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An introduction to endocrine diseases for veterinary nurses
17th September 2021 - 17th September 2022£20.00
Endocrine diseases are some of the most common long-term diseases we see as veterinary nurses. From diagnosis to inpatient care, treatment and nurse consultations we can make an enormous difference to the care of these patients. This webinar will examine the mechanisms behind diabetes mellitus, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, as well as the common diagnostic tests performed, treatment options and nursing considerations, both inside the practice and as an outpatient.
Meet the speakers
Laura Jones, RVN
Laura Jones qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2010, gained the DipAVN in 2014 and completed a degree in advanced veterinary nursing in 2017. Laura joined a newly-opened referral centre in Hampshire in 2015, to support and develop the Internal Medicine service. Here, her passion for medical nursing grew, leading to Veterinary Technician Specialist certification in small animal internal medicine in 2019. That same year, Laura developed a social media page and website, “Veterinary Internal Medicine Nursing’, to educate and inspire nurses wanting to learn about medical patients, and speaks nationally on a variety of medical nursing topics. Laura currently works at The Ralph Referral Centre, where she nurses both high-dependency and medical patients, whilst leading the team of critical care nurses, She serves on both the Feline Focus and Companion editorial board and was elected to join BVNA council this year.
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