Internal Medicine Challenges for Advanced Practitioners – A 2-Day Interactive & Practical Course

Fri, 08 November, 2024 - Sat, 09 November, 2024




Mälaren Hästklinik

Contact Hours

15 Hours

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 29 September, 2024

Registration Deadline

Fri, 11 October, 2024


English (Swedish Moderation)


Printed Set of Course Notes (pick up at venue) - USD 78.54



Emergency & Critical Care

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


Industry Partners


Veterinary Partners



This 2-day practical course was designed for equine practitioners with a good working knowledge in internal medicine and covers challenging conditions and new developments in the field.  Each of the following hot topics will be addressed via well-illustrated, interactive case-discussions providing a platform for the panel of speakers to share pitfalls, erroneous clinical conclusions and useful tips and tricks: 

  • Pleural & Pericardial Diseases  
  • Hepatic Diseases  
  • Non-healing Corneal Ulcers  
  • Ultrasonography of the Foal
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Conditions – Lecture & Case Discussions
  • Common Cardiac Conditions  
  • Investigation of the Thin Horse  
  • Urinary Tract Disorders  
  • Updated on Endocrine Disorders – Lecture & Case Discussions 

Between both afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and cadaver specimens and to ask questions in small groups (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine), all under the supervision of specialists. Each attendee will rotate through the following practical sessions:  

  • Gastrointestinal Ultrasound 
  • Liver/Renal Ultrasound & Biopsy Techniques  
  • Respiratory Endoscopy incl. BAL, Tracheal & Guttural Pouch Washes, PET Block etc. 
  • Endocrine Case-Based Discussions 
  • Ultrasound-guided Spinal Fluid Collection  
  • Arrhythmia Case-based Discussions  
  • Ophthalmologic Procedures & Ultrasound – Nerve blocks, lavage system placement, keratotomy, aqueocentesis etc. 

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions).   Early course registration via the VetPD website www.vetpd.com is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.  

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:   B-EP.3;  C-E.1;  C-E.2;  C-E.3;  C-E.4;  C-E.15; C-E.16 

Andy graduated from Bristol in 1988 and after two years in mixed practice started in ambulatory equine practice in the Midlands. He gained the RCVS CertEP in 1993 before moving to Liphook Equine Hospital in 1994, becoming a partner in 2001. This was followed by the RCVS diploma in equine internal medicine in 2003 and European diploma in equine internal medicine in 2004. Andy has continued to perform a little first opinion ambulatory work although he now mainly works in the new hospital at Liphook with medical in-patients and the diagnostic laboratory. He has recently been appointed as visiting professor at the University of Surrey, Guildford and is involved in the development of a new veterinary school there. Andy’s main professional interests are in endocrine disease, liver disease, dermatology, infectious diseases and most other aspects of internal medicine.

Gunther van Loon graduated from Ghent University, Belgium, in 1992 and has worked at the Ghent University, Department of Large Animal Internal Medicine, ever since. In 2001 he finished his PhD on “Atrial pacing and experimental atrial fibrillation in equines”. In 2004 he became Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine and in 2011 Associate Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. He is now Professor in Large Animal Internal Medicine at Ghent University and his major interests are cardiology (arrhythmias, electrophysiology, cardiac pacing, echocardiography, TDI, 2D ST), and thoracic and abdominal ultrasound. Areas of research include 2D Speckle Tracking, Tissue Doppler Imaging, cardiac biomarkers, assessment of arterial wall stiffness and great vessel pathology, atrial fibrillation. Gunther has published mainly in the field of equine internal medicine and cardiology and lectures regularly at national and international courses and conferences. 

Vikki graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006 and remained with the RVC for 6 months working in the basic sciences department as an anatomy demonstrator, before undertaking a neonatal intensive care fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. In 2007, she returned to the UK and completed a rotating internship at Rossdale and Partners in Newmarket. She remained with Rossdales as a studfarm veterinarian for two further breeding seasons and also completed a southern hemisphere season in the Hunter Valley, Australia. In 2010, Vikki undertook a residency in equine internal medicine at The Ohio State University, while simultaneously obtaining a Master’s degree. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2014 and is an RCVS recognised specialist in equine internal medicine. Vikki moved back to the UK and took up the position of  internal medicine clinician and associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge from 2013-2019.

She is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Glasgow researching gastric disease and the gastric microbiome in horses in training, alongside part time clinical work. Vikki’s professional interests include gastrointestinal disease, neonatology and neurology.

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Mälaren Hästklinik, Sigtuna near Stockholm, Sweden. (Stockholm Arlanda Airport)


Mälaren Hästklinik AB
Hälgesta 1
193 91 Sigtuna
Phone:                +46 8-592 540 10
Website:              www.hastklinik.se



From Enköping

Drive on the E 18 towards Stockholm. Take the Draget junction, exit number 147. Turn right towards Håtuna. After 5 km you come to a four-way intersection, turn left on road 269 towards Sigtuna / Håtuna. After 4 km turn right towards Uppsala / Arlanda / Sigtuna (road 263). Drive 6.5 km and at a T-junction turn left towards Uppsala. Drive 2 km and you will see the clinic on the right side of the road. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Stockholm via E18

Drive on the E18 towards Enköping. Take the exit at junction Bro, exit number 146. After the exit on the right, turn left onto road 269 towards Sigtuna / Skokloster. After 11 km turn right towards Uppsala / Arlanda / Sigtuna (road 263). Drive 6.5 km and at a T-junction turn left towards Uppsala. Drive 2 km and you will see the clinic on the right side of the road. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Stockholm via E4

Drive on the E4 towards Uppsala. Take the Trafikplats Märsta junction, exit number 180. Drive Road 263 past Märsta towards Sigtuna, after the bridge over Garnsviken there will be a roundabout in Sigtuna. Continue on Road 263 to the right and now drive in the direction of Uppsala for about 4 km. You now see the clinic on the right side of the road. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Uppsala via E4

Drive on the E4 towards Stockholm. Take the exit at Knivsta junction, exit number 184. Turn right towards Knivsta. Drive past Knivsta and follow the road to the stop sign. (Vassunda) Drive straight ahead over road 255 and after 200 meters there will be a new stop sign. Turn left towards Sigtuna. After about 2 km and after Skråmsta, the clinic is on the left side. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Uppsala Rv 255

Drive on the Rv 255 out of Uppsala past Vilan / Sävja. Follow the road to Vassunda and take the right direction Sigtuna. After about 2 km and after Skråmsta, the clinic is on the left side. It is signposted Horse Clinic.



Stockholm Arlanda Airport - approx. 20 km



Best Western Arlanda Hotellby ***
Bristagatan 22, Arlanda, 190 45
Tel: +46 8 597 897 00
Website: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-details.88188.html


9.6 Km distance

Prices from 595SEK

Sigtunastiftelsen Hotell & Konferens ***
Manfred Björkquists Allé 4, 193 31 Sigtuna
Tel: + 46 8 592 589 00
Website: https://sigtunastiftelsen.se/en/hotel


 7 Km distance

Prices from 618SEK

1909 Sigtuna Stadshotell *****
Stora Nygatan 3 193 30 Sigtuna
Tel: + 46 8 592 501 00
 Website: https://www.sigtunastadshotell.se/en/


 8 Km distance

Prices from 1280SEK

Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1413.74

USD 1284.38

Lectures Only

USD 706.87

USD 642.19

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1344.44

USD 1219.70

Lectures Only

USD 671.76

USD 609.85

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 360.37

USD 360.37

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 711.49

USD 711.49

Veterinary Student (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 143.22

USD 129.36

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 286.44

USD 258.72

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 2471.74

USD 2245.36

Lectures Only

USD 1949.67

USD 1769.49

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