Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Paragon Veterinary Referrals CPD provide an ideal opportunity to hear the latest ideas on various small animal topics, to discuss clinical problems and to meet up with colleagues.

NEW Coffee with Our Clinicians

This series is slightly different to our usual CPD. Coffee with Our Clinicians is the opportunity to listen to 2 or more of our vets discussing clinical cases and conundrums. We would love to hear your questions as well! These will be held during the day and last between 30 and 45 minutes.

New FREE Nursing Skill Club

CPD for the nursing team including student veterinary nurses

Format of the evening

To start at 7.30pm. Registration from 7.15pm. Aim to end at 9.00pm.

Numbers are strictly limited to 16 delegates per evening, so the environment is relaxed, informal and friendly, providing ample opportunity to engage with our speaker(s) and with our wider team when touring the centre.

Refreshments and biscuits will be provided so you don’t starve, but please bring a sandwich with you if you think you need more food.

FREE CPD Clinical Club evening

Format of the evening

Paragon Clinical Club evenings are designed to appeal to Vets and to Veterinary Nurses.

They run from 7.30pm till 9.30pm and combine I hour of CPD with a 30-minute behind the scenes tour of the facilities at Paragon Referral Centre.

Numbers are strictly limited to 16 delegates per evening, so the environment is relaxed, informal and friendly, providing ample opportunity to engage with our speaker(s) and with our wider team when touring the centre.

A range of topics will be featured, some dedicated specifically for Vets and others for Veterinary Nurses.

  • For Vets, the evening will be centred around several case studies for analysis and discussion
  • For Veterinary Nurses, the evening will normally be focused around a presentation of around 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of questions and discussion.

Refreshments and biscuits will be provided so you don’t starve, but please bring a sandwich with you if you think you need more food.

To help us keep abreast of your opinions and ongoing professional CPD needs, we will ask you to complete a feedback form before you leave.

Certificates of Attendance of 1 hour of CPD will be available for your records to download from within your members account within 48 hours following the event.

  • Coffee with Our Clinicians  | BOAS
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 10 places available
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    Coffee with Our Clinicians | BOAS

    Thursday 4 June 2020

    This week we will be joined by 3 of our clinicians, Mickey Tivers, Elizabeth Leece and Sophie Adamantos, RCVS Specialists in surgery, anaesthesia and Emergency and critical Care.  They will be discussing the challenges associated with brachycephalic dogs, including emergency stabilisation, anaesthesia and surgical interventions, when and how.

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  • IMHA – diagnosis and treatment?
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 30 places available
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    Clinical Club
    Online Webinar

    IMHA – diagnosis and treatment?

    Wednesday 10 June 2020

    Forum overview: Including a summary of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of IMHA cases, including some more unusual presentations. Speaker - Ben Safrany BVetMed PgC in Small Animal Medicine MRCVS Internal Medic Ben graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010. After spending two years in mixed practice he moved to...

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  • Coffee with Our Clinicians | Chronic Diarrhoea
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 10 places available
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    Clinical Club
    Online Webinar

    Coffee with Our Clinicians | Chronic Diarrhoea

    Thursday 11 June 2020

    This is a really common problem which we all struggle with. Andrea Holmes will be taking you through the frequently asked questions we get from referring vets and outlining her approach to cases with chronic diarrhoea.

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  • Coffee with Our Clinicians  | Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 10 places available
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    Coffee with Our Clinicians | Soft Tissue Sarcoma

    Thursday 18 June 2020

    This week Rodney and Mickey will discuss management of Soft tissue sarcoma, guiding you through the current management recommendations and common questions.

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  • How to perform CPR
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 10 places available
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    Nursing Skills Club
    Online Webinar

    How to perform CPR

    Wednesday 24 June 2020

    Forum overview: CPR is something we should all be confident in, and when such a situation arises, act quickly and efficiently. This talk will discuss some scenarios which may lead to a crash situation and demonstrate how to provide effective CPR. Speaker – Lydia Barry BSc (Hons) degree RVN Ward...

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  • Localising your lameness, how to perform a physical examination
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 30 places available
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    Clinical Club
    Online Webinar

    Localising your lameness, how to perform a physical examination

    Monday 20 July 2020

    Forum overview: Lameness localisation is an important part of orthopaedic examination. With some simple tests lameness can be localised to a particular part of a limb. It is important to perform a good orthopaedic examination to guide the diagnostic approach and help with determining prognosis. Examinations can be performed in...

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  • Orthopaedic Radiology: avoiding the puns and pitfalls
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 30 places available
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    Clinical Club
    Online Webinar

    Orthopaedic Radiology: avoiding the puns and pitfalls

    Thursday 6 August 2020

    What we will discuss During the evening we will review a variety of radiographs, looking at both the common and some of the more unusual diseases that may present in day to day orthopaedic practice. The evening will be somewhat fluid in format, structured to accommodate the wishes of attendees;...

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  • Endoscope Care Master Class
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 30 places available
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    Nursing Skills Club
    Online Webinar

    Endoscope Care Master Class

    Thursday 13 August 2020

    Forum overview: Endoscopic procedures require extensive Veterinary Nurse involvement.  This CPD will cover how to set up for procedures, how nurses can assist the Veterinary Surgeon and how to clean, maintain and care for different types of endoscopes within the veterinary practice. Speaker – Nicholas Coleman RVN Registered Veterinary Nurse Nick...

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  • Instrument Workshop
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 16 places available
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    Nursing Skills Club

    Instrument Workshop

    Thursday 10 September 2020

    Forum overview: This workshop will cover different types of instruments and what they are used for. The do's and dont's of instrument care to avoid upsetting your surgeons! How to correctly package and sterilise instruments. Speaker – Rebecca Fray RVN Surgical Team Leader Becky Leads our surgical team here at...

    Wakefield WF1 2DF

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  • Elbow Dysplasia
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 16 places available
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    Clinical Club

    Elbow Dysplasia

    Thursday 24 September 2020

    What we will discuss Elbow dysplasia is a common cause of forelimb lameness in dogs. This session will discuss an approach to the diagnosis of elbow dysplasia including the information relevant to making appropriate treatment decisions. Speaker – Turlough O’Neil Turlough O’Neill MVB MVS MACVSc CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS RCVS Specialist...

    Wakefield WF1 2DF

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  • Anaesthesia in brachycephalic patients
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 9 places available
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    Clinical Club

    Anaesthesia in brachycephalic patients

    Wednesday 14 October 2020

    Forum overview: As brachycephalic breeds of dogs and cats become more popular it is important to understand how to optimise anaesthesia and analgesia in these patients to minimise problems in the recovery period. Speaker - Liz Leece European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

    Wakefield WF1 2DF

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  • Radiography interpretation for Nurses
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 9 places available
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Unlimited places available
    Nursing Skills Club

    Radiography interpretation for Nurses

    Thursday 15 October 2020

    Forum overview: It’s just different shades of grey! What stifle effusion?! How to interpret radio graphs and impress your vets! After this session hopefully you will be able to interpret X-rays with confidence. Speaker – Rebecca Fray RVN Surgical Team Leader Becky Leads our surgical team here at Paragon. Organising...

    Wakefield WF1 2DF

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  • Lower urinary tract case discussion (for submitted cases) followed by a talk on urolithiasis
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 16 places available
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Unlimited places available
    Clinical Club

    Lower urinary tract case discussion (for submitted cases) followed by a talk on urolithiasis

    Thursday 22 October 2020

    Forum overview: Please submit your challenging lower urinary tract cases from your clinic so we can discuss these as a group. We will consider the pathophysiology, approach to diagnostics, management and which cases would benefit from referral. Depending on how long this discussion takes I will then talk about urolithiasis...

    Wakefield WF1 2DF

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  • Enhance the support you give to bereaved pet owners
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 16 places available
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Unlimited places available
    Reception Team

    Enhance the support you give to bereaved pet owners

    Wednesday 18 November 2020

    Forum overview: To cover the bereavement process and ways of reframing the situation, Managing the client expectation and ensuing they have a positive outcome in a sad situation. Speaker - Nicola Challice, Credit Controller Having worked in Credit Control for 18 years Nicola joined Calder Vets Ltd in 2015 to implement...

    Wakefield WF1 2DF

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  • Medical disease of the brachycephalic patient
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 7 places available
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Unlimited places available
    Clinical Club

    Medical disease of the brachycephalic patient

    Thursday 26 November 2020

    Forum overview - The session will cover gastro-oesophageal reflux, hiatal hernia, pyloric stenosis, lung lobe torsions and meningitis of unknown origin. Speaker - Andrea Holmes BSc BVSc DipECVIM- CA MRCVS Internal Medicine Clinician EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine Andrea is a European Specialist in Internal Medicine and...

    Wakefield WF1 2DF

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  • Dealing with anaesthetic problems
    Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 9 places available
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    Nursing Skills Club

    Dealing with anaesthetic problems

    Monday 14 December 2020

    Forum overview: When things go wrong under anaesthesia you need to act quickly. We will run through a few common and not so common anaesthetic problems to work out how to problem solve quickly and manage problems effectively. Speaker - Liz Leece European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and...

    Wakefield WF1 2DF

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Attend Future Events

If you are interested in the next event we would be delighted to see you. To ensure you don't miss an event, sign up to receive email notifications when each event is arranged – but be sure to book early, as places are strictly limited!

To book just click on the links under Forthcoming CPD Events below.

We hope that you will be able to join us and enjoy free CPD in a relaxed atmosphere and pleasant surroundings. Discussion and questions are welcomed during each event.

 

CPD Registration Process

By registering as a Paragon Veterinary Professional Member, you will be able to register to attend Paragon CPD events with the click of a button. The new system will allow you to manage all your Paragon CPD events from within your account, view forthcoming and previously attended events, download CPD attendance certificates, and cancel an event if necessary, all quickly and easily with the minimum of fuss.

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Previous FREE Evening CPD Meetings

  • Ear Cytology
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    Ear Cytology

    Tuesday 14 January 2020

    Forum overview: Why ear cytology matters, when to do it, how to do it and how to fit it in with everything else! Speaker: Siân Harries BVetMed CertAVP(VD) PGCertVPS MRCVS Dermatologist Siân graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London and is an advanced practitioner in dermatology. She is on...

    Wakefield WF1 2DF

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  • Mast Cell Tumours
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    Mast Cell Tumours

    Wednesday 22 January 2020

    Forum overview: Mast Cell Tumours: A Personal Perspective A Practical Approach To The Complex Spectrum Of Mast Cell Disease In Dogs And Cats The Value Of Diagnostic Tests In The Prognosis & Treatment Decisions For The Various Clinical Manifestations The Treatment Options, Their Appropriate Applications, And Their Projected Clinical Outcomes...

    Wakefield WF1 2DF

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  • CPD for the Reception Team - Managing Client Expectations
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    CPD for the Reception Team - Managing Client Expectations

    Tuesday 28 January 2020

    Forum overview: Managing client expectations - Why you should be comfortable and confident when asking for money and why we don’t. Speaker Nicola Challice Credit Control Having worked in Credit Control for 18 years Nicola joined Calder Vets Ltd in 2015 to implement good financial practices so that the client...

    Wakefield WF1 2DF

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  • Tracheostomy Tube Management
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    Tracheostomy Tube Management

    Tuesday 4 February 2020

    Forum overview: Tracheostomy tubes allow breathing through a tube in the trachea. We use them in situations which result in upper airway obstruction They are often used in an emergency situation and must be managed carefully. The RVN must be able to prepare the site and equipment and monitor the...

    Wakefield WF1 2DF

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  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
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    Soft Tissue Sarcoma

    Wednesday 12 February 2020

    What we will discuss Soft Tissue Sarcoma: An Update A  Survey Of The Current Literature And It’s Clinical Application In Companion Animals A Practical Approach To A Wide Spectrum Of Histopathologic And Clinical Presentations Format of the evening Paragon Clinical Club evenings are designed to appeal to Vets and to...

    Wakefield WF1 2DF

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  • Endocrine Case discussion followed by a talk on hypothyroidism
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    Endocrine Case discussion followed by a talk on hypothyroidism

    Thursday 5 March 2020

    Forum overview Please submit your challenging endocrine cases from your clinic so we can discuss these as a group. We will consider the pathophysiology approach to diagnostics, management and which cases would benefit from referral. Depending on how long this discussion takes Andrea will then talk about one of the...

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  • Enteral nutrition & Feeding Tube Management
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    Enteral nutrition & Feeding Tube Management

    Monday 20 April 2020

    Forum overview Nutrition should be considered for every patient entering the veterinary hospital. There is a wide variety of diets, methods and techniques for administering enteral nutrition to patients in a holistic way. Speaker – Lydia Barry BSc (Hons) degree RVN Ward Team Leader Lydia graduated from Edinburgh Napier University...

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  • Neurological Assessment for the RVN
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    Neurological Assessment for the RVN

    Monday 11 May 2020

    Forum overview: There are a vast array of neurological conditions that patients can suffer from. This CPD will provide you with skills to triage, assess and monitor vital signs. This will include how to use the Modified Glasgow Coma Scale in practice. Speaker – Lydia Barry BSc (Hons) degree RVN...

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  • Haematology
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    Haematology

    Thursday 21 May 2020

    Forum overview: The session will look at blood smear evaluations and interpretation of haematology results. We will also cover bone marrow sampling and bone marrow interpretation. Speaker - Andrea Holmes BSc BVSc DipECVIM- CA MRCVS Internal Medicine Clinician EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine Andrea is a European...

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  • Coffee with Our Clincians  | Head trauma
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    Coffee with Our Clincians | Head trauma

    Thursday 28 May 2020

    Our first topic for discussion will be Head Trauma with Massimo Mariscoli our Specialist Neurologist and Liz Leece our Specialist Anaesthetist.  They will be discussing initial stabilisation, monitoring and when you should consider referring these cases, including what can be expected if you do refer a case.  If you have...

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