Investigations and management of chronic kidney disease in dogs and cats
This seminar will briefly review why dogs and cats get chronic kidney disease. Diagnostic procedures and the international renal interest society (IRIS) staging will be discussed and new developments will be mentioned. The main focus of the seminar will be on different treatment options and prognosis for dogs and cats affected by CKD.
Thurid Johnstone DVM PhD DECVIM-CA
Thurid graduated in Veterinary Science from Leipzig University, Germany, and then completed a PhD with focus on canine and feline urinary tract infections at Massey University in New Zealand.
She undertook a rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialist Group in Auckland, New Zealand, and after a residency training in small animal internal medicine Dublin, Ireland, became a board-certified specialist (DECVIM-AC) in 2009. Upon completion of the residency training, Thurid once again pursued her research interests in urinary tract diseases and antimicrobial resistance of bacteria, before working in a large private small animal hospital in Southern Sweden.
In 2013, Thurid joined the team at University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital as lecturuer and clinician in small animal internal medicine. Thurid has lectured both undergradutates and practitioners in several different countries, and strives to deliver continuing education that is mind-stimulating, up-to-date and reflective of her passion to provide the best possible care to veterinary patients.