Video tutorials

Vet Professionals is pleased to offer a number of free-to-access videos aimed at veterinary professionals and pet owners.

Please also visit our Free Downloads and Useful Links pages to access relevant additional resources.

For online courses containing pre-recorded webinars please visit our CPD page.
 


For Veterinary Professionals

How to palpate for a goitre

This 2 minute video (filmed in 2018) explains how clinicians can palpate the thyroid gland. Palpation of a goitre (enlarged thyroid) is useful in helping to identify cats suffering from hyperthyroidism. Video included with kind permission of Dechra Veterinary Products.

How to take a urine sample

In this 2 minute video (filmed in 2018), Sarah demonstrates how to collect a urine sample from a cat via cystocentesis, explaining the procedure and providing tips for clinicians. Video included with kind permission of Dechra Veterinary Products.

How to take a blood sample

In this one minute video (filmed in 2018), Sarah discusses and demonstrates how to collect a blood sample from a cat. Video included with kind permission of Dechra Veterinary Products.

How to assess mobility

In this one minute video (filmed in 2018), Sarah discusses the importance of including a mobility assessment in the examination of elderly cats that may be vulnerable to osteoarthritis. Video included with kind permission of Dechra Veterinary Products.

How to perform an eye examination

Learn from Sarah how to perform a distant, indirect eye examination on a cat. This technique is especially helpful in looking for ocular manifestations of systemic hypertension (see also the Free Download on this topic for examples of ocular pathology in hypertensive cats). This one minute video (filmed in 2018) is included with kind permission of Dechra Veterinary Products.

How to assess body condition

In this one minute video (filmed in 2018), Sarah discusses how to assess body weight, body condition score and muscle condition score in cats. Video included with kind permission of Dechra Veterinary Products.

How to measure blood pressure

In this two minute video (filmed in 2018), Sarah discusses how to measure blood pressure using the Doppler methodology. Video included with kind permission of Dechra Veterinary Products.

Diagnosis of CKD

This 11 minute video (filmed in 2009) discusses diagnosis and assessment of feline renal patients with tips on what to look for as a veterinary professional (included with kind permission of Elanco, formerly Novartis Animal Health).

Management of CKD

This 9 minute video (filmed in 2009) discusses assessment of patients and treatment of feline kidney disease (included with kind permission of Elanco, formerly Novartis Animal Health).

Indirect ophthalmoscopy (filmed in 2009)

A four minute video tutorial demonstrating examination of the eyes using distant indirect ophthalmoscopy with additional information on what to look for as evidence of systemic hypertension. See also the Free Downloads page (vet section) for many more resources on this topic (included with kind permission of Elanco, formerly Novartis Animal Health).

Cystocentesis in cats (filmed in 2009)

A two minute video tutorial on cystocentesis aimed at veterinary professionals (included with kind permission of Elanco, formerly Novartis Animal Health).

For Cat Owners

How to give a pill to your cat

In this one minute video (filmed in 2018), Sarah advises how best to give a pill to a cat. Video included with kind permission of Dechra Veterinary Products.

Owners Tips on Pilling A Cat

This video montage was compiled in 2018 following a competition Vet Professionals ran asking for owner videos of pill administration to their cat. It shows ten cats receiving oral medication. Videos are included with kind permission of the owners and their cats (listed below in order of appearance) and Dechra Veterinary Products who assembled the montage.

With much thanks and appreciation to:
Frodo with carer Marjolijn, Sybil with carer Brenda, Geoffrey with carer Alison, Clarence with carer Pauline, Ginge with carer Sue, Noodles with carer Zoe, Susie with carer Ros, Josie with carer Lucy, Rupert with carers Viki and Paula and Mylo with carer Leanne.

Chronic kidney disease in cats: key facts for carers (2017)

A seven minute webinar by Dr Sarah Caney that outlines what chronic kidney disease (CKD) is, how it may affect your cat, how it is diagnosed and how it can be treated. During the webinar, Sarah refers to a Free Download on collecting urine samples from cats at home. This resource is available on our Free downloads page.

Feline CKD for owners (filmed in 2009)

A seven minute video that reviews feline chronic kidney disease and how an owner can assist in diagnosis and treatment of this condition. This video includes a section on how to administer a pill to a cat (included with kind permission of Elanco, formerly Novartis Animal Health).

Tips for giving oral medications to cats (filmed in 2009)

This two minute video includes a number of tips on hiding medication in food and a tutorial on how to give a pill to your cat (included with kind permission of Elanco, formerly Novartis Animal Health).