The Acute Abdomen - from Onset to Resolution

WSAVA, the World Small Animal Companion Association veterinary, thought-leader for the well-being of animal companions. On October 15, World-Class content is presented in special 1-day Masterclass dedicated to veterinarians in the animal companion industry. International community is invited to share knowledge and expertise with one another. Break-through content will covering the area of The Acute Abdomen – from Onset to Resolution. 

Registration is required for admission. At admission your ticket covers full-day arrangement with beverages, coffee, tea and lunch. Ticket are limited to 120 delegates only. 

Register until June 19 for just $ 95,-. This included a parallel 3-day trade-fair pass (Normal rate, $ 49 USD) to PET FAIR SEA held from 14 to 16 October 2020.

Register is open on March 23. Limited to 120 pax only.

Your Speakers

Dr. Shane Ryan BVSc (Hons), MVS, CVA, GradDipAnimChiro, MChiroSc, MRCVS.

President WSAVA

In 1998, Dr Ryan completed a Masters of Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery at Murdoch University (Western Australia). He has continued his professional education, becoming certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) as a veterinary acupuncturist in 2004, and looking further at rehabilitation and pain management. He added a Post-Graduate Diploma in Animal Chiropractic (2007), followed by a Masters of Chiropractic Science (2010), both from RMIT University (Melbourne).

Since the 1990s, Shane has been actively involved in the Singapore Veterinary Association (SVA) and has served on the SVA committee in a variety of roles, including four consecutive terms as President. Heavily involved in the Asian veterinary community, Dr Ryan is Immediate Part-President of the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA). In 2011, he initiated the formation of the Asia Oceania Veterinary Group (AOVG), an informal group he now chairs, promoting regional veterinary networking and providing inexpensive or free regional veterinary continuing education. Dr Ryan also sits on the Singapore government’s Workplace Safety & Health Council (Healthcare) Committee, the newly formed Veterinary Professions Committee and acts as a Conference Ambassador for the Singapore Tourism Board. In his spare time, he is an avid cricketer, a part-time golfer and a frequent traveler.

Dr. Terry King, BVSc MANZCVS, Emergency & Critical Care Internal Medicine 

Dr Terry King was born and raised in Townsville, North Queensland.

He graduated with his Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland in 1975. Over his 19 years in private practice in Brisbane’s north western suburbs, Terry accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience in small animal practice. After a year’s sojourn in the USA and Brisbane’s Animal Emergency Centre, Terry joined the University of Queensland Veterinary Teaching Hospital in late 1995 as a medical resident. He went on to become the Director of the Clinic and Hospital in 1997 and again in 2002. Terry joined the team at Veterinary Specialist Services as a Director in 2003. Terry’s real passion arises from the emergency side of veterinary practice, particularly the intricacy of understanding and treating the critically ill.

He is highly committed to family veterinary medicine, emergency and critical treatment and prolonging the human-animal bond.

Dr. Chaiyot Tanrattana

President of The Thailand Animal Hospital Standards and Accreditation  (TAHSA) & President of The Thai Society of Veterinary Dermatology (TSVD)

Dr. Chaiyot Tanrattana  born in Thailand. He graduated in Mahidol University and fulfils the presidency of Thailand Hospital Standards and Accreditation association. Dr. Chaiyot studied at the Royal Veterinary College in London and the University of Luxembourg in Europe. Dr. Chaiyot is a distinguished expert small animal dermatology and endocrinology. Lecturing in Veterinary Medicine specialized in dermatology and endocrinology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

Obtain expertise and know-how, MasterClass covers following fields

9 AM – 10 AM

Registration. Networking over coffee
Location: Hall 98 of BITEC – PET FAIR SEA – Business lounge

10 AM – 12 AM

Morning Session
Location: PETx Conference Room, Centre Court. PET FAIR SEA


  • Owner advice pre-transport to the veterinary clinic
  • Definitions and categories of ‘Acute Abdomen’
  • Triage
  • GPE (General Physical Examination) & Emergency Treatment
  • Shock
  • Pain
  • Point-of-Care (Bedside) diagnostics 

1 PM – 4 PM

Afternoon Session
Location: PETx Conference Room, Centre Court. PET FAIR SEA

  • Imaging
  • Radiology
  • AFAST (abdominal focused assessment with sonography for trauma, triage, and tracking)
  • Abdominal effusions evaluation for diagnosis
  • Variations of ‘acute abdomen’ cases – trauma, linear foreign body, pyometra, septic peritonitis – highlighting some of the differences between dogs and cats in handling of their disease and management

4 PM – 5 PM

Networking Delegates
Location: Hall 98 of BITEC – PET FAIR SEA – Business lounge

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