Small dogs – Big problems Brachy disorder
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The Massey University School of Veterinary Science is hosting a CPD day dedicated to the surgical problems affecting brachycephalics. The current popularity of the these breeds presents challenges to veterinarians. Come and join a discussion on airway disease + other disorders we see every day.

When: Saturday 25th January 2020
Where: AgHort lecture block -Massey University
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui 
New Zealand
Presenter: Dr Bryden J. Stanley
Contact: Andrew Worth

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About the course: 

Our special guest Dr Bryden J. Stanley is an Associate Professor and Section Chief of Surgery in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated as a veterinarian from Murdoch University, in Australia in 1982. She was in practice for 2 years, then returned to Murdoch to become a surgical intern in 1985. She followed her internship with a position as Surgical Registrar at the University of Sydney. From 1987 to 1990, Dr. Stanley completed an ACVS Surgery Residency and Master's Degree at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr Stanley's clinical interests are in all aspects of soft tissue surgery, particularly upper respiratory, wound management and cutaneous reconstructive techniques.

Dr Stanley will be supported by Massey Academics Kat Crosse, Andrew Worth and Ngaio Beausoleil.

Senior Lecturer Kat Crosse is a graduate of the Cambridge University Vet School. Having completed internship and residency training at Massey she became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgery in 2016. She is an active researcher into Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome and recipient of funding from DogzNZ. She will talk to the provision of assessment of severity, pre-breeding health checking in NZ. She is a NZ Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery.

Andrew returned to Massey in 2000 having graduated as a vet in 1990. He undertook a residency in small animal surgery under Hilary Burbidge and Warrick Bruce and later became a NZ Registered Specialist having complete Fellowship Examination with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2006. His research in degenerative orthopaedic disease in working dogs led to a PhD in 2016 and he is now an Associate Professor and Chief of SA Surgery within the School of Veterinary Science. Recently Andrew spent 6 months as a soft tissue surgeon doing primarily ear nose and throat surgery at the Royal Veterinary College in the UK.

Associate Professor Ngaio Beausoleil is Co-Director and Co-Manager of the Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre (School of Veterinary Science), a World Animal Health Organization Collaborating Centre. Her research employs behavioural and physiological methods to investigate various aspects of animal welfare. Of greatest interest to this audience is her research into “Breathlessness in animals”.

Please see attached information and programme.


$450 including GST. Covers attendance, course notes and catering for morning and afternoon tea and lunch and evening drinks for all delegates.


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