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

Date: Fri 26th Nov 2021 - Sat 27th Nov 2021
Venue: Liphook Equine Hospital
Location: near Guildford, Southern England (Gatwick or Heathrow Airport)
Contact Hours: 15 Hours
Course Language: English
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Qualified Vet GBP 395.00
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GBP 1390.00
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GBP 1270.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 17th October 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday 29th October 2021

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Fri 26 - Sat 27 November 2021 - A 2-Day Interactive & Practical Course




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 
  • Common Cardiac Conditions 
  • Investigation of the Thin Horse 
  • Urinary Tract Disorders 
  • Vascular Ultrasound – New Developments and Tips & Tricks

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: 

  • Abdominal Ultrasound & Liver/Renal Biopsy Techniques
  • Endocrine Case-Based Discussions 
  • Ultrasound-guided Spinal Fluid Collection         
  • Arrhythmia Case-based Discussions
  • Respiratory Endoscopy incl. BAL, Tracheal & Guttural Pouch Washes, PET Block etc.
  • 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 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


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    Andy Durham
    BSc, BVSc, CertEP, DEIM, Dipl.ECEIM, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    RCVS & European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    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.

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    Gunther van Loon
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ECEIM, Assoc.Member ECVDI


    European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    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. 

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    Vikki Scott
    BVetMed, MSc, Dipl.ACVIM, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    American & RCVS Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    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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Course Program

Liphook Equine Hospital


Liphook Equine Hospital
Forest Mere, Liphook
Hampshire, GU30 7JG


Address: Forest Mere, Liphook GU30 7JG, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1428 723594


From the North
  • Take the A3 southbound  following signs to Guildford, Petersfield and Portsmouth
  • After passing through the Hindhead tunnel continue on the A3 following signs for Liphook and Petersfield
  • Leave the A3 to join the B2131 and follow the signs into the village of Liphook
  • At the first mini roundabout, take the first exit following signs for Haslemere and Rake
  • At the second mini roundabout, take the second exit following signs for Rake onto the B2070
  • Continue for approximately 1.5 miles past The Links pub and beneath a railway bridge into West Sussex
  • At the top of the hill turn right signposted to Equine Veterinary Hospital and Forest Mere
  • Continue across the golf course and along the lane for 1 mile and then take the left fork signposted to The Liphook Equine Hospital
From the South
  • Take the A3M northbound.
  • After Petersfield turn onto the A272 following signs towards Midhurst
  • At the roundabout turn left and follow this road which becomes the B2070  for approximately 5 miles
  • Pass through Rake and after a short stretch of dual carriageway the road becomes single carriageway again
  • Pass the Black Fox pub on the left & after approximately 100m turn left signposted to Equine Veterinary Hospital and Forest Mere
  • Continue across the golf course and along the lane for approximately 1 mile and then take the left fork signposted to Liphook Equine Hospital



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“A course for advanced practitioners in medicine - the practical sessions were very useful to have the tips of our speakers. I had a great time!”

Marie Desfarges, Germany - Internal Medicine Challenges for Advanced Practitioners course

“Lectures were easy to understand and practical lessons were really helpful in putting the theory to practice. It’s much easier to practice with specimens and with a specialists watching over - really good!”

Anna Lehto, AitoVet, Finland

“Interaction and practical wetlabs were fantastic. Relaxed attitude of speakers - practical discussions were priceless.”

Duncan Prinsloo