Avian/Exotic Animal Medicine & Soft Tissue Surgery
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).
Interest in soft tissue surgery in avian and exotic animals has increased over the last decade due to widespread use of isoflurane anesthesia, the introduction of microsurgical techniques and improvement of microsurgical and bipolar radio-surgical instrumentation. This webinar has been designed for veterinarians in practice, working with avian cases, wishing to gain a higher level of expertise in their approach to avian respiratory disease, psittacine neonatology and post mortem techniques. The course also includes an insight into PPDS as well as discussions of raptor tendon injuries and their repair. In preparation of the wetlab, the second day starts with an introductory lecture on avian and exotic animal soft tissue surgery and use of radio surgery, followed by an extensive 4-hour wet lab, where all delegates will undertake a variety of techniques required when confronted with injured avian and exotic animal species. This is an invaluable opportunity for delegates to gain real hands-on practical experience under the supervision of specialists, such that they have confidence to undertake all procedures in their own practices.
The webinar covers the following topics in lectures and case presentations:
- Avian Respiratory Disease
- Psittacine Neonatology
- Post Mortem Techniques
- Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of PPDS
- Raptor Tendon Injuries and Repair
- Maintaining Biosecurity in the Exotic Vet Facility
- Well / New Bird Checks
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.