Don’t miss this opportunity for a whole day CPD, worth £500 and 8 CPD hours, completely free.

Our Specialist team will present three key lectures throughout the day, interspersed with around the table discussions with 12 hot topics that you can choose from.


08:30 – Registration and welcome

09:00 – Multidisciplinary lecture 1 – When cancer becomes a bloody nightmare: How to deal with a haemoabdomen

Presented by Owen Davies MA VetMB MANZCVS(Small Animal Medicine) MVETMED DipACVIM MRCVS and Helen Wilson BVSc(Hons) MVetMed DipACVECC DipECVECC MRCVS

Our oncology and critical care specialists will discuss the latest thoughts on management of spontaneous haemoabdomen in a practice-based setting, aiming to give people confidence in answering questions such as: ‘Do I need to use crystalloids or colloids?’, ‘Does the patient need transfusing?’, ‘How can I tell what the prognosis is?’, ‘Is it worth ‘putting them through’ the surgery?’ and ‘Are there any systemic complications I need to be aware of?’.

10:00 – Round table session 1 – Hot topics in specialist disciplines

10:30 – Break

10:45 – Multidisciplinary lecture 2 – Ureteral obstruction in cats: Intensive kidney care & ureteral bypass

Presented by Guillaume Ruiz DVM CEAV-MI DipECVIM-CA MRCVS and Ivan Doran BVSc CertSAS DSAS(Soft Tissue) FHEA MRCVS

Acute kidney injury associated with ureteral obstruction is being increasingly diagnosed in cats, often at a young age, and can have serious and irreversible consequences if left untreated. Join us to discover more on when to suspect and diagnose it, and what are the current medical and surgical therapeutic options and long-term management.

11 :45 – What’s new at Highcroft Referrals

Presented by the Highcroft Referrals Specialists

There are lots of exciting new things happening at Highcroft at the moment – new Specialists, new disciplines, new equipment … Let us take you on a tour of our new Referrals services.

12:15 – Lunch

13:15 – Multidisciplinary lecture 3 – Hindlimb lameness: A twist in the tale

Presented by NicolasGranger DVM PhD DipECVN FHEA MRCVS, Delphine Holopherne-Doran D VM MSc PhD DipECVAA AFHEA MRCVS and Dan Ogden BVSc DipACVA MRCVS

Hind limb lameness in our patients is often a straight forward diagnosis – but not always! Ortho? Neuro? Both? Our specialists will share some challenging cases with you and discuss diagnostic and treatment options for these non-conventional hindlimb lameness patients.

14:15 – Round table session 2 – Hot topics in specialist disciplines

14:30 – Break

14:45 – Panel discussion – Your cases

16:00 – Round up and close

COVID-19 Update

Our practices are now providing urgent and emergency care for your patients. We continue to work safely with social distancing and a combination of telephone consultations and on-site examinations. GP vets should contact our referral centres directly for clinical advice on cases.