Course Information

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2 April 2021 09:00 - 2 April 2021 17:00

Learn Online: ECC approach to feline emergencies

Online , Online , Gloucester Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

BSAVA Learn Online: ECC Approach to Feline Emergencies

Start date: Friday 2nd April 2021
Tutor: Aoife Reid

Fees: BSAVA Member £120; Non Member £150

This Learn online course will focus on stabilisation and improving decision making in the initial management of common feline emergency presentations including trauma, dyspnoea and urethral obstruction. Together, we will critically review the current evidence base and devise strategies to effectively manage patients with different levels of resources.
The aim is to primarily enable general practitioners to confidently approach and manage feline emergency cases as best possible whilst being pragmatic in their decision making.

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


Learning Objectives

Describe how to systematically assess all major body systems to evaluate for major problems associated with common conditions associated with feline trauma, dyspnoea and dysuria

  Describe how to manage feline emergency cases practically with different levels of resources (financial, equipment or staffing)

Identify what constitutes an 'emergency database' for the feline emergency patient in the context of trauma, dyspnoea and dysuria

   Create an evidence-based framework to effectively triage, evaluate and stabilise feline patients presenting in the acute phases of trauma, dyspnoea and dysuria.


Aoife Reid graduated from University College Dublin in 2001. She spent some time in equine, mixed practice and small animal practice. She entered small animal emergency practice in 2006 and has worked in this area ever since. She joined Vets Now Ltd in 2009 and was appointed Head of Edge Programmes in 2014. Aoife has completed her CertAVP (ECC) and her post graduate certificate in Veterinary Education. She is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Emergency and Critical Care and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Aoife has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications, continuing education articles and a book chapter. She also works part-time for Pet Bloodbank UK as part of the Scottish regional team. Aoife is also a guest lecturer at the University of Surrey and enjoys lecturing at graduate and post graduate level on various emergency and critical care topics.

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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