Feline Pancytopenia - What Nurses Need to Know
In 2021 the veterinary world experienced an unprecedented rise in cases of feline pancytopenia, a condition previously considered rare and exceedingly challenging to manage. This rise in caseload allowed for increased awareness of the disease, yet for some it remains a fairly unknown entity. This webinar will explore the haematological components of the disease and the development of clinical signs alongside potential causal agents and current thinking regarding available diagnostics and treatment options. With tips on how to minimise patient stress and maximise patient care, this webinar will deliver a thorough overview of the disease and enable practitioners to better care for affected patients.
This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
Recording from 14 December 2022
Pg Cert Vet Ed, BSc (Hons), DTLLS, FHEA, RVN
I qualified as a VN in early 2001 whilst working at a small animal practice in North-West London. Later that year I became both an assessor and internal verifier and in 2003 took on the role as head nurse at the practice.
I have a keen interest in feline internal medicine, veterinary oncology and domestic animal behaviour. In 2005 I gained the Improve International Nurses Certificate in Animal Behaviour and in 2007 the Improve International Nurses Certificate in Advanced Anaesthesia.
I worked as a nurse, assessor and internal verifier in practice until 2008 when I left to pursue a career in the education sector, gaining my Diploma in Teaching (DTLLS).
In 2014 I completed the top-up BSc in Veterinary Nursing, gaining first class honours.
Whilst lecturing in veterinary nursing at an FE college, I continued to locum in various practices and in 2015 returned full time to practice as a medicine and oncology nurse at the RVC Queen Mother Hospital for Animals. In 2016 I also took on the role of clinical educator at the QMHA.