Course Information

Multiple Bookings

If you wish to book more than one person on a course, please download and complete the multiple booking form. Once you have entered your details save and email the PDF to, a member of the Membership Services Team will be in touch within 2 working days for payment details. If anyone has any comments on the process please email

8 January 2021 09:00 - 8 January 2021 17:00

Learn Online: Neurology 101: Approach and management of common canine neurological cases in practice

Online , Online , Gloucester Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

Learn Online - Neurology 1010

Start date: Friday 8th January 2021
Tutor: Nicolas Granger
Fees: BSAVA Member £120: Non Member £180

This Learn Online course will comprise a range of online activities aimed at structuring your approach of the neurological patient and manage seizures in dogs and cats.
Each webinar lecture will be illustrated by an interactive neurological case during which the power point slide show will present you some questions to complete before moving further into the case.
For each case, you will be given the animal history, signalment and owner’s complaint. Based on videos of the case, you will then be taken through its neurological examination step by step to reach a neuroanatomical localisation, then on to discussing the differential diagnosis and diagnostic / treatment approach.

Online activities (including quizzes and case studies) will support your learning and discussions on the online forum will be encouraged. We also provide additional resources to complement the course - the ‘BSAVA Bonus Bits’. These will include congress podcast recordings, JSAP and companion articles as well as a free chapter from the relevant BSAVA Manual (as well as a discount voucher for purchasing the whole book).

The first weekly unit will be released on the First Friday of the month, with the next weekly units being released on the following two Fridays. The discussion forum is open for the first three weeks of the course and the course content will remain available for a total of 8 weeks. You can complete the work how and when you choose over these 8 weeks.

Weekly units

1. The neuro exam and applying it to the brain
2. The neuro exam and applying it to the spine
3. Seizures and status epileptics

Learning objectives

1.   To be able to perform the examination of the cranial nerves and localise a brain disease to one of the main regions of the brain.
2.   To be able to perform the postural reactions and spinal reflexes and localise a spinal disease to one segment of the spine / spinal cord
3.   To know the steps that will allow you to control status epilepticus
4.   To assimilate the main rules that will allow you to better manage the treatment of your epileptic cases.


Nicolas received his veterinary degree from the National Veterinary School of Alfort, France, in 2002, where he completed an internship and his neurology and neurosurgery training to become a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology in 2006. He ran the neurology and neurosurgery service at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge until 2008 and obtained a PhD in neuroscience in 2012 there. He continued his research and teaching as Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol from 2012 to 2016. He now works as a clinical neurologist at Bristol Veterinary Specialists (Highcroft referrals) part of CVS referrals, where he provides state-of-the art diagnostics and treatments for companion animals with neurological conditions. Nicolas is Senior Research Fellow at the Royal Veterinary College, where his research is based.
His main interest and research focus on treatments for spinal cord injury in dogs, including transplantation of cells for spinal cord regeneration and repair, clinical trials for new therapies, and neuromodulation for incontinence control. Nicolas offers unique procedures, such as implantation of sacral neuroprosthese for incontinence control, urodynamics, and also hypophysectomy in dogs and cats.

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.

Registered Company No. 02837793. A Company Limited by Guarantee in England. Registered as a Charity in England and Wales No. 1024811.