Nursing the Hepatic Lipidosis Patient
Hepatic lipidosis is a common cause of acquired liver disease in cats. It is a multifactorial syndrome and factors such as anorexia, stress and concurrent disease are associated with the development of the condition. The veterinary nurse is heavily involved in managing the hepatic lipidosis patient, from assistance with diagnostic imaging and investigations, to administering prescribed treatment, implementing a nutritional plan and day-to-day monitoring and nursing care. This webinar will discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of hepatic lipidosis, as well as the vital role of the veterinary nurse in caring for these patients.
Recording from 23 September 2020
Laura Rosewell, Senior ECC Nurse and Veterinary Technician Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Laura qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2010, gained the RCV Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing in 2014 and graduated from Harper Adams University, UK with a top-up degree in Advanced Veterinary Nursing in 2017.
After working in various small animal first-opinion, referral and out-of-hours centres, Laura joined the team at The Ralph Veterinary Referral Centre (Buckinghamshire, UK) in January 2019, as Senior Medicine Nurse. Laura became a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2019, and her particular interests include feline medicine, critical care medicine, gastroenterology, transfusion medicine and hepatic disease.