CPD Events

Common Abdominal Emergencies – Online Film Reading Club

Dr Ana García FernándezDate: Wednesday 20th March

Location: Online

Speaker: Dr Ana García Fernández DVM, CertAVP-DI, MRCVS

Bio:

Dr Ana García Fernández graduated from Alfonso X El Sabio University in Madrid (Spain) in 2012. After graduation, Ana obtained a rotating internship at Alfonso X El Sabio University before moving to the UK to work in GP practice.
Ana returned to Spain in 2015 to complete a diagnostic imaging internship at the University of Murcia. After completing her internship, Ana spent four years as the head of the service in a diagnostic imaging referral clinic.

In 2019 Ana was awarded a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice of Diagnostic Imaging by the University of Liverpool. Ana has worked as Head of Service at CEU University (Valencia) before joining the LVS team in 2022.
Ana has worked as a lecturer for a postgraduate degree course in diagnostic imaging (IFEVET) since 202 as well as spending time in the diagnostic imaging departments of several faculties across the UK (Liverpool, Cambridge, Glasgow) and many private hospitals. She regularly attends European congresses and has many publications in diagnostic imaging.

Details:

Join Ana for a virtual film reading session as she presents and discusses a range of films from acute abdominal emergency cases, helping you identify and diagnose within practice. This is an interactive session with plenty of time for case discussion and questions.

To register, please use the form below.


Insightful Vision; Strategies for Corneal Ulcer Management

Dr Vim KumaratungaDate: Tuesday 14th May

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Location: Central CPD – 204a Manor Pl, London SE17 3BN

Speaker: Vim Kumaratunga BVSc MVetMed CertVOphthal MRCVS (He/Him) RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Bio:

Vim graduated from the University of Bristol in 2005 and always knew he wanted to specialise in ophthalmology, gaining his RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2012.
He has been recognised as a RCVS Advanced Practitioner since 2015, working solely as an ophthalmologist at large private referral hospitals in Bristol and Swindon (2012-2019) before commencing a European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO) residency programme in  2019. Vim completed his final year of residency training and Master of Veterinary Medicine degree at the RVC in August 2022. Vim is also very passionate about teaching and mentoring junior vets and undergraduate students.

Details:

Join Dr Vim Kumaratunga for an evening of case-study based discussion on the subject of corneal ulcer management. This lecture will then focus on the most effective treatment and management options, complication management and when to consider referral.

Limited places available*

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Paws and Pathways: Decoding the Veterinary Neuro Exam 

Date: Thursday 27th June

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Location: Central CPD – 204a Manor Pl, London SE17 3BN

Speaker: James Elford BVetMed Dip ECVN MRCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology

Bio:

James graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2008 and worked in mixed practice before beginning a rotating internship in September 2011. This led to an interest in neurology and a subsequent neurology residency at Willows.

James was awarded the diploma of the European College of Veterinary Neurology in 2022 and enjoys all aspects of both surgical and medical neurology.

Details:

Join James for an evening of discussion around neurological exams including a top to tail approach.

Limited places available*

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Emergency procedures; navigating surgery and anaesthesia in trauma patients

david-lvs-anaDate: Thursday 19th September

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Location: Central CPD – 204a Manor Pl, London SE17 3BN

Speakers:

  • Dr Janet Kovak McClaran DVM, DACVS, DECVS, MRCVS
  • Dr David McCallum Neilson BVMS MVetMed Dip. ECVAA MRCVS

Bios:

Janet graduated with her DVM from Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA in 1998. She then completed her internship and residency at the Animal Medical Center, staying on as a surgeon and residency director. She is an ACVS Specialist Surgeon, specialising in soft-tissue surgery. As well as being an active member of the Veterinary Endoscopy Society and the Veterinary Soft Tissue Society, Dr McClaran serves on the ACVS Foundation Board, is an Advisor of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and member of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology. She speaks nationally and internationally on minimally-invasive surgery at conferences and academic meetings, as well as publishing widely on the subject in journals and textbooks.

David graduated from the University of Glasgow veterinary school in 2009 and worked across the UK for 4 years, gaining experience in general practice. Following this, he began working in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, initially completing an internship at the University of Liverpool and then a 3-year residency training program at the Royal Veterinary College. David’s main interest is using balanced techniques to try to improve animal safety during anaesthesia and sedation, and also improve the quality of recovery from anaesthesia.

Details:

From falls to fights to motor vehicle accidents, dogs and cats are prone to traumatic injury. Join David and Janet for a discussion on how to manage unstable patients requiring anaesthesia and / or surgical interventions. We will review safety guidelines, pain management, as well as anaesthesia and surgery tricks and tips for a successful patient outcome, with plenty of time for questions and case discussions.

Limited places available*

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How to perform an effective A-fast and T-fast

Dr Ana García FernándezDate: Wednesday 23rd October

Location: Online

Speaker: Dr Ana García Fernández DVM, CertAVP-DI, MRCVS

Bio:

Dr Ana García Fernández graduated from Alfonso X El Sabio University in Madrid (Spain) in 2012.
Ana’s passion for diagnostic imaging began when she was a fourth-year undergraduate student. After graduation, Ana obtained a rotating internship at Alfonso X El Sabio University, spending one year in alternating services, before moving to the UK to become a general practice veterinary surgeon.
Ana returned to Spain in 2015 to complete a one-year diagnostic imaging internship at the University of Murcia. After completing her internship, Ana spent four years as the head of the service in a diagnostic imaging referral clinic.

In 2019 Ana was awarded a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice of Diagnostic Imaging by the University of Liverpool. The following year, Ana moved to Valencia to join the diagnostic imaging team at CEU University, becoming the Head of the Service in 2021, until returning to the UK in December 2022 to join the London Vet Specialists Team.
Ana has also been a lecturer for a postgraduate degree course in diagnostic imaging (IFEVET) since 2021.

Ana has spent time in the diagnostic imaging departments of several faculties in the UK (Liverpool, Cambridge, Glasgow) and many private hospitals.
Ana regularly attends European congresses and has many publications in diagnostic imaging. Ana’s special area of interest is advanced imaging (CT and MRI).
Outside of work Ana loves travelling, cooking and spending time with her family and her dog Pipa.

Details:

Join Ana for a virtual session as she guides you through the methodical steps recommended for effective fast scans in practice. This is designed to be an interactive learning opportunity with plenty of time for questions.

To register, please use the form below.


Calamities with calcium – Can we conquer it?

Laura BreeDate: Tuesday 12th November

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Location: Central CPD – 204a Manor Pl, London SE17 3BN

Speakers:

  • Dr Laura Bree DipECVIM MVB MRCVS – RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
  • Dr Mary Trehy BSc BVetMed MRCVS DipECVIM CA – Veterinary Surgeon Diplomate   Internal Medicine (Small Animal)

Bios:

Laura, originally from Galway Ireland, completed her veterinary undergraduate degree at the University College of Dublin in 2013. Laura later progressed onto complete a discipline specific small animal internal medicine internship in 2014. In 2018, Laura achieved the European Diploma in Small Animal Internal Medicine.
Laura relocated to the United Kingdom where she spent 3-years as a specialist internal medicine clinician at Willows Veterinary Referrals, before transition over to the London Veterinary Specialist Team in 2022.

Mary graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009 and completed her residency training at the University of Liverpool in 2014. Mary worked at North Downs Specialist Referrals, another Linnaeus referral hospital, from 2014 until 2023, and joined the growing team at London Vet Specialists in December 2023.
Mary has been a European Specialist in Internal Medicine since 2015.

Details:

Join LVS for an evening of interactive case-based discussion on the subject of calcium disorders in dogs and cats. A wide range of cases will be covered in order to establish a thorough diagnostic approach and appropriate treatment strategies for these patients.

Limited places available*

To register, please use the form below.


LVS Evening Seminars:

Held in Central CPD’s beautiful Pickle Factory, we look forward to welcoming you at with refreshments and snacks at 7pm, with a view for 2 x 30minute presentations beginning at 7:30pm with a break in the middle. We are happy to provide extra time for case discussion upon conclusion of the formal presentation.

Places are limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment

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