The Thorax: Problem-Based Approach to the Investigation of Cough and Dyspnoea

Start date: 29 September 2023

Duration: 9:30am – 5pm

Location: Horse & Jockey Hotel, Kilnoe, Horse & Jockey, Co. Tipperary, E41 AP86

Certificate: Pending CVE Points

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

Programme overview

In this session, our trainers Emma Tobin and Sheila Brennan will deliver a problem-based approach to the investigation and management of diseases of the thorax including cough and dyspnoea in dogs and cats. We will start with the clinical approach to these problems with differential diagnoses followed by imaging modalities used and treatment.

At the end of this session, delegates should be able to create a problem-based list of differentials, create a diagnostic plan and interpret results and then provide appropriate treatment.

This course will suit vets at all levels looking to further their skills and knowledge in this area. Delegate places are limited to 20.

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Learning Objectives:

On completion of this course, you will have the confidence to;  

  • Identify the presence of thoracic disease 
  • Create a targeted problem list and diagnostic plan 
  • Interpret radiographs and understand potential ultrasound findings 
  • Provide appropriate emergency and long term treatment 
  • Identify which animals may require referral for further imaging, diagnostics or surgery 

About our Speaker:

Sheila Brennan MVB DipECVIM – CA European Specialist in Internal Medicine
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. 

Emma Tobin MVB, MVM, CVR, Dip.ECVDI Veterinary Radiologist

Emma Tobin graduated from UCD in 1996, she completed an internship in Small animal medicine, worked in Small animal practice in the greater Dublin area before returning to UCD in 2000 to start a residency in Diiagnostic Imaging. She became a European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2004 and also completed a Masters in Veterinary Medicine during her Residency programme.

Emma currently has an interesting blend of work in the Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging field. She works part-time as an Assistant Professor in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in UCD, performs referral ultrasound in small animal practices in Dublin and does part-time teleradiology for Vets Choice Radiology (an American Company) from her home in rural Kilkenny.

Emma is passionate about teaching students and enjoys all aspects of radiology and ultrasound.

About XLVets Skillnet:

XLVets Skillnet, established in 2011, is the training subsidiary of XLVets Ireland.  We are 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.  XLVets Skillnet deliver quality, practical and relevant training tailored to our members specific needs in both the veterinary and farming sectors, reaching over 3,500 individuals annually.

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