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5 June 2020 09:00 - 12 June 2020 17:00

Learn Online: Approach to anaemia

Online , Online , Gloucester Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

Approach to anaemia

Start date: Friday 5th June 2020
Tutor: Vicki Black

Fees: BSAVA Member £120 Inc VAT; Non Member £180 Inc VAT 

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This online course is intended for veterinary surgeons working in clinical practice who would like to develop confidence in their approach to patients with anaemia.
The course will begin with triage of the anaemic dog or cat and the prioritisation of investigations based upon clinical findings. We will explain how to classify aneamia as regenerative or non regenerative anaemia and follow a logical diagnostic approach to both in the dog and cat as well as looking at the evidence base for the different treatment options available.

Online activities (including quizzes and case studies) will 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’. These will include congress podcast recordings, JSAP and companion articles as well as a free chapter from the relevant BSAVA Manual (as well as a discount voucher for purchasing the whole book).

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 discussion forum is open for the first three weeks of the course and the course content will remain available for a total of 8 weeks. You can complete the work how and when you choose over these 8 weeks.

Weekly units

  1. The diagnostic approach to anaemia 
  2. Regenerative anaemia
  3. non-regenerative anaemia


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

  • Triage an anaemic dog or cat, including prioritisation of stabilisation and investigations based upon history and clinical findings
  • Classify an anaemia as regenerative or non-regenerative based upon history investigative findings
  • Describe the logical diagnostic approach to regenerative and non-regenerative anaemia in the dog and cat
  • Critique the evidence for commonly used therapeutics in regenerative and non-regenerative anaemia 
  • Tutor:  Vicki Black

    Vicki graduated from Cambridge in 2009, following 2 years in first opinion practice she completed and internship in private practice, followed by a residency at University of Bristol, where she still works as a senior clinician. She became European Diplomate and RCVS specialist in small animal internal medicine in 2016. Vicki has a special interest in haematological and immunological disorders and feels passionate about the importance of a logical, pragmatic approach to medical cases


    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.

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