Course Information

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2 May 2022 09:00 - 2 May 2022 10:00

Vet Nurse Merit Award in Behaviour

Online , Online, Gloucester Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

Lead Tutor:
    Linda Ryan
Fees:              BSAVA Member £575.00; Non Member £850.00

Online resource opens Monday 2nd May 2022
First session available Monday 9th May 2022
Last learning session available 5th December 2022

End of course assessment: Online MCQ assessment will be available for a single two hour attempt between 19th December & 2nd January 2023. 
Case study deadline 9th January 2023

The award gives delegates an introduction to companion animal behaviour and will cover behaviour concepts and requirements of cats, dogs and a variety of exotic
species. By the end of the course, you will be able to recognise the common abnormal behaviours in pets and will learn how to address them, resulting in improved patient outcome and effecting positive changes to human–animal interactions.

Sessions will include

Nurses role in behaviour
Developmental periods and life stages for cats, dogs and exotic pets
Common problems in common species
Identifying problems
Problem prevention
Training and behaviour mods methods
Helping owners and communicating with other professionals

The programme consists of

¦ 12 online sections containing recorded webinar material, supporting notes and online tasks
¦ A new section released every two–three weeks to keep your learning moving forward but allowing flexibility in your learning.
¦ Online support with your tutors and colleagues through a variety of online discussion forums
¦ 50 hours CPD.

Qualified Vet Nurses with an interest in behaviour


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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