The aim of this course is to increase awareness of feline behavioural medicine, to educate about normal feline behaviour and how it influences the lives of domestic cats.
There will be emphasis on the importance of recognising and controlling stress in domestic cats and the way in which this impacts on general veterinary practice.
Discussion of the interplay between emotional and physical disease will be an important part of the course. Participants will be encouraged to consider feline welfare in the context of feline behavioural medicine.
Veterinary nurses are welcome to enrol in this course.
"The feline behaviour course tutored by Dr Sarah Heath was very informative, not only was Sarah clear and concise on the podcasts but also extremely knowledgeable about feline behaviour and I have increased my understanding of feline behaviour in order to be able to educate others about normal feline behaviour."
"Engaging and relevant content, excellent powerpoint production and very easy to listen to. One can never learn too much about cats – each cat is custom-built."
Dr Kim Kendall
By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
Recognise feline body language signals
Understand the constraints of the domestic environment on natural feline behaviour
Understand the constraints of the veterinary environment on natural feline behaviour
Analyse behavioural information through history taking
Evaluate the influence of behavioural factors on feline disease states
Interpret behavioural signs in order to reach an accurate motivational diagnosis
Normal feline behaviour and behavioural needs
Rearing kittens for life as domestic pets
Advising clients about how behavioural considerations affect owning a feline companion
Teaching veterinary practice staff how behavioural considerations affect working with cats in general practice
The link between behaviour and disease states in feline patients
Approaching a client’s concerns over their cat’s behaviour – taking histories and making diagnoses
Offering appropriate advice about common behavioural problems
Knowing how and when to refer cases
This course comes with:
Video lectures, photographs, useful resources and case studies within each module
Self-assessed multiple choice quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding
A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutors
An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the course
The estimated time to complete this course is 10 hours and it will be open for 4 weeks.
This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 10 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$289|
|Non-member / eMember||$578|