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24 Apr 2024 - 24 Apr 2024

Fundamentals of the Skin, Eyes and Difficult Moments

An essential course for anyone looking to establish themselves in equine practice. Join us to boost your clinical skills so you are prepared for general equine practice.

Course dates

24 Apr 2024 08:30 - 24 Apr 2024 17:00

Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Bowditch, GL2 7BT

About the course

Our Fundamentals of the Skin, Eyes, & Difficult Moments combines online learning and a practical day to boost your clinical skills and confidence in general equine practice.

Before attending the practical day, you will have access to online lectures and quizzes. Your lectures will cover examining the eye, examining the skin, the use of the cascade and medicines as well as time management.

On your practical day you will have the opportunity to get hands on practicing techniques required to examine, diagnose, and treat common ophthalmic and dermatologic conditions. In small group rotations you will:

  • Practice obtaining samples, including coat brushing, hair sampling, swabs, and sticky tape impressions.
  • Discuss how to decide when skin scrapes, fine-needle aspiration (FNA), and biopsies are useful and how to take, store and post them.
  • Practice using and focusing your ophthalmoscope and develop your understanding of what you are looking at in the eye.
  • Using cadaver specimens, practice swabbing, blocking and ultrasonography of the eye.
  • Discuss common difficult situations you have encountered or may encounter including dealing with difficult clients, how to manage time and what to do when things go wrong and gain invaluable advice on how to manage these situations.

  • The course lectures, associated discussions, and quizzes will be available to access at least three weeks before the practical and available for at least 12 months after your practical day.

    What will I learn?

    By the end of the course you will...
    1. Have refreshed your knowledge on common ocular and dermatologic disorders
    2. Confidently be able to perform an ophthalmic and dermatologic examination
    3. Have learned key practical skills in dermatology and ophthalmology
    4. Have refreshed your knowledge on common ocular and dermatologic therapeutics
    5. Understand practical and responsible use of medications
    6. Have developed tools to help manage difficult situations in practice

    Online bookings for this course have now closed. If you would like to book a place on this course, please call us on +44 (0)1638 723555.

    course type
    Online & practical
    CPD hours
    8+ CPD hours
    course level

    Course prices

    Vet member: £330

    Non member: £660

    This course is sponsored by

    IMV Imaging

    Terms and conditions

    • If you book a place on a BEVA CPD course and are unable to attend due to any Covid-19 related issue you will receive a credit for the amount you paid. This credit can be used for any BEVA CPD and will be valid for a year from the date of issue. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course.
    • If BEVA are required to cancel or postpone a course for any reason, you can opt to receive a full refund or receive a credit for a future BEVA CPD course (valid for a year from the date of issue).
    • A full refund will be made, less a 10% administration charge, if cancellation is more than 6 weeks before the start of the course
    • A refund cannot be guaranteed if cancellation is less than 6 weeks before the start of the course. A refund will be made if BEVA can resell the place, less a 20% administration charge. 
    • Booked places can be transferred to another person free of charge. If the transferee is not a BEVA member they will be liable for the difference between the member and non-member rate.
    • All delegates must have appropriate liability and professional indemnity insurance. 
    • Delegates must bring appropriate safety wear (coveralls, hard hats, boots etc) to courses involving practical sessions.
    • BEVA may pass contact details of delegates to the organisers or sponsors of the course unless the delegate has specified otherwise.
    • All delegates self-certify that they are a qualified veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse and qualified to undertake the procedures being taught. Where the delegate is in training for such a qualification BEVA must be made aware of their training status at the time of booking.

    By registering for this event, you accept the above terms and conditions.



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