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  • CPD - Online Webinars

We’re making our CPD presentations available to view for free as Online Webinars. To access any of these presentations please click on the links below.

Disclaimer: The information contained within this website is intended to be viewed by UK veterinary surgeons and nurses only.


adam swallow  

Adam Swallow
Clinician in Small Animal Medicine

“Where has all the colour gone?” A guide to investigating Anaemia

In this webinar Adam talks through the general approach to investigating anaemia in dogs and cats. He looks at the differential diagnoses options and discuss the alternative treatment options available for this condition.

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(Duration 70 Minutes)

Management of Coagulopathy

Adam discusses how to approach a dog/ cat with a suspected coagulopathy including clinical examination findings, diagnostic investigations and common differential diagnoses. He also discuss the indications for commonly used blood products in a practice setting and the differences between them.

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(Duration 58 Minutes)

Approach to haematuria - Calming the “troubled water”

In this webinar Adam discusses the differential diagnosis for haematuria alongside the diagnostic approach. He also discusses the different treatment approaches available.

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(Duration 63 minutes)


malcolm jack  

Malcolm Jack
EBVS®European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Patella Luxation

Patellar luxation is a common cause of hind limb lameness in dogs. This presentation is a summary of this condition including, clinical exam/diagnostics, some surgical tips and options for patellar luxation with concurrent cranial cruciate ligament rupture.

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(Duration 41 Minutes)

Options for wound closure

In this presentation Malcolm addresses the challenge of wound closure when simple primary skin closure is not possible. A variety of closure options are discussed, with a couple of particularly useful techniques addressed in more detail to hopefully aid in their application in practice if, and when those challenging cases are presented.

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(Duration 1 hour 20)


Simon Bertram  

Simon Bertram
EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology

Congenital vertebral malformations in Brachycephalic breeds – Part 1.

Simon discusses congenital vertebral malformations that are often present in Brachycephalic breeds.

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(Duration 53 Minutes)

The Seizuring Patient

In this webinar Simon provides a quick guide on what to do and what not to forget in the situation of an emergency with epileptic seizures. Covering assessment, differentials, emergency care, drugs and stabilisation.

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(Duration 55 Minutes)


Anna Nutt  

Anna Nutt
EBVS®European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Management of open fractures in dogs and cats

This webinar provides an refresher on types of open fractures, as well as the best practice approach to their initial management and definitive treatment.

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(Duration 40 Minutes)

Getting the most from an Orthopaedic exam

This webinar goes through the keys steps in performing a thorough orthopaedic exam. There are video demonstrations throughout, including specific diagnostic manoeuvres and a focussed neurological exam

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(Duration 43 Minutes)


Pippa Tucker  

Pippa Tucker
Clinical Anaesthetist BVSC MSc MRCVS

Difficult intubation in cats & dogs

This seminar gives an overview of the causes of challenging airways at tracheal intubation and extubation of dogs and cats, the available methods of managing difficult intubation, advice and tips for how to utilise the clinical team during emergency situations, and decision making around escalation to more invasive intubation techniques.

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(Duration 59 Minutes)


nicki grint  

Nicki Grint
EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia

Pre-anaesthesia; the owner's role at home and stabilising the patient

Following the recently released 2020 AAHA guidelines on anaesthesia in dogs and cats, Nicki gives an overview on the recommendations and provide a useful summary for vets and vet nurses working in general practice.

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(Duration 44 Minutes)

During the anaesthetic; monitoring and managing the anaesthetic

In her second presentation looking at the 2020 AAHA guidelines, in this session Nicki focuses on what to do during the anaesthetic procedure. What should you be doing in terms of monitoring the patient and managing their anaesthetic.

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(Duration 43 Minutes)

Post anaesthetic; recovery and going home

Following the 2020 AAHA guidelines, in this third session Nicki focuses on what to do after the procedure and ensuring patients make the best possible recovery.

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(Duration 31 Minutes)


Mark Owen  

Mark Owen
BVSc CertSAO FRCVS Orthopaedic Surgeon

Decision making in long bone fractures

Fracture failure invariably can be attributable to poor choices made in the presurgical planning process. This presentation will seek to navigate the key decisions, give hints and tips and hopefully increase your success rates in the management of fractures in the long bones of cats and dogs.

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(Duration 54 Minutes)


Mark Owen  

Jo Harris
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Cardiology

An update on feline heart disease

In this CPD session Jo gives an update on the different classification and clinical stages of feline cardiomyopathy in line with the new ACVIM consensus statement. She also provides practical guidance on when and how to medicate.

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(Duration 63 Minutes)


 frances taylor brown  

Fran Taylor-Brown

EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and
RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology

Non-surgical conditions of the spinal cord

Veterinary patients commonly present with paresis or plegia and these patients require emergency evaluation and treatment.

In this CPD lecture we cover history and neurological examination in evaluating patients presenting with paresis or plegia. In addition, we discuss creating a suitable differential diagnosis list as well as covering diagnostics and treatment options, with a focus on common non-surgical conditions of the spinal cord.

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(Duration 56 Minutes)


 frances taylor brown  

Helen Bye

Head Nurse

Everyone has mental health, not everyone has mental health awareness

Mental health is hidden - it can’t be seen, and it can’t be heard. No one knows if it is in good condition or poor condition and no-one asks. During this presentation Helen will raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing. What is mental health? What makes it good and what makes it poor? What are the symptoms of poor mental? They may be subtle, but they are there and poor mental health can be devastating. Know when and where to seek help and let’s work together to remove the stigma.

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(Duration 35 Minutes)


 Will McFadzean  

Will McFadzean

Head of Specialist Services

Becoming a more environmentally sustainable practice

In this CPD presentation, Head of Specialists Services and Environmental Champion Will McFadzean gives an insight into the steps taken at Cave Veterinary Specialist to make the practice more sustainable. He highlights the process needed to work towards achieving Investors in the Environment accreditation and gives practical examples of the steps others can use in the own clinics to reduce their carbon footprint and run a more sustainable practice.

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(Duration 57 Minutes)