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Online Veterinary Conference 2023

If you missed attending the live lectures, all the conference lecture recordings are now available for viewing on-demand in our Member-Exclusive Webinar Library!
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The 15th Annual Online Veterinary Conference

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The Vet Education International Online Veterinary Conference is a 2-week online event, held every year since 2008. This event showcases some of the world’s top veterinary specialists and presenters. Running from July 17 – July 27, 2023, this is an event like no other – featuring 16 webinars, 17 speakers and a host of Member Benefits such as access to the Vet Education webinar library with a plethora of lectures and speakers!

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With 2 webinars per day, from Monday through Thursday for each week of the conference, there’s plenty of time to absorb content, schedule family and work-life – without feeling like you’re stuck in a lecture room all day! You can attend the online live lectures or watch recordings later in your very own Vet Education Webinar Library!

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16 Lectures over 2 Weeks

Dr Philip Judge

The Approach to Haemoabdomen in the Dog

Dr Xander Huizing

Feel Confident About Imaging Dyspneic Patients

Dr Kate Baker

Cytologic Curiosities of the Cat

Dr Gonçalo Da Graça Pereira

Optimizing cat toilets: the details make the difference

Dr Lorrie Gaschen

Improve Your Interpretation of Radiographic Pulmonary Patterns in the Cat

Dr Julian Lunn

Bandaging and Initial Wound Management

Dr Margaret Duxbury

Can This Dog Be Saved? Assessing Prognosis and Risk in Aggressive Dogs

Drs Leon Warne and Emma Johnson

A Case-Based Approach to Managing Osteoarthritis Pain in Dogs and Cats

Dr Andrew Worth

The Enigma that is Degenerative Lumbosacral Stenosis

Dr Laurent Garosi

Unravelling Myasthenia Gravis

Dr Darren Merrett

PU/PD When the Blood and Urine Tests Are Normal-ish

Dr Kieran Borgeat

Mitral valve disease: beyond furosemide and pimobendan

Dr Dani Hoolahan

Ear we go again: treating and beating otitis externa

Dr Stuart Walton

Wasting away…I’m losing my protein! – Diagnosing and Treating Proteinuria

Dr Elizabeth Giuliano

Conjunctivitis: Why is it so important to diagnose and correctly treat this routine clinical finding in dogs and cats

Dr Alasdair Renwick

What’s New in Orthopaedics


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Registering for the conference is easy! Simply sign up for our annual individual or practice membership. As a Vet Education Webinar Member, your membership benefits will include exclusive access to the Online Veterinary Conference – at no extra cost!

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For Veterinarians in Australia and New Zealand, this would amount to 16 hours of structured CE.


For those that need RACE points, this event is pending RACE approval for 16 points [Category- medical, non-interactive]


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Dr Philip Judge

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Clin Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs)

Philip graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1992, and spent 7 years in small animal practice before undertaking a 3-year 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, including a CRI manual, haematology and biochemistry interpretation guide, emergency anaesthesia guide, and a ventilation therapy manual for small animals, in addition to being published in peer reviewed literature.

Philip’s key interests in veterinary science include respiratory emergencies, ventilation therapy, envenomations and toxicology.

Dr Xander Huizing

DVM DipECVDI MRCVS Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Australian Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Xander is a board-certified specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (DipECVDI).
To become a specialist, Xander has undergone extensive training in ultrasound, radiography, CT, MRI and fluoroscopy.

Xander has worked in referral and academia in Australia and Europe. He is passionate about education and loves helping people improve their imaging skills. He has taught numerous vets, nurses, students, interns and residents whilst working as a clinical radiologist.

He is the Director of The Austin Vet Specialists and provides an imaging service to the vets of Adelaide and South Australia. Xander is passionate about teaching and firmly believes in the synergistic value of a veterinary radiologist and the added value they bring to a hospital.

Dr Kate Baker


Dr. Kate Baker grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and completed her DVM at the University of Tennessee in 2012. She then went on to complete a small animal rotating internship and then a clinical pathology residency and Masters degree at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Baker became board certified in 2016 and currently is an educator, diagnostician, and consultant. Her professional passion is creating resources and experiences for veterinarians to learn and thrive in practice. She is the Founder and CEO of three online veterinary resources: Veterinary Cytology Schoolhouse, Pocket Pathologist, and VetHive. She lives on a small farm in Tennessee with her family and loves to travel, go to music festivals, and try craft beers from around the world.

Dr Gonçalo da Graça Pereira


Veterinary Degree at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lisbon. Master in Clinical Ethology and Animal Welfare at the Faculty of Veterinary from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
PhD in Veterinary Science at the Institute of Biomedical Science Abel Salazar in O’Porto. EBVS specialist in Behavioural Medicine and Diplomate in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Legislation by the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine. Secretary of the Executive Committee from the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS). Vice-President of the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology (ESVCE). President (2017-2020) of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM). Founder and President (2011-2017) of PsiAnimal – Portuguese Association of Behavioural Therapy and Animal Welfare. Professor of Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics both in the Veterinary Master and Veterinary Nurse Degree of the Egas Moniz School of Health and Science. Lecturer in Seminars, Conferences and Congresses national and internationally. Author, Co-author and Coordinator of several studies in animal behaviour and welfare science.

Dr Lorrie Gaschen


Lorrie received her DVM from the University of Florida, was in private practice in Florida for two years after which time she did a diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Bern in Switzerland and became a diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.
She received her PhD in renal transplant imaging in animal models at the University Medical School in Utrecht then returned to the University of Bern where she became an associate professor upon completion of her work in vascular ultrasound of the canine gastrointestinal tract. She was a full professor of diagnostic imaging in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences for 15 years and has authored numerous publications and book chapters mainly in the field of gastrointestinal ultrasound where she has done the majority of her research.

Lorrie was also the Executive Associate Dean for Diversity, Student, and Faculty Affairs for 6 years at LSU and is the recipient of the 2022 AAVMC award for Excellence in Diversity in the Veterinary Profession. Lorrie is now working in teleradiology with VetCT and enjoys reporting on all species and all modalities with a special interest in exotic imaging.

Dr Julian Lunn

BVSc MANZCVS MVetClinStud, Small Animal Surgeon

Dr Julian Lunn graduated from the University of Sydney in 1996. He spent the first four years in mixed practice in South-eastern NSW (Braidwood) and Bath in the UK.

On returning to Australia, Julian took up a position at the University of Sydney’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital working in the Primary Accession and Medicine referral services before commencing a residency in Small Animal Surgery in 2003.
He successfully gained membership in Small Animal Medicine in 2003 and in Small Animal Surgery in 2006. Julian completed his surgical residency in 2007, having spent time at Murdoch University and Colorado State University as part of his training. He also graduated with a Masters of Veterinary Clinical Studies after completing a thesis on Canine Neural Angiostrongyliasis.

In January 2008, Julian joined Veterinary Specialist Services, one of Australia’s largest and most comprehensive veterinary referral service offering Surgery, Medicine, Emergency, Oncology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Dentistry. After nearly a decade of multi-disciplinary practice Julian and his family moved down to Newcastle in NSW to start a new referral service at the Animal Referral and Emergency Center. As well as a seachange, Julian was able to build up a busy referral surgery practice alongside the Emergency service, continuing to train interns as part of the practice.

As the children approached high school age, Julian and his family elected to move back North of the Border and settle the kids into new schools in Toowoomba in October 2021. Julian has primarily been part of the UQ Vets Teaching Hospital in Gatton, teaching undergraduates and supervision of the interns at part of the clincal service as well as lecturing to the undergraduates. Julian has also been a regular part of the JCU Veterinary Teaching hospital clinical staff since 2022 and has just recently returned to VSS working part time at the Jindalee practice.

Julian is the author of several peer-reviewed articles published in multiple journals. He has lectured in several countries including the US, UK and Thailand. He has presented at numerous conferences including WSAVA, Australian College Science Week and the AVA annual conference as well as regularly speaking at online conferences in recent years for Vet Education and Vet Prac.

Through his time at the University of Sydney, Veterinary Specialist Services, AREC, Univesity of Queensland and James Cook University, Julian has gained a wide experience in all areas of surgery from cardiothoracic, oncology and vascular to orthopaedic, neurological and trauma procedures.

Outside of work hours, Julian is kept busy running around after his three young children, two energetic ex-RSPCA dogs and four guinea pigs.

Dr. Margaret M Duxbury

Fear Free Certified - Elite

Dr. Duxbury is co-founder of Veterinary Behavior Specialties of MN, a private, behavior-only specialty practice serving the Twin Cities and surrounding regions. 

She previously served on the clinical and teaching faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, earning the rank of Associate Professor.

Dr. Duxbury recently retired from clinical practice to focus on private consulting, writing and public speaking.

Dr Leon Warne

BSc(Biol), BBiomedSc(Hons1), BSc, BVMS, MVS, MANZCVS (Anaesthesia), DACVAA, PhD
Founder | Clinical Director
The Vet Pharmacist

Leon graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Murdoch University (Western Australia) in 2009.
Following graduation he undertook an internship in anaesthesia, emergency and critical care medicine.

Leon joined the Melbourne Veterinary School’s anaesthesia and analgesia section at the University of Melbourne in 2010 where he completed a specialty training program in anaesthesia and pain management, a clinical master degree in anaesthesia as well as a PhD in pain-management and assessment.

In 2015 he completed an externship in paediatric anaesthesia and trauma management at The Austin and Royal Melbourne Hospitals. Leon is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists anaesthesia chapter and an Australasian Veterinary Boards Council registered specialist in anaesthesia. Leon is a director of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Pain Management Australia and an adjunct senior lecturer at Murdoch University.

His clinical research interests are assessment and management of pain in patients’ incapable of self-reporting; intravenous fluid therapy; and utilisation of novel drug delivery technologies to optimise bioavailability and dosing efficacy of medicinal cannabis therapeutics.

Dr Emma Johnson

BVSc, MVS (Murdoch), MVS (Melbourne), MVSc, MANZCVS, DACVAA
Emma graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from James Cook University in 2011. After some time in general practice, she completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Sydney and then an three year anaesthesia and analgesia residency at the University of Melbourne.
She passed her speciality board exams and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2020. Emma is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Anaesthesia chapter.

Prof Andrew Worth


Andrew graduated from Massey University in 1990 and has worked in both Australia, the UK and NZ. From 2000 to 2003 he undertook a residency in small animal surgery at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Radiology and a Fellow in Small Animal Surgery. He has been a registered specialist since 2006 and has examined small animal surgery at Membership and Fellowship level including a stint as Head Subject Examiner. His PhD was a study of Degenerative Orthopaedic Disease is Working German Shepherd dogs and he has a long association with the NZ Police and Defence Forces. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and active research interests in computer assisted surgery and lumbosacral disease. Andrew is currently a Professor and Head of Department of Small Animal Surgery at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Dr Laurent Garosi

DVM, FRCVS, DipECVN – RCVS & EBVS® European recognised specialist in veterinary neurology

Laurent is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN), RCVS/European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon by meritorious contribution to clinical practice. 

He is currently clinical director of a Teleradiology company called Vet Oracle, the first of its kind, offering off-site neuro-imaging (MRI and CT) and neurology/neurosurgery specialist advice across the globe as well as general imaging. His main clinical and research interests are cerebrovascular diseases, neuro-imaging, paroxysmal dyskinesia and feline neurology.

Laurent has published widely in the field of neurology and is a regular speaker on the national and international continuing education circuit. He is past president of the ECVN, past chief examiner of the ECVN examination committee, co-founder of the Facebook page Veterinary Neurology and co-editor with Simon Platt of a textbook on Small Animal Neurological Emergencies. He is the 2021 recipient of the WSAVA best speaker of the year and 2022 recipient of the BSAVA Bourgelat award for truly outstanding international contribution to the field of small animal practice.

Dr. Darren Merrett

BVSc, MVS, Cert. SAC FANZCVS (Specialist in Canine Medicine)

Darren Merrett graduated from Melbourne University in 1984 and completed internship/residency programs at Melbourne University (where he obtained a Master of Veterinary Studies) and then Bristol University (where he obtained a RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Cardiology).
Darren obtained Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Canine Medicine) in 1994 and found a private referral practice that has subsequently grown at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre.

In addition to daily clinical work, Darren has co-tutored a small animal medicine distance education course for the University of Sydney’s Centre for Veterinary Education for over 20 years; he is a frequent conference speaker; regularly examines and mentors for the ANZCVS; and has trained and supervised many residents. Darren has spent a lifetime in specialist small animal practice and he has taught and mentored hundreds of veterinarians.

Dr Kieran Borgeat

BSc BVSc MVetMed CertVC MRCVS DipACVIM DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology)

Kieran is a world-renowned Specialist in veterinary cardiology and is Clinical Director at Eastcott Referrals, where he has developed the cardiology and interventional surgery service.

He has spoken on five continents on a variety of cardiology topics, and trained vets from across the globe in how to perform minimally invasive vascular procedures. He has pioneered and refined the transpulmonic stent angioplasty procedure in dogs with complex pulmonic stenosis, now widely performed across Europe and the USA, and was the first vet in the UK to perform trans-catheter edge-to-edge repair in dogs with mitral valve disease. He is an active researcher, working on non-contact heart rate measurement in companion species, and is co-host of the new veterinary cardiology podcast, The Animal Heartbeat. At home he is kept busy by his four children, a Cavapoo called Wookiee and a cat called Katniss.

Dr Dani Hoolahan

BSc BVMS DACVD Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist

Dr Dani graduated from Murdoch University in 2007 with honours. She worked in busy, small animal general practices both in Sydney, Australia and Portland, Oregon before completing a dermatology internship in Perth, Western Australia and then moving to the University of California,
Davis to join the dermatology service at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital as a resident.

She completed her residency in 2013 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in the same year. She has worked in busy dermatology referral practice since 2014 and is the founder of the Veterinary Dermatology Clinic.

Dr Stuart Walton


Dr. Walton is a clinical assistant professor in small animal internal medicine at the University of Florida. He earned his veterinary degree at the University of Queensland in Australia and has completed 2 internal medicine residencies; the first at Veterinary Specialist Services (Australia) and the second at Louisiana State University.
His many interests include infectious and inflammatory diseases, immune-mediated disease, respiratory disease, and extracorporeal blood purification techniques.

Dr Elizabeth A. Giuliano

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Dr. Giuliano received a Bachelor of Science with honors from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1991 and her DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996.
Following graduation from veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1997 and remained in private practice in midtown Manhattan the following year. In 1998, she returned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to complete a Comparative Ocular Pathology Fellowship. Since July 1, 1999, Dr. Giuliano has been a member of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri where she completed a residency in veterinary ophthalmology and a Masters of Science degree. She is currently a tenured Professor of the department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at the University of Missouri and Section Chief of their comparative ophthalmology service. She has authored over 100 articles and textbook chapters. Dr. Giuliano is a dynamic, engaging speaker and has lectured extensively in the academic setting and at national and international meetings. She is the recipient of numerous teaching/ leadership awards, including three Golden Aesculapius Teaching Awards, the Gold Chalk Award, the Dadd Award, Western Veterinary Conference’s “Educator of the Year” (2018), and the 2023 Jordan Hoyt Memorial Tribute to Women faculty award. Since becoming an ACVO diplomate in 2002, Dr. Giuliano has demonstrated sustained devotion to her profession through volunteer work. This includes serving on more than 12 ACVO standing, Ad-Hoc, and associated committees [Residency Committee (2002-2006), Resident Forum Committee Co-Chair (2003 & 2006), ACVO Nominating Committee (2008 & 2017), Job Task Analysis Task Force (2008), Resident Presentation Judge at Annual Conference (2008 & 2009), Governance Committee (2009 – 2011), Maintenance of Certification Committee (2007-2012), Vision for Animal Foundation Grants Committee (Member 2007- 2009; co-Chair 2010 – 2012), William Magrane Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology Steering Committee (2011-2017), and the ABVO Examination Committee (2019- 2022)]. In 2011, she was elected to the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) Board of Regents (2011-2016) and served as the ACVO President from 2015-2016.

Dr Alasdair Renwick

BVMS DSAS (Orth) Australian Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

Alasdair is an internationally recognised orthopaedic specialist and is currently the only specific orthopaedic specialist in registered Victoria.
He worked for 11 years in general practice followed by spending the last 15 years in specialist orthopaedic practice. As well as his clinical duties he regularly lectures nationally and internationally and was an honorary lecturer for the University of Liverpool. Prior moving with his family to Australia in January 2018, he spent the previous 7 years in one of the busiest orthopaedic referral clinics in the UK. This clinic had a large case load of high performance working dogs many of which presenting with humeral intracondylar fissures. He has also been performing total hip replacements for 15 years. He therefore has a wealth of experience in both of these conditions and has continued to enjoy treating these and other cases while teaching residents at East Mornington Referral Hospital.

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The Approach to Haemoabdomen in the Dog

The patient with haemoabdomen presents a challenge for the attending veterinarian. The presence of life-threatening hemorrhage, shock and decompensation require rapid patient assessment and therapy to prevent serious complications – coupled with the need to diagnose and manage the underlying cause. This lecture will present a detailed approach to the patient with haemoabdomen, including a review of modern resuscitation concepts, such as hypotensive resuscitation, damage control resuscitation, the value of early transfusion therapy, as well as the role of surgery in the stabilisation and therapy of these critical patients.

Feel Confident About Imaging Dyspneic Patients


Cytologic Curiosities of the Cat

In this session, we will review a series of four cases that highlight different pathologic processes that most often (or strictly) occur in the feline patient and have unique cytologic and hematologic features.

Optimizing cat toilets: the details make the difference

A complete understanding of cat behavior is important when evaluating the cat’s wellbeing. Some behaviors may be so strongly motivated as to constitute a “need”. Odendaal (1994) defined needs in terms of their effect on quality of life. If a behavioral need arises, then it is important that the environment provided allows for that need to be met. Are this cat’s behavioral needs being ensured currently in the majority of households? Cats organize their territory in a way that allows them to hunt, feed, rest and eliminate far from other cats. The existence of protected isolation and elimination areas is crucial. The environment’s balance can be disturbed by a poor distribution of required zones and resources (food, water, litter trays). One of the major stressors identified in cats are its toilets. And there are many details that make the difference by the cat’s perspective, being the main cause for behavior problems in this species.

Improve Your Interpretation of Radiographic Pulmonary Patterns in the Cat

This session will review how to diagnose air space, air way (bronchocentric), interstitial and complex pattern of the feline lung. A discussion of acquired allergic, infectious vs. neoplastic diseases will be demonstrated with case examples. Emphasis will be on how to create a plan of action based on the lung abnormalities and best arrive at a diagnosis using numerous case examples.

Bandaging and Initial Wound Management


Can This Dog Be Saved? Assessing Prognosis and Risk in Aggressive Dogs

Participants in this session will learn to recognize the communicative function of aggressive behavior in dogs, and to understand how both internal (“Nature”) and external /experiential (“Nurture”) factors impact its development and affect the prognosis. Participants will learn to define prognosis from the perspectives of change in the dog vs change in the outcome, to use specific risk factors to provide clarity in decision making and in communications with clients, and to identify several ‘red flags’ that suggest a truly dangerous patient.

A Case-Based Approach to Managing Osteoarthritis Pain in Dogs and Cats

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the leading cause of chronic pain in dogs and cats. Effectively diagnosing and treating pain in these patients can often be challenging yet extremely rewarding when improvements in quality of life are achieved.

Amid a suite of old and new treatment options clinicians can find themselves struggling to map out a clear clinical approach. Monoclonal antibodies, NSAIDs, CBD, gabapentin, paracetamol, nutraceuticals, etc., etc.,

Drs Leon Warne and Emma Johnson will co-present this session, which will focus on providing clarity and a clinical strategy to assist you determine what treatment option to reach for, and when.

The Enigma that is Degenerative Lumbosacral Stenosis


Unravelling Myasthenia Gravis

In this program, participants will learn about the two different types of myasthenia gravis, namely congenital and acquired, and their respective pathophysiology. Participants will then learn how not to miss the key neurological signs suggestive of generalised neuromuscular weakness and how they differ from spinal disorder. The discussion will then move to how to establish a logical step-wise diagnostic approach to a neuromuscular disorder with emphasis on the diagnosis of acquired myasthenia gravis. This program will also discuss treatment strategies for the management of acquired myasthenia gravis in dogs and cats using anticholinesterase medications and when immuno-suppressive treatment should be considered. Principles of treatment monitoring and prognosis will be presented.

PU/PD When the Blood and Urine Tests Are Normal-ish

Join Dr Merrett for this lecture as he delves into a more problematic area of medicine where you don’t get easy answers from the routine tests and discover some interesting facts along the way!

Mitral valve disease: beyond furosemide and pimobendan

Cardiology is an area of veterinary practice that evolves rapidly, and in the 7-years since the publication of the landmark EPIC study, the landscape has continued to change. Where are we with conflicting evidence on the use of ACE-inhibitors? What cut-off should we use to identify stage B2 mitral valve disease? What surgical options do dog owners have if they wanted to pursue advanced treatment? This evening session will review not only the basics of how to approach dogs with MVD at different stages, but also the up-to-date expert thinking on how best to manage dogs with MVD, and look to new treatment options that can help improve the outlook for the worst affected dogs.

Ear we go again: treating and beating otitis externa

Join us as we talk all things ears! From predisposing to perpetuating to primary factors, to managing acute or chronic episodes of otitis externa to preventing recurrence – we have it all covered!

Wasting away I'm losing my protein (diagnosing and treating proteinuira)


Conjunctivitis: Why is it so important to diagnose and correctly treat this routine clinical finding in dogs and cats

In this program, participants will learn about the importance of differentiating conjunctivitis from scleral injection and importantly, to recognize that there can be some overlap. It is vital that participants understand the differences as they will help in diagnosis and treatment which will vary from mild disease, to urgent vision threatening problems. We will review common causes of conjunctivitis in dogs, and some more unusual presentations. We will then review feline conjunctivitis and highlight for participants a recent “state of the art” lecture given at the 2022 ACVO meeting. Dr. Giuliano encourages audience participation and absolutely loves lecturing for Vet. Education – it is an outstanding resource!

What’s New in Orthopaedics

Join us for this lecture where Dr Alasdair Renwick will discuss not one but two topics wrapped up into one! – Humeral intracondylar fissures as well as look at whether we should do hip replacement in cats and small dogs.

‌ This lecture will explain the pathogenesis of HIF. Participants will be able to describe the diagnosis, list treatment options and importantly identify some of the complications associated with this challenging condition. Secondly, we will also cover how we can accurately assess the long-term outcomes of these procedures and what is the latest evidence. Participants will understand the two main types of hip replacement implants and be able to describe the advantages of the new system.