Webinar Plus: Behavioural medicine in general veterinary practice

We are still accepting bookings for all our online CPD. Unfortunately, following current guidance on COVID-19 we are unable to offer any onsite CPD for 2020. We will continue to take Government advice and update our website as the guidance changes. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via email on cpd@rvc.ac.uk


For the latest guidance for RVC staff, clients and students regarding Covid-19 please see https://www.rvc.ac.uk/about/the-rvc/coronavirus-covid-19-faqs

Key Information

CPD Hours: 16 hours

Course Length: Four weeks

Course Format: A mixture of two-hour weekly webinars (which can be viewed live and/or as recorded versions throughout the course), online case assessment exercises, supplementary reading material and tutor-moderated online discussion forums

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New for 2020

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Emotional motivations and their behavioural consequences
  • The interplay between emotional and physical health
  • Developing emotional intelligence in companion animals
  • Optimising emotional health during the veterinary visit
  • Understanding the role of medication in behavioural medicine
  • Understanding the role of pheromones and nutraceuticals in behavioural medicine
About this course

Please note - this course was originally advertised in our brochure as an onsite course being held in May. Due to the COVID-19 situation we are now running this course as a four-week tutor-moderated online course in October 2020.

Emotional health impacts on physical health

Emotional health impacts on physical health and is important when investigating client’s concerns about their pet’s behaviour. It therefore needs to be considered during the veterinary visit and when managing and treating everyday medical issues within general practice. The interplay between emotional and physical health has been highlighted in conditions such as Feline Idiopathic Cystitis, but the importance of considering both emotional and physical factors is relevant to a wide range of clinical conditions including endocrine disease, gastrointestinal and dermatological conditions and pain.

This course will explore the concepts of emotional and cognitive health and their relationship with physical health. The role of the veterinary practice in safeguarding the emotional health of their patients will be explored and the importance of considering emotional health when managing and treating everyday medical issues will be considered.

Why do this course?
This course will highlight the importance of understanding emotional health in the context of general veterinary practice and give you greater insight into this vitally important aspect of veterinary practice.

The course will be broken down each week into the following areas with live webinars taking place between 12-2pm London time:

Week 1 Wednesday 7th October 2020
- Emotional motivations and their behavioural consequences

Week 2 Wednesday 14th October 2020 

- Developing emotional intelligence in companion animals and optimising emotional health during the veterinary visit

Week 3 Wednesday 21st  October 2020 

- The interplay between emotional and physical health

Week 4 Wednesday 28th October 2020 

- Understanding the role of medication, pheromones and nutraceuticals in behavioural medicine

Tutors

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