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What's Behaviour Got To Do With It? - Virtual Conference

What's Behaviour Got To Do With It? - Virtual Conference

Practical – Virtual – Collaborative


You wouldn’t fix a patient’s otitis and ignore the fact it has a broken leg. 

Veterinary best practice means we should consider an animal’s health and wellbeing in it's entirety rather than dealing with issues in isolation. Behaviour is an important consideration in every aspect of a patient’s welfare. Emotions can influence the development of medical conditions, and illness may change behaviour. Many animals are on long-term behaviour modifying drugs – how does this impact anaesthetic considerations or other medications? And how will your interaction with an animal influence future encounters?

Join us on a virtual behaviour event like no other – where specialists in veterinary behavioural medicine Kersti Seksel and the entertaining and energetic Gonçalo Da Graca Pereira are joined by a host of other presenters from the fields of medicine, surgery, ophthalmology and dermatology. Over 4 packed and interactive days, they’ll explore many commonly encountered behavioural challenges and frustrations and consider the role of behaviour in an animal’s total wellbeing – and provide their views on 'What’s Behaviour Got to Do With It…?'.

Program

The program features short, sharp presentations following by a LIVE Q+A session. The program will be delivered over 4 days in 2-3 hour sessions (early morning, lunchtime & evening) giving you more flexibility and opportunity to fit this engaging CPD in your day.

  • What is guilty? Mind? Body? Or both?
  • Why bother managing behavioural issues in our surgery patients? Case studies.
  • Nature and nurture- a war or a match?
  • What we say and how we say it matters.
  • Physical health problems that underlie behaviour problems.
  • What can you say to parents of young children when their dog is aggressive?
  • Human-animal relationships: how our relationship with animals affects their welfare.
  • Prevalence of depression and anxiety in animals with vision loss.
  • I'm getting bald! Is it stress? Feline psychogenic alopecia.
  • Neurological and behavioural effects of endocrinological disease in dogs and cats.
  • Medical, behavioural or a bit of both? Where to start with workup and treatment.
  • Problem puppies.
  • Noise reactivity.
  • Cat toilets: the details make the difference.
  • Barking dogs- what can I do?
  • Learning theory in training.
  • Environmental and behavioural needs of birds.
  • Itchy and irritable: can pruritis affect behaviour?
  • Separation anxiety- what's new?
  • Animal friendly practice.
  • Neurology or psychiatry- what's the difference?
  • Boredom- do they really get bored?
  • Supporting clients through disenfranchised and ambiguous loss.
  • Pain and behaviour.
  • Cognitive dysfunction.
  • Who should enrol?

    This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.

    Veterinary nurses/technicians with a special interest in the topic are also welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

       Virtual Conference  
    Registrant Type Early Bird Full Rate   
    Member* $270 $370
    Recent Grad / Part-Time Member $175 $235   
    Vet Nurse Member $175 $235
    Student Member $95 $130   
    Non-Member / eMember $465 $465   

    *Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.  

    Conferences & Seminars
    Monday, 15 February 2021 to
    Thursday, 18 February 2021
    6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    24+ CPD Point/s
    Early Bird
    12 Jan 2021

    Delivered Online

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    Speaker/s

    Gonçalo da Graça Pereira
    Gonçalo da Graça Pereira
    DVM MsC PhD Dip ECAWBM (BM) Dip ECAWBM (AWSEL)
    Dr Kersti Seksel
    Kersti Seksel
    BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MA (Hons) FANZCVS DACVB DECAWBM
    Dr Debbie J. Calnon
    Debbie Calnon
    BSc BVMS MANZCVS CertIVTAA DipVET-P DipTAA CertIVTC GCertCCJ
    Dr David Collins
    David Collins
    BVSc FANZCVS
    Dr Sarah Goldsmid
    Sarah Goldsmid
    BVSc MVetClinStud FANZCVSc
    Dr Dani Elissa Hoolahan
    Dani Hoolahan
    BSc BVMS DACVD
    Dr Jacqui Ley
    Jacqui Ley
    BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Animal Behaviour) CMAVA PhD
    Mr Paul M G McCarthy
    Paul McCarthy
    BSc DVM
    Dr Sally Jane Nixon
    Sal Nixon
    BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
    Dr Isabelle Resch
    Isabelle Resch
    BVSc(Hons), MVS, MANZCVS(SA Medicine, Vet Behaviour)
    Ms Grace L. Thurtell
    Grace Thurtell
    BVSc
    Gonçalo da Graça Pereira
    Gonçalo da Graça Pereira
    DVM MsC PhD Dip ECAWBM (BM) Dip ECAWBM (AWSEL)
    Gonçalo da Graça Pereira is one of Europe’s most respected veterinary behaviour specialists. After studying veterinary science at Lisbon University, he undertook a master’s in clin...
    Dr Kersti Seksel
    Kersti Seksel
    BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MA (Hons) FANZCVS DACVB DECAWBM
    Kersti Seksel graduated in Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney, then from Macquarie University with a BA in Behavioural Sciences majoring in psychology. She has an MA(...
    Dr Debbie J. Calnon
    Debbie Calnon
    BSc BVMS MANZCVS CertIVTAA DipVET-P DipTAA CertIVTC GCertCCJ
    Debbie obtained her veterinary degree from Murdoch University in 1985 and became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Animal Behaviour in ...
    Dr David Collins
    David Collins
    BVSc FANZCVS
    Dave is a Registered Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine in Australia and New Zealand. He has 24 years of experience as a veterinarian and has been working in referral med...
    Dr Sarah Goldsmid
    Sarah Goldsmid
    BVSc MVetClinStud FANZCVSc
    Sarah graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986. After working in general practice for 18 months, she returned to complete a residency and Masters degree in Small Animal Surg...
    Dr Dani Elissa Hoolahan
    Dani Hoolahan
    BSc BVMS DACVD
    Dani graduated from Murdoch University in 2007 with honours. She worked in busy small animal general practices both in Sydney, Australia and Portland, Oregon before completing a de...
    Dr Jacqui Ley
    Jacqui Ley
    BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Animal Behaviour) CMAVA PhD
    Jacqui Ley is a registered specialist in Behavioural Medicine. She graduated from Melbourne University Veterinary School in 1995. A long time interest in animals, animal behaviour ...
    Mr Paul M G McCarthy
    Paul McCarthy
    BSc DVM
    Paul graduated from Sydney University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Following graduation, Paul undertook a Rotating Internship at Northside Veterinary Specialists. ...
    Dr Sally Jane Nixon
    Sal Nixon
    BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
    Sally graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne in 2000 and became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientist...
    Dr Isabelle Resch
    Isabelle Resch
    BVSc(Hons), MVS, MANZCVS(SA Medicine, Vet Behaviour)
    Isabelle graduated from the University of Sydney in 1991 and has worked in small animal practice since then. She completed a Master of Veterinary Studies through Murdoch University...
    Ms Grace L. Thurtell
    Grace Thurtell
    BVSc
    Grace graduated from the University of Sydney in 2015 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, and has since been working in a small animal practice in Penrith. Grace is undertaking...

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