Burtons Veterinary Equipment now has a Clinical Team to complement their extensive anaesthesia product range. The Clinical Team is developing and
designing, engaging, innovative CPD on various topics of anaesthesia, focusing particularly on patient monitoring and mechanical ventilation in exotic, small
animal and large animal species.
In veterinary education, applying theory-based learning to an authentic clinical environment can be challenging, which is why we are combining the two. We believe in the need for high-quality, hands-on practical CPD that is ready to be applied immediately in clinical practice – imagine solidifying your theory learning on positive pressure ventilation by having the opportunity to apply it minutes later to a real-life, carbon dioxide-expiring canine model!
In veterinary education, applying theory-based learning to an authentic clinical environment can be challenging - which is why we are combining the two together. Our clinical team have created a class to discuss capnography and ventilation alongside small group practical sessions, working hands-on with a ventilator and a carbon dioxide expiring canine model, enabling the real-life simulation of a patient under anaesthesia.
Visiting the next congress? Keep an eye out for our Clinical Team in the lecture streams, this year we have held talks on ECG's, Ventilation and Airway Management. Check out the next congress timetable, or follow us on socials for all the latest updates
Blogs, Buyers Guides & CPD Articles
Visit the blog section of our website for frequently updated blogs, equipment buyers guides such as 'how to choose your multi-parameter' and log your CPD minutes whilst reading articles written by our Clinical Team
Blogs & Buyers Guides
Meet The Burtons Clinical Team
Keith Simpson BVSc MRCVS MIET - Clinical Director
Keith qualified from Bristol University Vet School in 1986 and spent 15 years in a combination of mixed and small animal practice in the Southwest. Returning to College to study an HNC in Electronics, Keith gained entry to the Institute of Incorporated Engineers in 1994 before going on to study for a Master’s in Electronics in 1997 at the University of Exeter.
Thus, having strong footholds in two disciplines that together formed the foundation of the well-known Vetronic Services, now Vetronic by Burtons. Since then, Keith has designed and manufactured over 50 unique products for the veterinary market, with a passion for ventilation and its monitoring. Keith has also produced many articles and given numerous talks over the years on all aspects of ventilation and monitoring.
Keith’s knowledge base includes the following areas:
Ventilators & Ventilation: Classification, types and modes, ventilation theory, underlying physics and physiology and clinical application.
Monitoring: Multi-parameter physics, physiology and design.Concepts and theory of capnography, pulse-oximetry, blood pressure monitoring, ECG, temperature and breath analysis. Application in aclinical setting and interpretation of the preceding, based on core concepts.
Courtney Scales DipVN NCert (Anaesth) RVN - Clinical Educator
Courtney is originally from New Zealand where she trained and qualified. She has been working as a veterinary nurse since 2007 and after working in several small animal clinics in New Zealand, an anaesthesia passion took her to a large referral hospital in Australia.
In 2016, she made the move to the United Kingdom, where she most recently had been working in the Anaesthesia Department at the Royal Veterinary College.
She has completed her Nurses Certificate in Anaesthesia and is studying for the PgCert in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia through the University of Edinburgh. Courtney has a passion for teaching and building understanding, based on fundamental principles of everyday anaesthesia monitoring.
Courtney’s knowledge base includes the following areas:
Ventilators & Ventilation: Ventilation theory and clinical application.
Monitoring: Capnography, pulse-oximetry, blood pressure monitoring, ECG monitoring and hands-on monitoring of reflexes to accompany equipment monitoring. Utilising the veterinary nurse’s role during the entire anaesthesia period from premedication through to recovery monitoring.