Practising quality-of-life assessment driven small animal medicine

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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About this course

We all agree that quality of life of our patients is “everything”. In contrast, as a profession we all pay surprisingly little attention to measuring and monitoring quality of life. Let’s change that! 

Our veterinary oath dictates we should do everything in the interests of the welfare of the animal under our care; we are also urged to practice evidence-based medicine. In order to comply with both demands, it is essential we start measuring, documenting and monitoring the quality of life of our patients. Treatment decisions, diagnostic decisions and even euthanasia decisions should be guided by this most important parameter. But if we don’t measure this most important parameter, how can we be sure we are doing the right thing?

Why do this course?
This course will be of interest if you want to learn how to make scientifically validated quality of life assessment central to your consultations.

Our extensive library of recorded webinars are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice and without leaving home. 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 learning. Participants will receive an electronic copy of the slides to support their viewing session and a CPD certificate.

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).

Please note: Our anytime Recorded Webinars and Recorded Webinar Plus CPD are regularly reviewed to ensure they are still providing the most up-to-date information. Please therefore activate the webinar within 3 months of purchase as we cannot guarantee availability after this time period. Any recorded webinars that are removed from sale during the 3 month time period we will offer a free replacement.


Stijn Niessen, DVM PhD DipECVIM-CA PGCertVetEd FHEA MRCVS, European and RCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist and EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Founder and Director of Veterinary Specialist Consultations, Amsterdam
Honorary Professor Internal Medicine, The Royal Veterinary College