Cat Conversations Webinar Series

Dr Pru Galloway
Dr Danielle Page
Dr Elizabeth Thrift

Start Date & Time
June 30, 2021
7 pm NZT
Free Webinar Series brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Australia and New Zealand
Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses are welcome to attend
2 Hrs of NZVA & NZVNA approved CPD points
Lecture 1 – Case-based Approach to Chronic Feline Diarrhoea
with Dr Pru Galloway
Pru will discuss tips for diagnosis and management of chronic diarrhoea including which faecal tests to run and why which blood tests to run management of some specific infections the importance of managing intercurrent disease nutritional options
19:03 NSDT
17:03 AEST
Lecture 2 – Nutritional Management of Hyperthyroidism
with Dr Danielle Page
Managing patients with hyperthyroidism can be a challenge, especially if they are difficult to pill or have concurrent kidney disease. Let’s review the nutritional management of hyperthyroidism, the do’s and don’ts and compelling studies that support why it should be one of your go to treatment modalities.
20:16 NZDT
18:16 AEDT
Lecture 3 – Cats are difficult, so make sure you’ve got the owner on YOUR side!
with Dr Elizabeth Thrift
I love cats but they can be real jerks! The most common presenting complaints of cats are lethargy, inappetence and weight loss. The most vague of all the clinical signs! So how do we take the owner on a diagnostic and treatment journey and ensure they stay along for the ride?

In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” We will discuss some tips and tricks around effectively communicating some of the challenges in feline medicine as well as helping improve owner compliance with medications and treatment options.
20:44 NZST
18:44 AEST
Q&A session with Drs Sheri Ross and Delisa Appleton and Hayley Langford
21:04 NZDT
19:04 AEDT

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Pru Galloway

BVSc (distinction), MANZCVS, FANZCVS (feline medicine)

Pru graduated from Massey University with distinction. After two years in clinical practice, she completed a residency in feline medicine at Bristol University.

She is

  • A Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) in feline medicine.
  • NZ’s only Registered Specialist in feline medicine.
  • The Hill’s Pet Nutrition Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Feline Medicine at Massey University.
  • On the feline Chapter Examination Committee of the ANZCVS
  • On the editorial board of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
  • She was the 2016 recipient of the NZVA Companion Animal Veterinarian’s service award.
Pru runs a feline referral service ‘Catmed’ in Wellington. She enjoys all aspects of feline medicine, especially the challenge of cats with multiple health issues.

Danielle Page

Bachelor of Commerce - Sydney University
Small Animal Veterinarian - Canberra, Australia and Florida, USA
Technical Services Veterinarian - Florida, USA
Clinical Trials Manager - USA

After completing a Bachelor of Commerce from Sydney University in 2003, Danielle decided to pursue a veterinary degree and graduated from Massey University in 2008. She worked as a small animal veterinarian for four years in Canberra, Australia and Florida, USA. In 2012 she became the Technical Services Veterinarian for Florida for a veterinary nutrition company and then subsequently, Clinical Trials Manager for the USA. In 2014 she moved back to NZ with her family and joined the Hill’s Professional Veterinary Affairs team.

Elizabeth Thrift

BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (small animal internal medicine) NSW V8427
Registered Australian Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine.
Certified Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
Northside Veterinary Specialists - Internal Medicine Department.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Sydney with honours in 2007 and then worked in small animal general practice in Sydney for three years. In 2011, she completed a multi-discipline internship in medicine, surgery, ophthalmology and emergency/ critical care which confirmed her interest in small animal internal medicine. She then went on to complete an internal medicine internship and subsequently an internal medicine residency. Elizabeth is a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal internal medicine.

Elizabeth works as a clinical veterinarian as a Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist at Northside Veterinary Specialists in Sydney, where she is also the Director of Clinical Improvement & Innovation and runs the Internship & Mentorship program. She is a tutor in the PlatinumCPD Feline Medicine distance education course and has provided a number of talks and webinars on both feline and canine small animal medicine topics. When it comes to feline medicine, this is what Dr Liz has to say: “In my time as a vet in both general practice then specialist practice, I’ve seen too many cats treated as small dogs. But they are a mystery unto themselves and that’s one of the things I love about them! When you don’t love cats, you don’t get good results. This is why having a passion for feline medicine is so important.

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