This one-day course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat those challenging and complex medicine cases that present to your practice all too often. We will bring you up to date with the latest developments, discuss dilemmas and controversies and help you turn those once frustrating cases into the most rewarding ones.

The day will include interactive case-based discussion sessions.

Topics covered will include:

  • Immunosuppressive medications – What is new? What should you use?
  • Canine tracheal collapse – drugs, stents or surgery?
  • Canine chronic bronchitis – diagnosis, bronchoscopy, treatment
  • Portosystemic shunts – a medics perspective
  • Canine chronic hepatitis and cholangitis – What do I do?

Key Skills:

At the end of this workshop delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Common canine immune mediated diseases and new therapeutic options
  • How to comfortably perform and interpret bronchoalveolar lavage in dogs
  • A review of diagnosis and management of tracheal collapse in dogs and when interventional procedures are required
  • Diagnosis and medical management of common canine liver diseases

Ryan Cattin

Registered Specialist in Small Animal Medicine

Ryan graduated from Massey University and started out his career as a veterinarian in general practice in Whangarei. He then completed a residency program in Small Animal Medicine at the Veterinary Specialist Group in Auckland.

Ryan successfully completed Fellowship examinations of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine in 2017. Ryan has continued to work in specialist private practise in Auckland, currently with the Animal Referral Centre.
He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Rachel, and indoor time with his two cats Winston Furchill and Indie.

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