Focus on Felines - Vet Education

Webinars In This Series

Lecture 1 – The Top 5 Respiratory Diseases of the Cat



Speaker: Carl Adagra, BVSc, MANZCVSc, GPCert(Felp)

Bio: Carl graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003 and worked in small animal practices in the UK until 2007. He completed a post-graduate practitioner certificate in Feline practice in this time as well as undertaking charity work on the Greek island of Aegina. In 2007 he moved to the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in Sydney and started work in the Feline medicine department. In 2009 he attained an ANZCVSc Membership and started a residency-based Fellowship training program in Feline medicine. He completed this program in 2012 and moved to work at JCU Vet at James Cook University. Carl has published three articles in the international peer-reviewed Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery and has examined and mentored other veterinarians for qualifications in Feline medicine. He is a board member of the Australasian Society of Feline Medicine (ASFM). Carl opened Tropical Queensland Cat Clinic in 2014 and is working towards specialist qualifications.

Topic Description:
Coughing cats, wheezing cats, tachypnoeic cats, dyspnoeic cats, and sneezing cats - let's face it - they can be problematic to diagnose - and sometimes problematic to treat. Join Dr Adagra as he takes us through the top 5 respiratory diseases of cats, giving us the latest in evidence-base for their management, so they can breathe easy again!

Lecture 2 - Chronic Vomiting in Cats


Time: 19:30 AEDT [SYDNEY]

Speaker: Sally Coggins, BVSc (hons) MANZCVS (Feline Medicine)

Bio: Sally graduated with honours from The University of Sydney in 2007.  She spent her first 2 years working in a busy general small animal practice in Canberra, where she first began expanding on her love of feline medicine, completing the Centre for Veterinary Education feline medicine distance education course in 2009.

In 2010, Sally commenced work in feline only practice at The Cat Clinic in Prahran (Melbourne), where she remained for 10 years. She attained her membership qualification in Feline Medicine in 2012 and went on to become a partner and director in this busy practice, seeing a high volume of both first opinion and referral cases.

Sally enjoys all aspects of feline medicine and is passionate about utilising her skills and knowledge to help educate both her clients and other clinicians to optimise patient outcomes.  She is a talented clinician and natural educator, enjoying coordinating extramural student rotations and nurse training within her clinic, whilst mentoring membership candidates and examining feline memberships in 2016, 2017 and 2018 with the ANZCVS.

She has recently relocated to Sydney, with her husband Toby and their two (lovingly dysfunctional) domestic cats Fox and Edie, where she is looking forward to exploring new academic and clinical opportunities, including tutoring for the Centre of Veterinary Education feline medicine distance education course.

Topic Description: Chronic vomiting in cats can be caused by many different aetiologies, including dietary intolerance and hypersensitivity, IBD, alimentary lymphoma, atypical infections, and even Trichobezoars. Join Dr Coggins, as she discusses not only these causes, but also the “ideal” diagnostic approach for chronic vomiting, with a special focus on how to best design a diagnostic and treatment plan - even on a limited budget.

Date & Time

Date: February 11-12, 2020

Time: 03:30 EST

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