Day 2: How to Approach Syncope in Cats and Dogs

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About the webinar

This lecture will define terms such as collapse and syncope. It will cover the pathophysiology of syncope of a variety of types followed by a logical diagnostic approach. This lecture is complemented by several videos demonstrating various types of collapse or syncope to emphasise the content.
You will be able to join the live webinar directly from this page.


Liz Bode

Specialist in cardiology and Clinical Director at Chestergates Veterinary Specialists, CVS Ltd.

Liz graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2006. She started out in mixed practice before undertaking a rotating internship at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge. Following this she embarked on a PhD at the University of Manchester and was awarded her doctorate in 2013 for her thesis on cardiac calcium handling in heart failure and ageing.

After a further period in small animal practice, Liz started her residency in small animal cardiology at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh in 2014. She then joined the University of Liverpool’s Small Animal Teaching Hospital in 2016 as a senior lecturer, and was successful in achieving her specialist status in 2017. She joined Chestergates Veterinary Specialists in 2020, setting up a new cardiology service and is currently Clinical Director. Liz is also a Director of the Veterinary Thought Exchange. In 2022 Liz was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for meritorious contributions to clinical practice.

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.

Live Webinars

This webinar starts at 19:30 AEST on April 17, 2024.

1 Structured CE Credit


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Dr Philip Judge

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Clin Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs)
Philip graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1992, and spent 7 years in small animal practice before undertaking a 3-year residency in veterinary emergency and critical care at the University of Melbourne in 1998.

Following his residency, Philip worked for nearly 6 years at the Animal Emergency Centre in Melbourne, becoming the Senior Veterinarian at the centre in 2004. In 2006, Philip undertook a 1-year surgical externship before moving to Townsville to take up the position of Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at JCU.
Philip is also co-founder, and director of Vet Education Pty Ltd ( – one of Australia’s leading providers of online continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary nurses.

Philip has published numerous manuals and guides concerning emergency medicine, including a CRI manual, haematology and biochemistry interpretation guide, emergency anaesthesia guide, and a ventilation therapy manual for small animals, in addition to being published in peer reviewed literature.

Philip’s key interests in veterinary science include respiratory emergencies, ventilation therapy, envenomations and toxicology.