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5 August 2019 13:00 - 5 August 2019 14:00

Vet Nurse Merit Award in Medical Nursing

Woodrow House, 1 Telford Way, Waterwells Business Park Quedgeley Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

Vet Nurse Merit Award in Medical Nursing

Speakers: Suzanne Rudd & Stuart Ford-Fennah

Fees: BSAVA Member £525.00 Inc VAT
          Non Member £787.50 inc VAT

Dates: Online resource opens 22nd July 2019
           First webinar takes place Monday 5th August 2019 (full programme further down)

           Attendance course takes place on Friday 22nd November 2019
           This day will take place at Woodrow House, Gloucester, GL2 2AB

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The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award in Medical nursing is a unique course aimed at newly qualified nurses and nurses wanting to expand their knowledge within the field of medicine.
The course takes on a broad range of medical diseases and expands on the theory and most importantly the nursing considerations for each of these diseases, meaning nurses will feel more confident in their clinical judgement and understanding of the patient’s specific requirements.
The course also benefits from a species specific programme meaning the lectures delivered will be tailored to either a canine or feline approach. This will ensure a greater understanding of the difference between cats and dogs and allow the Veterinary Nurse to be able to adapt his/her skills to the species.
There will be a practical element to this course which will allow the Veterinary Nurse to feel confident in performing nursing tasks such as placing feeding tubes and preparing chemotherapy agents.

The programme will be completed with an online MCQ assessment and a case book.
When completed to a passing grade delegates will receive a certificate and badge

5th August          1.00pm      Feline diabetes mellitus
20th August        10.00am    Feline CKD
30th August        5.00pm      Feline Hyperthyroidism
4th September    1.00pm      Investigating respiratory disease in cats
16th September  7.00pm      Feline lower urinary tract disease
27th September  4.00pm      Canine Oncology - Investigations and diagnosis
8th October         7.00am   Approach to vomiting and diarrhoa in dogs
17th October       4.00pm     Emergency management of the cardio-respiratory patient
23rd October       10.00am         Endocrine disease
31 October          1.00pm        Care of the neurological dog

Learning objectives:

  • Have a broader knowledge of many medical diseases in cats and dogs
  • Have a species specific understanding and approach
  • To be able to apply medical knowledge to individual patients improving patient care
  • To be able to provide an holistic approach to animals with medical diseases
  • To develop/improve practical medical skills such as placing feeding tubes
  • To have more confidence in medical nursing and patient monitoring


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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