Learn Online: Feline Endocrinopathies - Updates in diagnosis and treatment - 3 December 2021

Learn Online: Feline Endocrinopathies - Updates in diagnosis and treatment

Start Date: Friday 3rd December 2021
Tutor: Chris Scudder

Fees: BSAVA Member £120; Non Member £180

This Learn online course is intended for vets in practice who wish to increase their confidence in diagnosing and managing
the common endocrinopathies affecting cats. Knowing how to select the appropriate endocrine tests and interpret the results along with knowing the options to create an individualised treatment and monitoring plan for each patient.

Online activities (including quizzes and case studies) will support your learning and discussions on the online forum will be encouraged. We also provide additional resources to complement the course - the ‘BSAVA Bonus Bits’. These will include congress podcast recordings, JSAP and companion articles as well as a free chapter from the relevant BSAVA Manual (as well as a discount voucher for purchasing the whole book).

The first weekly unit will be released on the First Friday of the month, with the next weekly units being released on the following two Fridays. The discussion forum is open for the first three weeks of the course and the course content will remain available for a total of 8 weeks. You can complete the work how and when you choose over these 8 weeks.

Weekly Units

  1. Hyperthyroidism
  2. Diabetes mellitus and DKA
  3. Acromegaly, Hyperaldosteronism, Hyperadrenocorticism

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the aetiopathogenesis of the common endocrine diseases
  2. Be able to list the common co-morbidities of cats diagnosed with an endocrinopathy
  3. Know how to select appropriate endocrine tests to perform and how to interpret the results
  4. Know the advantages and disadvantages of the available treatment options, and create an individualised treatment and monitoring plan for each patient

Tutor

Chris graduated from the University of Bristol in 2007 and worked in small animal primary care practice for three years. He then undertook a rotating internship at the University of Bristol followed by residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, and then PhD studying feline acromegaly at the Royal Veterinary College. Chris currently works as the head of small animal internal medicine at Southfields Veterinary Specialists and is an honorary lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College. Chris is an American, European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine.

For more information and to book, please visit: Course Information (bsava.com)