European Specialist in Internal Medicine and RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine, Virtual veterinary Specialists and Canine & Feline Medicine Consultancy Ltd
Stephanie Sorrell graduated from the RVC and undertook her residency in Internal Medicine at Edinburgh University. She is a European Internal Medicine Specialist and RCVS Feline Specialist. She has a passion for teaching and has lectured nationally as well as publishing original research papers in journals. She is interested in all aspects of internal medicine, particularly feline geriatric medicine and infectious diseases. She is currently a director at Virtual Veterinary Specialists and also provides locum internal medicine and feline medicine cover to private and university-based referral practices.
Steph Sorrell is speaking at the following sessions
Making your clinic cat friendly
Bringing cats to the veterinary practice can be a daunting experience for both the owners and the cats themselves. This can potentially put off clients seeking veterinary advice unless it is an absolute emergency and can prevent cats from accessing the best possible healthcare. During this lecture we will discuss how to make the clinic cat friendly, all the way from getting the cat to the clinic in the first place, right through to the hospitalisation.
During this short lecture we will discuss tips and tricks for successfully unblocking male cats. In addition, we will also discuss crucial stabilisation techniques to ensure our patients are as stable as possible.
Feline blood transfusion
During this lecture we will discuss appropriate measures to ensure safe screening of potential donors and how to go about safely taking blood. We will then discuss indications for transfusions and how to deliver and monitor transfusions effectively so that reactions can be minimised.
Triaditis - what do we really know?
Triaditis is a common clinical complaint in feline medicine. During this lecture we will unpick the relevant research to investigate what we really know about this disease, and how best to investigate and treat it.
Yellow cats - approaching the jaundiced patient
Being presented with a jaundiced cat can be daunting. During this lecture we will discuss a logical approach to the jaundice patient and appropriate treatment for the most common underlying aetiologies.
An update on mycobacterial diseases
Mycobacterial diseases are becoming more prevalent in the UK and it is essential that clinicians have a high index of suspicion so that possible cases are not mixed. During this lecture we will discuss some of the latest outbreaks including those related to raw food diet and a case series involving nosocomial infections in a veterinary practice.