27th & 28th May 2021

Fota Island Resort, Cork, Ireland

Advanced nursing

On Friday 28th May at VetCon, experienced veterinary nurses, and nurses seeking a more challenging CPD experience, can look forward to an unmissable line-up of small animal and equine lectures delivered by experts and specialists.


Topics in the advanced nursing stream include:Advanced nursing cpd

Nutrition (speaker - Cecilia Villaverde, Expert Pet Nutrition)

Anaesthesia & Analgesia (speakers - Carl Bradbrook, ZeroPain Philosophy & Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists; Louise Northway, @louthevetnurse)

Advanced Surgical Nursing (speakers – Mairead Deasy & Shane Guerin, Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital)

Foal critical care (speaker - Mary Wade, Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital)

Equine diagnostic procedures (speaker - Kate Savage, Southpaws Specialist Surgery, Australia)


Equine Nursing Focus Session

VetCon Focus Sessions take place on each day of the conference in a Fota Island Resort suite. This is your exclusive opportunity to meet, engage and learn more from some of our great speakers at VetCon 2021.

Equine Nursing Focus Session

For nurses in equine practice or equine referral hospitals there will be a dedicated equine nursing focus session. This session is also open to vets. Places for the VetCon Focus Sessions are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Bryan O Meara, specialist in equine surgery, will present a session on "Standing surgery in the horse - a guide to making things go well".  A free surprise gift will be given to attendees!

Standing surgery negates the risk of general anaesthesia. This lecture will draw on the experiences of the surgeon’s highs and lows over his last two thousand standing surgeries largely including upper airway surgery, but also orthopaedic surgery and laser resection of sarcoids and melanomas. Bryan will deliver tips and tricks on how to make standing surgery a positive experience for horse, surgeon and nurse.

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