18/11/2019 - 22/11/2019 | Edinburgh, Scotland


Principal Course Master:

Dr. Sarah Caney, BVSc, PhD, DSAM(Feline), MRCVS, (UK)

Course Masters:

Prof. Danièlle Gunn-Moore BSc(Hon), BVM&S, PhD, MANZCVS, FHEA, FRSB, FRCVS, (UK)

Vicky Halls,RVN Dip Couns, (UK)


This course in feline medicine is designed for veterinarians with an interest in feline medicine. Participants can expect to increase their understanding of feline health and disease with an emphasis on a problem-solving and practical approach using real cases to illustrate key points.

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Monday, 18 November 2019
Introduction to cats

  • What is a cat and what makes them and their carers different: an introduction to feline anatomy, physiology, behaviour and cat owners
  • Cat friendliness: what does this mean, how can I achieve this
  • How to take a behavioural history
  • Doing a home visit for a behaviour consult
  • Case studies
  • Tuesday, 19 November 2019
    Feline behaviour and the role it plays in feline medicine cases + Feline urinary medicine
  • Common behavioural problems in cats, approach to diagnosis and management
    -House soiling (including behaviourists approach to inappropriate urination)
    -Conflict between cats
    -Night time vocalisation
    -Attention seeking behaviour
    -Unusual behaviour eg wool chewing
  • Approach to diagnosis of LUTD in cats
  • Management of FIC
  • Cases
  • Wednesday, 20 November 2019
    Urinary and renal medicine
  • Management of non idiopathic FLUTD: lower urinary tract urolithiasis, neoplasia, incontinence, when to refer
  • Urinalysis – limitations of different assessment methods/techniques
  • Diagnosing and staging renal disease – what assessment is needed
  • Optimum management of chronic kidney disease
  • Case studies
  • Thursday, 21 November 2019
    Preventative medicine and senior cat medicine
  • Early diagnosis of disease: what, why and how?
  • Osteoarthritis recognition and management
  • Weight loss in the absence of clinical signs/physical abnormalities
  • Cognitive dysfunction syndrome recognition and management
  • Case studies
  • Friday, 22 November 2019
  • Hyperthyroidism – diagnosis, treatment, challenges and solutions
  • Diabetes mellitus in cats
  • Systemic hypertension – diagnosis and management
  • Less frequently encountered feline endocrinopathies: hyperaldosteronism, Acromegaly, etc
  • Case studies

    Total hours: 40

    ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA

    ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5


    We thank following companies for supporting this course:

    Registration and fees

    Tuition fee: Euro 1.950.-


    Early registration: Euro 1.850.-

    (deadline for early registration payment: 10th May 2019)

    Course location

    12° C
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    Royal Mile Edinburgh, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD, UK

    Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD, UK

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