Chronic spinal disorders in dogs - challenges, controversies and new insights

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
  • How to identify dogs with chronic spinal disease
  • Learn how the clinical presentation of dogs with acute and chronic spinal disease differs
  • Become familiar with the most common chronic spinal disorders in dogs
  • Identify common challenges when reaching a diagnosis
  • Learn about new developments and remaining challenges considering the treatment of these conditions
About this course

Do you feel out of depth when seeing dogs with chronic spinal disease? Would you like to feel more confident with discussing diagnostics and treatment options in your patient suspected to have a vertebral malformation, chronic disk disease or Wobbler's?

Chronic spinal conditions, such as vertebral malformations, chronic intervertebral disk protrusions and cervical spondylomyelopathy (Wobbler's) are commonly seen in dogs. Although these conditions can be challenging for both the veterinary practitioner and specialist, recent studies have increased our knowledge and provided clinically useful new information. This course aims to help you recognising dogs with chronic spinal disease, selecting appropriate diagnostics and consider different treatment strategies. We will also discuss new insights and remaining challenges when evaluating chronic spinal disease in practice. This course is suitable for both experienced and new graduate vets.

Why do this course
If you are seeing regularly dogs with chronic spinal disease and wish to build your confidence in approaching these patients. This course will help you to improve clinical decision-making and confidently discus realistic expectations with your clients

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. 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 CPD certificate.
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).


Steven De Decker, DVM PhD MVetMed DipECVN FHEA MRCVS
Professor in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery
The Royal Veterinary College