Advanced Avian Medicine & Avian and Reptile Endoscopy
10% discount for IVIS members
To celebrate the new IVIS website, VetPD has extended a 10% discount to IVIS members for all VetPD CPD offerings purchased until July 14 (excluding destination events).
When presented with a bird or reptile, disease is often advanced and yet making a specific diagnosis can be extremely challenging. In this course we will discuss aspects of avian and reptile husbandry and management, as so many cases are linked to poor husbandry. We will then deal with history taking, visual and physical examination, clinical pathology testing and interpretation, anaesthesia, imaging and endoscopy, with the aim that once completed, attendees will be able to accurately access husbandry, form a realistic differential diagnosis list. Then to be able to anaesthetise the patient, collect clinical pathology samples, interpret results, take standard radiology views and interpret them, to undertake a range of endoscopic examinations, with a view to achieving a definitive and specific diagnosis, in a timely, safe and effective manner so as to optimise prognosis for a full recovery.
During the webinar series the following topics will be covered in lectures and case presentations:
- Avian Husbandry of standard avian groups
- Reptile husbandry of standard reptile groups
- Avian history collection, visual and physical examination
- Reptile history collection, visual and physical examination
- Avian anaesthesia, clinical pathology testing and interpretation
- Reptile anaesthesia, clinical pathology testing and interpretation
- Introduction to endoscopy
- Maintaining Biosecurity in the Exotic Vet Facility
Frank and honest topical discussions will be encouraged during the dedicated question times, with speakers sharing their successes and failures in order to maximise the learning experience for all attending veterinarians.
Webinar Series Registration: Choose 'Lectures Only' option and you will receive webinar invitations in due course and an access code for on-demand viewing of all lecture recordings. The course fee includes extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance.
BVetMed, Dip ECZM(avian), FRCVS - United Kingdom - European & RCVS Specialist in Avian Medicine
Neil qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1983. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine, Specialist in Avian Medicine and an FRCVS. Neil was responsible for teaching avian medicine at Bristol Vet School from 2001–2011. He has lectured internationally for many years, has contributed to more than sixty-five peer-review papers and to more than thirty-seven books. Neil has received multiple national and international awards and is a past President of both, The European College of Zoological Medicine and The European Board of Specialisation.
Neil headed up Great Western Exotic Vets (part of the Vets Now group) in Swindon, from 2004 to 2017. He now consults part-time at Fitzpatrick Referrals and is otherwise occupied with voluntary conservation work with critically endangered vultures, lecturing, and managing other consultancy instructions.
BVSc CertAVP(ZooMed) MRCVS - United Kingdom
Tariq Abou-Zahr graduated from the University of Bristol in 2014, having always wanted to be an exotic vet. After a year in small animal general practice, he embarked on a 4 year combined internship and residency program in zoological medicine (focusing especially on avian medicine and surgery) at Great Western Exotic Vets in Swindon, and completed this in 2019. He obtained his RCVS CertAVP(Zoological Medicine) in 2019. He works exclusively with exotic species at Valley Exotics, part of Valley Veterinary Hospital in Cardiff.