AD143 – GP Refresh Small Animal Medicine
25 Hours of Fully Flexible Online CPD / CE
This course starts on 1st July 2025, with the last session taking place on 8th August 2025.
In this online interactive course, we’ll use real life clinical cases to give you the latest updates on diagnosis and management of the more frequent presentations that you’ll come across in first opinion practice. We’ll use a logical problem solving approach to each case, interpret the results of diagnostic tests and determine optimal management strategies based on current best evidence.
Log on at any time – suitable for all time zones.
Learn in your own time with this fully flexible Advance25TM Course.
Get right up to date with essential areas of small animal medicine. Use your new knowledge straight away with your canine and feline patients.
Complete the course and get your CPD / CE Certificate for 25 Hours of learning.
Revisit your course materials at any time during your 12 months’ access to refresh your knowledge whenever you have a relevant patient.
Session 1: How to diagnose and manage liver disease in practice
What’s new in the diagnosis of liver disease in dogs and cats.
When a liver biopsy is indicated and how it should be performed.
The latest management advice for the dog with hepatitis.
Current evidence for the treatment of feline inflammatory liver disease.
Session 2: Updates on endocrine diseases in dogs and cats.
What’s new in the management of diabetes mellitus.
Why blood glucose curves are no longer recommended.
Management options for the cat with hyperthyroidism.
New thoughts on the diagnosis and monitoring of canine Cushing’s disease.
Session 3: How to approach the bleeding patient.
How to investigate the bleeding patient.
The latest developments in the management of selected bleeding disorders in dogs and cats.
What’s new in blood typing.
When and how to transfuse-the latest thoughts.
Session 4: Emergency cases.
How to approach the collapsed patient.
How to manage patients in respiratory distress.
Latest thoughts on fluid therapy.
Current concepts in providing supplementary nutrition.
Session 5: Immune-mediated diseases.
How to diagnose some of the more commonly encountered immune-mediated diseases.
The latest developments in immunosuppressive therapy.
The current evidence base for the treatment of immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia.
What’s new in the management of the dog with immune-mediated thrombocytopenia.
Session 6: Gastroenterology
The latest thoughts on the aetiology and diagnosis of canine IBD.
How to manage IBD in cats and dogs.
Current best evidence for the management of acute and chronic pancreatitis in dogs and cats.
What’s new in the diagnosis and management of feline small cell lymphoma.
What do Vets Say About This Course?
‘General refresher, which was very useful! It helps to focus on the proper work-ups and treatment options for common conditions’
‘This course brought me up to date with new developments in certain areas and was an excellent refresher for things I’d forgotten too’
‘Notes are brilliant, course was useful all the way through. Good revision of some common conditions and lots of useful tips’
‘This course has Increased my knowledge of immunosuppressive drugs available. Increased awareness of how common secondary liver disease. Increased confidence in dealing with IMHA and ITP’
‘Really handy to be able to do in my own time. Good recap. Good refresh post maternity leave to give me more confidence with my medicine. Some really helpful small practical tips alongside being a good refresh of the basics as well’
‘The whole course was very helpful, but I was particularly impressed with the sessions on liver disease and IBD’
‘I enjoyed that it had a very broad range of medicine topics and liked the case based approaches to discuss diagnosis and management of particular diseases. It will help me with a logical approach to work up more complicated cases, and with more up to date treatment practices’
Nick Bexfield BVetMed PhD DSAM DipECVIM-CA PGDipMEdSci PGCHE FHEA MRCVS
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