Dr. Hezzell will go through the structured diagnostic work up of any feline patient that could be a potential cardiac case.
The webinar will focus on diagnostic tools that are available in general practice such as radiography, basic echo and biomarkers. Finally, it will be pulled together into a flow diagram of when to refer to a cardiologist. Section two of the webinar will focus on cardiac versus non-cardiac causes of dyspnea and how to approach the dyspneic patient in practice as these patients.
Melanie Hezzell, MA, VetMB, PhD, CertVDI, CertVC, MRCVS, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Following graduation from the University of Cambridge in 1997, Melanie worked in mixed and small animal general practice in the UK, Australia and New Zealand for ten years. During this time, she undertook the RCVS Certificates in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and Veterinary Cardiology. Melanie then completed a small animal rotating internship at the Royal Veterinary College and was awarded a PhD by the same institution in 2012 for her research into mitral valve disease in dogs. Earlier this year (2016), Melanie became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology) following a four year Residency in Veterinary Cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests centre on the use of biomarkers in clinical practice and the investigation of cardiac remodelling in response to heart disease. Melanie joined the University of Bristol in September 2016.