Webinars for the whole veterinary team

Veterinary Student Conference

Speakers
Drs. Delisa Appleton & Katelyn O’Connor
Dr. Nick Cave
Dr Gerardo Poli

Start Date
October 5, 2021
October 7, 2021
Free Webinar Series brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Australia and New Zealand
1.5Hrs of NZVA & NZVNA approved CPD points
Day 1 – October 5, 2021
Session 1 – Top 15 Client Feeding Questions Answered
with Drs. Delisa Appleton & Katelyn O’Connor
This talk will cover topics useful to veterinary teams for counselling pet owners on feeding their pet. We will discuss the common questions that get asked in the consult room every day, such as what to look for when choosing a food, what diet is recommended for certain patients and why, how much to feed and how often. Raw and grain-free feeding questions will also be covered.

Delisa Appleton

BVSc (Hons) PhD Professional Consulting Veterinarian 
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Pty Ltd

Delisa graduated in Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland with honours in 1987 after which she worked in mixed and small animal veterinary practice for 7 years before commencing work in the nutrition industry. She then returned to the University of Queensland in 1999 to undertake research into nutritional aspects of obesity and diabetes in cats and was awarded a PhD in nutrition in 2004. Delisa is currently employed in the Veterinary Affairs Department of Hill’s Pet Nutrition as a Professional Consulting Veterinarian with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of small animal nutrition.

Katelyn O'Connor

BSc(VB) DVM
Professional Consulting Veterinarian
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Pty Ltd

Katelyn graduated as a veterinarian in 2016 from The University of Adelaide. She worked in small animal practice for almost 4 years, treating primarily dogs and cats, before moving to an industry role with Hill’s Pet Nutrition in 2020. She now works as a Professional Consulting Veterinarian and is passionate about nutrition in pets.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.
Session 2 – How did you land your dream job?
with various Speakers
Come and hear from our veterinary panel featuring an equine intern, small animal, marine and mixed practice vets for an insight into different career pathways and opportunities. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Hannah Nagel

BVsc (Hons)

Lianne Mellin

BVsc (Hons)

Brittany Hallet

DVM

Claire Madden

BVsc (Hons), MANZCVS (Zoo medicine), BSc (Hons)

Philip Judge

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs)

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.
Day 2 – October 7, 2021
Session 1 – Case-Based Nutrition
with Dr. Nick Cave
Specialist nutritionist, Dr Nick Cave will present a selection of recent greatest hits seen in the veterinary teaching hospital. You will learn how Dr Cave goes about developing the nutritional plan, and see how nutritional intervention was an essential component of the patient’s overall clinical management.

Nick Cave

BVSc, PhD, Dip. ACVN, MACVS
Associate Professor, Massey University Veterinary School

Nick Cave graduated from Massey University (NZ) in 1990 with a BVSc, and worked in general practice for 6 years until 1997, when he returned to Massey for a residency in small animal internal medicine, and graduated with a Masters in Veterinary Science in 2000. In 2004 he moved to the University of California, Davis, where he attained a PhD in nutrition and immunology. At the same time, he completed a residency in small animal clinical nutrition, and became a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2004. In 2005, he returned to Massey University to lecture in small animal medicine and nutrition. He was a founding member of the WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee, and is a founding board member for the Massey University Centre for Working Dogs. He is on the editorial board for Veterinary Quarterly, is an associate editor for Frontiers in Veterinary Science, has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, several textbook chapters, and is a frequent commentator in public media.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.
Session 2 – Stretch and Breath
with Sophie Fuchsen
Take a break from the action with some gentle, restorative yoga poses to rebalance your mind and body for the rest of the session.

Sophie Fuchsen

MSc (Agric), Customer Development Executive - Pet Omni

Sophie has been with Hill’s for 5 years, having previously completed a Masters of Agricultural and Animal Sciences at Melbourne University. With her sporting and fitness interests severely impacted by Melbourne’s string of lockdowns, Sophie has turned her focus to yoga for physical and mental health. She regularly hosts sessions for friends and colleagues as a way to break up the long lockdown days.

Session 3 – How to Triage in 6 Simple Steps
with Dr. Gerardo Poli
The word ‘Triage’ often evokes images of crash benches and emotions of stress and uncertainty, but it does not have to be that way. In this talk, the triage process is broken down into 6 simple steps which will help you tackle critical patients at the triage bench.

Gerardo Poli

(Hons class 1) Masters Veterinary Studies (Small Animal Practice) MANZCVSc (Emergency and Critical Care)
Hospital Director Underwood, Animal Emergency Services

Gerardo is an Emergency Veterinarian and Company Director at the Animal Emergency Service, Australia. Gerardo joined the Underwood team in 2010. He achieved Membership with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the field of Emergency and Critical Care in 2012, and was head examiner for future Membership candidates for 3 years. In 2014 he completed his Masters of Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Practice through Murdoch University, which focuses on the more advanced aspects of small animal medicine. Gerardo has a strong interest in the stabilisation and management of critically ill patients, small animal ultrasound and radiology, emergency surgery and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He lectures around Australia and internationally on these topics and is the coordinator of the AES Accelerate program which is a course designed to fast track a veterinarians transition into the field of Emergency and Critical Care.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.
Session 4 – Test your knowledge – Animal Trivia

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Test your general knowledge about our 4-legged friends in a fast paced animal trivia Kahoot. Who will be crowned the champion and win the grand prize!!

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