’ve taken a blood sample, but what do the results mean? You have taken a chest , what is that lung pattern suggesting? Sedation is required in a blocked cat, what is the safest, most effective option? Which wound dressing should you use, there are so many? Our approachable and friendly speakers have selected a variety of subject areas to discuss with you.

They will provide you with clear, reassuring and practical guidance, equipping you with the confidence to cope with the complexity and diversity of small animal practice in the UK today.

Day 1 Anaesthesia and Surgery

  • How to use sutures, staples and clips (practical)
  • Wound management – getting them to heal (practical)
  • Current anaesthetic equipment and agents and how to use them
  • Exploratory laparotomy
  • Enterotomy, enterectomy and cystotomy (practical)
  • How to sedate your patients safely in typical practice scenarios
  • Analgesia – what’s new

Day 2 Radiography and Emergency Medicine

  • Abdominal radiography – what can you see? (practical)
  • Thoracic radiology – sort out those lung patterns! (practical)
  • Blood transfusions in first opinion practice
  • Blocked cats and how to unblock them
  • How to drain a chest (practical)

Day 3 Dermatology and Medicine

  • Canine atopic dermatitis
  • Pyoderma
  • Otitis externa (practical)
  • GIT Troubles
  • Endocrine updates for today’s practice
  • Getting the most from your ‘in house’ laboratory

Course Leader

Catherine Sturgeon BVetMed(Hons) CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS RCVS & ECVS recognised specialist in veterinary soft tissue surgery – Course Leader

Course Tutors

Elizabeth Leece BVSc CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS

Daniel Housley MA VetMB DipECVDI MRCVS


Vanessa Schmidt BVSc(Hons) CertVD DipECVD MRCVS


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Course Feedback :

“That was my first interactive-practical and theoretical CPD and I can say that was my best one, really enjoyed it, it met my expectations. Fully satisfied.”

“Fantastic course. Great facilities. Well run, good practical element.”

“Good CPD, relevant at right level.”

“Very useful, loads of practical labs helping building more confidence, confirmations of doing well and useful tips, idea to improve basic practice. Because it has been very helpful and every practitioner could get some benefit and improvement from course.

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