Epilepsy in Dogs & Cats | Centre for Veterinary Education

Epilepsy in Dogs & Cats

Increase your confidence by learning how basic theoretical concepts can be used to make individualised clinical decisions for the epileptic patient.

The violent and unpredictable nature of seizures can cause severe emotional distress to owners of affected pets. It is therefore important that clients with epileptic animals are supported by their veterinary surgeon. A relationship based on mutual respect and a sound understanding of the basic principles of epilepsy are the key components of successful management. In this course we will focus on clinical decision making, common pronlems, and recent developments in canine and feline epilepsy.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Be aware of the basic diagnostic concepts and treatment options for epilepsy in dogs and cats
  • Be able to use this knowledge to make clinical decisions in individual dogs and cats
  • Treat successfully epileptic emergencies, such as status epilepticus and cluster seizures
  • Be familiar with novel concepts and insights in canine and feline epilepsy


  1. Seizures: what, when and how to treat
  2. Epilepsy in cats
  3. Status epilepticus and cluster seizures
  4. Common problems in epilepsy – what if they don’t respond to treatment

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 30 March - Sunday 26 April 2020
Delivered Online



Steven graduated in 2005 from Ghent University in Belgium. After graduation, he performed there a Rotating Internship followed by a PhD about disk-associated cervical spondylomyelopathy (‘wobbler syndrome’). Between 2010 and 2013, he completed a Residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. After becoming a board-certified specialist, he stayed at the Royal Veterinary College and is now Head of Service of the Neurology and Neurosurgery team. Although he is interested in all aspects of veterinary neurology, most of his research and publications focus on spinal disorders and neurosurgery. Steven has more than 80 publications in international scientific journals and presented most of his work at international conferences. He enjoys teaching and is therefore regularly involved in continuing education (CE) events around the world

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.