Small Animal Practice Club Archive

Rehabilitation for neurological patients post-op

Presenter: Mathilde Granger, DVM, Dip A.Phys, MRCVS

Category: Small Animal Practice Club

After spinal cord injury, several basic neurological functions can be affected, from subtle proprioceptive deficits to paraplegia and incontinence. Providing an adequate rehabilitation program is based on a thorough assessment of the deficits, establishing a treatment plan with specific goals for the affected patient and regular review of the progress.…

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Published on: 07.11.2022
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Common surgical emergencies: a case based approach

Presenter: Nicola Kulendra
BVetMed CertVDI DipECVS MRCVS
EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Category: Small Animal Practice Club

This webinar will look at some surgical emergencies that can be difficult to manage. Urethral obstruction can be challenging and there will be tips on catheterisation in order to avoid urethral trauma. There will be information on different techniques to help retropulse stones back into the bladder and what to…

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Published on: 10.10.2022
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Management of traumatic wounds

Presenter: Lara Dempsey BVetMed GPCertSAS GPCertSAM CertAVP(GSAS) DipECVS MRCVS
RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Category: Small Animal Practice Club

Decision making in wound management can be problematic. This can sometimes mean that owners need to be invested with regards to financial commitment and time leading to stress for the patient, owner and veterinary surgeon concerned. This webinar seeks to provide a summary of wound treatment from the simplest methods…

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Published on: 12.09.2022
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The role of the microbiome in chronic gastrointestinal disease including probiotics, faecal transplantation, diet

Presenter: Andrew Kent
BVSc DipECVIM-CA MRCVS
RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Medicine
European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Category: Small Animal Practice Club

Our ability to evaluate the microbiome is improving all the time and with that our understanding of its potential role in disease. In this lecture we will summarise the current understanding of the normal microbiome and the human and animal diseases in which dysbiosis is observed. In addition I will…

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Published on: 15.08.2022
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Feline Kidney Disease

Presenter: Kerry Rolph, BVM&S CERTVC PHD FANZCVS DIPECVIM-CA FRCVS
Associate Professor Small Animal Internal Medicine and Director of the Center for Integrative Mammalian Research

Category: Small Animal Practice Club

This presentation will discuss the presentation of a case of feline kidney disease, how to assess the cat in the initial presentation, and then focus on what to follow over time to be able to monitor the case, and what treatment options can be considered at different time points. The…

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Published on: 05.07.2022
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Heart murmurs and DCM in Deerhounds

Presenter: Emily Dutton
BVM&S DVC MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology

Category: Small Animal Practice Club

"Easing the meaning of puppy murmurs in lockdown" With the increase in “lockdown puppy” sales, there has been an associated increase in puppy heart murmurs in veterinary practice. This presentation will describe the grading of heart murmurs. There will also be two case examples of puppies with congenital cardiac defects…

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Published on: 07.06.2022
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An update on pain assessment in dogs and cats

Presenter: Sandra Sanchis Mora
Lda Vet, MVetMed, PhD, Dip ECVAA, FHEA, MRCVS

Category: Small Animal Practice Club

In this webinar we will review the most recent pain assessment guidelines for dogs and cats. Recognising pain in our veterinary species is the key for a successful treatment, and despite all the advances in this matter, there is still a gap between occurrence of pain and its successful management.…

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Published on: 16.05.2022
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Tracheal collapse: Medicine or surgery

Presenter: Simon Tappin MA VetMB CertSAM DipECVIM-CA FRCVS
Head of Internal Medicine at Dick White Referrals, RCVS and ECVIM specialist in Internal medicine

Category: Small Animal Practice Club

Tracheal collapse is a common condition of middle aged, small breed dogs and frequently encountered in small animal practice. Clinical signs are usually proportional to the degree of collapse with most dogs having mild airway irritation leading to a frequent paroxysmal coughing. Although some dogs do develop severe signs of…

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Published on: 11.04.2022
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Spinal trauma for general practice

Presenter: Nicolas Granger
DVM PhD DipECVN FHEA FRCVS
European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology (Small Animals)

Category: Small Animal Practice Club

This lecture will present the management strategies to receive and correctly manage the dog or the cat presented to you following a traumatic incident leading to spinal injury. We will review a few tricks of the neuro exam and explain neurogenic and spinal shock. Some interactive X-rays will help you…

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Published on: 07.03.2022
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Clinical Genetics Essentials for Vets

Presenter: Dr Eleanor Raffan BVM&S, PhD, CertSAM, DipECVIM-CA, MRCVS
European and RCVS Specialist in small animal internal medicine

Category: Small Animal Practice Club

This session will give you a user-friendly update on which genetic tests to use, which to avoid and how they should be used to inform clinical practice and breeding decisions. After a brief refresher on how genetic variation leads to disease, I will review the different kinds of genetic tests…

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Published on: 08.02.2022
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Clinical approach to the seizuring cat

Presenter: Abbe Crawford
BVM&S BSc MVetMed PhD DipECVN FHEA MRCVS

Category: Small Animal Practice Club

In this webinar we will discuss how to recognise seizure activity and will cover important definitions relating to epilepsy (some extrapolated from dogs). We will review a diagnostic approach to the seizuring cat and consider neurological deficits we might see in a patient with intracranial disease as a cause of…

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Published on: 12.01.2022
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