Clinical Neurology Distance Education | Centre for Veterinary Education

Clinical Neurology Distance Education

Are you over-referring? Complete this course to improve your confidence in dealing with those tricky cases that are often referred to a specialist.

Neurological cases are probably some of the scariest to deal with and quickest to get referred. This course aims to demystify the process of localisation and help you gain the confidence to work up these often tricky cases.

Starting with the basics of clinical neurology and an introduction to neuroanatomical localization, the aim is for you to develop a logical step-wise approach to neurological presentations. 

Your learning will be enhanced by videos, photos and diagrams and expert feedback as you refine the skills to diagnose and manage common brain, spinal and neuromuscular diseases and adopt practical tips to apply in general practice.


Past Participant

"I thoroughly enjoyed the Clinical Neurology course. I am an older graduate and neurology was pretty poorly taught at University. The course was one of the best I have ever done, the tutors were really helpful in answering my questions and made me feel comfortable asking simple things. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking about doing it."

Dr Donald Wiggins


Learning Outcomes

Our ultimate aim is to develop your ability and confidence to work-up neurological cases.  We will focus on developing a logical approach to presentations such as:

  • Paresis and paralysis
  • Ataxia
  • Seizures, tremors and other paroxysmal events
  • Blindness
  • Anisocoria
  • Intermittent weakness and collapse
  • Tight jaw, dropped jaw and droopy faces

In addition, you will learn to diagnose and manage all of the common brain, spinal and neuromuscular diseases commonly seen in practice.


  1. Introduction to Clinical Neurology
  2. Ataxia  
  3. Neuro-Ophthalmology and Common Cranial Nerve Disorders
  4. Intracranial Diseases
  5. Epilepsy, Tremors and Paroxysmal Movement Disorders
  6. Exercise-Associated Weakness and Collapse
  7. Non-Surgical Spinal Diseases
  8. Surgical Spinal Diseases
  9. Neurological Causes of Lameness and Monoparesis

Course Delivery

This online course comes with:

  • A set of detailed online notes, images and videos
  • Self-assessed quizzes to test your knowledge and deepen your understanding
  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and sharing cases with your peers and tutors
  • A monthly assignment based on real-life video case studies. Individual feedback and explanations will be provided by your tutors
  • A monthly video podcast delivered by your tutors to summarise all the key points and challenges covered within each topic 

Free textbook Handbook of Veterinary Neurology

Students will receive a FREE copy of the Handbook of Veterinary Neurology 5th Ed.

Pay as you learn

Choosing your DE course is a big commitment, so there’s no need to add further stress by paying your course up front. To pay as you learn, you will need a $1,000 deposit to secure your place, followed by 50% of the total course fee 10 days prior to course commencement date. We’ll arrange simple monthly direct debits from your credit card over 3 or 6 months.

Note: Payment Plan will incur an additional $250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.

For the full terms and conditions please see our Terms.

RACE approved for 288 CE credits

This program (1147-38189) was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of  288.00 CE credits being available to any one veterinarian. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

Distance Education

1 September 2020 - 30 June 2021
Monthly video Podcasts (No face-to-face workshops)
Delivered Online
Super Early Bird
31 January 2020
Early Bird
30 June 2020



Laurent is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN), RCVS/EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. After heading the neurology/neurosurgery service at a large referral practice in Hertfordshire for 14 years, Laurent joined CVS Referrals in March 2019. His main role is clinical lead in teleneurology helping to grow the neurology offering across the referral network.

In 2012, Laurent opened a dedicated feline neurology service, which is the first of its kind in Europe. His main clinical and research interests are cerebrovascular diseases, neuro-imaging and feline neurology. Laurent has published widely in the field of neurology and is a regular speaker on the national and international continuing education circuit. He is currently past president of the ECVN, past chief examiner of the ECVN examination committee and co-editor with Simon Platt of a recently published textbook on Small Animal Neurological Emergencies. He is a co-tutor in the CVE DE course on Clinical Neurology.

BVM&S Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology) Dipl. ECVN MRCVS

Simon received his veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1992. He trained at the University of Florida, worked as a neurologist at the Animal Health Trust in the UK and is currently a Professor at the Dept. of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia. Simon is the co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology and the Manual of Small Animal Neurological Emergencies with Laurent Garosi. Simon is Past-President of the ACVIM Neurology Specialty and Founder member of the South Eastern Veterinary Neurology (SEVEN) group in the USA. He is a co-tutor in the CVE DE course on Clinical Neurology.

Course Fees

Member TypeSuper early birdEarly birdFull rate
Non-member / eMember$5070$5310$5470
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate, Academic and Student members

Please note: All course fees will be charged in Australian dollars AND you must be a qualified veterinarian to enrol in this courses.

Loyalty DE Discount: Completed 2 or more Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses. Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount options for multiple registrations at the one event, please read the full Terms & Conditions. To redeem your discount contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm) or