The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Internal Medicine Clinical Club Launches

The Internal Medicine Service at the Hospital for Small Animals continues to reach out to its referring practitioners with the launch of a new monthly Clinical Club CPD at Easter Bush.

Delivering a lecture

Referring practitioners have been invited to join the Dick Vet’s Internal Medicine team at a monthly Clinical Club CPD, which will include talks from the team’s specialists and seminars reviewing recent advances in the diagnosis and management of common medicine disorders, through case based discussions.

The club will have a relaxed and informal atmosphere with the opportunity for discussions about interesting and challenging cases. The Clinical Club is free for vets to attend and no booking is required.

The first meeting took place on the 3rd April 2013 with an update on electrolyte disorders, discussing a range of diseases which cause disturbances in calcium, sodium and potassium homeostasis. The club will use cases which have been managed by Dick Vet clinicians and will review recent advances including novel diagnostic tests and treatments. Future sessions already planned will look at liver, nasal, urinary tract, gastrointestinal and haematology diseases and more information on all these sessions can be found on the Internal Medicine website.

The Internal Medicine Service

The Internal Medicine Service has also recently launched its ‘What is your diagnosis?’ feature, where they discuss the diagnosis and management of a recent challenging medical case. Along with the details of the case they offer the differential diagnosis, evaluation, their treatment and a discussion surrounding the case.

The Service is also reaching out to the general public and has launched a section of their website for public engagement to offer insights into how the Medicine Service cares for patients referred to the service and how they work with other specialist services within the Dick Vet to ensure their patients receive excellent care. The site features patient stories, factsheets on advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques available at the Dick Vet, videos of some of these procedures being performed on patients and examples of novel teaching tools that we use to educate the next generation of vets.

If you’d like to find out more about the Internal Medicine service or the clinical club, you can visit their website or contact the Hospital for Small Animals.