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FREE Evening CPD Meetings

New developments in osteoarthritis


Tuesday 14 May 2019


19:00 - 22:00

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Turlough O’Neill


RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

Forum overview:

Osteoarthritis often referred to as OA, degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis, is a common pathway for many disease processes the affect the joint. It is best described as an aberrant repair and degradation of articular cartilage with the involvement of subchondral bone including osteophyte formation and variable degrees of synovial inflammation.

Osteoarthritis is very common affecting both dogs and cats with variable estimates of between 20-60% of animals affected. Traditional therapies centre on learning to ‘live’ with the disease and are centred around weight control, exercise modification, judicious use of analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs and the use of dietary supplements.

In this presentation we aim to take a look at osteoarthritis with a review of new diagnostic techniques and novel or innovative procedures to try to modify the progression of the process.


Turlough O’Neil
RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)
European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Turlough graduated from the Veterinary College of Ireland, University College Dublin in 1987. After 2 years in mixed practice in Ireland, Turlough moved to Australia when he spent time in a number of large institutional hospitals before managing a small animal practice.

He became a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in 1996 and completed a Masters of Veterinary Studies and a residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Melbourne.

Turlough returned to the UK as a lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Liverpool in 2000. He successfully passed the Royal College Certificate in Small Animal Surgery (2002) and then the European Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (2005).

He moved to private surgery referral practice in West Yorkshire for 10 years before a short stint in the North East before returning to the North West. Turlough enjoys all aspects of orthopaedic surgery including arthroscopy and spinal surgery.

Evening CPD Forums Schedule:

Registration commences at 7.00pm followed by a buffet and refreshments from 7.30pm and at 8.00pm the forum, which should last approximately two hours.

Discussion and questions are welcomes during the forum.

Certificates of Attendance of 2 hour of CPD will be available for your records to download from within your members account within 48 hours following the event.


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