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6 May 2022 09:00 - 6 May 2022 10:00

Learn Online: Managing common cardiorespiratory diseases in cats

Online , Online, Gloucester Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

Learn Online: Managing common cardiorespiratory disease in cats

Start Date: Friday 6th May 2022
Tutor: Claudia Gil-Morales

Fees: BSAVA Member £130; Non Member £190

The aim of this course is to provide a practical overview of how to approach and manage the most encountered cardiorespiratory conditions in general practice.

The course will cover top tips on how to differentiate between cardiac and respiratory disease, and how to maximise the results from readily available tests such as radiographs, ultrasound or blood tests, without forgetting about triaging and stabilising these patients.

Our second module will focus on the feline heart, how to identify and manage heart failure, effusions and thromboembolic disease. Finally, our last unit will cover respiratory diseases: from feline airway disease to pyothorax and other infectious diseases.

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 four weeks of the course and the course content will remain available for a total of 12 weeks. You can complete the work how and when you choose over these 12 weeks.

Weekly units

Week 1: Cardio or respiratory? How to approach the dyspnoeic cat

Week 2: Focus on the heart

Week 3: Pulmonary and pleural disease – the essentials

Learning Objectives

  1. How to confidently triage and stabilise the dyspnoeic cat
  2. Undertake a logical approach to localise the problem using physical examination and commonly accessible tests
  3. Identify cats at risk of heart failure and when to prescribe treatment
  4. Importance of diagnostic tests and available treatments for feline airway disease
  5. Basic principles of infectious respiratory disease

Claudia Gil Morales DVM MSc MANZCVS (Fel) DipECVIM MRCVS
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Claudia graduated from the Complutense University in Madrid in 2013. She then completed a rotating internship in Madrid prior to moving to the UK. Following some time in small animal practice and a rotating internship at Glasgow University, she undertook her residency in Small Internal Medicine (Feline) at Langford Vets (University of Bristol).

Claudia currently works as a Clinician in Acute and Chronic medicine at Langford Vets. She is fascinated by all areas of Internal medicine, although her main interest is Feline Medicine. 

Vets in practice


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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