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Hill's & MSD Outlying Grand Rounds 2020

About this event

10 & 11 October 2020

Hill’s Pet Nutrition and MSD Animal Health are pleased to announce that COVID won’t be stopping this year’s Outlying Grand Rounds events - we are going virtual!

Join us for a Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning of FREE CPD on a variety of relevant and case-based topic discussions.

IMPORTANT: The event is split into 3 sessions over the 2 days. It is important to register for all three sessions (click on dropdown at top of screen, see image below) to receive the access links to the live event, as well as the replay links, if you are unable to attend.


SESSION 1 (access with 1:30pm link)

  • 13:30 - 13:55 Registration Online/Join the platform
  • 13:55 - 14:00 Welcome and Introduction (Dr Guy Fyvie)
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Large Bowel Disease (Dr Wilco Botha)
  • 15:00 - 15:30 GI Biome (Dr Guy Fyvie)
  • 15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break and end of Session 1

SESSION 2 (access with 3:30pm link)

  • 15:45 - 16:45 Constipation in cats (Dr Wilco Botha)
  • 16:45 - 17:15 Mental Wellness Talk (Dr Mats Abatzidis)
  • 17:15 - 18:00 Join us for a WildEarth Safari Virtual Gamedrive
  • 18:00 - Close of Day 1


  • 08:45 - 09:00 Join us Online
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Bravecto Update (Dr Mats Abatzidis)
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Feline Leukemia (Dr Mats Abatzidis)
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
  • 10:45 - 11:45 Pancreatitis (Dr Wilco Botha)
  • 11:45 - 12:45 Roundtable discussion on Diabetes (Dr Guy Fyvie, Dr Wilco Botha, Dr Mats Abatzidis)
  • 12:45 - 13:00 Wrap up and Close of Event

If you have any difficulties registering or have any queries, contact our organiser at corne@savetcon.co.za or rsvp@hillspet.com

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Brigid Goudie Professional Veterinary Affairs Specialist @ Hill's Pet Nutrition South Africa

    Brigid qualified as veterinary nurse in 1994 & worked in welfare & private practice including exotic, behaviour & emergency medicine specialist clinics before joining Hill's. Brigid has a passion for providing excellent & relevant CPD and support for the veterinary profession.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Guy Fyvie Professional and Veterinary Affairs Manager @ Hill's Pet Nutrition South Africa

    Technical support for Hill’s team (sales and marketing) and Veterinary clients. Organising and providing CPD for Veterinarians and Nurses. Small Animal Clinical Nutrition training/info for Vet and para-vet students, Vets and Para-vets, Key Thought Leaders, Hill’s team.

  • Team member
    Savetcon Event Management

  • Guest speaker
    Stamatios Abatzidis Technical Specialist - Companion Animals @ MSD Animal Health

    New Insights Certified VIP Life Coach and Founder of Influential Life Coaching. Author of the published book “Life outside your comfort zone. Better and beyond all expectations”.

  • Guest speaker
    Wilco Botha Registered Specialist in small animal medicine

    Dr Botha completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine & surgery at Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital after which he obtained a further honours and master’s degrees in Small Animal Medicine from UP.