The aim of this course is to increase awareness of feline behavioural medicine, to educate about normal feline behaviour and how it influences the lives of domestic cats.
There will be emphasis on the importance of recognising and controlling stress in domestic cats and the way in which this impacts on general veterinary practice.
Discussion of the interplay between emotional and physical disease will be an important part of the course. Participants will be encouraged to consider feline welfare in the context of feline behavioural medicine.
Veterinary nurses/technicians 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.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the Feline Behaviour course. Sarah explains feline behaviour, emotions and motivations in an engaging way. The course provides practical advice on how we might decrease the stress for cats, and consequently prevent and treat behavioural problems. Also, importantly, how to communicate and educate the owners of the cats".
"Would highly recommend Dr Sarah Heath's Feline Behaviour course through CVE to all vet staff and anyone involved in the care of felines and client education. It was extremely informative, science based and value for money".
By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Recognise feline body language signals
- Understand the constraints of the domestic environment on natural feline behaviour
- Understand the constraints of the veterinary environment on natural feline behaviour
- Analyse behavioural information through history taking
- Evaluate the influence of behavioural factors on feline disease states
- Interpret behavioural signs in order to reach an accurate motivational diagnosis
- Normal feline behaviour and behavioural needs
- Rearing kittens for life as domestic pets
- Advising clients about how behavioural considerations affect owning a feline companion
- Teaching veterinary practice staff how behavioural considerations affect working with cats in general practice
- The link between behaviour and disease states in feline patients
- Approaching a client’s concerns over their cat’s behaviour – taking histories and making diagnoses
- Offering appropriate advice about common behavioural problems
- Knowing how and when to refer cases
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).
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$303|
|Non-member / eMember||$607|