Approach to wildlife casualties in general practice

Key Information

CPD Hours: 2 hours

Course Length: Two hours

Course Format: Access to recorded webinar for 2 weeks plus a copy of the slides to support viewing

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • Identification of commonly presented species
  • Safe handling and clinical examination
  • Triage and decision-making including euthanasia
  • Initial emergency treatment
  • Commonly seen conditions and how to approach them
About this course

Do you see wildlife casualties in practice and wish you had more knowledge of these species? Would you like to feel more confident with handling, triage and decision making?

Wildlife casualties are frequently presented for emergency veterinary care and decision making in the triage process can be challenging. This course aims to help clinicians build confidence in their approach to wildlife cases from identification and triage through to rehabilitation and release. It is suitable for both experienced and new graduate vets and nurses.

Why do this course?

If you are seeing wildlife casualties on an occasional or regular basis and wish to build your confidence in approaching these cases. If you want to update your knowledge and apply best practice to provide optimal care for these species. 

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).

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