Dick Vet Clinical Club 2015
We have an excellent line up of CPD this year at the Dick Vet Clinical Club, starting on Wednesday 4th February with Dr Richard Mellanby, Head of Small Animal Medicine at the Hospital for Small Animals.
Dr Mellanby, will present two lectures focussing on canine liver disorders. In the first lecture, he will present an overview of recent advances in the diagnosis and management of primary hepatopathies. In the second, he will discuss advances in the care of dogs with congenital portosystemic shunts.
The Clinical Club is free and a tasty buffet is provided.
Other talks coming up this year:
Wednesday 4th March
Nick Bommer - Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine
Update on renal disorders focusing on management of renal failure and proteinuria.
Wednesday 1st April
Jessica Lawrence - Head of the Riddell-Swan Veterinary Cancer Centre
Update on Canine Osteosarcoma: Focus on Treatments and Common Misconceptions
Wednesday 6th May
Nicki Reed - Head of the Feline Clinic
An update on treatment options for hyperthyroidism.
Wednesday 3rd June
Pauline Jamieson - Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine
Review of recent advances in the management of diabetic patients.
Wednesday 1st July
Tim Nuttall - Head of Dermatology
Ears and paws: new solutions for intractable problems.
Wednesday 5th August
Tobias Schwarz - Head of Diagnostic Imaging
How computed tomography can help in the diagnosis of urinary tract disorders.
Wednesday 2nd September
Dylan Clements - Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedics
Fusion confusion - a quick guide to arthrodesis.
Wednesday 7th October
Sam Woods - Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery
Wound management - what’s new?
Wednesday 4th November
Yolanda Martinez-Pereira - Head of Cardiopulmonary Service and Geoff Culshaw - Senior Lecturer in Cardiopulmonary Medicine
Advances in cardiopulmonary diagnostics and patient care: a partnership between practice and the R(D)SVS.
Food and Networking Opportunities
A tasty buffet will be provided from 7pm and talks will begin at 7:30pm. All Clinical Club meetings will take place in Room G.01 of the Veterinary Teaching Building (beside the Hospital for Small Animals), on the Easter Bush Campus. For information on how to find us please visit -
To help us with catering numbers, we’ve set up a very simple online booking system which you can complete in just a couple of clicks from our website. If it’s difficult to commit, then no problem, please feel free to come along on the night without booking.
To find out more information about the Clinical Club and this other speakers this year, or to book a ticket for any club later in the year, please visit
If you have any queries about the Medicine Service or the Dick Vet Clinical Club, please do not hesitate to contact Richard Mellanby, Head of the Medicine Service. He can be readily contacted on Richard.Mellanby@ed.ac.uk and would be delighted to discuss any aspect of his service with you.