Course Information

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5 February 2021 09:00 - 5 February 2021 17:00

Learn Online: Extreme Wounds

Online , Online , Gloucester Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

Learn Online: Extreme Wounds

Start date:
Friday 5th February 2021
Speaker: Jon Hall

Fees: BSAVA Member £120; Non Member £150

This learn online course is intended for veterinary surgeons working in clinical practice who wish to develop confidence in their approach to wound healing and reconstruction.
We will take you through ways to manage a patient from initial presentation, consider wound healing. Progressing to surgical and non-surgical ways to close the defect and finally a look at chronic wounds and what might be going wrong and how we might manage to improve things.

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

The acute contaminated wound
Closing the defect
Chronic wounds

Learning objectives

To learn how to manage a patient and their wound from the point of initial presentation
To integrate wound assessment and understanding of the healing process to manage owner expectations
3.    Learn some principles of simple wound reconstruction
4.    To recognise and investigate problems with wound healing that can lead to chronic wounds and implement appropriate management changes.


Jon, who runs his own company, VetEd Specialists Ltd, grew up in the veterinary world as his parents owned a practice near Wigan, Greater Manchester.

He graduated from the University of Cambridge before spending his early years as a vet at a primary care practice in Lincoln, followed by an internship at the Royal Veterinary College.

He returned to Cambridge and completed a European College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Residency at the university, passing his board exams in 2015.

Jon stayed at Cambridge for two more years as an affiliated lecturer and has now moved to Wear via the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, where he was a senior lecturer in small animal surgery.

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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