Course Information

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8 September 2020 10:00 - 8 September 2020 17:00

Emotional and physical health – understanding the links and implications for general veterinary practice

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

Providing optimal healthcare for non human animals involves more than considering their physical health. This one day course will consider the interplay between emotional, cognitive and physical health and the implications for general veterinary practice. It will highlight the importance of emotional health both in the context of behavioural presentations and also when investigating and treating physical health concerns. There will be discussion about the importance of identifying emotional motivations for behavioural responses, the role of pain in behavioural presentations and the importance of investigating emotional factors when dealing with medical cases, such as obesity, lower urinary tract and gastrointestinal disease. The day will consist of a combination of presentations and case discussions.


Dr Sarah Heath

Intended for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses

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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