Initial approach to the dyspnoeic small animal patient
Patients with acute respiratory problems are commonly presented as an emergency in practice and this webinar will discuss different strategies on how to approach this patient group. We will discuss different aspects of the management including initial presentation and localisation of abnormalities and further discuss on how to stabilise these patients efficiently. The webinar will feature different interventions e.g. thoracocentesis, chest drains and oxygen catheter placement. At the end of the webinar clincians should be able to deal with patients suffering from acute respiratory distress without getting stressed themselves.
Tobias Grave TA GPCert (SAP) DACVECC MRCVS
Tobias graduated from the Tierärztliche Hochschule in Hannover in 1999 and then spent 3 years working in a mixed animal practice and a small animal clinic in Germany before starting as an emergency vet in central London. He joined Vets Now in 2003, working as a Senior Vet in Stoke-on-Trent, Edinburgh and Glasgow. He completed a Vets Now-Residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Glasgow and acquired “Specialist” status by becoming board certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2013 in San Diego.
Tobias has lectured worldwide at different veterinary meetings, including the largest International Emergency Symposium (IVECCS, USA) and the largest European Veterinary Congress (BSAVA, UK). He has published various veterinary articles in English and German and is chairmen of the British Association of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (BAVECC). He was previously nominated for the “Pet Plan Vet of the year” and won the “Vets Now Referral Clinician of the year” award in 2013. He is currently leading the ECC referral service and is the director of the internship programme at our Glasgow hospital.