Assessing emotional health in dogs and cats

Key Information

CPD Hours: 1 hours

Course Length: One hour

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

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About this course

Assessing emotional health is a vital part of the diagnostic process in behavioural cases but it is also essential in order to determine when emotional health is impacting on physical health presentations

Behavioural medicine is the discipline that deals with the emotional health of our patients and the link with physical disease. Emotional health is equally important to physical health and understanding it needs to be considered as a day one skill for the veterinary profession just as much as it is for human medical professionals. There are a range of normal emotional systems and associated behavioural responses and in order to determine emotional motivation it is important to understand species specific signals and to remember that all behaviour must also be interpreted in context. Assessing emotional health is a vital part of the diagnostic process in behavioural cases but it is also essential in order to determine when emotional health is impacting on physical health presentations.   

Why do this course
Behavioural medicine is an important veterinary discipline and considering the emotional, cognitive and physical health of patients will help you to promote good welfare in non-human species.

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 £20 for a 1 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 1 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).

Tutors

Sarah Heath, BVSc PgCertVE DipECAWBM(BM) CCAB FRCVS
RCVS and EBVS® European Specialist in Behavioural Medicine
Behavioural Referrals Veterinary Practice, Chester