Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy


Case study




Course Summary

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heart disease more commonly seen in particular breeds, including Dobermans, Boxers and Cocker Spaniels.  There is a genetic component to the condition,  and with the number of cases continuing to rise,  there has been recent research into the role of nutrition.


This case study follows 'Tommy', a 6 year old Doberman who presented to practice with sudden collapse during exercise.


This CPD session is worth 60 minutes towards your RCVS requirements.  The case study involves a short recorded tutorial, a quiz and further reading articles.

Course Tutor

Charlotte Pace BA (Hons), RVN, VTS (Cardiology), PGCert (VetEd), FHEA


Attendance Certificate

This tutorial is worth 60 minutes CPD.


Supplementary Reading

Further reading material is supplied for this case study.


Upon purchase, the case study will be immediately available to access from ‘My Courses’.  The course will be available to access for 7 days, and will be automatically deleted after this time. Please ensure you have watched the tutorial and printed / downloaded any course notes or supplementary articles before your course expires.


If you make any personal notes during the tutorial using ‘take notes’, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My Courses’.



This case study session is worth 60 minutes of CPD.


A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the tutorial.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.



Charlotte Pace

BA (Hons), RVN, VTS (Cardiology), PGCert (VetEd), FHEA


Charlotte qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2003, whilst working in practice in London. In the same year she moved to the Royal Veterinary College to work as a medicine nurse. In 2006 she became the dedicated cardiology nurse for the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals. In 2010 she passed American veterinary technician exams and became the first nurse to hold the Cardiology qualification outside the US. From 2012 to 2015 she taught degree and diploma level veterinary nurses, and now enjoys working in busy private practice.