Exotic animal nursing online

Key Information

CPD Hours: 18 hours

Course Length: Six weeks

Course Format: An intensive tutor-moderated online learning experience. Resources include course notes, online lectures, videos and discussion forums with colleagues and tutors

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This course last ran 11 Feb 2019, we may be releasing new dates soon, please contact us for further information.

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New in 2019

Course Information

Key Areas
  • • Basic husbandry and handling of parrots and other birds
  • • Basic husbandry and handling of reptile species
  • • Nursing and inpatient care of avian species
  • • Nursing and inpatient care of reptile species
  • • Triage, anaesthesia and critical care of avian species
  • • Triage, anaesthesia and critical care of reptile species
About this course

The demand for reptile and avian species veterinary care is on the increase – how confident are you nursing these unique animals?

The course will cover all aspects of nursing both reptile and avian species in practice. It will be split into three weeks dedicated to reptiles and three weeks dedicated to birds. It will take us back to basics as so often husbandry and handling of these animals plays a huge role in their care. Often inappropriate husbandry
and diet in these species leads to veterinary presentations, so understanding this will be a huge step in improving your nursing of them and a great way to improve their welfare. You will also learn about aspects of inpatient care and how to effectively house these animals in a ward. Triage of these species will be discussed
as well as critical care and anaesthesia which is often slightly different to our usual canine and feline patients.

Why do this course?
This course will help any veterinary nurse or staff member who is likely to see avian or reptile species in practice. It will give you the tools to be able to give advice on husbandry and care of these animals to owners and be able to deal with one should they be presented in practice. You will learn all the relevant care needed
to deal with these animals in general veterinary practice.

Tutors

Kelly Deane, FdSC RVN CertVNES
Exotics Veterinary Nurse
The Royal Veterinary College

Abigail Edis, FdSc RVN CertVNES
Exotics Veterinary Nurse
The Royal Veterinary College