Continuing Professional Development

From time to time the VCF organises CPD events or gets involved in related projects.

The VCF will be running a CPD day entitled Feline Hyperthyroidism and Feline Cardiology – what evidence-base can I apply in first-opinion practice?

The speaker will be

  • Andrew Bodey MRCVS - has managed in excess of 1,750 cases of feline hyperthyroidism with radio-iodine since 2008 and established the Hyperthyroid Cat Centre  in 2013.
  • Angela Bodey MRCVS - has provided a referral cardiology service at Abbey House Veterinary  Hospital, Leeds, since 2000 and has published on aspects of canine and feline hypertension since undertaking her PhD at the RVC in early 1990s.

Topics to be explored will include:

Feline hyperthyroidism

  1. Possible aetiology
  2. Disease pattern/progression
  3. Diagnosing FH
  4. Evidence-base for treatment options
  5. Kidney function in relation to hyperthyroidism
  6. Preparation for RIT

Feline cardiology

  1. Case examples of
    1. HCMO inc progression,
    2. Hypertension
    3. Effect of FH
    4. Arrhythmias
    5. Murmurs
  2. ECG reading
  3. Cardio therapeutics

Time: Registration from 9:15  Course starting at  9:45  finishing at 5:00 pm
Venue: Ramada Chorley South Jct. 27-28 M6 Northbound, Mill Lane, Chorley
By Road On M6 North Take the northbound exit onto the Charnock Richard Welcome Break services  Once entering the services, take the first left and the hotel is situated on the right. (Please do not use the Hotel Post code in a SatNav)
By Rail The closest main line station is Chorley (Chapel St, PR7 1BS) which is approximately 6 miles away by car / taxi).

Cost: Early Bird £200 (till 31st August) Standard Fee £225 Refreshments and buffet lunch included

Although this event is being organised by VCF it is open to all vets

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Veterinary Christian Fellowship

The VCF will be  running some CPD on Nursing exotics open to both vets and vet nurses

The speaker  will be

  • Stacey Vickery RVN CGVNES - Stacey is deputy head nurse at Great Western Exotics Swindon and works solely with exotic patients. She has a City & Guilds in exotic veterinary nursing, a diploma in parrot studies and behaviour, and a higher diploma in advanced animal behaviour as well as a BVNA Certificate in exotic animal nutrition.

Topics to be explored will include:

More info to follow

Time: Registration from 9:15   finishing at 5:00 pm
Venue: Ashley Baptist Church,  3 Lower Ashley Road, New Milton, Hampshire BH25 5AA

Cost: £120 including morning coffee and cake, lunch and afternoon tea and cake! 

It will count as 5 hours of CPD

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 Veterinary Christian Fellowship

 

Look out for future meetings arranged for 2020.
Details to follow once dates and venues confirmed.