Course Information

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3 September 2021 09:00 - 3 September 2021 17:00

Learn Online: Behaviour 101

Online , Online , Gloucester Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

Learn Online: Behaviour 101

Start Date: Friday 3rd September 2021
Tutor: Linda Ryan
Fees: BSAVA Member £120; Non Member £150

This Learn online course will cover a general introduction to anxiety-fear in cats and dogs and how to approach a fearful pet in the consultation room; problems the owners may encounter at home such as house soiling, separation anxiety or noise problems as well as problems whilst out and about focusing on agression towards other dogs or people and chasing.

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. Problems in the practice
2. Problems in the home
3. Problems in the park

Learning objectives

1. Understand the considerations for taking an empathic, respectful and compassionate approach to patient care
2. Understand normal v/s abnormal behavioural presentations, including species and breed expectations
3. Understand characteristics of common in-home behavioural problems
4. The interaction between health and behaviour, as well as their overlap and mutual influence


I am a Veterinary Technician Specialist in both Behaviour and Oncology, and an ASAB accredited Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (for cats and dogs). I am a passionate Veterinary Nurse, and welfare-focused animal trainer and behaviourist. I have been vet nursing since 2000, and have spent many years working in university referral clinics - specialising in internal medicine, oncology and welfare-centered nursing, and also in general practice. Over my years of working with cancer, internal medicine and feline patients - many of whom often had to be seen repeatedly, and were anxious - I became interested in learning more about welfare and behaviour within the clinic, and how this could fit in alongside excellent veterinary care. Having gained further advanced qualifications, I understand that veterinary medicine and behavioural/welfare care are inextricably linked, and feel strongly that we should be caring for whole-patient-needs at all times, as well as supporting caregivers in this. I currently run Inspiring Pet Teaching, based I the New Forest, dividing my time between seeing clinical behaviour cases, working alongside pets’ vets, and providing continuing education for veterinary and training/behaviour professionals.

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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