Webinar Series – Equine Emergency & Critical Care for Advanced Practitioners (Part 1 & 2)


Date: Tue 1st Sep 2020 - Thu 31st Dec 2020
Venue: EU - Live Webinars & On-Demand Viewing
Contact Hours: 10 Hours
Course Language: English
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Veterinary Student EUR 85.00 -
Intern/Resident (Requires Proof of Status) EUR 320.00 -
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Early Booking Deadline: Wednesday 1st January 2020
Registration Deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020

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Webinar Series – Equine Emergency & Critical Care for Advanced Practitioners (Part 1)


This practically oriented webinar was designed for equine practitioners and veterinary technicians with a good working knowledge in the field of equine emergency and critical care.  The world-renowned specialists will report on new developments and share invaluable tips and tricks on how to efficiently diagnose and treat critically ill patients in a private clinic setting.   Each of the following hot topics will be addressed via well-illustrated, interactive case-discussions providing a platform for the panel to also share pitfalls and erroneous clinical conclusions:

  • Fluid Therapy & Resuscitation
  • Monitoring the Critically ill Horse
  • New NSAIDs
  • Inexpensive Strategies for Complicated Colics
  • It’s not Endotoxemia it’s SIRS – Why Anti-Endotoxic Therapies don’t work
  • How to Incorporate an ICU into your Hospital
  • Strategies for Septic Synovial Structures & Massive Wounds
  • Upper & Lower Airway Emergencies
  • Ultrasound of Emergency Cases, incl. FLASH Exam
  • Dealing with the Acute Neurologic Case
  • Blood Transfusion – Donor Selection, Collection & Administration


*The live-streams are now completed and the recordings are available for on demand viewing.


Panel Discussion – Equine Emergency & Critical Care (Part 2)

Date:  7th July, 2020    Time:  19:00h - 22:00h CET (live) & access to on-demand viewing of recording


The panel discussion can either be booked together with the webinar series on 'Equine Emergency & Critical Care for Advanced Practitioner' or as a stand alone offering.    All three emergency and critical care specialists on the panel bring decades of experience combined with different backgrounds and specialisms to the table.  Both private and referrral hospital perspectives will be covered during the debates of the following controversial discussion points:

  • How to Incorporate an ICU into your Hospital?
  • Zebras not Horses – Our Most Bizarre Cases
  • Treat them to death – when to stop treating colics?
  • Usefulness & Limitations of Point of Care Devices in practice

*Participants are encouraged to send in questions to info@vetpd.com prior to the panel discussion.  There will also be the opportunity to raise questions during the discussion.


Panel Discussion Registration Process:    Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive an invitation to the live panel discussion in due course.  The panel discussion will be recorded and after the session has taken place, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The course fee includes a certificate of attendance, that will be issued once the webinar series/webinar has ended and your attendance has been confirmed.

Webinar Series Registration:   Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The registration fee includes extensive electronic course notes.  If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance after having viewed the webinar, please get in touch with us and we will send it to you electronically.  After having taken and passed a multiple-choice question quiz, an additional certificate can be provided which confirms that the quiz was successfully completed. This certificate may then be used to request accreditation points from your local governing body / Veterinary Medical Association.

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    Pam Wilkins
    DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ACVECC

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine & Emergency/Critical Care
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    Pam is a 1986 graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Between 1986 and 1989 she served as the originator and clinician for the equine neonatal intensive unit at Cornell, completing a Master’s degree in equine medicine and surgery simultaneously. Pam was in private practice from 1989 until 1991, when she began residency training in large animal internal medicine at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania. Between 1993 and 1998, Pam completed a PhD in cardiorespiratory physiology at Cornell University. She joined the faculty at New Bolton Center in 1998 where she remained until accepting her current position at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 2008.

    Pam is board certified in the specialties of Large Animal Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care and has lectured extensively throughout the US and Europe. She has authored or co-authored over 370 research manuscripts, abstracts, proceedings, book chapters and invited manuscripts and participated in the training of 70 interns, residents and graduate students. Pam's particular areas of interest are perinatology, neonatology, critical care, emergency medicine, cardiorespiratory physiology and models of markers of disease severity.

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    Ben Sykes
    BSc, BVMS, MS, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ECEIM, MBA, PhD


    European & American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Ben graduated from Murdoch University in 1997. He completed an Internship at Randwick Equine Centre in 1998 followed by a residency in Equine Internal Medicine in Virginia (USA) gaining his Diplomate Registration in Equine Internal Medicine in 2004. He then spent 7 years in Finland as Head of the Veterinary department of Equine Medicine and Surgery and was also visiting Professor in Equine Medicine and Surgery in Estonia. In 2011, Ben was awarded his European Diplomate award and he has a special interest in equine gastric ulcers, with many peered review publications to his credit. He is an Associate Professor in Equine Internal Medicine at Massey University and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool in the postgraduate certificate programme.

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    Vanessa Cook
    VetMB, PhD, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ACVECC

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery & Emergency/Critical Care
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    Dr Cook went to vet school at Cambridge University, England. She did a residency in equine surgery at the Ohio State University and a fellowship in large animal emergency and critical care at Cornell. Her interest in colic led to a PhD in gastrointestinal physiology at North Carolina State University. She then worked as an Associate Professor in large animal emergency and critical care at Michigan State University. She is board certified by ACVS and ACVECC. In her spare time she competes in triathlons and represents the USA at the World Championships.

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    Ben Buchanan
    DVM, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ACVECC

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine & Emergency/Critical Care
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    Dr. Ben Buchanan grew up in Navasota, Texas. He went to Texas A&M and graduated from there with his DVM in 2001. Afterwards, he completed two residencies; Large Animal Internal Medicine at University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2004 and Emergency and Critical Care at University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Ben is one of the very few people in the world to be board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Critical Care. Dr. Buchanan has a very unique experience in colic, respiratory disease, cardiac disease, eye conditions and sick foals. He joined BVEH Navasota in 2005, where he works alongside his father, T-Bone. He is also active in community outreach by speaking at meetings and events around the world regarding equine care.

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