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Internal Medicine III, Utrecht / The Netherlands, 14 - 25 November 2016 registration open

Course Masters: Dr. Erik Teske DECVIM-CA (NL), Dr. Lisette Overduin DECVIM-CA (NL), Dr. Hans Kooistra DECVIM-CA (NL)
Co-Lecturers: Dr. Joost Uilenreef, DECVAA (NL), Dr. Quirrine Stassen (NL), Dr. Michael Boevé DECVO (NL), Dr. Joris Robben, DECVECC, DECVIM-CA (NL), Dr. Susanne Boroffka, DECVDI (NL), Dr. Chiara Valtolina, DACVECC, DECVECC (NL), Dr. Michael Day, DECVP (UK)

This veterinary course in internal medicine of small animals is part of a series and is now open to participants that have completed course one and / or course two.


This internal medicine course is designed for veterinarians who wish to broaden their knowledge in internal medicine of companion animals. By attending the three courses listed below, they can expect to acquire post-academic training in the majority of `disciplines` of internal medicine. Some subjects for which a special course is organized will be discussed in short sessions, the other subjects will be discussed more extensively.
The intensive training will be at an advanced level with major emphasis on case-oriented and problem solving approaches.
The aim of the course is to give participants a sufficient level of competence in internal medicine to solve most of the problems in daily practice and to facilitate their collaboration with specialists in referral clinics.
The complete study program consists of three periods of two weeks (10 days each), during which lectures, demonstrations, case presentations and laboratory studies will be presented. The periods of two weeks will be given during three successive years.

This course will be coordinated by the PAOD Utrecht.

Themes of all three courses in veterinary internal medicine:

  • Course I: Clinical pathology (Blood results, cytology, ECGs, Gastroenterology, Hepatology) - small animals
  • Course II: Cardiology (introduction), Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Nephrology - small animals
  • Course III: Neurology (introduction), Oncology, Haematology, Intensive care/emergency medicine, Immunology - small animals


  • Endocrinology
  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Hematology
  • Nutrition
  • Cardiology
  • Feline Medicine
  • Pulmonology

    The Internal Medicine course part III has very interesting topics this year. Michael Day is coming to talk on Immune mediated diseases for two days. It will be the first time in your life that you will really be able to understand immunology and see the relevance of it for the clinics. In addition, we have two days on Critical care (by Chiara Valtolina, Joris Robben and Joost Uilendreef), including a practical afternoon at the university clinic. One and a half day of Neurology based on cases by Quirinne Stassen and Lisette Overduin (a very practical approach!), sessions on abdominal ultrasound by Susanne Baroffka, on endocrinology by Hans Kooistra, and of course two days of oncology (the highlight of the course).


    WEEK 1

    Monday, 14 November 2016
    09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and Introduction
    09:30 – 12:30 Neurology: the Approach
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
    13:30 – 17:00 Epilepsia

    Tuesday, 15 November 2016
    08:30 – 12:30 Pain Management
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
    13:30 – 17:00 Neurology: Cases I

    Wednesday, 16 November 2016
    08:30 – 12:30 Oncology: Part I
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
    13:30 – 17:00 Oncology: Part II

    Thursday, 17 November 2016
    08:30 – 12:30 Anaesthesiology: Intro + Cases
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
    13:30 – 17:00 Oncology: Part III

    Friday, 18 November 2016
    08:30 – 12:30 Ocular abnormalities as a reflection of: Systemic Disease
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
    13:30 – 16:30 Varia

    WEEK 2

    Monday, 21 November 2016
    08:30 – 12:30 Critical Care Medicine: Part I
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
    13:30 – 17:00 Ultrasound of the Abdomen

    Tuesday, 22 November 2016
    08:30 – 12:30 Critical Care Management: Part II
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
    13:30 – 17:00 Neurology: Cases II

    Wednesday, 23 November 2016
    08:30 – 12:30 Varia
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
    13:30 – 17:00 Critical Management: Practical

    Thursday, 24 November 2016
    08:30 – 12:30 Clinical Immunology: Part I
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
    13.30 - 17.00 Clinical Immunology: Part II

    Friday, 25 November 2016
    08:30 – 12:30 Clinical Immunology: Part III
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
    13:30 – 16:00 Clinical Immunology: Part IV
    16:00 – 16:30 Farewell Drinks


    Hotel and Travel Information

    Please find alternative hotels at:

    Please enter for Destination: `Utrecht`, for Country: `Netherlands` and your travel dates. Then search for hotels near the course address: `Arienslaan 1`.


    Tuition fee: EURO 2.690,--
    Early registration: EURO 2.590,-- (deadline for early registration payment: 31st May 2016)

    Manual Registration

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