Rabbits, rodents and ferrets - medicine and surgery online

Key Information

CPD Hours: 42 hours

Course Length: Six weeks

Course Format: An intensive tutor-moderated online learning experience. Resources include online presentations, electronic course notes, videos, supplementary reading material and discussion forums with colleagues and the tutors

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30 Sep - 10 Nov 24

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Very good practical advice for clinicians

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Rabbit medicine and surgery – recent advances and clinical techniques
  • Current techniques for anaesthesia and critical care of small mammals
  • Update on options for reproductive control of ferrets and approach to common endocrinopathies and neoplasia
  • Common case presentations and how to deal with them
  • Approach to clinical care of unusual small mammal species
About this course

Do you frequently see rabbits and rodents in your practice but feel ill-prepared to do so? Are you interested in these species and would like to enhance your knowledge about them?

Rabbits, ferrets and rodents are becoming increasingly popular pets in the UK and continuing advances in diagnosis and treatment of disease means clients’ expectations continue to increase. This course aims to help clinicians develop a logical, problem solving approach to exotic small mammal cases, and develop sound treatment plans based on the most up to date evidence.

Why do this course? 
If you are seeing rabbits and small mammal patients on a regular basis and wish to update your knowledge and apply best practice to provide optimal care to these species.


Vicki Baldrey, BSc BVSc DZooMed (Avian) MRCVS
Lecturer in Exotic Species and Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College

Joanna Hedley, BVM&S DZooMed (Reptilian) DipECZM (Herpetology) MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Exotic Species and Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College