Feline Medicine

Feline Internal Medicine I



22.02.2021 – 26.02.2021

Online Course

EURO 1.950.-

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Course Masters

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

Course Overview

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.

The course will be held fully online via zoom. All speakers are experienced in online presentations and we will incorporate as many interactive elements into the day to keep the course as ‘participatory’ as possible. The Speakers will have their cameras on throughout the day and be monitoring the chat box for questions and comments. Interaction via the chat box is definitely encouraged and we hope participants will also choose to leave their cameras on. Each day involves a minimum of 2 different speakers and all sessions will be recorded so if you have any interruptions, you can catch up on the session later. Feedback from a recent ESAVS course (FIM2) held simultaneously online and in person with speakers Sarah Caney and Danielle Gunn-Moore resulted in feedback from online participants such as
‘even on distance it did not feel that distanced at all!’
‘It was great, looking forward to next year whether in person or via zoom’

Course program (online live sessions)

Monday 22/02/21
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 23/02/21
    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 24/02/21
    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 25/02/21
    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 26/02/21
  • 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