Tutored Online CPD

Feline Medicine Medley (July 2024)

£205.00 Ex VAT

Confirmed Running
29th July 2024
CPD:    10 hours (UK), 10 points (AUS, NZ) over 4 / 6 weeks
Level:  Intermediate


This course is aimed at nurses working in general practice


Week 1

Feline Cardiomyopathies
  • Cardiovascular anatomy and physiology
  • Common cardiomyopathies affecting cats
  • Treatment of feline cardiomyopathies
  • The owners role in monitoring cardiomyopathies

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:


  • Describe the normal physiology of the heart
  • Describe common disease processes which affect the feline heart
  • Understand the role of diet within feline cardiomyopathies
  • Discuss various treatment options available for feline cardiomyopathies
  • Understand the role nurses and owners can play in monitoring these cases


Week 2

Feline Triaditis
  • Brief review of gastrointestinal, pancreatic and hepatic anatomy and physiology
  • Pathophysiology of triaditis in the cat (inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis and cholangitis)
  • Advanced imaging and diagnostic techniques
  • Treatment options available both as an inpatient and an outpatient

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:


  • Discuss the disease process of triaditis including the associated clinical signs
  • Understand how nurses can support patients through advanced imaging (flexible endoscopy / abdominal ultrasound)
  • Understand how to assist with the collection of pathological samples in these cases
  • Discuss the long term management of triaditis and the potential for ongoing disease


Week 3

Feline Asthma
  • Overview of respiratory anatomy and physiology
  • Predisposed breeds
  • Computed tomography and bronchoscopy
  • Treatment of feline asthma

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:


  • Describe the clinical pathological changes associated with feline asthma
  • Discuss advanced imaging techniques that can be utilised in the work up of these cases
  • Confidently and competently support the general anaesthesia of a cat with respiratory disease
  • Discharge a patient to owners and confidently discuss the treatment of asthmatic cats

Week 4

Feline Infectious Peritonitis
  • The pathophysiology of FIP including both ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ forms
  • Transmission of FIP
  • Treatment options available for FIP

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:


  • Understand the predisposing factors for the development of FIP
  • Discuss the clinical signs associated with FIP
  • Indicate the importance of infection control
  • Identify treatment options and protocols currently available
  • Advise owners how to limit the potential for disease transmission within households


The course will be fully tutored by Beth Thomas and will consist of 10 hours of CPD and will be provided in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case scenarios, forum discussions and quizzes.  This course is tutored for 4 weeks, followed by a two week extension of untutored ‘catch up’ time, before the course officially ends.


All delegates will then have unlimited lifetime access to the learning material for future reference


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Beth Thomas RVN VTS (SAIM)
Internal Medicine Nurse, VetsNow Manchester Referrals


Beth has been an internal medicine nurse at a referral hospital in Manchester for the last 5 years. She qualified in 2014 in the lovely county of Yorkshire and then made her way across the Pennines in 2016. Beth has worked in mixed practices, both first opinion and referral before she decided to peruse a full-time position within small animal internal medicine. Beth gained her Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS-SAIM) status in small animal internal medicine in 2021 and is currently looking for her next educational adventure! She enjoys emergency medicine, endocrinology and haematological disease and can always be found within two metres of a microscope.


Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 10 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.


This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 10 CPD points.


CPD Hours

This online course is worth 10 hours of CPD.


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


Upon purchase you will be registered to attend the course, for 4 weeks from the start date.  The course will consist of various interactive tasks and lessons, including quizzes, case studies, forum discussions and further reading material.


The course is fully tutored, with new material will be provided each Monday morning, but the onus will be on the individual delegate to ensure that all tasks are fully complete.  The certificate will only be issued at the end of the course when all tasks have been accomplished.  Fewer CPD hours will be awarded at the the end of the course if there are unfinished tasks or there has been no contribution to the discussion forum, for example


The course is fully flexible, and there are no weekly ‘deadlines’ – the lessons and tasks may be completed whenever is convenient for each delegate, and any live lessons with be recorded and made available later that same day.   Furthermore, all the course material will be available for a further 2 weeks, to allow delegates the opportunity to catch up on missed lessons and tasks, or to take the opportunity to delve further into the suggested reading texts.  Please note however, that the course will not be tutored by the speaker during these final two weeks, but the time spent will count towards your CPD hours


After 6 weeks, the course will be complete and there will be no further opportunity to gain the certificate or CPD hours, however, you will have unlimited lifetime access to the tutorials, further reading and quizzes for future reference.  If you make any personal notes during the course using the ‘take notes’ app, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My CPD’


This course has been listed as ‘Intermediate’ level


All of our courses are aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice, but everyone who works in the veterinary profession is very welcome to attend, whether you are a clinical receptionist, veterinary surgeon, student nurse or have been a qualified nurse for over 20 years!


The courses are not formally assessed for skill level, so the following CPD levels are just a rough guide to help you decide if a course may be more or less suitable:


– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice


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Please ask your practice manager or accounts department to visit the website, register an account in their own name, and during checkout, complete the ‘delegate name’ and ‘delegate email’ sections with your personal details.  We will then register you a personal account on your behalf, and transfer the course booking over to your new personal account.  We will of course email you all the information you need to access this new account and your CPD course.


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