International Veterinary Nursing Conference Saturday 21st July 2018 at Hotel Icon, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong 🇭🇰

Lecture Program

The conference topics are specifically designed for the busy veterinary nurse in practice.

Hands-on Workshops

Learn how to master the difficult and important tasks of a veterinary nurse.

Speakers and Topics

Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (lecture)

by Dr Susan Little DVM, DABVP

Feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) is a sterile, inflammatory process causing signs of lower urinary tract disease. FIC is important not only because of the pain and distress it causes patients, but also because it is highly associated with house soiling, a leading cause of relinquishment of cats to shelters. Current concepts of the different sease suggest that many cats will benefit from owner education about the disease, environmental management, and a therapeutic diet.

Feline Handling (hands on workshop)

by Dr Susan Little DVM, DABVP

One of the most important reasons preventing cat owners from seeking veterinary care is their own discomfort and stress associated with experiences at the veterinary clinic. Cats are bonded to their home environment and seldom leave it by choice. Being forced into a strange environment makes a cat uncertain about its safety and causes anxiety and distress. Thus, many cats are not easy veterinary patients! However, a wealth of information has become available to help create feline-friendly practice environments and to reduce the stress associated with handling and examining cats.

Manage urinary issues with a simple & proven solution (lecture)

by Dr. Julie Chen DVM, MS

Urinary issues are common challenges managed in clinical practice and can have important consequences on the pet-family bond. We will discuss how proper nutrition could help to reduce the risk. Also I will introduce resources for you, your team and your clients to manage this issues more easily.

Summer dangers - heat and snakes (lecture)

by Dr. Dawn Ngai BVSc BSc (Hons)

Summer time in Hong Kong is an amazing time for both pets and owners. It means more opportunities to go out to country parks and to go hiking! This is great for our companions as it allows them to get lots of exercise, to socialise and spend more time with their loved ones. Unfortunately this also means we see a lot more cases of heat strokes and snake bites amongst other accidents related to these summer activities. This talk will help provide you with a better understanding of the dangers, diagnosis, initial treatment and intensive care for these patients.

Get Ready! Personnel Preparation for Theatre (hands on workshop)

by Jasmine Feeney Cert IV VN, TAE, DipVN (ECC), AVN

This workshop will show you how to get ready to assist your surgeon in theatre. You will learn hand scrub techniques, how to gown and the tricky closed gloving technique. We will also practise open gloving and discuss how to conduct ourselves while in theatre.

Anaesthetic monitoring techniques (lecture)

by Jasmine Feeney Cert IV VN, TAE, DipVN (ECC), AVN

This session is aimed at improving the way we use our equipment while monitoring anaesthetics. We will discuss monitoring techniques to ensure we are proactive in preventing complications that may arise and are able to analyse trends to ensure a stable and smooth anaesthetic from induction through to recovery.

Skin Cytology: How to avoid ‘rash’ decisions by ensuring your samples are ‘spot’ on (lecture)

by Kelly Policarpio Cert IV VN

In this talk, we will discuss how veterinary nurses can perform basic skin and ear cytology to aid the veterinarian and cover practical tips and techniques on performing surface tape preps, skin scraping, impression smears and ear swabbing. We will also go in depth about how and what to look for in these samples under the microscope. The aim is that by the end of this session, you’ll be armed with the knowledge to jump behind the microscope and show off your skills as a Demodex spotting, Malasezzia hunting dynamo of a veterinary nurse.


Your investment

  • Hill’s SUPER early bird special: HK$650 when you register by Sunday 27th May 2018
  • Hill's early bird special: HK$750 when you register by Sunday 24th June 2018
  • Standard registration: HK$850
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Thank you Hills for the early bird and super early bird sponsorship.

Where and When

Hotel ICON

17 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Saturday 21st of July 2018

8:30am to 5:30pm

Hotel Icon

Conference Organiser

Platinum Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Friends of vet nurse sponsor

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