Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
North Downs Specialist Referrals CPD provide an ideal opportunity to hear the latest ideas on various small animal topics, to discuss clinical problems and to meet up with colleagues.
FREE Evening CPD Meetings
We are pleased to offer FREE veterinary CPD. Presentations start at 8.00pm. A meal and refreshments will be available from 7.30pm. The meetings will end at 10.00pm. Certificates of Attendance will be issued for your CPD records to download from within your account within 48 hours following the event.
If you are interested in the next event we would be delighted to see you. To ensure you don't miss an event, sign up to receive email notifications when each event – but be sure to book early, as places are strictly limited!
To book just click on the links under Evening CPD Meetings below.
We hope that you will be able to join us and enjoy free CPD in a relaxed atmosphere and pleasant surroundings. Discussion and questions are welcomed during the event.
CPD Registration Process
By registering as a North Downs' Veterinary Professional Member, you will be able to register to attend North Downs CPD events with the click of a button. The new system will allow you to manage all your North Downs CPD events from within your account, view forthcoming and previously attended events, download CPD attendance certificates, and cancel an event when and where necessary, all quickly and easily with the minimum of fuss.
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Forthcoming Evening CPD Meetings
27 March 2019
In this CPD we will explore analgesia options beyond NSAIDs. We will briefly review the physiological basis of pain and pain pathways, then focus on where and how drugs and interventions target the nervous system...» Further information
11 April 2019
It’s not just the nomenclature of ocular adnexal disease that can be challenging! Through a series of case discussions, we will consider investigation, treatment and management of common adnexal diseases...» Further information
15 May 2019
Chronic diarrhoea, although common in canine practice can be a frequent source of frustration for client and vet alike (and presumably also the patient!). This talk intends to provide a practical and pragmatic approach to investigating and managing chronic diarrhoea in dogs...» Further information
20 June 2019
Managing feline cardiovascular disease can be challenging. Variable and sometimes deceiving clinical presentation, unpredictable natural disease progression, limitations in heart testing in cats and the lack of clinical trials providing scientific evidence to support treatment options are examples of the problems a clinician faces when managing feline cardiac patients.» Further information
4 July 2019
Melanoma can be a highly malignant cancer. Fear of undertaking an oral examination in an old dog with halitosis in case of a pigmented oral mass will be a familiar experience to many. But, we have always known that some of these tumours are less malignant, possibly even benign...» Further information
5 September 2019
The eye of the cat presents the veterinary clinician with a spectrum of unique and challenging clinical entities. Many of the principles of diagnosis and therapeutics can be applied to cats and dogs...» Further information
18 September 2019
Cranial cruciate disease is one of the most common causes of pelvic limb lameness that is observed in the dog...» Further information
20 November 2019
It is a constant challenge to know and then to achieve an appropriate surgical margin in your oncological cases. Those problems are all the more acute in orofacial tumours due to the anatomic limitations imposed...» Further information