A Dermatology Masterclass: A Real-Life Case Based Approach to Dermatology with the Skin Experts

Start date: 10 May 2023

Duration: 9:30am – 5pm

Location: The Skinvet, 27 Cork Rd, Glebe, Midleton, Co. Cork, P25 K162

Certificate: Pending CVE Points

Cost: XLVets member price €180, Non-member price €360

Programme overview

Join the Skinvet dermatology team, Kathryn Cuddy and Fiona O Brien for a collaborative session where we will give delegates the opportunity to work with real life dermatology patients. This novel approach means you will become more confident in your ability to work up dermatology cases and you will experience better patient outcomes as a result.

This session is aimed at small animal practitioners of all levels from the new graduate all the way up to the more experienced vet. We have a max number of 20 delegate places available.

Event Details

Learning outcomes 

  • Take an appropriate dermatological history, using a real-life patient, helping delegates to understand the importance of this essential step in treating skin disease. 
  • Learn how to perform a complete dermatological exam.  
  • Identify common skin lesions, how to select the best sites for sampling, and how to pick the most appropriate sampling technique.  
  • Prepare samples for in-house microscopy, and how to perform skin cytology.
  • Formulate an appropriate dermatology treatment plan, learn the expected outcomes of their treatment plan, with a particular focus on implementing long-term preventative plans. Participants will learn about the value of client communication during this process.
  • A therapeutics discussion will take place, incorporating both systemic and topical therapy. This discussion will be further expanded to cover a broad range of dermatology therapeutics, and the importance of a skincare routine for long-term success.

About our Speakers:

Kathryn Cuddy MVB CertAVP (VD) MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary
Fiona O’ Brien MVB CertAVP PgCertVPS Veterinary Dermatologist

The Skinvet dermatology team are Kathryn Cuddy and Fiona O’ Brien, who have both undertaken the RCVS certificate in veterinary dermatology. They are both passionate about furthering their knowledge in the area of veterinary dermatology. Kathryn is particularly interested in video-otoscopy and the management of allergic skin disease. Fiona’s passion is cytology, where she is keen to share her knowledge and interest in simple diagnostic dermatological procedures. Both Kathryn and Fiona believe that the cornerstone of successful management of dermatological cases is client communication.

This session is kindly sponsored by Elanco

About XLVets Skillnet:

Established in 2011, XLVets Skillnet is a not-for-profit Learning Network co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and our member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

Of the 70+ Skillnet Ireland Learning Networks, we are the only Network dedicated exclusively to supporting the veterinary sector in Ireland. We do this through the provision of high-quality, sector-led, subsidised training and education.

For further details visit https://xlvetsskillnet.ie/