Antimicrobial stewardship in small animal practice – why does it matter?

Key Information

CPD Hours: 2 hours

Course Length: Two hours

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • Guidance on rational antibiotic use in general practice
About this course

Antibiotics can be life-saving and are essential tools in the fight against disease. However, their widespread use in humans and animals in the past eight decades has resulted in increasing levels of bacterial resistance which is threatening their efficacy and forcing us to contemplate whether a post-antibiotic world is a real possibility.

In this lecture we will discuss not just the issue of drug resistance but also the impact that antibiotic use has on the immune system. We will review what drugs are effective against which bugs, when and where antibiotics are indicated and very importantly, when they are not, and how we can reduce the risk that the treatment we prescribe will encourage the development of resistance.  

Why do this course?
The focus on using antibiotics wisely and well has never been more important for our own health and that of our pets and patients.

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. Priced at £35 for a 2 hour webinar they are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice.  Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a certificate for 2 CPD hours. 

Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).


Jill Maddison, BVSc DipVetClinStud PhD FACVSc SFHEA MRCVS
Professor of General Practice
The Royal Veterinary College