Programme


Our Small Animal Medicine programme has been designed to be spread over a year and a half culminating in an exam at the end, ensuring you are well positioned to pass. We understand you have busy working lives and may want to spread your learning, this programme enables you to have this flexibility with timings to fit around you and practice life. For that reason we have divided the delivery of this programme in 5 blocks of 4 days.


Venue

Nicosia, Cyprus


This programme includes:


- 12 months free subscription of Bitesize
- An online learning platform which includes a forum and additional learning resources 
- Notes and other supporting learning materials
- Refreshments and lunches 









This course is accredited by ESVPS and allows you to achieve the General Practitioner title.
Small Animal Medicine




Small Animal Medicine

General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Medicine



Introduction


This modular programme in small animal medicine comprises 20 modules covering clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging and endocrinology as well as the main body systems. The programme has been developed to provide veterinary surgeons with an opportunity throughout the programme to enhance their practical skills via microscopy workshops, x-ray film reading, abdominal scanning in a wet lab situation.


Module 1  (Theoretical) - Endocrinology I
07-05-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Michael E. Herrtage (BVSc MA,DipECVDI,DipECVIM-CA,DVR,DVD,DSAM,DVSc MRCVS)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
Understand the underlying principles of endocrine anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
Describe the clinical signs and diagnostic approach to adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid disorders in dogs and cats
Understand the basis of medical and (where appropriate) surgical management for diseases affecting the adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands

Module 2  (Theoretical) - Endocrinology II
08-05-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Michael E. Herrtage (BVSc MA,DipECVDI,DipECVIM-CA,DVR,DVD,DSAM,DVSc MRCVS)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
Understand and describe the pathophysiology and clinical signs associated with endocrine pancreatic disease
Describe the investigation and management of diabetes mellitus and diabetic ketoacidosis in the dog and cat
Understand the causes of failure to control diabetes and the approach to the unstable diabetic patient
Understand the pathophysiology of pituitary endocrine diseases
Describe the clinical signs, investigation and management of pituitary endocrine disease in the dog and cat

Module 3  (Theoretical) - Medical Oncology
09-05-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Gillian Dank (D-ACVIM (Oncology), D-ECVIM-Ca)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
- Understand the principles of tumour biology and staging
- Describe the general investigative approach to the cancer patient
- Understand the principles of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical oncology
- Describe the therapeutic management of common canine and feline neoplasms
- Recognise and manage common oncologic emergencies

Module 4  (Theoretical) - Medical Neurology
10-05-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Johnny (Ioannis) Plessas (DVM MVetMed DipECVN MRCVS)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
Understand the principles of functional neuroanatomy
Describe the principles involved in the neurologic examination and localisation of lesions
List and understand further diagnostic techniques used in investigation of neurologic disease
Describe the investigation and management of common neurologic syndromes
Understand the steps involved in the investigation and management of seizures in dogs and cats

Module 5  (Theoretical) - Diagnostic Techniques
11-10-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Panagiotis Mantis (DVM, Diplom. ECVDI, FHEA, MRCVS)

Key learning objectives:
At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
- Understand the principles of radiography and radiology
- Understand the situations where contrast radiography is useful and appreciate the importance of radiation protection
- Understand the principles of the use of ultrasound imaging
- Be aware of the basic principles of CT and MRI

Module 6  (Theoretical) - Diagnostic Techniques - practical : film reading + abdominal ultrasound
12-10-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Panagiotis Mantis (DVM, Diplom. ECVDI, FHEA, MRCVS)

This practical day will include:

- Case based discussion
- Film reading session
- Practical abdominal ultrasound scanning

Module 7  (Theoretical) - Dermatology + practical
13-10-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Rosario Cerundolo (DVM CertVD DipECVD MRCVS)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:

• Understand a problem-solving approach to skin diseases
• Describe the steps involved in dermatologic examination in cats and dogs
• List and understand the techniques used for the laboratory investigation of skin disease and when they should be used
• Describe a rational problem-solving approach to pruritus, its investigation and treatment
• Describe a rational problem-solving approach to alopecia, its investigation and treatment
• Recognise common presentations of bacterial, parasitic and fungal skin disease.
• Describe common dermatologic manifestations of systemic disease and their pathogenesis

This module includes a practical microscopy session



Module 8  (Theoretical) - Immunology
14-10-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Michael Day (BVMS PhD,BSc,DiplECVP,FASM,FRCPath,DSc FRCVS)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
- Understand the basis of immune function and the immune response
- Describe the pathophysiology of and diagnostic approach to common immune-mediated diseases in small animals
- Understand the basis of therapy for immune-mediated diseases
- Discuss the use of common immunosuppressive therapies

Module 9  (Theoretical) - Cardiovascular medicine I
05-02-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Brigite Pedro (DVM, MSc, Diplomate ECVIM-CA (Cardiology), MRCVS)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
- Understand and describe the principles and importance of physical examination in patients with suspected cardiac disease
- Understand the principles of electrocardiography
- Describe and understand the approach to electrocardiographic interpretation and identify common arrhythmias
- Describe the evaluation of thoracic radiographs in cardiac patients
- Understand the basic principles of echocardiography and its role in diagnosis of cardiac disease

Module 10  (Theoretical) - Cardiovascular medicine II
06-02-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Brigite Pedro (DVM, MSc, Diplomate ECVIM-CA (Cardiology), MRCVS)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
- Describe and understand the events involved in the pathophysiology of cardiac failure
- Define systolic and diastolic failure
- Appreciate the species differences in prevalence of congenital and acquired cardiac diseases
- Describe the major congenital cardiac diseases in dogs and cats
- Describe and understand the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of acquired valvular, myocardial and pericardial diseases
- Discuss the therapeutic options and their applications in patients with cardiac disease

Module 11  (Theoretical) - Emergency medicine and critical care
07-02-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Zeev Gans (DVM, Dip ABVP (Canine and Feline))

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
• Describe the elements involved in major body system assessment and stabilisation of the acutely ill or emergency patient
• Describe the use of the emergency laboratory database and its interpretation
• Understand the principles involved in fluid, electrolyte and transfusion therapy
• Describe and understand the principles and practical aspects of critical patient monitoring
• Understand how to recognise cardiopulmonary arrest in small animals
• Understand the application of basic and advanced cardiac life support

Module 12  (Theoretical) - Ophthalmology
08-02-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Ron Ofri (DVM, PhD, DECVO)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
Understand how to perform an ophthalmic examination
Describe the surgical and medical management of the most frequent ophthalmic diseases
Appreciate the ocular manifestation of systemic diseases
Discuss the available therapeutic options

Practical session on ophthalmic examination

Module 13  (Theoretical) - Respiratory disease
03-06-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Susana da Rocha e Silva (DVM CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Small Animal Medicine)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
- Describe the generic diagnostic approach to respiratory disease in the dog and cat
- Understand the importance of diagnostic aids (radiography, endoscopy) in the investigation of respiratory disease
- Understand the pathophysiology and differential diagnosis of coughing and respiratory distress
- Describe the principles of primary and ancillary respiratory therapeutics

Module 14  (Theoretical) - Urology I
04-06-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Susana da Rocha e Silva (DVM CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Small Animal Medicine)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
List and describe the diagnostic techniques used in investigation of urinary disease
Understand the pathophysiology of acute and chronic renal failure, glomerular disease and proteinuria
Describe the investigative approach to and therapeutic management of acute and chronic renal failure, glomerular disease and proteinuria

Module 15  (Theoretical) - Urology II
05-06-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Susana da Rocha e Silva (DVM CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Small Animal Medicine)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
Describe and understand the factors involved in the development of crystalluria and urolithiasis in cats and dogs
Understand the principles of management of lower urinary tract disease in cats and dogs
Describe the possible causes of urinary incontinence, their diagnosis and management
Classify canine prostatic diseases and understand their pathogenesis, diagnosis and medical management

Module 16  (Theoretical) - Infectious diseases
06-06-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Gad Baneth (DVM, Ph.D. Dipl. ECVCP)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
List the major infectious diseases in dogs and cats
Describe the diagnosis and management of common infectious diseases in dogs and cats
Describe the clinical signs of significant imported diseases occurring in dogs and cats
Understand the principles of vaccination and vaccination regimes
Describe the steps involved in the pet travel scheme
List notifiable diseases in dogs and cats

Module 17  (Theoretical) - Clinical pathology and laboratory medicine
21-10-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Kostas Papasouliotis (DVM PhD DipRCPath(Vet Clin Path) DipECVCP MRCVS)

Key learning objectives
At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
- Discuss the different sampling techniques and sample processing, and identify factors that may affect them
- Understand the rationale behind selection of appropriate tests
- Describe the investigative approach to regenerative anaemia, non-regenerative anaemia and abnormal haemostasis
- Discuss the clinical pathology associated with hepatobiliary and renal disease
- Use the developed knowledge to interpret laboratory data from clinical patients
- Use the acquired information to direct further diagnostic investigations

Module 18  (Theoretical) - Cytology + practical
22-10-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Kostas Papasouliotis (DVM PhD DipRCPath(Vet Clin Path) DipECVCP MRCVS)

Key learning objectives
At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
- Describe and understand the principles and practical aspects of cytologic sample collection, storage and preparation
- Describe the correct principles of routine cytologic sample examination
- Understand the different cytological characteristics of effusions, aspirates and lavage samples
- Describe the pathologic principles used to formulate a cytologic diagnosis

This module includes a practical microscopy session

Module 19  (Theoretical) - Gastroenterology I - Vomiting and Diarrhoea
23-10-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Ed Hall (VetMB MA,PhD,DipECVIM-CA MRCVS)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
- Describe and understand the pathophysiology of acute and chronic vomiting
- Describe and understand the pathophysiology of acute and chronic diarrhoea
- Understand and discuss the diagnostic approaches to vomiting and diarrhoea
- Describe the principles and basic use of endoscopy in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease

Module 20  (Theoretical) - Gastroenterology II - Diagnosis and Management of Liver and Pancreatic Disease
24-10-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Ed Hall (VetMB MA,PhD,DipECVIM-CA MRCVS)

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:
- Understand the pathophysiology of hepatic and hepatobiliary disease
- Describe the diagnostic approach to the jaundiced patient
- Describe the investigative approach to suspected hepatobiliary disease
- Describe and understand the pathophysiology of exocrine pancreatic disease
- Describe the investigative approach to acute and chronic exocrine pancreatic diseases
- Discuss therapeutic options in hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease

Prices **

If you are member of any of the following associations please contact us. You might be eligible for a voucher.

   - Hellenic Companion Animal Veterinary Society (HCAVS)
   - Pancyprian Veterinary Association (PVA)
   - Israel Companion Animal Veterinary Association (ICAVA)

Course

 
 

Register before 07-04-2019

 
1 - Payment in full 7000.00€
 
2 - 20% Deposit +
     4 x instalments
1540.00€ +
1540.00€ x 4 instalments*
 
3 - 20% Deposit +
     17 x instalments
1540.00€ +
362.35€ x 17 instalments***
 

Book after 07-04-2019

 
1 - Payment in full 7200.00€
 
2 - 20% Deposit +
     4 x instalments
1585.00€ +
1585.00€ x 4 instalments*
 
3 - 20% Deposit +
     17 x instalments
1585.00€ +
372.94€ x 17 instalments***
 
 
* First deposit to reserve place in the course and other installments payable one month before each block of modules
 
** All delegates will be charged VAT by default.
If you are part of an EU country, outside Cyprus, and you have a valid intracomunitary VAT number the invoice will be exempt of VAT.
 
*** First deposit to reserve place in the course and other installments payable one per month.
 


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