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For Equine Vets Everywhere

Advanced Equine Ophthalmology

29 Nov 2021 09:00 - 30 Nov 2021 17:00

Royal Veterinary College,
North Mymms,

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We plan to hold all advertised courses provided they can fully comply with local Covid-19 guidelines. This will mean that a series of protective measures will be put in place; all attendees will be notified of these measures before attending the course.

We would like to reassure you, if we need to cancel or postpone one of our upcoming courses for any reason you will be entitled to a full refund. Please see further information in our terms and conditions below.

book iconAbout the Course

Having doubts about your equine eye examination? SPL keeps coming loose? Unsure if there is a cataract or not? We can help!  

Whether or not you have an interest in, or aversion to, ophthalmology, eye problems are a common occurrence in equine practice. The aim of this course is to provide equine practitioners with a solid understanding of the examination of the equine eye as well as some “in the field” ophthalmic procedures. The course will involve both theoretical and practical sessions including two sessions with live horses as well as cadaver material. 

You will improve your ophthalmic examination skills, learn how to get the most out of available equipment and most of all, gain confidence when performing minor surgical procedures. The full programme will be added here once available.

thinking iconKey Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of recognising lesions and knowing what is normal 
  • Learn how to perform and get the most out of a complete ophthalmic examination 
  • Learn practical skills including subpalpebral?lavage, temporary tarsorrhaphy, figure of eight, ocular ultrasound, periocular and retrobulbar block 

organiser iconCourse Organiser

  • Charlotte Dawson BVetMed MVetMed DipECVO MRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology, RVC 
  • Bettina Dunkel DVM PhD DipACVIM DipECEIM DipACVECC FHEA MRCVS, Associate Professor in Equine Medicine, RVC 

speaker iconCourse Speakers

  • Charlotte Dawson BVetMed MVetMed DipECVO MRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology, RVC 
  • Bettina Dunkel DVM PhD DipACVIM DipECEIM DipACVECC FHEA MRCVS, Associate Professor in Equine Medicine, RVC 
  • Georgina Fricker BVSc CertVOphthal DipECVO MRCVS, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dick White Referrals 
  • Roser Tetas Pont LV MSc DipECVO MRCVS, Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology, RVC 

price iconCourse Fees

  • BEVA members £425
  • Non members £849

downloads iconCourse Downloads

  • The course programme will be uploaded here soon.

Terms & Conditions

Covid-19 Terms and Conditions

  • If you book a place on a 2020 BEVA CPD course and are unable to attend due to any Covid-19 related issue (e.g. as a result of showing symptoms or track and trace restrictions) you will receive a credit for the amount you paid. This credit can be used for any BEVA CPD up until the 31 December 2021. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course.
  • If you need to cancel your place for a non-Covid-19 related reason our standard terms and conditions will apply.
  • 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 until 31 December 2021).

Standard Terms and Conditions

  • 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 he/she 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 qualified to undertake the procedures being taught, or in training for such a qualification and make the organisers of the course aware of their training status.
  • By registering for this event, you accept the above terms and conditions.