Itchy and scratchy – refresher on dermatology

Event date

03 July 2018

Venue location

British Veterinary Association
7 Mansfield Street


Anna Mcgown, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Back to practice courses


Natalie Barnard BVetMed CertVD DipECVD MRCVS, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology



 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 refresher course will look at the basic approach to common dermatology scenarios seen in practice, namely pruritus and ear disease. The aim is to provide the GP vet with practical tips that they can take back and apply in practice.

The day will open with a basic introduction to dermatology and structure and function. Then the importance of taking a good dermatological history and performing a thorough examination will be explored in more detail.

All causes of pruritus will be discussed in detail including ectoparasites, infection and allergic skin disease. The final lecture will be dedicated to the approach and management of otitis externa as this is a common clinical presentation seen in practice.

There will be opportunities throughout the day for group discussion and interaction.

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

  • The role of ectoparasites in pruritic skin disease
  • How to approach a pruritic dog to obtain a diagnosis
  • How to manage cases of allergic skin disease
  • How to diagnose and treat pyoderma in dogs
  • How to approach and manage otitis externa cases

This course is part of our Back to practice series. If you are planning to, or have recently returned to veterinary practice following a career break, our Back to practice series will increase your confidence and skills, as well as helping you build a support network to ease your transition back into working life. The speakers will update you on any changes since you were last in practice, and will refresh your knowledge in key areas. You can view the whole series of courses on the BVA CPD events page.

Please note - if you want to book three 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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