MS165 Tortoises, turtles and terrapins Mini Series

£447.00 (+VAT)

12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.

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  • Join Kevin Eatwell BVSc (hons) DZooMed (Reptilian) Dip ECZM (Herp) MRCVS for three 2-hour online sessions
  • Comprehensive notes to downloaded
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • A whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – learn without travelling
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad!



Session 1

Husbandry, clinical history taking, clinical assessment and hospitalisation of chelonians

The clients first impression of you is in the consult room. How you handle their animal and what questions you ask are critical to instil confidence in the owner that you are the right vet to treat their tortoise. This session will cover all the questions you should ask and how to improve your consult technique. Having the right facilities to keep it safe and warm are also important as many will require a stay in the clinic. Practical (economical) solutions will be presented to enable you to hospitalise a chelonian.

What you’ll learn:

  • The best husbandry methods to keep chelonians healthy
  • How to critically evaluate existing set ups and make firm recommendations
  • Perform a detailed clinical assessment
  • How to hospitalise chelonians safely
Session 2

Supportive care, diagnostics and clinical techniques of chelonians

Fluid therapy and thermal support are vital elements to stabilise a sick chelonian. Choosing the right treatment regime can be difficult and it is easy to over treat animals with low metabolic rates. Choosing the right diagnostics and knowing how to perform them are the next critical steps. This session will cover the care of the tortoise once it is hospitalised through to making a diagnosis.

What you’ll learn:

  • Critical care techniques
  • Supportive therapy options and routes
  • Diagnostic imaging techniques
  • How to get diagnostic samples from your patient and analyse them
Session 3

Common conditions, anaesthesia and surgery of chelonians

Having stabilised your patient, making the diagnosis and treating the tortoise appropriately is important. Knowing when more invasive techniques are required and how to anaesthetise them and if surgery is indicated are all more complex decisions to make. This webinar covers all the common conditions and provides protocols for anaesthesia and the approach to surgical care.

What you’ll learn:

  • Standard diagnostic and treatment protocols for common conditions
  • Anaesthesia protocols and decision making
  • Monitoring under anaesthesia and in recovery
  • Surgical conditions and routine procedures


The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD

*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.

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