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7 June 2019 09:00 - 7 June 2019 17:00

Vet Nurse Merit Award in Veterinary Dermatology Nursing

Woodrow House, 1 Telford Way, Waterwells Business Park Quedgeley Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

Vet Nurse Merit Award in Veterinary Dermatology Nursing

and Natalie Barnard BVetMed CertVD DipECVD MRCVS

Fees: BSAVA Member £525.00 Inc VAT
         Non Member £787.50 Inc VAT

Kindly sponsored by Vetruus

This award offers Vet Nurses the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills in veterinary dermatology, not only through knowledge but through practical learning.

Two lecture based attendance days
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June 2019
at Woodrow House, Gloucester, GL2 2AB

Interpreting Cytology
Date TBC

Practical based attendance day
Friday 13th September 2019
Woodrow House, Gloucester, GL2 2AB

The approach to the Dermatology case
Date TBC

Topics covered in the two days of lectures will include anatomy of the skin and ear; diagnostic techniques (skin scrapes, pluck, cytology and skin biopsy, cultures, endocrine tests); allergy, ectoparasites, hormonal skin disease and otitis externa.

Day 3 (the practical day) will take place at Woodrow House, Gloucester. In the morning delegates will have the opportunity to take and examine different diagnostic samples such as skin scrapes, plucks and tape strips as well as working with the tutors to identify prepared microscopic samples.
In the afternoon there will be a session on simple skin surgery and suture patterns including taking biopsies.
Delegates will have the opportunity to practice on synthetic materials.

Two webinars will take place between the day courses and will be case based allowing delegates to apply their skills.

The award will be completed with an online assessment and a case study. 


Veterinary Nurses interested in Dermatology


Terms and Conditions: All courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking. Cancellation of a booking must be received in writing. Cancellation will incur a charge of 20% of the registration fee if received more than 30 days before the course, 50% for cancellation between 15-30 days and 100% for cancellation within 14 days of the course. Delegates must telephone 01452 726700 to ensure their cancellation has been received. BSAVA reserves the right to alter the programme or the speaker and/or to impose a surcharge 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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