Course Information

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16 May 2019 10:00 - 16 May 2019 17:00

Beyond Baytril - Exotic medicine for the GP vet

Park Crescent Conference Centre, 229 Great Portland Street, London London, W1W 5PN

Exotic animals are continuously gaining popularity as pets and owners will seek veterinary advice to keep and treat them.  Although basic principles apply, it is important to understand and be aware of the differences in dealing with and treating exotic pets such as the importance of a thorough husbandry review as part of their clinical examination, handling and restraint, hospitalisation needs and basic diagnostics.

During the course, we will discuss small mammal/psittacines/reptile identification; husbandry and handling; hospitalisation; supportive care; critical care and emergency treatments; basic diagnostic approaches; common diseases and treatment options; anaesthesia and analgesia in these groups.

This course will be divided into 7 sessions with 6 lectures and an open discussion session on clinical cases to consolidate knowledge.

Learning objectives:

This course aims to provide the GP practitioner with the necessary skills to tackle exotic pet cases with confidence and knowledge. We will aim to provide you with the necessary tools to:

-    Perform a thorough and correct consultation and physical examination of an exotic patient.
-    Come up with a differential list and a diagnostic plan for the exotic patient.
-    Perform and interpret basic diagnostic test.
-    Reach a diagnosis and formulate an adequate treatment plan.

Speaker: Nathalie Wissink-Argilaga LicVet CertAVP(ZooMed) DZooMed(Reptilian) MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

This course is intended for Veterinary Surgeons

Terms and Conditions: All courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

To qualify for an applicable refund, cancellations must emailed to or requested by telephone on 01452 726700. With over 30 days’ notice we will refund 70% of the course fee.  With between 15-30 days’ notice we will refund 50% of the course fee.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations with notice of 14 days or less, however if we are able to resell your place on the course we will provide a full refund.

BSAVA reserves the right to alter the programme or the speaker should this become necessary due to unavoidable circumstances.  BSAVA reserves the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances.  Registrants should note that the BSAVA member's rate applies only when the person attending the course is a member of the Association.  To qualify for the reduced member's rate for courses, non-members must join BSAVA prior to the course.

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