Osteoarthritis is one of the most common age-related diseases we see in the older cat, and has a huge impact on the cats welfare, and veterinary nurses play a big part in monitoring and managing these cases. In this session, we will discuss:


·       The use of questionnaires

·       The nurses role in diagnosing, treating and managing osteoarthritis

·       The multi-modal approach
Veterinary nurses have a key role to play in the management of nutrition. This workshop will look at how to set up a nurse-led clinic, the key parameters to check and how to manage difficult conversations with owners.

Parasiticides are the first line of treatment and prevention of ectoparasitic infections and are among the most commonly prescribed medications in small animal practice. Many ectoparasiticide products are available, with an excellent record of safety and efficacy, significantly improving the quality of life of companion pets. In recent years, there have been recent concerns about the environmental impact of (and development of resistance to) these drugs. The future of ectoparasite control hinges on the responsible use of ectoparasiticides. In this session, I will discuss ways to improve knowledge, awareness, attitudes, and behaviours regarding the judicious usage of parasiticide.

This workshop will outline key layers of any nurse consultation, that you can develop to “create your own” bespoke clinics. We will build on the base-ics, looking at each slice of the consult, while tailoring our “toppings” for different consult types. This session should help your nurse clinics deliver for your team, your clients and your patients. It’s a pizza cake!