Companion animal stream

Day 1

7 November


1:00pm – 1:30pm

Registration Wet Labs 1 and 2 
Convention Centre, Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny.

Tea and coffee served

1.30pm – 4.30pm

Wet Lab 1 - Endoscopy Dry Lab

Fergus Allteron 

Sponsored by vesco logo 400

1.30pm – 4.30pm

Wet Lab 2 - Abdominal Ultrasound

Emma Tobin, UCD 

Sponsored by: bcf imv

4.30pm – 7.00pm

Free time

7.00pm – late

Buffet Dinner and Quiz

Kindly supported by imv

Day 2

8 November


8.30am – 9.15am


9.15am – 9.30am

Opening Address

David MacGuinness, Veterinary Ireland President

9.30am – 10.15am

Protect Me: The rational Use of Antibiotics 

Fergus Allerton

10.15am – 11.00am

Rory Breathnach

Chronic gastrointestinal disease

11.00am – 11.15am

Questions and Answers

11.15am – 11.45pm


11.45am – 12.45pm

Rory Breathnach

Cutaneous manifestation of systemic diseases

12.45pm – 1.00pm

Questions and Answers

1.00pm – 2.15pm


2.15pm – 4.25pm

Mini MBA

Stress Management
Communications Skills – Christine McGrath, VDS
AMR – Fergus Allterton, Willows Referrals

4.25pm – 5.00pm


5.00pm – 6.00pm

Management of Immune Mediated Disease

Fergus Allerton

Day 3

9 November


9.00am – 10.00am

Brachycephaly in Dogs: Do practitioners need a new perspective

Dan O’Neill

10.00am – 10.45am

Breathe Easy: Brachycephaly Obstructive Airway Syndrome

Laura Cuddy

10.45am – 11.15am


11.15am – 11.45am

Specialist session/workshop- When and where can endoscopy be helpful?

Fergus Allerton

11.45am – 12.45pm

Specialist Session/workshop- Extreme conformation in pet species

Dan O'Neill

12.45pm – 2.00pm


2.00pm – 3.30pm

VICAS Update including Vetstream Demonstration

3.30pm – 3.45pm


3.45pm – 4.30pm

Welfare in Dogs: Blah, Blah, Blah. If we can’t measure it, does welfare even exist?

Dan O’Neill

4.30pm – 5.30pm

GOLPP! It’s a Lar Par

Laura Cuddy

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