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Avian Focused CPD Bundle

Avian Focused

Upskill in Avian Medicine

Enjoy a 25% discount on avian-focused TimeOnline courses during 2019 when you enrol in the Avian TimeOnline CPD bundle. TimeOnline is a quality online education program delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable time frames. 

Each of these courses takes approximately 10 hours to complete over 4 weeks. On completion of these three TimeOnline courses, you will be entitled to 30 CPD Points. 

Upskill in these areas of avian practice: Anaesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery and Medicine.

This course bundle offer has limited places.

Avian Anaesthesia & Analgesia

June 3 – June 30, 2019

Bob Doneley
BVSc FANZCVS (Avian Medicine) CMAVA

Avian practice requires the frequent use of analgesia and anaesthesia to better manage patients and achieve good outcomes.

Yet many veterinarians are uncomfortable with, and nervous of, avian anaesthesia. And rightly so – Brodbelt’s study, The risk of death: the Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Small Animal Fatalities, showed that avian patients are much more likely to die under anaesthesia than other species. Bob Doneley is firmly of the opinion that this higher risk is related more to how anaesthesia is managed, rather than an inherent susceptibility to death.

The management of pain in avian patients is another area of concern. As a ‘prey species’, birds are masters at concealing signs of pain from potential predators. As with other species though, pain has a detrimental effect on patient morbidity and mortality. Veterinary clinicians have both moral and clinical reasons to both recognise signs of pain and treat it effectively. 

This course aims to provide practitioners with the information needed to better understand the requirements for the successful management of avian anaesthesia, to recognise signs of pain in their patients, and how to deal with it.

Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand avian anatomy and physiology as it relates to the effects of anaesthesia
  • Be able to recognise signs of pain and develop an effective analgesic plan to manage it
  • Understand the risks involved in avian anaesthesia and how to best prevent or minimise these risks
  • Develop an anaesthesia plan for an avian patient.


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Avian Surgery

August 26 – September 22, 2019

Bob Doneley
BVSc FANZCVS (Avian Medicine) CMAVA

Surgical intervention is frequently required for avian patients but is something that many veterinarians shy away from, citing the small size of the patient and probability of a poor outcome as their reason for not offering this service to their clients.
Surgery in birds is not simple, the outcome can be less than desired, but it can be done and it can be done well!

This course aims to teach practitioners the indications for surgery and give them the information needed to better prepare for, plan and perform a surgical procedure. Common approaches and techniques for both soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures are described. Post-operative care is discussed to ensure that the best possible outcomes are achieved.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand surgical principles and avian physiology as they relate to the avian surgery
  • Prepare a patient for surgery
  • Perform basic soft tissue procedures with confidence
  • Perform orthopaedic procedures with confidence.


  1. Principles of Surgery
  2. Preparing your patient for surgery
  3. Soft tissue procedures
  4. Orthopaedics


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Avian Medicine

October 8 – November 4, 2019

Alex Rosenwax
BVSc MACVSc (Avian Health)

Avian consults can be difficult and often present as an emergency because owners do not understand normal bird behaviour or cannot recognise key symptoms that might indicate an important underlying problem.

In this course you will review and update your knowledge of avian anatomy, physiology and husbandry; handling and examination techniques; the collection of diagnostic samples; emergency procedures and housing; interpreting avian biochemistry and making the most of other in-house pathology; special requirements of avian radiography and common problems and syndromes.

The course will review when and which medication and/or surgical procedures may be necessary, once a diagnosis has been reached. Avian cases may often seem complex at first glance. This course aims to give you the knowledge and skills to approach them with confidence and give your patients the maximum chance of a successful outcome.

Learning objectives

By successfully completing this course, you will have better knowledge and understanding of:

  • Bird husbandry
  • Common illnesses in birds
  • The diagnostic tests available
  • Treatment options


  1. Anatomy and Physiology

  2. Husbandry, Care and Advice

  3. Emergency Medicine and Care

  4. Handling and Examination

  5. Microscope Diagnosis

  6. Radiology

  7. Common Problems

  8. Biochemistry

  9. Common Syndromes


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Monday 3 June - Monday 4 November 2019
Delivered Online

Course Fees

Member TypeTimeOnline
Recent Grad / Part-time Member$682
Student Member$342
Non-member / eMember$1366
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members