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10 April 2020 09:00 - 10 April 2020 17:00

Vet Nurse Merit Award in Veterinary Dermatology Nursing

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

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 24th and Saturday 25th April 2020
at Woodrow House, Gloucester, GL2 2AB

The theory material will now be presented online in recorded video sessions supported by the online discussion forum.

Interpreting Cytology

Practical based attendance day
Friday 5th June 2020
The practical day has been postponed given the current situation and will be re-arranged when the situation becomes clearer
Woodrow House, Gloucester, GL2 2AB

The approach to the Dermatology case

Topics covered in the theory 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.

The award will be completed with an online MCQ assessment and case studies


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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