Small Animal Behaviour: ON DEMAND
Applied small animal behaviour for veterinary practice
“Throwing medication at a behavioural problem is bound to succeed!” – said no informed veterinary professional, ever.
This course is designed for veterinary professionals who are ready to reduce stress, improve compliance, improve wellbeing, and make a significant difference to the lives of individual patients.
During this course, you’ll see we’re not going to regurgitate a list of behaviour drugs and behaviour disorders at you.
We’ll begin by outlining how veterinary professionals like you can improve your patients’ wellbeing, from your waiting room and surgery to the wide world beyond. We’ll sharpen your observation skills, tackle common feline and canine behavioural diagnoses, and investigate holistic treatment plans. We’ll discuss widely-used medications and off-label treatment options. We’ll show you how to use each of these elements so that you can approach behaviour with an open mind, collaboration, and some lateral thinking.
Behaviour is a fascinating field, and it presents an excellent opportunity to make a difference. Come and get it.
SIX MONTHS OF ACCESS TO ALL MODULES
FLEXIBLE CPD WHEN YOU WANT
CERFITICATE UPON COMPLETION
MOBILE FRIENDLY INTERFACE
BEHAVIOUR IN PRACTICE
Embracing the positive
- Promoting effective puppy socialisation
- Modifying the clinical environment to suit patients
- The “cooperative care” version of handling & restraint
- Giving veterinary advice for adaptive behaviour
- Embracing nurse & technician roles in small animal behaviour
Recognising & treating behavioural issues
- Separation anxiety
- Noise reactivity
- Inappropriate urination
- Behavioural medications by class
- Indications & common usages
- Managing off-label use
- Holistic treatment plans
One of the biggest reasons for treatment failure in neurodivergent patients is relying on medication alone. In this module, we’ll talk about creating holistic behavioural treatment plans including behaviour modification techniques and ideas for management of behaviour problems.
Prescribing veterinarians: if you feel uncomfortable with some of the behaviour medications, this module is for you! We’ll discuss common behavioural medications by class, including indications, contraindications and common usages. We’ll cover the off label use of different behavioural medications and the importance of fitting them in to a complete treatment plan which also employs management strategies and behaviour modification techniques.
A VETPRAC COURSE YIELDS TANGIBLE BENEFITS
Seven modules of flexible online learning & $497 investment in your professional development
Proactive behavioural support, plus strategy, medication & training for behaviour cases
Offer behaviour services to your clients, treat with confidence knowing your information is up to date
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Dr Natalie Maticka
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Your Questions Answered
What is “On Demand”?
We created the On Demand series because you asked us for longer course access. The veterinary industry can throw busy times at us, and we received more and more requests from individuals who needed more time to complete their online courses. We think 6 months is the sweet spot – you have plenty of time to work through your CPD, and we can regularly review and update the content to make sure the course stays relevant. You can revisit the materials as often as you wish.
How and when do I access learning materials?
We use a one-stop learning platform for our web-based courses. It’s intuitive, simple and easy to navigate, and we’ll email login details to you as soon as your purchase is confirmed. You can access notes, recordings and resources any time of day or night via your personalised course library. You don’t have to watch a whole video in one sitting, and you’re in complete control.
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.