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Avian / Reptile Medicine & Introduction to Endoscopy – A 2-Day Practical Course

Sat, 20 April, 2024 - Sun, 21 April, 2024 - 09:31 pm

Species

Avian, Exotics & Small Mammals

Venue

Byre Veterinary Referrals

Contact Hours

15 Hours

Early Booking Deadline

Thu, 07 March, 2024

Registration Deadline

Sun, 14 April, 2024

Language

English

Extras

Printed Course Notes - USD 93.29

Sponsors
Discipline

Diagnostic Imaging

Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology & Oncology

Industry Partners

Global
Europe

Veterinary Partners

Global
Europe

The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

When presented with a bird or reptile, disease is often advanced and yet making a specific diagnosis can be extremely challenging.  In this course we will discuss aspects of avian and reptile husbandry and management, as so many cases are linked to poor husbandry.  We will then deal with history taking, visual and physical examination, clinical pathology testing and interpretation, anaesthesia, imaging and endoscopy, with the aim that once completed, delegates will be able to accurately access husbandry, form a realistic differential diagnosis list.  Then to be able to anaesthetise the patient, collect clinical pathology samples, interpret results, take standard radiology views and interpret them, to undertake a range of endoscopic examinations, with a view to achieving a definitive and specific diagnosis, in a timely, safe and effective manner so as to optimise prognosis for a full recovery.

The course covers the following topics in lectures and case presentations:

  • Avian Husbandry of standard avian groups
  • Reptile husbandry of standard reptile groups
  • Avian history collection, visual and physical examination
  • Reptile history collection, visual and physical examination
  • Avian anaesthesia, clinical pathology testing and interpretation
  • Reptile anaesthesia, clinical pathology testing and interpretation
  • Introduction to endoscopy
  • Maintaining Biosecurity in the Exotic Vet Facility

Open and frank discussions are encouraged during the dedicated question times and the speakers will share their personal experiences (successes and failures) with attendees.

There are 3.5 hours of practical sessions will give attendees the opportunity to put theory into practice on reptiles specimens and to ask questions in small groups (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine), all under the supervision of specialists.

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the wine & cheese reception. 

 Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available. 

Sarah Pellett graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2006.    She has worked in first opinion and referral exotics practices and has completed the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Zoological Medicine).  In 2016 she obtained the RCVS Diploma in Zoological Medicine and in 2017 became an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.  Sarah works at Animates Veterinary Clinic Ltd, in Thurlby, Lincolnshire, seeing a wide range of first opinion and referral exotic animal cases. 

She is a member of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), the British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS), the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) and the European Association of Avian Veterinarians (EAAV).  She is also the veterinary adviser on invertebrate health for the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria (BIAZA), Terrestrial Invertebrate Working Group and Secretary for the Veterinary Invertebrate Society. 

Tom graduated from Edinburgh University in 2011 then completed a one year rotating internship working extensively with exotic species (raptors and reptiles in particular), before starting his Residency in Avian Medicine at Great Western Exotics in 2012. In January 2014 Tom successfully gained his RCVS CertAVP(ZooMed) and completed his Residency in Avian Medicine in 2015. He obtained his European diploma DipECZM(avian) and European specialist status in 2017. Tom regularly provides lectures internationally on all aspects of exotic animal medicine and care to both veterinarians and nurses. He supervises the only UK based European College of Zoological medicine avian residency programme helping to train the specialists of the future.

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Venue

32 Papyrus Road, Peterborough

CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Byre Veterinary Referrals
32 Papyrus Road
Peterborough
PE4 5BH
United Kingdom

Phone:01733 325007
Fax: 01733 325007
E-Mail:info@oakhamvethospital.co.uk

 

DIRECTIONS

From Birmingham International Airport

Head north-west towards Corporation Street. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Aston Express Way. Take the A38 slip road on the right to A38(M)/M6/M42/M40/Coventry/Wolverhampton/Lichfield/B'ham Arpt. Keep right to continue on A38/A38(M). At junction 6, exit onto M6 towards London/M1/M42/M40 

Keep right to stay on M6. Continue onto A14. At junction 7, take the A43 exit to Stamford/Corby/Kettering. Turn onto the A43. At junction 17, exit towards City Centre/Marholm/Cremator'm. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Soke Pkwy. 

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lincoln Rd/A15. Go through 2 roundabouts 

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Werrington Pkwy/A15. At Junction 47, take the 1st exit onto Papyrus Rd. Destination will be on the right. 

From East Midlands Airport

Head south towards A453. Turn left onto A453. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A453, take the 2nd exit onto the A42/M1 slip road to Birmingham/M42/Tamworth/London/Leicester. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for M1/London/Leicester and merge onto M1. At junction 17, exit towards City Centre/Marholm/Cremator'm. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Soke Pkwy. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lincoln Rd/A15. Go through 2 roundabouts At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Werrington Pkwy/A15. At Junction 47, take the 1st exit onto Papyrus Rd. Destination will be on the right. 

From Heathrow International Airport

Head north on Terminal 5 Roundabout towards Wright Way. Take the M25 (N) exit on the right towards M4/M1/London (W & C)/M40/Watford. Merge onto M25. At junction 21, exit onto M1 towards Luton Arpt. At junction 13, take the A421 exit to Bedford/M. Keynes(S). Keep left to continue towards A421, stay on A421. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A1. Continue onto A1(M) (signs for The N/Peterborough). At junction 17, exit onto Fletton Pkwy/A1139 towards Wisbech. Merge onto Fletton Pkwy/A1139. Take the A1260 slip road to City Centre. 

At junction 17, exit towards City Centre/Marholm/Cremator'm. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Soke Pkwy. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lincoln Rd/A15. Go through 2 roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Werrington Pkwy/A15. At Junction 47, take the 1st exit onto Papyrus Rd. Destination will be on the right.   

Travelling by car: 

From the North via A1: Head south-east on A1. Continue straight onto Great N Rd/A1. Continue to follow A1. Turn left onto The Green Drift. Slight left onto Mill Rd. Turn right onto B1443. Slight left onto Bainton Rd/B1443. Continue to follow B1443. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A15. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Werrington Pkwy/A15. At Junction 47, take the 3rd exit onto Papyrus Rd. Destination will be on the right.  

From the South via A1: Merge onto the A1. Continue onto A1(M) (signs for The N/Peterborough). At junction 17, exit onto Fletton Pkwy/A1139 towards Wisbech. Merge onto Fletton Pkwy/A1139. Take the A1260 slip road to City Centre. At junction 17, exit towards City Centre/Marholm/Cremator'm. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Soke Pkwy. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lincoln Rd/A15. Go through 2 roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Werrington Pkwy/A15. At Junction 47, take the 1st exit onto Papyrus Rd. Destination will be on the right. 

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

East Midlands Airport – approx. 62.3 miles (1 hr 25min drive) from the clinic
Birmingham Airport – approx. 86.5 miles (1 hr 48min drive) from the clinic
Heathrow International Airport – approx. 99.2 miles (2 hr drive) from the clinic

 

NEARBY HOTELS

The Dragonfly Hotel***    
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Email: fd@dragonflypeterborough.co.uk

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The Pearl Hotel****
77 Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE 1 2SH UK
Tel: +44 01733 566662
Email: info@thepearlhotel.co.uk

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The Bull Hotel***  
Westgate, Hambleton, Peterborough PE1 1RB  UK
Tel: +44 01733 561364
Email: info@bull-hotel-peterborough.com

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