Making the best of a bad heart – applying the evidence in primary care practice

Event date

17 July 2018

Venue location

British Veterinary Association
7 Mansfield Street


Laura Carleton, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Small animal clinical CPD


Adrian Boswood MA VetMB MRCVS DVC DipECVIM-CA, Professor of Veterinary Cardiology, Royal Veterinary College



 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 will be an interactive cardiology course, focusing on the diagnosis and management of common cardiac diseases in first opinion small animal practice. 

The day will begin with an overview of the diagnostic tests available and their relative merits. Following this introduction, an interactive approach will be used to highlight and discuss many of the key dilemmas you will face managing common cardiovascular diseases in dogs and cats. The intention is to demonstrate what can be achieved by a well-informed first opinion practitioner rather than illustrate what can be done in a referral setting. 

The course content will be informed by recent research findings, but will concentrate on the value of simple procedures such as home monitoring, physical examination, blood tests, radiography and basic echocardiography. Specific case examples will be used to illustrate the decision making processes involved in case management.

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

  • How to target the use of diagnostic tests by asking specific questions
  • How to stage heart disease patients and recognise those at higher risk of complications
  • How to recognise indications for therapeutic interventions and apply evidence based medicine
  • How to effectively manage canine and feline patients with the most common acquired cardiac diseases encountered in first opinion practice
  • How to set realistic therapeutic aims and to monitor whether or not those have been achieved

Please note - if you want to book three BVA courses for the price of two please call Laura Carleton 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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