Webinar Plus: Behavioural medicine in general veterinary practice

Key Information

CPD Hours: 16 hours

Course Length: Four weeks

Course Format: A mixture of 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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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

Emotional health impacts on physical health

Emotional health impacts on physical health and is important when investigating a 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.

Emotional health is also important in relation to the potential behavioural manifestations of emotional challenge both within the practice setting and at home.

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 webinars will run 12:30 to 2:30pm (London Time) on the following dates:

Webinar dates:
Tuesday 11th June
Wednesday 19th June
Monday 24th June
Wednesday 3rd July


RCVS and EBVS® European Specialist in Behavioural Medicine
Behavioural Referrals Veterinary Practice, Chester