Upcoming CPD events

We are very enthusiastic about sharing our cardiology knowledge and skills!  Whether you are a recent graduate, refreshing your clinical knowledge after a break, or already have a keen interest in cardiology, there are lectures and courses available to suit your needs.

Below are upcoming events we are involved with.  To book your place click the “book now” button and select your chosen event from the drop down box on the online submission form.

CPD Surfari 2024

After a very successful inaugural event last year, our summer CPD “Surfari” is returning in 2024! We are delighted to announce that we will be once again holding this two-day event at Bedruthan Hotel on the beautiful north Cornish coast, featuring friendly and informal CPD lectures, social dinner, opportunity for case discussion/small group learning and a surf lesson or spa package thrown in. This event is aimed at vets in practice.


The theme for this year is “Breathe Easy: Coughing and Dyspnoea Debunked”


Join us for a multidisciplinary approach to the coughing dog and breathless cat, including speakers from Cardiology, Clinical Pathology and Internal Medicine.


The complete event package includes lectures, social dinner, accommodation, and a surfing lesson or spa session. What more could you wish for from a CPD event?



  • 24-25th June 2024



  • Bedruthan Hotel Hotel and Spa, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall


Prices (excl. VAT)

  • Full conference with accommodation – early bird discount (booked by 29.2.24) – £825
  • Full conference without accommodation – early bird discount (booked by 29.2.24) – £650
  • Full conference with accommodation – (booked after 29.2.24) – £925
  • Full conference with accommodation – (booked after 29.2.24) – £750
  • Monday conference only – £500


To book, simply click on the link to fill in the form.

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Echo Courses 2024

We are delighted to announce our cardiac ultrasound courses are back. We have a range of courses to suit different abilities and experience, held in Cardiff.


Intro to Echo (2 days)

  • This is for those with no, or very little, prior experience of echo.
  • We run the course over 2 days, a month apart, to give time for practice between the sessions
  • Mixture of theory and practical (with lots of practical!) as well as case examples
  • Leave the course confident with right sided-views and being able to assess and acquire the key measurements
  • Includes the training to do an EPIC-echo in small breed dogs with mitral valve disease
  • Friendly and experienced tutors with small groups for scanning, guaranteeing lots of practical
  • Cardiff, Wales (New House Country Hotel) – 24th April & May 15th or 9th October & 6th November
  • £1100 plus VAT


Next Steps in Echo (2 days)

  • Confident with basic echo but not sure where to go next? This course is for you.
  • Over two days, spaced a month apart, to encourage practice between the sessions
  • Need to be confident in standard right-sided views including measurement of the left atrium and ventricle
  • We introduce left-sided views, Doppler and more advanced techniques including contrast echo
  • We will discuss the approach to a comprehensive echo and how to acquire good habits
  • The course is taught by friendly and experienced tutors and will be a mix of theory and small group practical sessions
  • Cardiff, Wales (New House Country Hotel) – 5th June & 3rd July
  • £1100 plus VAT

Echo Refresher (1 day)

  • Done a course and just want some practice? Know the theory but want some help getting those views?
  • This course is all practical, with no formal theory sessions just a lot of time in front of an ultrasound machine with our tutors
  • We will focus on getting key right-sided views but can work on any areas you need help on
  • Great just to get yourself back on the horse!
  • Cardiff, Wales (New House Country Hotel) – 30th April or 11th September
  • £600 plus VAT


All courses are held in great venues with a decent lunch and plenty of caffeine to keep you going. If you can bring a well-behaved dog for the practical that is a great help.

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HeartVets Nurse CPD Series

Coming soon …….

We are putting together some nurse focused CPD in the form of a series of webinars, topics to be covered include

Clinical examination and Murmurs

ECG and arrythmias

Anaesthetising the cardiac patient

Radiography of the chest and interpretation.

Cardiac emergencies and management

Cardiac congenital defects and surgical interventions of PDA and PS cases

please keep an eye on the website for further details.


CPD Access – ECGs for vets and nurses

Do you struggle with ECGs? Don’t know your P’s from your Q’s? Atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia?

We have created a brand-new webinar series just for you. This is an introductory course to ECGs for vets and nurses, starting right at the beginning.

This series covers the following topics:

  • When to record an ECG
  • What is an ECG? History and physics
  • How to use an ECG monitor, AliveCor and dedicated ECG machines
  • The mean electrical axis and waveform changes
  • How to record and interpret an ECG
  • Common pitfalls and artefacts
  • Ambulatory (Holter) monitoring
  • Specific arrythmias – sinus rhythms, supraventricular arrhythmia, ventricular arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, bradycardias – which is which and what’s what.

The ECG series is full of case examples and practical advice, delivered by the friendly cardiologists at HeartVets. The course should give you confidence to record and interpret ECGs in practice, knowing how to put the ECG information into context with each case and improving how you manage cardiac cases in practice.

There are over 7.5 hours of content, divided up into short (20-45 minute) webinars, so you can watch at your own pace. We have included two quizzes to check your progress and we will issue a CPD certificate at the end of the course to all participants.

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Recent lecture slides

1 – Thank you to those who attended Jo’s recent online talk for WCVA “Cardiology emergencies” – the lecture slides are available here to download

2 – Thank you to Dave for an excellent talk on advanced echocardiographic techniques for the Autumn meeting of the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society – the slides are available to download below

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