Endocrinology: Diagnosis and Treatments of Common Endocrine Diseases

Start date: 10 November 2023

Duration: 9:30am – 5pm

Location: Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise

Certificate: Pending CVE Points

Cost: XLVet Ireland Member Rate €180, Non XLVet Ireland Member Rate €360

Programme overview

In this session speaker Sheila Brennan and Carmel T Mooney will focus on the diagnosis and management of a variety of endocrine conditions and will be suitable for all levels.

Event Details

Learning Objectives: At the end of the course each participant should be able to;  

  • Create a list of appropriate differential diagnoses for each disease 
  • Evaluate and choose the appropriate diagnostic test and interpret these 
  • Compare and create effective treatment and monitoring plans for each disease

Diseases covered include;

  • Canine diabetes
  • Feline diabetes
  • Feline hyperthyroidism,
  • Canine hypothyroidism
  • Hypoadrenocorticism
  • Hyperadrenocotycism

About our Speakers:

Carmel Mooney MVB MPHIL PHD European Diploma (ECVIM-CA). RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Medicine (Endocrinology)

Carmel Mooney graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1986 and spent the next 12 years working at Edinburgh and Glasgow Veterinary Schools. She has completed both MPhil and PhD theses on feline hyperthyroidism and has gained RCVS Specialist Status in Small Animal Medicine (Endocrinology). She was awarded DipECVIM-CA in 1999.  Since 1998 she has worked at University College Dublin where she is currently Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and Section Head for Small Animal Clinical Studies. Her major research and teaching areas are in endocrine disorders of dogs and cats. She has lectured widely both nationally and internationally and has published many research articles in small animal endocrinology. Carmel has been President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals. She has been Editor of the Journal of Small Animal Practice and is currently Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Veterinary Science, Comparative and Clinical Medicine.

Sheila Brennan MVB DipECVIM – CA European Specialist in Internal Medicin

Sheila graduated from UCD in 1997 and went to England to work in small animal practice. After 3 years in England Sheila returned to UCD to undertake a residency in small animal internal medicine. On completion of the residency and having attained her diploma from ECVIM-CA Sheila remained in UCD as a lecturer. In 2014 Sheila began working in Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital and currently is working with Axiom Laboratories. Sheila’s main veterinary interests include Angiostrongylus vasorum, transfusion medicine and endocrinology.


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