Advanced Avian Medicine Avian and Reptile Endoscopy - A-2-Day Practical Course

Avian & Exotic Animals


Date: Fri 5th Oct 2018 - Sat 6th Oct 2018
Venue: Vets Now Referrals, Swindon
Location: Southern England (Bristol or Heathrow Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet -
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GBP 750.00
GBP 825.00
Student -
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GBP 200.00
GBP 220.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 26th August 2018
Registration Deadline: Friday 7th September 2018

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all  attendees when attending courses in the UK.

 
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Fri 5 - Sat 6 October. A 2-Day Practical Course


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.

On the first day the following topics will be covered 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

Frank and honest topical discussions will be encouraged during the dedicated question times, with speakers sharing their successes and failures in order to maximise the learning experience for all attending veterinarians. Day 1 will conclude with an optional course dinner which will give delegates the opportunity to get to know each other and to spend more time with the speakers.

On the second day, after a further introduction to endoscopy equipment and techniques, the 4-hour practical session will give delegates the opportunity to put theory into practice on cadaver specimens and to ask questions in small groups (2-5 delegates), all under the supervision of the course tutors.

Day 2 will finish with case discussions. Delegates will be encouraged to bring cases with them for discussion in this session.

The course fee includes lunches on site, coffee/tea breaks, extensive course notes and a certificate of attendance (15 hours). On the evening of the first day all delegates are invited to attend the course dinner, which costs £25 (not included in the price, drinks will be charged extra). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

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    Neil Forbes
    BVetMed, Dip ECZM(avian), FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European & RCVS Specialist in Avian Medicine
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    Neil graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1983 with a 1st Class Honours degree. He gained his RCVS Specialist status in 1992 and his FRCVS by examination in Exotic Bird Medicine in 1996. Neil gained his European Diploma (European Recognised Specialist) in 1997. He is well known to most UK clinicians as well as many from abroad. Neil has acted as the tutor on all European Association of Avian Vets, Avian Soft Tissue Wet Lab courses from 1997 to present.  Neil has lectured in many countries, contributed to more than 25 books and published numerous peer reviewed papers.

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    Tom Dutton
    BVM&S, CertAVP(ZooMed), Dip ECZM(avian), MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Avian Medicine
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    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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Vets Now Referrals, Swindon

Venue

Unit 10, Berkshire House,County Park,Shrivenham Rd, SwindonSN1 2NR
SN1 2NR

LOCATION DETAILS AND HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Distance from Heathrow Airport - approx. 66 m

Distance from Bristol Airport - approx. 50 m

Directions

Travelling by car

From the M4

Come off at junction 15 onto the A419 towards Swindon. Take the first junction off the A419 onto the A4259 and take the first exit off the roundabout, passing the Hospital on the left. At the next roundabout take the third exit following the A4259, Queen’s Drive. Follow the A4259 until Drakes roundabout and take the second exit onto the A4312, Drakes Way. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Ocotal Way and then right at the next set of traffic lights onto Shrivenham Road. At the mini roundabout turn right into County Park Business Park. We are located at the end of the road on the left.

From the A419/A420

At the White Hart Roundabout, take theA4312 - Oxford Road exit (signed Town Centre). Remain on the A4312 until the Greenbridge Roundabout. At the roundabout take the second exit (signed Town Centre & A4312). Turn right at traffic light junction with Ocotal Way - A313. Turn right at set of lights (signed Marshgate) onto Shrivenham Road. Turn right at mini-roundabout into the County Park Business Park. We are located at the end of the road on the left hand side.

Travelling by Public Transport

By Bus/Train

From Swindon Rail Station walk to bus station (Bay 16) and take the 66 Bus. After 4 stops exit at Walcot East, Drakes Park. From there it is a 6 minute walk to the center.

Local Hotels

Best Western Premier Blunsdon House Hotel**** 

Blunsdon, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN26 7AS. Tel.: +44 (0) 845 776 7676 

Distance to clinic: 4.9 m

Rooms from £77 

Brook Madison *** 

Oxford Road, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, SN3 4TL. Tel.: +44 (0) 1793 831 333 

Distance to clinic: 1.9 m

Rooms from £70

Jurys Inn*** 

Fleming Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 2NG. Tel.: +44 (0) 1793 445600 

Distance to clinic: 1.3 m

Rooms from £67 

Travelodge Hotel - Swindon Central

Princes Way, Princes Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 2SF. Tel: +44 (0) 871 984 6328 

Distance to clinic: 1.3 m

Rooms from £34 

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