Course Information

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3 March 2019 10:00 - 3 March 2019 17:00

Gastrointestinal Medicine and Surgery

Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport, Waltham Close, Stansted Airport Stansted Essex, CM24 1pp

Management of conditions of the Gastrointestinal tract is a major part of what we do as small animal vets. Although often straightforward, there are so many situations where we need to have a logical problem-solving approach to diagnose and manage the patient. This is especially true when we need to make a decision for surgery or where a patient hasn’t responded to our tried and trusted symptomatic treatments.

From many years of working and speaking together Ian Battersby (Head of Internal Medicine, Davies Veterinary Specialists) and Ronan Doyle (Head of Soft Tissue Surgery, Davies Veterinary Specialists) have developed  a relaxed friendly day of CPD on which they will present a logical case based approach to the management of medical and surgical conditions of the Gastrointestinal tract.

Register before Monday 18th February to be in with a chance of winning a BSAVA manual!

9.30am - 10.00am
10.00am - 1.00pm 
 Problem-orientated approach to the GI case
 Principles and Pitfalls of Gastrointestinal Surgery
 Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in the GI tract

1.00pm – 2.00pm


2.00pm – 3.00pm  
 Oesophageal Disease
 Surgical Intestinal Diseases
 Dealing with Pancreatitis
3.00pm - 3.15pm

3.15pm – 5.00pm  

 Management of GDV
 IBD – Faecal matter transplants?


Ronan Doyle
RCVS and EBVS European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Ian Battersby
RCVS and EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Intended for Veterinary Surgeons

Terms and Conditions: All courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

To qualify for an applicable refund, cancellations must emailed to or requested by telephone on 01452 726700. With over 30 days’ notice we will refund 70% of the course fee.  With between 15-30 days’ notice we will refund 50% of the course fee.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations with notice of 14 days or less, however if we are able to resell your place on the course we will provide a full refund.

BSAVA reserves the right to alter the programme or the speaker should this become necessary due to unavoidable circumstances.  BSAVA reserves the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances.  Registrants should note that the BSAVA member's rate applies only when the person attending the course is a member of the Association.  To qualify for the reduced member's rate for courses, non-members must join BSAVA prior to the course.

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