JULY 19 - 30, 2021

Online Veterinary Conference


RACE-approved for 16 CPD points (USA & Canada)
CE-approved for 32 points (ANZ & other countries)



The Vet Education International Online Veterinary Conference is a 2-week online event, held every year since 2008. This event showcases some of the world’s top veterinary specialists and presenters. Running from July 19 – July 30, 2021, this is an event like no other – featuring 16 webinars, a webinar library, and much more!

With 2 webinars per day, from Monday through Thursday for each week of the conference, there’s plenty of time to absorb content, schedule family and work-life – without feeling like you’re stuck in a lecture room all day! You can attend the online live lectures or watch recordings later in your very own Vet Education Webinar Library!




Monday, July 19, 2021

12:00 AEST

Diagnosis and Management of Lumbosacral disease
Dr Ryan Taggart
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19:30 AEST

Approach to pericardial effusions in dogs
Dr Kieran Borgeat
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

12:00 AEST

Common Myths and Misperceptions in the ER
Dr Elizabeth Rozanski
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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

12:00 AEST

Medicinal Cannabis and Veterinary Medicine
Dr Leon Warne
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19:30 AEST

Using imaging to diagnose an intestinal obstruction
Dr Xander Huizing
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Thursday, July 22, 2021

12:00 AEST

Cytology of effusions, exploring the third space
Dr Anne Barger
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19:30 AEST

Pitfalls of the neurological evaluation
Dr Laurent Garosi
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Monday, July 26, 2021

12:00 AEST

Pododermatitis – from the routine to the nightmare
Dr Peter Hill
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19:30 AEST

Preventing infections in our Surgical Patients
Dr Julian Lunn
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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

12:00 AEST

Current Recommendations on the Treatment of Advanced Stage Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats and Dogs
Dr Gary Oswald
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19:30 AEST

Basic Echocardiography and applications in the daily general practice
Dr Myriam Baranger-Ete
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

12:00 AEST

Periocular ophthalmic surgery for the small animal practitioner: Ways to maximize your success!
Dr Elizabeth Giuliano
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19:30 AEST

Management of Acute Heart Failure in the Dog
Dr Philip Judge
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Thursday, July 29, 2021

12:00 AEST

Is it the Liver or the Gallbladder? Improve your detective work with ultrasound skills!
Dr Lorrie Gaschen
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19:30 AEST

How Vets and Veterinary Teams Can Positively Influence The Welfare of Brachycephalic Dogs
Dr Rowena Packer & Dr Dan O’Neill
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Friday, July 30, 2021

12:00 AEST

Acute Abdomen in the Cat
Dr Philip Judge

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This conference is included in the Vet Education Annual Webinar Membership!
As a Vet Education Webinar Member, your membership benefits will include exclusive access to the Online Veterinary Conference – at no extra cost!



Entry to the OVC 2021
A$ 149 Single Event
  • 16 hours of CPD points. RACE–approved & structured
  • Grants access to all the live lectures of the conference
  • Get all conference related resources
  • Access to the lecture recordings of the conference


Annual Membership
A$ 159 Annual Fee
  • Everything in the Conference pass
  • The “Focus On” webinar Series x 12 lectures through the year
  • The Online Toxicology Symposium
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    …and much more


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The Vet Education webinar series features an outstanding selection of practical and informative webinars, brought to you by our dedicated team of lecturers from across the globe! Our seminar topics provide you with the most up-to-date clinically relevant scientific research and clinical practice in a user-friendly format, so you get continuing education you can use every day!

World-renowned experts in related topics provide current, up-to-date information. In addition, the webinars have high-quality videos and photos and are much more than just a power point presentation. These webinars provide continuing education credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Attend the Online Veterinary Conference 2021 and advance your clinical decision making and diagnostic skills to the next level.

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Dr Ryan Taggart

Ryan received his DVM degree from Cornell University in 2005. He served three years in the U.S. Army after graduation before completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Mississippi State University. He then undertook a residency in veterinary orthopaedic, soft tissue and neurologic surgery at Purdue University, where he achieved the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians Resident Award.

Prior to relocating to Adelaide in 2016, Ryan was senior staff surgeon at VCA in Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA). He is currently engaging in locum surgical work while preparing to be the managing director of the new SASH-Adelaide, due to open its doors later this year.
Ryan has authored publications for several journals including Veterinary Surgery, the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and the American Journal of Veterinary Research.

Ryan is passionate about workplace culture and teaching. He has been awarded the Katie McAllister Compassion Award and the Dr. Ann L. Johnson and Dr. Walter E. Hoffman Teaching Award. His professional interests include complex fracture repair, oncologic and reconstructive surgery and total joint arthroplasty.

Dr Kieran Borgeat

BSc BVSc MVetMed CertVC MRCVS DipACVIM DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology)
Kieran graduated from the University of Bristol in 2005 with an intercalated degree in Zoology and Veterinary Science.He worked in first-opinion vet practice for 6 years before undertaking a Residency training programme and Masters degree at the Royal Veterinary College in London.Since then, Kieran has worked in private referral practice, telemedicine and now a veterinary teaching hospital, where he is Clinical Lead for the Cardiology department.He is an American, European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology and works predominantly as a clinician (90%) covering cardiology in all species. He has spoken all over the world on cardiology and interventional radiology, and has a particular interest in feline heart disease.

Dr Elizabeth Rozanski

Growing up outside of Chicago, near the Brookfield Zoo, Dr. Elizabeth Liz Rozanski developed a love for veterinary medicine from age five. As a member of the Foster Hospital for Small Animals’ Emergency and Critical Care team, she treats animals at one of the nation’s busiest academic emergency rooms. She is board-certified in both internal medicine and emergency and critical care.

Dr. Rozanski graduated from the University of Illinois with her DVMdegree and did a residency at Penn. After completing a residency in Philadelphia, she was drawn to Tufts by the position’s combination of research, teaching, and service. She teaches toxicology and respiratory medicine throughout the four-year Cummings School DVM curriculum, and lectures in others.
I love the students, she says. They are a continued source of inspiration and enthusiasm.

She has worked at Tufts Veterinary School since the late 1990s in the ER and ICU services. She has also been involved in student efforts to provide free rabies vaccinations in low-income housing in the City of Worcester, serves as a faculty mentor for summer student research projects, has raised funds for the American Heart Association (with her dog, Brie, named after one of her favorite cases at the Foster Hospital) through the Central Massachusetts Heart Walk, and lectures often at continuing education and community events. She is also the past president of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society.

Dr. Rozanski’s primary research interest is in respiratory function in small animals, and she recently co-authored, with the help of fellow faculty member Dr. John Rush, A Color Handbook of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (Manson, 2007). She lives near the school’s Grafton campus with, as she notes, a menagerie of pets—all rescues.

Dr Rowena Packer

BSc (Hons) PhD

Rowena’s background is in animal behaviour and welfare, having graduated from the University of Bristol in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (1st Class). Rowena joined the Royal Veterinary College as a PhD student in 2009 (awarded in 2013), and she has since been a Postdoctoral Researcher (2013-2016) and a BBSRC Future Leader Fellow (2017-2020). Rowena is now the Lecturer in Companion Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science (2020-) and leads a group exploring diverse topics in this area, with a focus on chronic and inherited disorders in the dog. In 2016, she was awarded the UFAW Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year award. Rowena is an Editorial Board Member for the Journal Scientific Reports, and a Coordinating Group Member for the BBSRC-UFAW Animal Welfare Research Network. 

She has co-authored over 60 papers on the health and welfare of dogs and cats since 2012, and her new book ‘Health and Welfare of Brachycephalic (Flat-faced) Companion Animals’, co-authored with Dr Dan O’Neill is published in July 2021.

Dr Dan O'Neill

MVB BSc(hons) GPCert(SAP) GPCert(FelP) GPCert(Derm) GPCert(B&PS) PGCertVetEd FHEA MSc(VetEpi) PhD FRCVS
Dan graduated in veterinary from Dublin in 1987. After 22 years in small and large animal general practice, he gained an MSc in epidemiology in 2009 and a PhD in 2014 at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) for developing the VetCompass™ Programme. Dan is Senior Lecturer in Companion Animal Epidemiology at the RVC where he leads the VetCompass™ Programme to evaluate breed effects on the health of dogs and cats. He has authored over 95 papers from 2012 to 2021. He co-authored the 3rd edition of the book ‘Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats’. His new book ‘Health and Welfare of Brachycephalic (Flat-faced) Companion Animals’ is co-authored with Dr Rowena Packer is published in July 2021.
He chairs the UK Brachycephalic Working Group and is a founding member of the International Collaborative on Extreme Conformation in Dogs.

Dan was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal college of Veterinary Surgeons in 2018 and the BSAVA Blaine Award for Advancement of Small Animal Science in 2019.

Dr Leon Warne

BSc(Biol), BBiomedSc(Hons1), BSc, BVMS, MVS, MANZCVS (Anaesthesia), Diplomate ACVAA
Leon graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Murdoch University (Western Australia) in 2009. Following graduation he undertook an internship in anaesthesia, emergency and critical care medicine. Leon joined the Melbourne Veterinary School’s anaesthesia and analgesia section at the University of Melbourne in 2010 where he completed a specialty training program in anaesthesia and pain management, a clinical master degree in anaesthesia as well as a PhD in pain-management and assessment. In 2015 he completed an externship in paediatric anaesthesia and trauma management at The Austin and Royal Melbourne Hospitals.
Leon is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists anaesthesia chapter and an Australasian Veterinary Boards Council registered specialist in anaesthesia. Leon is a director of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Pain Management Australia and an adjunct senior lecturer at Murdoch University. His passion for research and development focused on providing integrative medical solutions to improve patient quality of life led Leon to his current role as Head of Research and Innovation at Little Green Pharma a leading Australian human medicinal cannabis pharmaceutical company. Leon also leads a translational researcher group investigating a novel therapy for the treatment of chronic pain in humans via downregulation of sodium channel Nav1.7. His clinical research interests are assessment and management of pain in patients’ incapable of self-reporting; intravenous fluid therapy; and utilisation of novel drug delivery technologies to optimise bioavailability and dosing efficacy of medicinal cannabis therapeutics.

Dr Xander Huizing

Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging,
Australian Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging,
European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Xander is a board-certified specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (DipECVDI). To become a specialist, Xander has undergone extensive training in ultrasound, radiography, CT, MRI and fluoroscopy.

Xander has worked in referral and academia in Australia and Europe. He is passionate about education and loves helping people improve their imaging skills. He has taught numerous vets, nurses, students, interns and residents whilst working as a clinical radiologist.

He is the Director of The Austin Animal Radiology
and provides an imaging service to the vets of Adelaide and South Australia. Xander is passionate about teaching and firmly believes in the synergistic value of a veterinary radiologist and the added value they bring to a hospital.

Dr Anne Barger

Dr Barger a veterinary clinical pathologist at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and section head for clinical pathology for the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at U of I.Her primary responsibilities include diagnostic service and teaching. Her research interests include immunocytochemistry and cytochemistry particularly as it relates to the diagnosis of neoplasia.

Dr. Laurent Garosi

DVM, FRCVS, DipECVN – RCVS & EBVS® European recognised specialist in veterinary neurology
Laurent is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN), RCVS/European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon. He is currently clinical lead in teleneurology at CVS referral, UK. In autumn 2019, Laurent opened a new teleneurology company called Vet Oracle, the first of its kind, offering off-site specialist clinical and advanced imaging neurological expertise across the globe. His main clinical and research interests are cerebrovascular diseases, neuro-imaging, paroxysmal dyskinesia and feline neurology. Laurent has published widely in the field of neurology and is a regular speaker on the national and international continuing education circuit.
He is past president of the ECVN, past chief examiner of the ECVN examination committee, co-founder of the Facebook page Veterinary Neurology and co-editor with Simon Platt of a textbook on Small Animal Neurological Emergencies.

Dr Peter Hill

Professor Peter Hill is Head of the Department of Companion Animal Health at the University of Adelaide. He is a graduate of Liverpool Veterinary School and has worked at the Universities of Madison-Wisconsin, Edinburgh and Bristol. He is a specialist veterinary dermatologist with clinical, teaching and research interests. He is the only veterinary dermatologist in the world to have been board certified as a Diplomate in the UK, Europe and the USA, as well as having a PhD. His teaching has been recognised by awards from the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, Australian Veterinary Association, Adelaide University and a citation for outstanding contributions to student learning from the Australian Awards for University Teaching.
His research interests primarily relate to the interplay between the immune system and skin microbiome. He has published 2 textbooks, 97 peer reviewed publications, 31 book chapters and has given over 300 invited lectures in 20 different countries.

Dr Julian Lunn

BVSc MANZCVS MVCS, Small Animal Surgeon
Dr Julian Lunn graduated from the University of Sydney in 1996. He spent the first four years in mixed practice in South-eastern NSW and Bath, UK. On returning to Australia, Julian took up a position at the University of Sydney’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital working in the primary accession and medicine referral services before commencing a residency in Small Animal Surgery in 2003.

He successfully gained membership in Small Animal Medicine in 2003 and in Small Animal Surgery in 2006.

Julian completed his surgical residency in 2007, having spent time at Murdoch University and Colorado State University as part of his training.
He also graduated with a Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies after completing a thesis on Canine Neural Angiostrongyliasis.

In January 2008, Julian joined Veterinary Specialist Services, Australia’s largest and most comprehensive veterinary referral service offering Surgery, Medicine, Emergency, Oncology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Dentistry. VSS sees over 5000 new patients every year.

Through his time at both the University of Sydney and Veterinary Specialist Services, Julian has gained a wide experience in all areas of surgery from cardiothoracic, oncology and vascular to orthopaedic, neurological and trauma procedures.

For the past 4 years Julian has been building a busy referring surgery practice at the Animal Referral and Emergency Centre in Newcastle. He has managed to spend more time with his three children including coaching Nippers and Basketball.

Dr Gary Oswald

Dr. Gary P. Oswald, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, is a board-certified specialist in the field of veterinary internal medicine. Dr. Oswald is a Cleveland Ohio native and received his BS and DVM degrees from The Ohio State University. He completed a medical residency/masters degree program in Internal Medicine at Colorado State University. He has been in private specialty practice since 1991 and was the founder and chief medical officer at Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care Center from 1993-2020. He is the author of multiple veterinary studies and articles and presents continuing education series lectures on a regular basis.

Dr Myriam Baranger-Ete

Myriam obtained her DVM degree from l’ Ecole Nationale Veterinaire d’Alfort (France), with an externship at the University of Montreal (Canada) and a Masters degree in Small Animal Veterinary Medicine (Internal Medicine & Diagnostic Imaging) at the European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies (University of Luxemburg).

She is Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (London),l’ Ordre National des Veterinaires (France), Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong and the AVA Singapore.

She is an active Member of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology, International Veterinary
Ultrasound Society and Australasian Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She has been providing Small Animal Mobile Ultrasound Referral Service and Ultrasound Education (Courses/ Workshops/ In-clinic training) over Asia and worldwide since 2013.

She was Co-founder of Hong Kong first Mobile Ultrasound Service and is currently Regional Director of “Asia Veterinary Diagnostics” (veterinary specialty laboratory serving Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia) , as well as the Director of “International Veterinary Services”, “Singapore Veterinary Imaging” and “ MUS-Mobile Ultrasound Service” offering mobile ultrasound services and ultrasound education respectively in HK, Singapore and Malaysia; and of “ Soundiagnosis Academy” providing Ultrasound Education in Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Elizabeth A. Giuliano

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Dr. Giuliano received a Bachelor of Science with honors from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1991 and her DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996. Following graduation from veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1997 and remained in private practice in midtown Manhattan the following year. In 1998, she returned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to complete a Comparative Ocular Pathology Fellowship. Since July 1, 1999, Dr. Giuliano has been a member of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of
Missouri where she completed a residency in veterinary ophthalmology and a Masters of Science degree. She is currently a tenured Professor of the department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at the University of Missouri and Section Chief of their comparative ophthalmology service. She has authored over 80 articles and text book chapters. Dr. Giuliano is a dynamic, engaging speaker and has lectured extensively in the academic setting and at national and international meetings. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including two Golden Aesculapius Teaching Awards, the Gold Chalk Award, the Dadd Award, and was Western Veterinary Conference’s “Educator of the Year” in 2018. In 2011, she was elected to the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) Board of Regents and served as the ACVO President from 2015-2016.

Dr Philip Judge

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs)
Philip graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1992, and spent 7 years in small animal practice before undertaking a 3-year residency in veterinary emergency and critical care at the University of Melbourne in 1998. Following his residency, Philip worked for nearly 6 years at the Animal Emergency Centre in Melbourne, becoming the Senior Veterinarian at the centre in 2004. In 2006, Philip undertook a 1-year surgical externship before moving to Townsville to take up the position of Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at JCU. Philip is also co-founder, and director of Vet Education Pty Ltd (www.veteducation.com.au) – one of Australia’s leading providers of online continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary nurses.
Philip has published numerous manuals and guides concerning emergency medicine, including a CRI manual, haematology and biochemistry interpretation guide, emergency anaesthesia guide, and a ventilation therapy manual for small animals, in addition to being published in peer reviewed literature. Philip’s key interests in veterinary science include respiratory emergencies, ventilation therapy, envenomations, and toxicology.
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Dr Lorrie Gaschen

Lorrie received her DVM from the University of Florida, was in private practice in Florida for two years after which time she did a diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Bern in Switzerland and became a diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She received her PhD in renal transplant imaging in animal models at the University Medical School in Utrecht then returned to the University of Bern where she became an associate professor. Her major research interests are in gastrointestinal ultrasound and vascular imaging as well as MRI. She was a full tenured professor at the Louisiana State University, Section of Diagnostic Imaging as well as being the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from 2006-2021.
She is now employed full-time with VetCT as a teleradiologist and remains as an adjunct professor at LSU. She has authored numerous publications and book chapters mainly in the field of ultrasound, vascular and gastrointestinal imaging where she has done the majority of her research and is a frequent national and international lecturer.