Thanks for the interest - a volunteer has now been confirmed
Date: February/March 2019
Duration is 3-5 days. is likely to be over a weekend
The BEVA Trust is looking for 2 skilled equine veterinarians with excellent teaching skills and expertise in equine diagnostic imaging (most importantly radiography and ultrasonography) to travel to the Estonian University of Life Sciences to deliver lectures and practical classes to post graduate and undergraduate students. Areas to cover include general and equine specific techniques in ultrasonography and radiography; obtaining and reading good images; pre-purchase imaging of horses; introduction of other available imaging techniques (mri, ct, szintigraphy, endoscopy). Travel and accommodation all covered.
The goal of the course is to advance equine diagnostic imaging skills of practicing large animal / equine veterinarians and senior veterinary students from Estonia and neighbouring countries, including the Baltic and Scandinavian region as well as Russia. Taking good quality radiographs and knowing how to interpret them correctly, as well as doing ultrasonographic scans of equine limbs and internal organs, has become an everyday requirement for veterinarians working with horses. Proper knowledge and knowhow in diagnostic imaging is clearly a very important aspect of equine welfare. Misinterpreting images can have fatal consequences for the horses and lead to loss of licence for the veterinarian. Quite a number of practicing veterinarians have had no specific training in diagnostic imaging techniques, therefore their textbook based existing skills have been obtained mainly by trial and error. The undergraduate students are taught a theoretical course about this topic, but the possibility to practice or explore relevant case studies is minimal. This means that upon graduation they do not have the required skills to start working on horses. As ultrasonography and radiography skills are becoming more and more relevant for a practicing equine vet nowadays, we feel that it is essential for our young veterinarians to aquire those skills at the highest level. https://www.emu.ee
To apply, please send a CV along with a supporting letter/email to Fiona@beva.org.uk.