Avian Focused CPD Bundle | Centre for Veterinary Education

Avian Focused CPD Bundle

Upskill in Avian Medicine

Enjoy a 20% discount on avian-focused TimeOnline courses during 2020 when you enrol in the Avian TimeOnline CPD bundle. TimeOnline is a quality online education program delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable time frames. 

Each of these courses takes approximately 10 hours to complete over 4 weeks. On completion of these three TimeOnline courses, you will be entitled to 30 CPD Points. 

More information on each TimeOnline course in this bundle can be found below.

This course bundle offer has limited places.

Backyard Chickens

April 14 – May 11, 2020

Bob Doneley
BVSc FANZCVS (Avian Medicine) CMAVA

This course introduces backyard poultry to the clinician to allow comprehensive and effective workup and care for these patients.

Keeping a few chickens in the backyard has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the last decade, with the backyard chicken becoming one of the most common birds presenting for veterinary care.

This course aims to give you more confidence in approaching your backyard poultry cases by firstly providing an introduction to pet chicken medicine and then discussing common infectious and non-infectious diseases, anaesthesia and surgery.

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.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Be able to apply the principles of SOAP to a pet chicken
  • Understand the use (& restrictions) of common medications
  • Understand common diseases of backyard poultry
  • Understand how avian anatomy and physiology affects the use of anaesthesia in chickens
  • Be familiar with common surgical problems in chickens 


  •  An introduction to pet chicken medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Common non-infectious diseases
  • Anaesthesia and surgery

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Avian Surgery

June 22 – July 19, 2020

Bob Doneley
BVSc FANZCVS (Avian Medicine) CMAVA

Surgical intervention is frequently required for avian patients but is something that many veterinarians shy away from, citing the small size of the patient and probability of a poor outcome as their reason for not offering this service to their clients. Surgery in birds is not simple, the outcome can be less than desired, but it can be done and it can be done well!

This course aims to teach practitioners the indications for surgery and give them the information needed to better prepare for, plan and perform a surgical procedure. Common approaches and techniques for both soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures are described. Post-operative care is discussed to ensure that the best possible outcomes are achieved.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand surgical principles and avian physiology as they relate to the avian surgery
  • Prepare a patient for surgery
  • Perform basic soft tissue procedures with confidence
  • Perform orthopaedic procedures with confidence


  1. Principles of Surgery
  2. Soft Tissue Surgery
  3. Orthopaedics
  4. Miscellaneous Surgeries


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Avian Medicine

August 24 – September 20, 2020

Alex Rosenwax
BVSc MACVSc (Avian Health)

Avian consults can be difficult and often present as an emergency because owners do not understand normal bird behaviour or cannot recognise key symptoms that might indicate an important underlying problem.

In this course you will review and update your knowledge of avian anatomy, physiology and husbandry; handling and examination techniques; the collection of diagnostic samples; emergency procedures and housing; interpreting avian biochemistry and making the most of other in-house pathology; special requirements of avian radiography and common problems and syndromes.

The course will review when and which medication and/or surgical procedures may be necessary, once a diagnosis has been reached. Avian cases may often seem complex at first glance. This course aims to give you the knowledge and skills to approach them with confidence and give your patients the maximum chance of a successful outcome.

Learning objectives

By successfully completing this course, you will have better knowledge and understanding of:

  • Have a better basic knowledge and understanding of the husbandry and common illnesses in birds
  • Have a better knowledge and understanding of the diagnostic tests available and treatment options


  1. Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Husbandry, Care and Advice
  3. Emergency Medicine and Care
  4. Handling and Examination
  5. Microscope Diagnosis
  6. Radiology
  7. Common Problems
  8. Biochemistry
  9. Common Syndromes


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Tuesday 14 April - Sunday 20 September 2020
Delivered Online

Course Fees

Member TypeTimeOnline
Recent Grad / Part-time Member$727
Student Member$365
Non-member / eMember$1457
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members