Community Cats Network and International Cat Care (formerly Feline Advisory Bureau) have teamed up to organise a Feline Welfare CPD for Veterinary Nurses (with kind support from the ISPCA). The event will take place on the 14th of September, 9.30am to 5pm, at the Cork International Airport Hotel in Cork.
Programme (downloadable version: Feline Welfare Day for Veterinary Nurses):
10.00-10.10: Introducing CCN – Emilie Peneau; Trustee, Community Cats Network
10.10-10.20: Introducing ICatCare, formerly the FAB – Andy Sparkes, BVetMed PhD, DipECVIM MRCVS; Veterinary Director, International Cat Care and ISFM
11.15-12.00: Animal Hoarding, What & Why – Vicky Halls, RVN DipCouns MBACP: Feline Behaviour Counsellor and ICatCare Advisor
12.45-13.00: Morning Speakeasy / Q&A
13.45-14.45: TNR for Vet Nurses – Ian MacFarlaine, RVN: Head of Operations (Welfare) International Cat Care
14.45-15.45: Infectious diseases – and their handling in rescue – Andy Sparkes, BVetMed PhD, DipECVIM MRCVS; Veterinary Director, International Cat Care and ISFM
16.00-16.30: Rehoming from Veterinary Hospitals – Clare Meade, MVB, Cert V.R., MANZCVS (Fel med): Owner, The Cat Hospital
16.30-16.45: Afternoon Speakeasy / Q&A
16.45-17.00: Close and CPD certificates
Although this event is primarily aimed at veterinary nurses, it is open to all and should appeal to anyone with an interest in cat welfare.
CPD credits for 5 hours will be awarded for full attendance; certificates will be issued at end of the day
To register, please fill in the form below and pay the €30 registration fee, which includes lunch (comprising a high proportion of vegetarian items, a small proportion of vegan items; please advise us before the day if you need a specific lunch option), refreshments and proceedings, by clicking on this link. Only registrations for which the fee has been paid will be processed and a confirmation email will be sent to you.
Registration will close on the 31st of August.
**Registrations extended until the 3rd of September (with payment of attendance fee)**
How to get there:
The event will be held at the Cork International Airport Hotel, located in Cork Airport Business Park.
- 2 minutes walk from Cork Airport Terminal
- 8 kilometres / 15 minutes from Cork City Centre where both the Railway station and Bus stations are located
- Regular bus service to and from the city centre (Bus Eireann 226 Timetable)
- Easy access to the M8, N40 & R600