EBVSä Recognised Veterinary Specialist in Internal Medicine, and an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine, Veterinary Specialists, Scotland
Nicki graduated from the University of Edinburgh and initially worked in general practice before returning to the University of Edinburgh. Between 1999 and 2015, her roles at the University comprised Manager of the General Practice, Resident in Internal Medicine (sponsored by ISFM), Lecturer in Internal Medicine, Head of the Feline Clinic and Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine. Since 2015 she has worked in private referral centres, to focus on clinical care and recently returned to Scotland to be involved in the setting up of a new referral centre – Veterinary Specialists, Scotland, where she currently works. Nicki is an EBVSä Recognised Veterinary Specialist in Internal Medicine, and an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine. She has written several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, predominantly in feline medicine, and has lectured widely. She is interested in all aspects of Internal medicine, but particularly enjoys critical care cases.
Nicki Reed is speaking at the following sessions
Feline diabetes - are cats just small dogs?
Feline hyperthyroidism - what are the options?
Pale cats - feline anaemia
Feline hepatobiliary disease
The unique feline anatomy renders cats more susceptible to primary biliary disease than primary hepatic disease, unlike their canine counterparts. Cats with hepatobiliary disease often present with anorexia, vomiting and jaundice, therefore the approach to these presenting signs and differential diagnoses will be discussed, with specific focus on cholangiohepatitis and hepatic lipidosis. The role of different medications in the management of hepatobiliary disease (with and without a definitive diagnosis) will be discussed.
- To be aware of the diseases affecting the feline hepatobiliary system
- To understand the limitations of different diagnostic tests
- To understand the supportive and symptomatic treatments used in the management of feline hepatobiliary disease
Feline nursing clinics: What should we be doing
Feline diarrhoea can be an unpleasant condition to deal with – for owners and vets, as well as making the affected cat feel uncomfortable. This short lecture will cover hints and tips to help you maximise your chances of a rapid diagnosis and implementation of a treatment plan.
- Improved consideration of differential diagnoses to ensure the correct laboratory tests are requested
- Understanding the importance of obtaining a full dietary history
- Understanding of medical and dietary management of diarrhoea
Coughing in cats is primarily an indicator of airway disease, rather than pulmonary parenchymal disease. However, some owners are not aware that their cats are coughing, instead reporting them to be retching or bringing up furballs. This short talk will identify ways of clarifying the problem and prioritise diagnostic tests based on likely aetiologies.
- Obtaining salient information from the history and physical examination
- Logical use of treatment trials v diagnostic tests
- Improved understanding in use of inhaled therapies