Companion animal cardiology for the general practitioner

Event date

15 May 2018

Venue location

Novotel Manchester West
Worsley Brow
Greater Manchester
M28 2YA


Laura Carleton, 020 7908 6336

Event type

Small animal clinical CPD


Sarah Smith MA VetMB DVC MRCVS, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology, Principle and Founder of Sarah Smith Cardiology Ltd



 Early birdStandard
Member£200 (including VAT)£235 (including VAT)
Non-memberN/A£395 (including VAT)

Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than eight weeks in advance of the course date.

Event Description

Registration will open at 09.30, with the course starting at 10.00. The course will finish at 16.00.

This course is aimed at vets in general practice looking for practical advice on the management of cardiac disease. It will teach you how to safely diagnose and treat heart failure in cats and dogs, using real case examples of the most prevalent congenital and acquired diseases, and referencing evidence-based medicine.

Diagnostic principles will focus on enabling basic management rather than definitive diagnoses of specific diseases, which may require referral. However, where referral is not an option, we will discuss the most prevalent acquired diseases in each species, so that these are covered in enough detail for long-term management and client education purposes.

Important species differences will be detailed, in terms of clinical findings, which may have very different implications. We will also cover treatment options, which are often inappropriately duplicated between species. Welfare issues will also be addressed regarding the approach to examination and diagnosis, and management - both short and long-term.

The five key things delegates will learn from this course are: 

  • How to recognise the signs of heart failure from client history and clinical examination
  • The use of diagnostic imaging within the constraints of general practice, and when to refer
  • Case management: emergency, moderate and subclinical, including implications of the Evaluation of Pimobendan in dogs with Cardiomegaly (EPIC)
  • Understanding murmurs
  • Managing client expectations and vet/owner co-operation to maximise quality of life in chronic cases

Please note - if you want to book three courses for the price of two please call Anna Mcgown on 020 7908 6336. 

Terms & Conditions

Payment conditions Payment for BVA courses must be received in advance. On acceptance of your booking a confirmation email will be sent to you. Prices are subject to 20% VAT and bookings will be confirmed with a VAT notice. Member discount Please note that in order to qualify for the member discount it must be the member that attends the course. A member cannot book on behalf of a non-member to benefit from the discount. If a non-member attends in place of a member, they will be liable to pay the additional non-member fee. Book three courses for the price of two This offer is only valid for BVA members. All three courses must be booked at the same time. The cheapest course will be free. A practice may book using the offer and send a different member of their team to each course. This offer is only valid for BVA 2018 CPD courses and excludes Media training, the ‘Staying safe in equine practice’ course and any webinars. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Cancellation policy In event of cancellations received in writing no later than one calendar month in advance of the course, the fee will be returned less 25% to cover administration expenses. After that date, no refunds will be possible. Substitutions may be made at any time, however, please see note (left) about the member discount. Programme information The programme information was correct at the time of going to press. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and BVA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers. Where circumstances force BVA to cancel a course, the liability of BVA shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for the course. BVA is not liable for any consequential loss. Booking indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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