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Reptile Medicine TimeOnline

Reptile Medicine TimeOnline
Gain a better understanding of reptile husbandry, medicine and surgery, to provide veterinary care with competence and confidence.


You will discover why reptiles are different from other animal classes in a biological, anatomical and physiological sense. Many reptile disorders are related to suboptimal husbandry; hence, it is critical to have an understanding of reptilian biology and captive management to diagnose and treat reptilian disorders.

With this knowledge, you will be able to sound like a vet who has a real interest in reptiles and know how to handle a variety of species and take appropriate samples. Diagnostics, hospital care, anaesthesia, analgesia and critical care will be covered, along with the diagnosis and treatment of commonly occurring diseases and injuries.

The emphasis of this course will be on captive reptiles; however, interesting and relevant information on the diagnosis and treatment of some conditions in free-living animals will also be mentioned.

Past Participant:

The Reptile Medicine TimeOnline was extremely informative and enjoyable. it has given me a much needed insight and confidence to talk more "reptile like" to the owners of any presenting reptile patients.
Michael Doyle, 2019 course participant

The course gives good basic knowledge of reptile medicine. I feel more confident in handling and seeing them in practice now.
Esther Yuen, 2019 course participant

Learning Outcomes 

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the unique challenges posed by reptiles, captive and wild
  • Gain an understanding of the impact of husbandry, good and bad, upon the health of captive reptiles
  • Learn techniques to handle a variety of species and to take appropriate samples
  • Review the diagnosis and treatment of commonly occurring and emerging diseases and injuries.


  1. Introduction to reptile medicine/husbandry
  2. The consultation
  3. Common conditions of reptiles
  4. Interpretation of diagnostic tests
  5. Hospital care
  6. Critical care
  7. Anaesthesia & surgery

What is a TimeOnline?

Flexible and accessible online CPD

TimeOnline is quality online education delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable timeframes.

Build in-demand skills in key clinical areas. Engage with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum. The programs are further enhanced by concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and round out the program. Earn 10-20 CPD points with completion of each TimeOnline course.

Who should enrol?

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

Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are 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.

Registrant Type Price
Member* $510
Recent Graduate / Part-time Professional Member  $320
Nurse Member $320
Student Member $160
eMember / Non-Member $640

*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.

Monday, 21 February 2022 to
Sunday, 20 March 2022
10 CPD Point/s
Delivered Online

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Dr Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson
BVSc MANZCVS (Feline Medicine) CertZooMed BA FAVA
Dr Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson
BVSc MANZCVS (Feline Medicine) CertZooMed BA FAVA
Robert graduated BVSc from the University of Sydney in 1977 and has worked in mixed, small animal, zoo, wildlife, and reptile practice. A Past President and Fellow of the Australia...


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