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Rehabilitation techniques for OA clinics

6th July 2021 @ 19:30 - 20:30


Webinar Start: 19:30 (late attendees may not be allowed entry into the meeting)

Question & Answers: 20:15 (15 minutes)

1 Hour of CPD for Veterinary Nurses!

Sponsored by Companion Animal Health

Speaker – Emily Ashdown RVN, NDAM, A Dip Phys, CSMC, ISFMCert, MRAMP, AHPR, MIAAT

Emily has been in the Animal industry for over 12 years, working for a Boarding and rescue kennels from the age of 16 completing a National Diploma in animal management and studying to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Emily then worked at an RSPCA hospital as a charity nurse where her passion for rehabilitating animals really started. She then went back to private practice to progress into Management as a Deputy head nurse of a team of 14 nurses and started working as a Saturday assistant for hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy while she studied as a Veterinary Physiotherapist and completed her Certificate in Canine sports massage. 2017 saw a change in career direction to becoming self-employed setting up her own mobile Physiotherapy and Laser service as well as working at Clent hills Pet fitness and rehabilitation center. She also Works as a Clinical specialist for Companion Animal health educating and training Veterinary and rehab staff in the use of Laser, Stance analysis and Regenerative medicine. Finally Emily also writes and hosts CPD courses for nurses wanting to learn more about rehab through Innovet CPD.

Chair – Joy Shutt, BVNA Regional Rep

Joy became an RVN in early 2019 after making the move into veterinary industry from the charity sector in 2014. She is currently the Cat Advocate at an accredited Cat Friendly Clinic in North Wales and her interests include feline nursing and behaviour, anaesthesia and analgesia, surgical nursing/Schedule 3 and senior pet care.  Joy also has a BSc (Hons) in Bioveterinary Science from Harper Adams University, during which she qualified as a Registered Animal Medicines Advisor (RAMA).

Joy’s previous job with Cats Protection led her to continue volunteering with her local branch in a committee position for six years.  She also supports the charity Schnauzerfest with her miniature Schnauzer Frank, hosting annual walks in her local area as well as monthly walks for the North Wales Schnauzers group. As well as Frank, Joy has a rescue cat and three royal pythons.  She enjoys reading, the cinema, theatre shows, pub quizzing and getting out and about with Frank making his Instagram account content!

Host – Charlotte Bullard BSc (Hons) PgCert VetEd FHEA

Charlotte is currently Education Manager for the BVNA, and joined the team in Summer 2019. Prior to this, she was Programme Manager for an equine veterinary nursing training provider based in Suffolk. She is also currently completing her MSc in Veterinary Education with the Royal Veterinary College. Charlotte’s role with BVNA includes overseeing CPD opportunities for veterinary nurses, developing BVNA’s annual Congress programme, and building a network of FE and HE VN training providers to enable opportunities for collaborative working.

Lecture Synopsis

With Osteoarthritis being one of the most common diseases in dogs over the age of 8 Arthritic clinics are becoming ever more popular. In this webinar we will look at how simple rehabilitation techniques can be incorporated into these clinics with manual treatments, the use of rehab equipment and simple exercises. We will also look into some supportive equipment and complementary therapies that play a role within the clinic too.

Learning Points

  1. To understand the role rehabilitation plays in Osteoarthritic clinics
  2. To be able to identify different treatments arthritic patients may have and how rehab can help
  3. To understand how manual treatments and simple exercises can be built into OA clinics
  4. Identify what supportive equipment can be used during clinics and at home as well as identifying other complementary therapies that can play a part in clinics.

Please note, that CPD certificates are no longer emailed to attendees.  BVNA Members are able to log their CPD within their BVNA profile, details on how to do this can be found here CPD Logging.  Non members can request a CPD certificate by emailing charlotte@bvna.co.uk.

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6th July 2021
19:30 - 20:30
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