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ISFM / CVE Feline Medicine DE Course

Start:

Saturday 1st February 2020

End:

Tuesday 30th November 2021

Location:

Online Distance Education

Cost:

Non-members: From AU$6650
ISFM members: From AU$6318

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Want to gain the special skills required for those tricky feline patients?

An unwell cat poses many unique challenges to the small animal practitioner and the difference between managing canine and feline patients (is both the art and the science of veterinary medicine) is well recognised.

This course will reinforce, deepen and broaden your knowledge of feline medicine in a practical, interactive and enjoyable way. In addition, it will provide you with valuable information to make your practice more ‘feline friendly’.


Learning outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of common feline disease
  • Expand your knowledge on unusual feline conditions
  • Be more confident in handling feline patients gained through a range of practical advice
  • Review important developments in feline medicine
  • Better understand key differences when dealing with certain disease conditions in cats versus dogs
  • Better understand the pathophysiological responses of cats and gain the special skills needed to confidently treat your tricky feline patients

Modules

There are a total of 10 modules delivered online and via workshops*

Modules will commence every 2 months:

Modules delivered in 2020

  1. February: Dermatology
  2. April: Respiratory disease
  3. June: Cardiology
  4. August: Gastroenterology
  5. October: Infectious disease

Modules delivered in 2021

  1. February: Urinary tract disease
  2. April: Endocrine disorders
  3. June: Neurology/Musculoskeletal
  4. August: Haematology/Immunology
  5. October: Oncology

*Workshops:
Round off the course and see real cases that will help you put into practice the knowledge you have gained.

USA & Canada: 1 x 1½ day workshop; UK, Europe & Australia: 2 x 2-day workshops
Workshop dates TBC


Format

The 10-module programme is delivered over two years, starting in February 2020. Each new module will commence every two months. Course material consists of expertly written and regularly updated notes, with assignments
and supplemental journal reading. There are no formal exams. Instead, individual feedback and advice will be provided by your tutor, following the completion of each
module. Email discussion forums will complement the learning experience, as will interactive workshops* to draw out and consolidate the knowledge you have developed.

* USA & Canada: 1 x 1½ day workshop; UK, Europe & Australia: 2 x 2-day workshops

The course runs from February until November each year.


CPD

This course provides up to 348 CPD points

RACE Approved 

This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 344 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.


Tutors

UK & EUROPE

Sarah Caney
BVSc PhD DSAM (Feline) MRCVS
Sheila Wills
BSc BVetMed CertSAM Dipl ECVIM-CA MRCVS
Elise Robertson
BS BVetMed MANZCVS (Feline) DipAVBP (Feline) MRCVS
Andy Sparkes*
BVetMed PhD DipECVIM MANZCVS MRCVS
Samantha Taylor
BVetMed(Hons) CertSAM DipECVIM MRCVS

USA & CANADA

Susan Little
DVM, DABVP
Jessica Quimby
BA (Anthropology and Zoology) DVM DACVIM PhD

AUSTRALIA

Carolyn O’Brien
BVSc(Hons) MVetClinStud FACVS (Feline Medicine)
Katherine Briscoe
BVSc (Hons I) MVetStud (Small Animal Clinical Studies) FANZVS (Feline Medicine) Registered Specialist in Feline Medicine
Lara Boland
BVSc MANZCVS (Feline Medicine) Dipl. ECVIM-CA
Keshuan Chow
BVSc(Hons IIA) MACVSc (Equine Medicine) PhD FACVSc (Equine Reproduction)
Rachel Korman
BVSc GPCertFelP MACVS MRCVS
Wayne Mizon
BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine, Feline Medicine)


Testimonial

I have thoroughly enjoyed the Feline Medicine DE course. The course content, discussion forum and assignments have helped me to become a better vet. The tutors were fantastic and very encouraging. This course is not just for vets in state of the art referral centres but catered for vets working in small clinics with very little diagnostic equipment.

 


Enrol

Registrations are done directly via the CVE website.

You will need to login to the CVE website to register for this course. If you don’t have an account you can create one at no extra charge. Upon registering, you will be given the option to pay in full or pay a AU$1000 deposit. If you choose to pay the deposit, you will be emailed a receipt and information about the payment plan.

Rates

Member Type Super Early Bird (June 30) Early Bird (October 31) Full Rate
Member* AU$6318 AU$6603 AU$6793
Non-member AU$6650 AU$6950  AU$7150

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Enrol by June 30, 2019

Enrol on the course and pay in full by June 30 to save AU$500 and go in the draw to win AU$1,000. More important though, you will secure YOUR place.

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