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2022 ISFM Feline Congress
Scientific Programme

Programme, London 2022

Feline Fine: putting Cat Friendly Principles into action within your clinic

The day will cover all aspects of the cat’s journey through a Cat Friendly Clinic visit including panel discussions on working with cats in challenging situations including the role of appropriate handling techniques, anxiolytics and sedation.

The format will be a combination of short lectures and panel discussions and we’re welcoming vets, veterinary nurses and receptionists. It’s a Christmas treat for all the practice.

 

09.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 Optimising your appointments with Sarah Collins, RVN
How to schedule your cat consultations in the most cat friendly way for clinics of all shapes and sizes.
10.30 Co-operative care and the cat carrier with Dr Sarah Ellis
Being cat friendly is a journey from home to clinic. Learn how to use a co-operative care approach to increase confidence and comfort with the carrier for cat, caregiver and clinician.
11.00 Co-operative care and travel with Dr Sarah Ellis
Being cat friendly is a journey from home to clinic. Learn how to use a co-operative care approach to increase confidence and comfort with travel for cat and caregiver.
11.20 The role of medications in travel with Dr Matt Gurney and Dr Sam Taylor
How judicious use of anxiolytics and antiemetics can be applied to the veterinary visit. 
11.30 Coffee /comfort break
11.45 Optimising your waiting room with Sarah Collins, RVN
Tips and Tricks for improving the waiting experience that can be applied to any clinic.
12.15 Listening with our eyes – understanding feline body language in the consult room with Dr Sarah Heath
What are our patients trying to tell us? The importance of understanding feline body language before interacting with the cat.
12.45 Optimising interactions with our feline patients with Dr Sarah Heath.
How to examine and interact with cats in the clinical situation to meet the needs of the cat, vet and caregiver.
13.15 Lunch Break
14.00 How to avoid Cat-astrophe part 1: how to handle cats in the most cat friendly way when faced with challenging circumstances.
A nurse panel discussion with Linda Ryan, Laura Watson and Kelly Eyre, chaired by Sarah Collins.
15.00 Bring on the drugs! Practical sedation options of the emotionally challenged cat with Dr Matt Gurney.
15.30 How to avoid Cat-astrophe part 2: how to handle and administer chemical restraint in cats whilst still trying to be cat friendly.
A panel discussion chaired with Linda Ryan, Laura Watson, Kelly Eyre, Matt Gurney, Sam Taylor and Sarah Heath, chaired by Nathalie Dowgray
16.30 Close
17.00 Drinks reception

 

World-leading feline expert speakers

KEY SPEAKERS:

SARAH HEATH, SARAH ELLIS, MATT GURNEY, SAM TAYLOR, SARAH COLLINS