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3 January 2020 09:00 - 10 January 2020 17:00

Approach to allergic skin disease

Online , Online , Gloucester Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

Dermatology - Allergic skin disease

Start Date: Friday 3rd January 2020
Tutor: Susan Paterson MA VetMb DVD DipECVD FRCVS
Fees: BSAVA Member £120.00 Inc VAT
          Non Member £180.00 Inc VAT

This online course is intended for veterinary surgeons working in clinical practice who would like to increase their knowledge and skills in the work up and management of dogs with allergic skin disease.
The course will cover initial history taking and physical examination, working through the differential diagnoses to result in a diagnosis of allergic skin disease and ultimately to understand the different treatment options available to vets. Online activities will be used to support your learning and discussions on the online forum will be encouraged.
We also provide additional resources to complement the course. The BSAVA Bonus Bits will include some Congress podcast recordings and Companion articles as well as a FREE book chapter from the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dermatology.

The first weekly unit will be released on the first Friday of the month with the next weekly units being released on the following two Fridays.
The full course content will be available on the third Friday of the month and will stay available for a further 5 weeks although the Discussion forum will only be available for the initial three weeks of the course.
You can complete the work how and when you choose within these 8 weeks.

Weekly units

  1. The approach to the pruritic dog
  2. Diagnosis of canine atopic dermatitis (CAD)
  3. Treatment of canine atopic dermatitis

Overall intended learning outcomes
After completion of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Take a thorough history and perform a general and dermatological examination of the dog
  • Identify primary and secondary legions and understand which types of lesions correlate with different pruritic disease presentations.
  • Understand the best techniques for performing and interpreting relevant diagnostic tests
  • Understand the evidence base and need for a multi-modal treatment plan

  • Tutor: Sue Paterson

    Sue qualified from Cambridge Vet School in 1984. She then went on to take her certificate in Small Animal Dermatology followed by the Royal College and European Diplomas in Veterinary Dermatology. She has been a recognised specialist in Veterinary Dermatology for over 20 years. She has written more than 50 peer reviewed articles and seven text books, the latter being widely translated into German, Spanish, Chinese and Russian. She has lectured extensively at NAVC, ESVDm ECVD, WSAVA, SEVC and EERVC and contributes regularly at BSAVA Congress. She has lectured in more than 30 countries. She has served as Chair of both Publications and Education at BSAVA. Sue is an elected member of Royal College Council where she sits on Education Committee. 

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    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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