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Updates in Small Animal Toxicology

This 2-week intensive course will ensure you are up-to-date with the very latest in the field of toxicology - from new toxins, to updates in treatment protocols for your poisoned or envenomed patients!

This course includes:

What you'll learn

Small animal toxicology is an ever-changing field – with new prescription pharmaceuticals, new recreational drugs, and new toxins becoming available with remarkable frequency – and the development of new or novel therapies also taking place. With all of this change, it can be hard to keep up.

This exciting 2-week intensive course is designed to help you – the busy veterinarian – keep up-to-date in this important field. We will review the recent literature, to deliver to you, concise and accurate current recommendations for the management of a wide range of toxicities seen in both dogs and cats. Featuring webinar-based tutorials, extensive notes, treatment algorithms and much more – this is a course you won’t want to miss.

Week 1: Updates in Toxicology I - Antidotes and Novel Therapies

This week, we’ll review the latest literature on the use of intravenous lipid emulsion therapy and other novel antidotes in the treatment of a wide range of toxins in small animal practice. We’ll also take time to review the use of long-standing therapies such as activated charcoal, cathartics and gastrointestinal binding agents - so you can be sure you are using the right medication, and the right time, to help your poisoned patient.

Week 2: Updates in Toxicology II - The Toxins

This week is all about the toxins - from new prescription medications, to the latest illicit drug toxicities, through to rare and bizarre toxins you may have forgotten about - we’ll bring you the latest information on how to recognise, diagnose and treat the newest toxins in dogs and cats!

When is it?

Course Tutor

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

Course Reviews

"Hello Phil and thank you so much for another wonderful course! I really enjoy learning from you - your teaching technique is fabulous and the resources and notes you provide are just so informative!"
Robert Green
Veterinarian, United States
"Thanks so much for all your advice and teaching. With so much information around these days, your evidence-based clarification goes a long way! You and your work are very valued at this practice."
Julian Smithers
Veterinarian, Australia
"Thank you for your wonderful resources and course. It is fantastic to be able to access it in such a flexible manner. I got a lot out of your notes, presentations and extras that I will refer to often in my work."
Rose Crooke
Veterinarian, New Zealand
"I want to acknowledge and thank you for the tremendous amount of quality information you have imparted to us during this course."
Bethany Reeves
Veterinarian, United Kingdom

Don't miss out on this exciting learning opportunity!

Updates in Small Animal Toxicology


AUD 249

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.