Date : Thursday 3rd May 2018
The Diagnosis and Management of Liver Disease in Dogs and Cats
Diseases of the liver are commonly encountered in dogs and cats, but their diagnosis and management can be frustrating. For instance, what is the significance of raised liver enzymes on a pre-operative blood sample? Do all cats with liver disease have triaditis? Are steroids indicated in the treatment of liver disease, and when should antibiotics be administered? When should a liver biopsy be performed, and what is the best way to get a diagnostic sample? This presentation will address these, and many other questions, whilst also discussing the more frequently identified liver diseases in dogs and cats. A wide selection of case-based examples will be used to discuss available diagnostic tests, and current best evidence will be employed when reviewing management strategies for selected diseases.
BVetMed PhD DSAM DipECVIM-CA PGDipMEdSci PGCHE FHEA MRCVS
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Director of Small Animal Medical Services
Department of Veterinary Medicine
University of Cambridge
Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 OES, UK
After graduation, Nick worked in primary care practice before completing a residency in small animal medicine and oncology at the University of Cambridge. He gained both the RCVS and European Diplomas in Small Animal Medicine in 2006, and is a European and RCVS Specialist. He remained at Cambridge as a medicine clinician, before undertaking a Wellcome Trust funded PhD in canine hepatology. He moved to the University of Nottingham in 2013 where he was Clinical Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine and Oncology for four years. In March 2018 he became the Director of Small Animal Medical Studies at the University of Cambridge, and is responsible for overseeing the medicine, cardiology and dermatology services, along with running the residency and internship programmes. His areas of clinical and research interest are primarily in gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases. Nick is a member of the ECVIM internal medicine examinations committee, and was a previous Chair of the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine examination committee. He was a member of the BSAVA Congress Scientific Committee for several years and Chair between 2014 and 2017.
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