Rabbits, rodents and ferrets - medicine and surgery online

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About the course

Key Areas

  • Rabbit medicine and surgery – recent advances and clinical techniques
  • Current techniques for anaesthesia and critical care of small mammals
  • Update on options for reproductive control of ferrets and approach to common endocrinopathies and neoplasia
  • Common case presentations and how to deal with them
  • Approach to clinical care of unusual small mammal species

About this course

Do you frequently see rabbits and rodents in your practice but feel ill-prepared to do so? Are you interested in these critters and would like to enhance you knowledge about them?

Rabbits, ferrets and rodents are becoming increasingly popular pets in the UK and continuing advances in diagnosis and treatment of disease means clients’ expectations continue to increase. This course aims to help clinicians develop a logical, problem solving approach to exotic small mammal cases, and develop sound treatment plans based on the most up to date evidence.

Why do this course? 
If you are seeing rabbits and small mammal patients on a regular basis and wish to update your knowledge and apply best practice to provide optimal care to these species.

Course details
Course format: An intensive tutor-moderated online learning experience. Resources include course notes, online lectures, videos and discussion forums with colleagues and the tutors
Course length: Six weeks




Joanna Hedley, BVM&S DZooMed (Reptilian) DipECZM (Herpetology) MRCVS 
Lecturer in Exotic Species and Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery 
The Royal Veterinary College 

Vicki Baldrey, BSc BVSc DZooMed (Avian) MRCVS 
Exotics Clinician 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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