Cardiac disease is frequently encountered in small animal practice, but can be challenging to diagnose and manage. This course covers the approach to a range of cardiac disorders in dogs and cats, from murmurs to heart failure and beyond. At the end of the course you will be more confident in the diagnosis and management of heart disease in your patients.
This veterinary thought exchange online tutored course takes a more detailed look at the investigation and management of heart disease in dogs and cats.
Cardiac disease is a relatively common problem in both species, affecting approximately 3.5% of dogs in first opinion practice. However, it can be challenging to know when to worry. In this course we will cover a wide range of cardiac conundrums from those puppy and kitten murmurs to the collapsing patient with ventricular tachycardia. We will discuss new treatments and management strategies for congestive heart failure. There is a special session covering the principles of anaesthesia in animals with heart disease, presented by Matt Gurney (EBVS and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia) from Zero Pain Philosophy.
The course is run by our very own Liz Bode (EBVS and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology). It runs over an ten-week period and takes around 11 hours to complete. The course is delivered via video webinars and supplemented with discussion forums and live chats with the course tutor, giving you the opportunity to ask questions or discuss cases you may be facing in your practice.
Lesson 1: When is it innocent? Puppy and kitten murmurs
Lesson 2: When embryology goes awry; congenital heart disease in dogs and cats
Lesson 3: Feline fine? Feline cardiomyopathies in a nutshell
LIVE Q&A and Case Discussion Thursday 20th May 2021 (8-9pm GMT)
Lesson 4: Acquired canine heart diseases; mitral valve disease and DCM
Lesson 5: Keeping you in the loop; management of heart failure
Lesson 6: The faint hearted; approach to collapsing patients
Lesson 7: Demystifying the ECG; a case-based discussion
Lesson 8: Cardiac anaesthesia – principles not protocols
LIVE Q&A and Case Discussion Thursday 24th June 2021 (8-9pm GMT)
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