AD140 – Advance 25 – Foundations of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine

£1,197.00 (+VAT)

All of your course materials for this course are available immediately. You have unlimited access to your course materials and the forum for 12 months, however no tutor moderation is now available.

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Learn in your own time with this fully flexible Advance25TM Course.

This entirely online course in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine is for you if you’re a vet and you’d like to learn how to address specific behavioural problems in your small animal patients. This is a general level course suitable for recent graduates and vets who’ve been qualified for some years. In this interactive course, we’ll discuss how the mental, emotional and physical health of your patients are inter-connected, review and evaluate cases and real-life scenarios, look at different treatment options for patients with behavioural problems and provide practical tools and tips that you can start using immediately in your consulting room.

Enjoy unlimited access to your course materials for a full 12 months. Get the help you need to deal effectively with your small animal behavioural problem patients.

Complete the course and get your CPD / CE Certificate for 25 Hours of learning.

Use your new knowledge and skills straight away in your practice.
Revisit your course materials at any time during your 12 months’ access to refresh your knowledge whenever you have a relevant patient.

Session 1: Why we, as Vets, need to be Involved in the Management of Behaviour Problems

  •  How does behavioural medicine fit into everyday practice life?
  • Is it behavioural or is it medical – or is it both?

We’ll begin with the interplay of mental, emotional and physical health and how one can impact the other. We’ll address how you can make clinic visits less stressful for your patients and why that is important for clinical outcome.

We’ll also discuss how to differentiate between behavioural and physical medical causes of behaviour problems and how that impacts treatment options and welfare.

Session 2: Problem Behaviour or Behaviour Problem?

  • Nuisance behaviours in dogs
  • Nuisance behaviours in cats

In this session, we’ll look at commonly faced issues where the animal’s behaviour is considered to be “normal” but is not desired by or appropriate in the eyes of the owner. Behaviours such as digging, mouthing, chewing and jumping will be discussed in dogs and, in cats, we’ll look at strategies to aid with integration of a new cat into a home and why this can be so challenging.

Session 3: House Soiling

  • House Soiling in dogs
  • House Soiling (eliminating outside the box) in cats

In this session, we’ll look at elimination problems and house soiling. We will look at behavioural and medical differential diagnoses and address effective management strategies.

Session 4: Fears and Phobias

  • Separation-Related Behaviours
  • Noise Phobias

These are some of the most common behavioural problems presented to veterinarians and we’ll look at how you can evaluate these cases and assist in their treatment.

Session 5: Aggressive Behaviours

  • Aggressive Behaviours in dogs
  • Aggressive Behaviours in cats

Aggressive behaviours in both dogs and cats are a leading cause for relinquishment and euthanasia. In this session, we’ll look at aggressive behaviour towards members of the same species and towards humans, discuss prognostic factors and how you can assess and evaluate these cases.

Session 6: Psycho-pharmaceuticals, supplements, diets and pheromones

  • Psycho-pharmaceutical medication – when and how?
  • Supplements, diets and pheromones – when and how?

In this session, we’ll look at when and how to use psycho-pharmaceutical medication, supplements, diets and pheromone products. Appropriate use of these tools can play a significant role in enhancing the outcome for your small animal patients.

What do Past Students Say About this Course?

‘Really interesting and relevant course addressing all the problem areas encountered in general practice. Increased awareness of the various aspects of behavioural problems, and a more holistic approach to them ; increased confidence in trying some of the treatments before necessarily referring to a behaviourist’

‘This has boosted my knowledge and make me feel more comfortable in taking on more behaviour cases.’

‘I found it stimulated a lot of reflection on how I would appraoch things differently with my own animals and my patients.’

‘Such an interesting subject, great start for behaviour medcine’

‘Very practical course aimed at what we will be able to manage in general practice.’

‘I thought this was a great course – well presented, interesting and easy to make relevant to general practice. The last lectures on pharamaceuticals were great but also the tips on how to set up your consult room as a non threatening environment to help lessen the stress’


Dr Katrin Jahn, DrMedVet, CertVA, MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour), MRCVS

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