Small Mammal Medicine
CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP
25 – 27 March, 2023
International event for exotic pet veterinarians.
A unique opportunity to gain knowledge from world-class specialists.
About the Event
We would love to invite you for our next Furry Vets event!
It’s been over 5 years since we last met in Warsaw during Rabbit Medicine and Guinea Pig Medicine Conferences and Workshops in 2017. Back in 2020 our II Rabbit Medicine Conference went online and gathered over 250 participants.
This time we are extremely honoured and excited that two unique specialists accepted our invitation to lecture for us during the Small Mammal Medicine Conference. Straight from Hong Kong a person that needs no presentation – Dr Zoltan Szabo DVM, DACZM, DABVP(ECM), DABVP(Avian), GpCert(ExAP), MRCVS known to many of us as @dr.zoltan – one of the most active exotic pet veterinarians in the world, sharing his passion for education and clinical excellence and our first Polish radiology diplomate Dr Ewa Stańczyk DVM, PhD, DECVDI, MRCVS. We are more than happy that they will finally meet in person, as we know that they already collaborate in the field of advanced exotic pet teleradiology.
The conference will take place 25-26 March 2023 in the Airport Hotel in Warsaw.
We also planned (27 March) a post-congress wet lab in small mammal soft tissue surgery workshops with Dr Zoltan Szabo and Péter Pazár DVM, an owner of the Exo-Pet Clinic in Budapest.
Feel welcome to join us on Saturday (25 March) night during a cocktail party.
HOURS OF LECTURES
HOURS OF WET LABS
Meet the Speakers
DVM, DACZM, DABVP(ECM), DABVP(Avian), GpCert(ExAP), MRCVS
Dr Zoltan is the Director of Exotic Services at Concordia Pet Care, the largest exotic animal referral centre in Asia, and he is an Adjunct Professor at the City University of Hong Kong.
He is an international speaker and a co-author of several books about exotic animal surgery and avian diseases. He has published over twenty articles in peer-reviewed veterinary journals and presented dozens of lectures at veterinary conferences. Dr Zoltan has special interest in microsurgery and promotes exotic pet medicine via social media. His motto is “No patient is too small to help.”
Dr Zoltan has six postgraduate degrees in exotic animal medicine from three countries. In the USA, apart from being a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine, he is also a double-boarded diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, specialising in Avian Practice and Exotic Companion Mammal Practice. In the United Kingdom, he is a Specialist of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine, and he received the General Practitioners Certificate in Exotic Animal Practice and the Certificate in Exotic Animal Medicine in Hungary.
Dr Zoltan had the opportunity to do research and work as a wildlife veterinarian in nine countries on four continents. Apart from Hong Kong, UK and Hungary, he worked at the Wildlife Institute of India; later, in South Africa, he had a project on African buffalo anaesthesia, and then he worked at the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. He was the field veterinarian of the Tambopata Macaw Project in Peru. Later he worked on an avian malaria project on the Galapagos Islands and was also a veterinarian and lecturer at the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic.
DVM, PhD, DECVDI, MRCVS
Ewa gained her veterinary degree at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Poland), where she spent another three years working on her PhD. After receiving the PhD and spending a short time in a small animal practice, she was accepted for a residency position in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at Vetsuisse-Fakultät – Universität Zürich.
Ewa completed her residency training in 2018, and in February the following year, she passed the board exams and became European Diplomate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.
Since then, she has been working as a radiologist in a major teleradiology company.
She is also involved in creating educational content for other radiologists and teaching veterinary students. She consults for local veterinary hospitals and provides CPD in diagnostic imaging.
Ewa is passionate about teaching. She is also a proud owner of two cats.
Get to know the conference agenda and workshop topics.
8:00 – 9:00 – Registration
9:00 – 9:30 – Conference opening
9:30 – 10:30 – Diagnosis and treatment of thymoma in rabbits (Z. Szabo)
10:30 – 11:30 – Evidence based advances in rodent and rabbit medicine (Z. Szabo)
11:30 – 12:00 – Coffee break
12:00 – 13:30 – Diagnostic imaging of rabbits head. Is the CT a new gold standard? (E. Stańczyk)
13:30 – 14:00 – Q&A Session
14:00 – 15:00 – Lunch break
15:30 – 16:30 – Chinchilla medicine & surgery I (Z. Szabo)
16:30 – 17:30 – Chinchilla medicine & surgery II (Z. Szabo)
17:30 – 18:00 – Q&A Session
9:30 – 10:30 – Rabbit and rodent radiology I (Z. Szabo)
10:30 – 11:30 – Rabbit and rodent radiology II (Z. Szabo)
11:30 – 12:00 – Coffee break
12:00 – 13:30 – Small mammal abdominal and thoracic CT and why is it worth it? (E. Stańczyk)
13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch break
14:30 – 15:30 – Exotic microsurgery (Z. Szabo)
15:30 – 16:30 – Challenging cases in small mammals (Z. Szabo)
16:30 – 17:00 – Q&A Session
17:00 – 17:15 – Conference closure
Workshop Master – Zoltan Szabo
Workshop Instructor – Peter Pazar
Location: Warsaw (exact location TBA max. beginning February 2023)
9:00 – 17:30 Including coffee and lunch breaks
Workshop language: English 🇬🇧
Our wet lab is dedicated to the veterinarians and students who already have some surgical experience in small mammals (primarily rabbits and guinea pigs) and are on the intermediate level.
The workshop includes small theoretical parts and a presentation of each technique and then the time for practical training under the supervision of our course masters.
Practical wet lab will cover topics of:
- flank vs midline ovariohysterectomy (depending on the availability of the cadavers)
- abdominal vs. scrotal castration (depending on the availability of the cadavers)
- nephrectomy + ureterostomy
- partial ear ablation + bulla osteotomy
- gastrotomy and enterotomy/enterectomy
- liver lobectomy and splenectomy
Topics are subject to minor changes due to availability of the selected species cadavers. Our lecturers will present the techniques and participants will practise them in pairs. Each person will have guaranteed at least one cadaver for training.
The organisers provide participants with surgical kits, personal protective equipment, lunch and coffee breaks, workshop certificates and materials in English.
We issue invoices to all orders.
Please, be informed that tickets for lectures (25-26 March) and workshop (27 March) need to be ordered separately.
25-26 March, 2023
Lectures held in 🇬🇧 English and translated simultaneously into 🇵🇱 Polish
Furry Cocktail Pricing
25 March, 2023
After Conference Workshop
27 March, 2023
Furry Vets is a project ran by Vetnolimits. In VETNOLIMITS we deliver educational services to veterinary professionals in Poland and around Europe. We teach clinical as well as business and soft skills during our lectures, workshops and conferences. We offer online courses on our e-learning platform, too.
Over the last 5 years we organised:
- 3 conferences gathering over 500 people,
- 1 online conference,
- 6 workshops and wet labs.
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