Respiratory Medicine and Liver & Pancreatic Disease

Respiratory Medicine and Liver & Pancreatic Disease


  • Develop a logical approach to the patient with respiratory disease
  • Gain confidence in basic evaluations and investigations including film reading, utility of point of care ultrasound in respiratory cases and bronchoscopy
  • Practically be able to place trocar and Seldinger guided thoracic drains
  • Have a good understanding of the aetiology of liver and pancreatic disease in both cats and dogs
  • Understand the approach to cases through interactive case discussion

European and RCVS recognised Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Hon. Assoc. Professor of Small Animal Medicine, University of Nottingham

Clinical Director, Dick White Referrals, The Six Mile Bottom Veterinary Specialist Centre,
Station Farm, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Cambridge, CB8 0UH

Simon trained at the University of Cambridge and, after qualifying, spent 2 years in small animal practice before taking up a Residency in Small Animal Medicine and Intensive Care at the University of Bristol. He joined DWR in 2007. He holds the Royal College Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and the European Diploma in Veterinary Internal Medicine. He is an active member of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and was editor of Companion Journal until recently. Simon particularly enjoys critical care and has been instrumental in developing the Interventional Radiology service at DWR, using minimally invasive techniques and bio-materials to treat many conditions which previously required more invasive surgery. His is currently clinical director and an active member of the Internal Medicine team. Simon has lectured widely in the UK and Europe on subjects including emergency medicine, infectious disease and interventional radiology.
DAY 1 – Respiratory Medicine

Time Title
09:00 – 10:00 Evaluation of nasal discharge
10:00 – 11:00 Approach to the coughing patient
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:15 Management of the dyspnoeic patient
12:15 – 13:00 Management of pleural effusion
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Practical session (chest drains and tracheostomy tubes)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 An introduction to performing bronchoscopy
17:00 – 18:00 Film reading
DAY 2 – Liver & Pancreatic Disease

Time Title
09:00 – 10:00 Evaluation of laboratory tests in liver disease
10:00 – 11:00 Interpreting imaging & taking biopsies
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Canine liver disease
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 Feline Liver disease
14:45 – 15:30 Managing pancreatitis
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Interactive cases (using Mentimeter)
17:00 – 18:30 The feeding tube placement – practical and video demonstration