Canine hypothyroidism

Key Information

CPD Hours: 1 hours

Course Length: One hour

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • Canine hypothyroidism
  • Feline pancytopenia
About this course

Canine hypothyroidism is an endocrinopathy seen in dogs and presenting most commonly due to lymphocytic thyroiditis or idiopathic thyroid atrophy. Central and congenital hypothyroidism remain rare. Clinical signs associated with the conditions are often vague and accurate diagnosis can be challenging for practitioners. This webinar will recap the function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis alongside the development of the clinical condition of hypothyroidism. Clinical signs and diagnostic modalities will be explored with an emphasis on accurate interpretation of thyroid function serology. Treatment options and therapeutic monitoring will be considered, and helpful tips delivered to nurses caring for these patients and their owners.

Feline pancytopenia was until recently a rare presentation to practitioners, especially in its primary form. In 2021 the veterinary industry experienced a saddening outbreak of the disease, raising awareness of the condition and causing much discussion on the methods of treatment available. This webinar will explore all three components of the disease and its potential causal agents. Clinical signs will be considered alongside the impact of this condition at a cellular level. Diagnostic techniques will be thoroughly discussed including accurate sampling and analysis. Treatment options for all aspects of the disease will be deliberated and the specific requirements of nursing care expanded upon to include minimising patient stress whilst continuing to provide gold standard care.

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. Priced at £25 for a one hour webinar, they are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice.  Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a certificate for 1 CPD hours. 

Designed for qualified veterinary nurses or experienced student nurses wishing to update their knowledge and develop their confidence in this area.

Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.


Kelly Druce, BSc RVN DTLLS
Medicine/Oncology Nurse and Clinical Educator
The Royal Veterinary College