Avian Medicine TimeOnline | Centre for Veterinary Education

Avian Medicine TimeOnline

Avian Medicine TimeOnline

Avian consults can be difficult and often present as an emergency because owners do not understand normal bird behaviour nor 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 and 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

  • 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.

"I enjoyed the course 'Avian Medicine' - it was very informative, and I am glad that it will help me with my Avian patients." 

Samad Khan

Learning Objectives

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Have a better basic knowledge and understanding of the husbandry and common illnesses in birds

  • Have a better knowledge and understanding of the diagnostic tests available and 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

What is a TimeOnline?

Flexible and affordable short online CPD

TimeOnline is a quality online education program delivered by veterinary experts, in short, manageable timeframes. You will be engaging with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum and other online resources including a set of concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and complete your CPD requirements. All participants receive an electronic certificate upon successful completion of the course. 

Complete at your own pace over 4 weeks to earn 10-20 CPD points (depending on the course)



Monday 24 August - Sunday 20 September 2020
Delivered Online


BVSc MACVSc (Avian Health)

Alex Rosenwax undertook his veterinary studies with the specific aim of working with birds. This desire stems from an early childhood love for and fascination with birds. After graduating from Veterinary Science in 1991, he successfully completed the Membership Exams for the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Avian Health in January 1996 and then established an all-bird & exotics veterinary service in Sydney. This service is based in Waterloo, Sydney has five vets and sees referrals as well as primary accession cases. Alex is dedicated to providing quality care and treatment for all birds & exotics including fish, reptiles and small exotic mammals. He has been author or co-author on over 20 papers on both birds and exotics in peer reviewed journals and conferences.

Course Fees

Member TypeTimeOnline
Recent Grad / Part-time Member$303
Student Member$152
Non-member / eMember$607
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members

You may be eligible for a 10% discount off your registration. Please read the full Terms & Conditions to see if you are eligible. Discounts can’t be processed online so please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 or cve.enquiries@sydney.edu.au to register.