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MSAVA is proud to announce its collaboration with the Animal Industry Resource Centre, Australia, Elanco, Hills Pet Nutrition & Royal Canin Malaysia in developing the programme dedicated specially for the Paraprofessionals.

This is the second year that MSAVA has embarked on this journey and the theme for 2024 is "Empowering Veterinary Paraprofessionals: Elevating Care Through Knowledge". The Paraprofessionals Stream is a dedicated 2 day programme on 20 & 21 July 2024 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The two-day programme includes streams on:

Saturday, 20 July 2024 Sunday, 21 July 2024
• Parasitology & Infectious Disease • Diagnostic & Imaging
• Session sponsored by Elanco • Pain Management & Wound Management
• Session sponsored by Hills Pet Nutrition • Neurology: Traumatic Head Injury
• Nursing Care & Nutrition for Urinary Tract Disease
  Session sponsored by Royal Canin
• Emergency Medicine, Triage & Critical Care
• Nursing Navigators
  Session sponsored by Royal Canin
• Animal Behaviour & Handling
• Exotic Pets
• Dermatology  

* Programme is subject to change

  1. Deepen Understanding of Veterinary Medicine: To provide a comprehensive overview of veterinary medical principles, including anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and diagnostic imaging, relevant to veterinary nursing.
  2. Enhance Diagnostic Skills: To improve understanding of diagnostic processes, emphasizing the interpretation of laboratory results and imaging studies, to aid in patient assessment and care.
  3. Strengthen Nursing Theories: To explore advanced theories in veterinary nursing care, including critical care, emergency response, and chronic disease management.
  4. Cultivate Ethical and Professional Standards: To reinforce the ethical considerations and professional standards expected in veterinary nursing, focusing on patient confidentiality, informed consent, and animal welfare.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this two-day lecture series, participants will be able to:
Registration Fee:
MSAVA & MAVNA Members - RM 620.00
Non-Members - RM 680.00



Room Conference Hall 1 Room Conference Hall 1
Time Day 1
Saturday, 20 July 2024
Time Day 2
Sunday, 21 July 2024
8.50 am - 9.00 am Welcome Remarks by
Dr. Tan Check Nam
President MSAVA
9.00 am -
9.10 am
Special Remarks by
Dr. Mellissa Aw

Head of Veterinary Nursing Education Coordinator,
Honorary Veterinary Advisor MAVNA
Stream Parasitology & Infectious Disease Stream Diagnostic & Imaging
Session Chair      
9.00 am - 9.30 am Tropical Infectious Disease: Awareness and Prevention for Veterinary Nurses
Dr. Malaika Watanabe (MAS)
9.10 am -
9.40 am
“Seeing Beneath the Surface”,
Ultrasound in Veterinary Practice and the Paraprofessional's Role
Dr. Lee Ee Liang (MAS)
Session Chair      
9.30 am - 10.15 am Session Sponsored by Elanco 9.40 am -
10.10 am
Dry Lab- Ultrasound
Dr. Lee Ee Liang (MAS)
Parasites of dogs and cats: how best to protect your patients and clients Dr. Liisa Ahlstrom (AUS)
10.15 am - 10.45 am Barrier Nursing: Isolation area setup and demarcation, entry procedure, treatment & waste management, and exit procedures Dr. Mik Oleary (AUS) Stream Pain Management & Wound Management
10.10 am - 10.40 am Pain assessment and pain scoring:
Signs of pain in dogs and cats. Use of Pain Scoring Scales to assess and track pain.
Dr. Mik Oleary (AUS)
10.45 am - 11.15 am Parasites in Small Animals: Method of Diagnosis and Interpretation
Dr. Nor Azlina Abdul Aziz (MAS)
10.40 am - 11.00 am Poster Presentation / Coffee Break
11.15am - 11.30 am Poster Presentation / Coffee Break 11.00 am -
11.30 am
Principle Of Wound Dressing And Bandaging For Vet Nurses
Dr. Kiew Lik Jun (MAS)
Stream Session Sponsored by Hills Pet Nutrition
11.30 am - 12 noon Nutritional Assessment - How To Get Most Out Of Your Consult
Dr. Julie Chen (Taiwan ROC)
12 noon - 12.30 pm Nutritional Management Of Neonatal & Orphaned Puppy And Kitten
Dr. Iveta Becvarova (USA)
11.30 am -
12 noon
Dry Lab- Bandaging Technique
Dr. Kiew Lik Jun (MAS)
12.30 pm - 1.00 pm My Patient Will Not Eat: Nutritional Management Of Anorexia
Dr. Iveta Becvarova (USA)
12 noon - 12.30 pm Neurology: Traumatic Head Injury
The Roles of Veterinary Nurses in Managing Head Trauma Patients
Dr. Intan Nur Fatiha Binti Shafie (MAS)
1.00 pm- 2.00 pm LUNCH 12.30 pm -
1.30 pm
Stream Nursing Care and Nutrition for Urinary tract Disease
Sponsored by Royal Canin
Stream Emergency Medicine, Triage & Critical Care
2.00 pm - 2.30 pm - Nutritional management of urinary disease Dr. Lori Prantil (FRA) 1.30 pm -
2.00 pm
Triage examination and classification - Visual assessment, triage examination and classification techniques.
Dr. Mik Oleary (AUS)
2.30 pm -
3.00 pm
Behavioural Management of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases (FLUTD) Drh. Rio Setiawan (INA) 2.00 pm -
2.30 pm
CPR lecture and dry lab
Cardiac Pump and Thoracic Pump techniques
Dr. Mik Oleary (AUS)
Dr. Lee Wai Wai (MAS)
3.00  pm - 3.30 pm The golden years begin: Optimizing nutrition for the adults & seniors. Dr. Dylan Choy (MAS)
3.30 pm-  3.50 pm TEA BREAK 2.30 pm -
3.00 pm
Stream Nursing Navigators
Sponsored by Royal Canin
Stream Emergency Medicine, Triage & Critical Care
3.50 pm- 4.20 pm Leading The Pack as Nurses/Technicians: The Veterinary Secret Weapon! Ms. Michelle Laborde (SIN) 3.00 pm -
3.30 pm
First aid for dyspnea - Recognise dyspnoea then implement flow-by, mask, head tent, and oxygen cage techniques
Dr. Mik Oleary (AUS)
Stream Exotic Pet   Animal Behaviour and Handling
4.20 pm - 4.50 pm Handling Beyond Your Typical Furry and Paw Patients; Exotic Animals Handling
Dr. Ali Anwar Ahmad (SIN)
3.30 pm -
3.55 pm
Practical Tips for Kinder and Gentler Animal Handling
Nobuyoshi  Murao(JPN)
Stream Dermatology 3.55 pm -
4.25 pm
New Restraint Techniques for Cephalic Vein Catheterization in Dogs and Cats
Nobuyoshi  Murao(JPN)
4.50 pm- 5.20 pm Common Infectious Skin Disease In Dogs And Cats
Dr. Chan Wei Yee (MAS)
4.30 pm FASAVA 2024 Closing Ceremony &
Handover Ceremony for FASAVA 2025
5.20 pm-
5.50 pm