Vet's CPD


At the Hyperthyroid Cat Centre we are keen to make the gold standard cure for feline hyperthyroidism, radio-iodine, the starting point for each new diagnosis – and not just the option to come back to if surgery or medication doesn’t achieve the required outcome. For vets there is nothing more frustrating than having a patient who is still hyperthyroid despite having two thyroidectomies, or whose hyperthyroidism cannot be controlled properly with medication or where side effects make the situation difficult for everyone – especially the patient.

We provide CPD to vets and nurses across the region. Please contact us to ask whether you are close enough to host our ‘lunch and learn’ or ‘seminar with supper’.

Our CPD events can be tailored to the audience and can include:

At our CPD events we discuss:

  • Prevalence of feline hyperthyroidism – it has risen from the first reported case in 1979 to a current prevalence in the region of 20-30% of cats older than 10 years of age.
  • Current thinking – discussion on the possible causes of feline hyperthyroidism
  • Current suggestions – advice on preventing feline hyperthyroidism
  • Current evidence based medicine – in current research cats treated with medication have a mean survival time of two years; those treated with radio-iodine have a mean survival time of four years.

We also provide refreshments, CPD certificates and detailed summary notes. Copies of journal articles are available on this site for logged-in users.

In addition to countless practice-based CPD across the region we have enjoyed providing CPD to a variety of audiences and we will update this list with upcoming dates as they are arranged.  If you would like to be kept please sign-up for news via email.

Some of our public CPD events are listed below with forthcoming or most recent at the top of the list. Please check back to see future events which will be added in due course as dates are finalised.

  • NHS Northern Regional Nuclear Medicine, Newcastle, December 2016
  • BSAVA North East Regional Meeting with Sarah Caney on Grumpy Old Cats, September 2015
  • Newton Rigg College for veterinary nurses – Feline hyperthyroidism and the role of the veterinary nurse, 2015
  • Askham Bryan College for veterinary nurses December 2015
  • Feline hyperthyroidism – possible causes and evidence-based medicine
  • Feline hyperthyroidism – relevant to human medicine?
  • London Vet Show November 2014
  • Webinar Vet presentation for vets Feline Hyperthyroidism December 2013
  • Webinar Vet presentation for cat owners (shortly available on our webinar pages), 2013