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The Friday Night Parvo Case – Let’s Save This Puppy!

Infectious Diseases in Small Animal Practice

4-Week RACE-Approved Interactive and Tutor Guided Course

Your Tutor
Dr. Philip Judge

Who is it for?
Vet Nurses/Technicians

Start Date
June 8, 2020

Course Description

Infectious diseases represent a critical disease group in small animal practice. Get the latest updates in the management of key infectious diseases, including the highly contagious diseases of parvovirus enteritis, and respiratory infections, to important zoonoses, including leptospirosis, and more.

Over 4 massive weeks, and loaded with key practice protocols, this course will cover the essential nursing facts you need to know when managing the most common viral bacterial, protozoal and fungal diseases encountered in dogs and cats.



You receive a free reference book by CRC Press when you sign up for this course.

The aim of this short textbook is to provide the reader with key information on many of these critical roles, within the context of 3 specific infectious disease areas – using chapters sourced from the excellent catalogue of textbooks in infectious diseases of the dog and cat provided by CRC Press.

When is it?

Start Date: Monday, June 8, 2020
Duration: 4 Weeks
Live Weekly Tutorials: Mondays at 19:30 AEST (Sydney Time)

All live tutorials are recorded. If you are unable to attend the live tutorial, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the tutorial.

What's in the Course?

Covering feline and canine respiratory infections, you will learn about the infections, presentation, critical care, client advice and disease prevention! There’s more too – with practice protocols for correct isolation and disinfection of your clinic to prevent the spread of these important diseases!

This week will be HUGE – with parvovirus, bacterial infections, feline gastrointestinal infections and more! Practice protocols, the latest vaccination advice and critical care will be covered in what is sure to be a hugely informative and exciting week of learning!

From cystitis to leptospirosis, pyelonephritis to transmissible venereal tumour, this week will look at what to do when animals have signs of urinary discomfort caused by infection – including what to look for in urine tests (and how to prepare them!) and much more!

The big ones this week are botulism and tetanus – but there are others as well, like toxoplasma and neospora! We will look at how these patients present, what happens to the patients’ nervous systems, and importantly, how your nursing care can save lives! We will finish off the course with practice treatment protocols, developed especially for this course!

Your Tutor

Dr. Philip Judge​

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs) Director: Vet Education Pty Ltd

Philip graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1992, and spent 7 years in small animal practice before undertaking a residency in veterinary emergency and critical care at the University of Melbourne in 1998. Following his residency, Philip worked for nearly 6 years at the Animal Emergency Centre in Melbourne, becoming the Senior Veterinarian at the centre in 2004. In 2006, Philip undertook a 1-year surgical externship before moving to Townsville to take up the position of Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at JCU. Philip is also co-founder, and director of Vet Education Pty Ltd ( – one of Australia’s leading providers of online continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary nurses. Philip has published numerous manuals and guides concerning emergency medicine, and is a published author in snake envenomation in peer reviewed literature. Philip is also a founding scientific advisory committee member of SnakeMap, a project designed to improve our understanding of snake envenomation in dogs and cats in Australia Philips key interests in veterinary science include respiratory emergencies, ventilation therapy, emergency management of the trauma patient, emergency surgery and envenomations and toxicology.


I want to acknowledge and thank you for the tremendous amount of quality information you have imparted to us during this course. It’s fantastic!


Vet Nurse, Australia

Thank you so much! The course has been amazing! It really helped me gain confidence in helping manage these cases.


Vet Tech, Canada

Thanks for a great course. Very informative, great notes and you are a great speaker too Phil!


Vet Tech, USA

A great course, incredible presentation and notes, crammed full of practical information and really appreciate all the extra information and feedback you provided Philip.


Vet Nurse, Australia

Course Features

PRICE AUD 350.00

Note: Vet Education now offers a flexible payment option, to help make getting your CE even easier!