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Avian Dermatology TimeOnline

Avian Dermatology TimeOnline

As with other animals, the skin, along with its associated structures, is the largest organ system in birds, and the most obvious.

Consequently, bird owners present their pets for skin, feather, beak and nail problems more than for other reasons. Clinicians therefore need a working knowledge of the anatomy and function of skin and its structures, and an understanding of common problems. This course will allow you to understand the basics so you can follow a diagnostic pathway to better address your clients’ concerns and their pets’ needs.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • describe the anatomy and physiology of avian skin (including feathers, beak and claws)
  • discuss the application of diagnostic testing to avian dermatology cases
  • approach a dermatology case and develop a differential diagnosis list including infectious and non-infectious diseases
  • approach a feather damaging behaviour case with confidence


  1. Anatomy & physiology; the use of diagnostics in avian dermatology cases
  2. Infectious diseases affecting the feathers and skin
  3. Non-infectious Diseases affecting the feathers and skin
  4. Approach to the feather damaging bird

What is a TimeOnline?

Flexible and accessible online CPD

Flexible and affordable short online CPD TimeOnline is a quality online education program delivered by veterinary experts, in short, manageable timeframes. You will be engaging with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum and other online resources including a set of concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and complete your CPD requirements. All participants receive an electronic certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Who should enrol?

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

Registrant Type Price
Member* $486
Recent Graduate / Part-time Professional Member  $303
Student Member $152
eMember / Non-Member $607

*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.

Monday, 07 June 2021 to
Sunday, 04 July 2021
10 CPD Point/s
Delivered Online

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Dr Robert J. Doneley
Bob Doneley
BVSc FANZCVS (Avian Medicine) CMAVA
Dr Robert J. Doneley
Bob Doneley
BVSc FANZCVS (Avian Medicine) CMAVA
Bob Doneley is an Associate Professor in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine at the University of Queensland. After graduating from UQ in 1982 and working as an associate in practices in...


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