A crisis of calcium

Internal Medicine | ECC | 112 mins

Although disorders of calcium metabolism are relatively common in dogs and cats, they are frequently difficult to diagnose clinically. However, improvements in the laboratory assessment of calcium homeostasis have greatly increased the understanding of these conditions and simplified their diagnosis. This webinar describes the general diagnostic approach to these disorders and considers the management of individual diseases. These cases can be challenging from start to finish, from PTH to vitamin D and back again! We will also focus on the emergency and longer-term management of calcium levels. How quickly do we need to get those levels down?

Meet the speakers

Scott Kilpatrick

Director, Internal Medicine Specialist

Scott graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2007. Initially, he worked for the PDSA, before taking a Senior Veterinary Surgeon position with Vets Now in Edinburgh in 2010. Scott started his residency in internal medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 2012 after completing a year as a Teaching Fellow in Anatomy and Physiology. He completed his residency in 2016 after finishing his Masters in the pathogenesis of canine liver disease and has since been working in referral practice. Interventional radiology is something that really interests Scott, and he spent some time in 2018, working in this area at UC Davis in California. Scott has created and delivered a Post-graduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency Medicine in association with the University of Chester. In 2023 he was awarded Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS) for his meritorious contribution to clinical practice.

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