REPTILE MEDICINE & SURGERY FOR VETERINARIANS
A sick reptile is a veterinary challenge. Are you up to date?
Join this flexible online course to navigate the common clinical conditions of snakes, turtles, and lizards, and you’ll see how reptilian physiology can work in your favour.
Your host Dr Josh Llinas will take you on an inspirational journey where you can learn directly from real clinical cases and get ready to provide excellent care for reptiles in veterinary practice.
Online CPD in exotics & unusual pets
- Build on what you already know
- Approach reptilian patients with an open mind
- Apply the evidence to the case in front of you
- Make the most of what’s available in your clinic
- Discover the equipment you need to do a great job
Refresh the basics, then go beyond
This online course is what you need if you’re a small, mixed, exotic animal or emergency veterinarian and you would like to update your clinical approach to lizards, turtles and snakes. Whether you’re keen to expand your skills because you’re interested in these species, or you feel you don’t know enough to offer great care, this course will enrich your clinical toolkit in a fun, friendly and entertaining way.
SIX MONTHS OF ACCESS TO COURSE LIBRARY
CPD WHENEVER YOU WANT
CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION
MOBILE FRIENDLY INTERFACE
REPTILES ARE DIFFERENT
Medical & surgical skills in practice
- Intubation & ventilation are essential
- Choosing the best surgical techniques & sutures to use
- Understanding medication choices
- Hospitalisation & clinical care
- Reptile-friendly adaptations for the clinic
Reptiles are incredible!
- Reptiles have an outstanding capacity to heal
- Any outwardly sick reptile is a very sick reptile
- Forget mammalian respiratory physiology
- Get ready to think laterally & be totally fascinated
Module 1 – Stress in reptiles
This module provides you with a fresh look at reptilian husbandry for the long game. These topics apply equally to the advice you give your clients, and to the environment you provide in hospital. We’ll describe how the reptilian body is affected by stress and how this translates into good health or poor health. Once you understand the many impacts of stress, you can design your interventions for longevity and wellness.
Module 2 – Pain identification & management
This is where the clinical truth enters the picture. If you can’t recognise pain in your patients, you can’t treat it. By extension, you shouldn’t be performing procedures on them, either. This course is anchored in peer-reviewed information and augmented with anecdotal evidence from practice. Specifics include how the COX system works in reptiles and what the latest studies say about opioid pain relief in different species.
Module 3 – Wound management
Reptiles have a remarkable capacity to heal, even when you’re confronted with significant and challenging wounds. The clinical pearl is that you need to provide the right environment for recovery – especially for lizards and turtles. Going one step further, this module also presents novel treatments and how to manipulate physiology to optimise healing.
Module 4 – Husbandry-related conditions
This module focuses on husbandry-related conditions and reference ranges. Here, we will explore common medical conditions including nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism, foreign bodies and traumatic injuries. We’ll consider which diagnostics, treatments, and stress management techniques you can employ to provide holistic care.
Module 5 – Surgeries & common procedures in lizards
Increase your success rate by performing accurate triage and stabilisation before you attempt clinical procedures. This module is all about making sure you’re equipped before you begin. Common surgeries include hemipenectomy and full coeliotomy. Biopsies, tail and limb amputations, enucleations, lump removals and orthopaedic jaw repairs are also featured, plus a guide to suture patterns and techniques for closure.
A VETPRAC COURSE WILL PAY FOR ITSELF
Six modules of flexible online learning & a $497 commitment to your professional development
Evidence & experience-based solutions for real-world clinical practice for GP & exotics vets
Get inspired & informed so you can take your reptile medicine & surgery to the next level
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What is “On Demand”?
How and when do I access learning materials?
How long is course access open?
24/7 access is available for 6 months via your course library, starting on your purchase date. For example, if you sign up on July 1st, your access will be open until January 1st the following year. We’ve chosen 6 months because veterinary medicine moves fast and our goal is to provide up to date learning materials to the VetPrac community. The education team will assess, review and update the course at the end of the subscription period. This way, we know we’re offering only current and relevant information.