Duration: One day
Any vet that would like to become more confident when examining and treating exotic patients, this course is suitable for both experienced and new graduates alike.
What’s different about this course?
This course offers a practical component, and will work through some case-based scenarios that vets will commonly encounter in practice. We will cover commonly presented exotic mammals in addition to rabbits and rodents.
What changes can delegates expect as a result of the course?
You will become more confident in dealing with exotic mammals which in turn will inspire confidence in their exotic-owning clients.
What are the likely benefits to the business?
Exotic owners will frequently consult forums rather than vets because of their lack of faith in our knowledge. By undertaking this course, these clients are more likely to seek veterinary advice, improving their pet’s welfare and the practice’s turnover.
The course is based on the British Veterinary Zoological Society’s first day competencies list.
- Identify, handle and examine common exotic mammals.
- Understand the husbandry, management and feeding of common exotic mammals and how this can impact on welfare and disease.
- Have knowledge of the common diseases, how to investigate and treat them.
- Be confident in administering first aid, including when and how to euthanase.
- Deliver safe anaesthesia and sedation.
This course comprises of both instructed and group learning, including practical elements, handling of live animals and case-based learning.