MS219S – Decision making in the Canine Geriatric Patient

£447.00 (+VAT)

Join RCVS-Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine and
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine Jenny Helm for three 2-hour sessions. Includes 12 months access to all of your course materials.

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  • Join Jenny Helm BVMS CertSAM DipECVIM-CA FHEA MRCVS for three 2-hour online sessions
  • Comprehensive notes to downloaded
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • A whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – learn without travelling
  • Watch the  recordings on your iPad!
  • The Mini Series was originally broadcast in September 2020



Session 1

Senior Pet Care: An overview

This talk will outline which conditions are common in older pets (such as cancer, heart disease, kidney/urinary tract/ reproductive disease, endocrine disease, liver disease, joint or bone disease) yet importantly also consider overall health considerations for geriatric dogs (including diet/nutrition, weight control, mobility, parasite control, environment, and possible senility.) We will also cover monitoring of quality of life and end of life care and considerations. All aspects of the webinar will link into decisions that veterinary surgeons and owners will make during this time.

What you’ll learn:

  • List and understand an overview of the conditions common in geriatric dogs
  • Learn overall health considerations for geriatric dogs
  • Understand tools for monitoring quality of life
  • Think about end of life care and considerations
Session 2

Approach to the canine geriatric cancer patient

The sheer numbers involved in companion animal cancer demonstrate the size of the problem. It is thought that one in four dogs will develop cancer and it is the biggest killer of dogs over the age of ten. This talk will outline an approach to cancer in geriatric patients, including considerations around staging and diagnosis. The most common cancers will be discussed in greater detail, including relevant treatment options. Case examples will be used to illustrate considerations and decision making in older patients especially those with concurrent disease.

What you’ll learn:

  • List and understand the common cancers affecting older dogs
  • Understand a logical approach to staging and diagnosis
  • Consider a range of treatment options
  • Understand management of dogs with concurrent disease
Session 3

Managing canine medical conditions in old age

This talk will look at medical disease in more detail. We will cover kidney/urinary tract/ reproductive disease, common endocrine disease and liver disease, using case examples to think about the decisions made throughout individual case management. We will also cover the interpretation of common clinical pathology abnormalities in older patients (including evaluation of haematology and biochemistry parameters plus urinalysis).

What you’ll learn:

  • Understand the management of medical diseases common in old age
  • Learn how to identify and understand common clinical pathology abnormalities
  • Think about decision making (using case examples) in the treatment of common medical diseases


The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD

*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.

*overseas customers will not be charged VAT

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