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Advanced Rabbit Medicine & Surgery – Lectures (online) & 1-Day of Wetlab – A Course for Veterinarians and Nurses

Sat, 25 November, 2023

Species

Avian, Exotics & Small Mammals

Contact Hours

15 hours

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 08 October, 2023

Registration Deadline

Thu, 23 November, 2023

Language

English

Sponsors
Discipline

Dentistry

Diagnostic Imaging

Emergency & Critical Care

Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology & Oncology

Orthopaedics

Industry Partners

Global
Europe

Veterinary Partners

Global
Europe

The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This 1-day course is designed to provide practical hands on experience for practitioners and veterinary nurses who are keen to develop their rabbit skills further.

The lectures are provided as recordings, and it is expected that these are worked through ahead of the wetlabs in order to provide a  solid grounding in common clinical presentations in rabbits such as dental, respiratory and neurological conditions, including details on critical care, analgesia and anaesthesia – all of which are vitally important to get sick rabbits better quicker.

The following topics will be covered in lectures and case presentations recordings:

  • Rabbit nutrition and husbandry
  • Clinical assessment of rabbits
  • Rabbit critical care
  • Rabbit Anaesthesia
  • Approach to rabbit gastrointestinal stasis
  • Rabbit Respiratory disease
  • Rabbit dentistry
  • Rabbit Nervous Disease

The wetlab day consists of a series of practical cadaver sessions including airway management, aural surgery, neutering and dental techniques. These classes present a unique opportunity to develop skills which are otherwise rarely offered.

The 7-hour practical session will give attendees the opportunity to put theory into practice on cadaver specimens (at least 1 per delegate) and to ask questions all under the supervision of the course tutors.

For the veterinarians, the following topics will be covered during the practical sessions:

  • X-Ray Interpretation (Dental X-rays & more) 
  • Rabbit dental techniques (incl. nerve blocks & extractions)
  • Rabbit Intubation and Airway Management
  • Rabbit Neutering
  • Rabbit Ear Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery for General Practitioners

For veterinary nurses, the following topics will be covered during the practical sessions:

  • Acquiring X-rays
  • Pain Scoring (Assessment of Pain levels)
  • Rabbit Intubation and Airway Management
  • After Care
  • Preparation & Assisting for Ear Surgery
  • Preparation & Assisting for Orthopaedic Surgery

The course fee includes lunch on site, coffee/tea breaks, extensive course notes and a certificate of attendance. Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

Craig qualified in 2007 and has been working in veterinary practice since 1999. Craig started in a small exotic practice, later moving to a large multi-disciplinary referral centre as a theatre nurse, moving to emergency critical care night work and came back to working in exotic practice in 2012. Craig has recently completed the Advanced program in veterinary nursing of zoo and exotic species and aims to start a certificate in anaesthesia this year. In January 2016 he helped to set up and run an exotic department at Rutland House Veterinary Hospital and Referral Centre, in St Helens and has worked solely with non-traditional companion animal caseload. In practice he is a team leader as well as a clinical coach, currently with 3 students. Outside of practice he is an officer within the British Veterinary Nursing Association and currently sits on boards with BVA, RCVS, and ABTC.

Molly graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1992. After graduation she spent the next 4 years working in small animal and exotic medicine in Canada. These varied experiences included working in multicentre urban practice in Toronto and a small exotics practice in rural Ontario. Her case load included a lot of native wildlife such as raccoons, skunks and red-tailed hawks. After returning to the UK in 1996 she has worked in both London and the North West. Molly gained her Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2001 and her Diploma in Zoological Medicine (Mammalian) in 2007.   Molly now heads the exciting new specialist exotic pets service at Rutlland House Referral Hospital in St Helens, Merseyside.

Neil qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1983. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine, Specialist in Avian Medicine and an FRCVS. Neil was responsible for teaching avian medicine at Bristol Vet School from 2001–2011. He has lectured internationally for many years, has contributed to more than sixty-five peer review papers and to more than thirty-seven books.  Neil has received multiple national and international awards and is a past President of both, The European College of Zoological Medicine and The European Board of Specialisation.

Neil headed up Great Western Exotic Vets (part of the Vets Now group) in Swindon, from 2004 to 2017.  He now consults part-time at a range of national and internal locations.  He is otherwise occupied with voluntary conservation work with critically endangered vultures, lecturing, and managing other consultancy instructions.

Victor qualified from the University of Leon (Spain) in 2009. That same year he came over to work in the UK, he has done two internships (at NKR referrals and the Royal Veterinary College) and has worked in first opinion practice and emergency medicine until he joined Byre Veterinary group as clinical director in 2018. Victor has published in peer reviewed journals and presented his research in national and international congresses (ECVS 2016, BSAVA 2017).

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, he also has a naughty tortie cat.

Please download the Program PDF to view it: Download PDF

Venue

32 Papyrus Road, Peterborough

CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Byre Veterinary Referrals
32 Papyrus Road
Peterborough
PE4 5BH
United Kingdom

Phone:01733 325007
Fax: 01733 325007
E-Mail:info@oakhamvethospital.co.uk

 

DIRECTIONS

From Birmingham International Airport

Head north-west towards Corporation Street. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Aston Express Way. Take the A38 slip road on the right to A38(M)/M6/M42/M40/Coventry/Wolverhampton/Lichfield/B'ham Arpt. Keep right to continue on A38/A38(M). At junction 6, exit onto M6 towards London/M1/M42/M40 

Keep right to stay on M6. Continue onto A14. At junction 7, take the A43 exit to Stamford/Corby/Kettering. Turn onto the A43. At junction 17, exit towards City Centre/Marholm/Cremator'm. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Soke Pkwy. 

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lincoln Rd/A15. Go through 2 roundabouts 

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Werrington Pkwy/A15. At Junction 47, take the 1st exit onto Papyrus Rd. Destination will be on the right. 

From East Midlands Airport

Head south towards A453. Turn left onto A453. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A453, take the 2nd exit onto the A42/M1 slip road to Birmingham/M42/Tamworth/London/Leicester. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for M1/London/Leicester and merge onto M1. At junction 17, exit towards City Centre/Marholm/Cremator'm. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Soke Pkwy. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lincoln Rd/A15. Go through 2 roundabouts At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Werrington Pkwy/A15. At Junction 47, take the 1st exit onto Papyrus Rd. Destination will be on the right. 

From Heathrow International Airport

Head north on Terminal 5 Roundabout towards Wright Way. Take the M25 (N) exit on the right towards M4/M1/London (W & C)/M40/Watford. Merge onto M25. At junction 21, exit onto M1 towards Luton Arpt. At junction 13, take the A421 exit to Bedford/M. Keynes(S). Keep left to continue towards A421, stay on A421. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A1. Continue onto A1(M) (signs for The N/Peterborough). At junction 17, exit onto Fletton Pkwy/A1139 towards Wisbech. Merge onto Fletton Pkwy/A1139. Take the A1260 slip road to City Centre. 

At junction 17, exit towards City Centre/Marholm/Cremator'm. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Soke Pkwy. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lincoln Rd/A15. Go through 2 roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Werrington Pkwy/A15. At Junction 47, take the 1st exit onto Papyrus Rd. Destination will be on the right.   

Travelling by car: 

From the North via A1: Head south-east on A1. Continue straight onto Great N Rd/A1. Continue to follow A1. Turn left onto The Green Drift. Slight left onto Mill Rd. Turn right onto B1443. Slight left onto Bainton Rd/B1443. Continue to follow B1443. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A15. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Werrington Pkwy/A15. At Junction 47, take the 3rd exit onto Papyrus Rd. Destination will be on the right.  

From the South via A1: Merge onto the A1. Continue onto A1(M) (signs for The N/Peterborough). At junction 17, exit onto Fletton Pkwy/A1139 towards Wisbech. Merge onto Fletton Pkwy/A1139. Take the A1260 slip road to City Centre. At junction 17, exit towards City Centre/Marholm/Cremator'm. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Soke Pkwy. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lincoln Rd/A15. Go through 2 roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Werrington Pkwy/A15. At Junction 47, take the 1st exit onto Papyrus Rd. Destination will be on the right. 

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

East Midlands Airport – approx. 62.3 miles (1 hr 25min drive) from the clinic
Birmingham Airport – approx. 86.5 miles (1 hr 48min drive) from the clinic
Heathrow International Airport – approx. 99.2 miles (2 hr drive) from the clinic

 

NEARBY HOTELS

The Dragonfly Hotel***    
Thorpe Meadows, Peterborough  PE3 6GA
Tel: +44 01733 564240 

 

5.4 miles distance Prices from £66

The Bluebell
10 Woodgate Helpston PE6 7ED  UK
Tel: +44 01733 252394
Email: fd@dragonflypeterborough.co.uk

3.5 miles distance Prices from £85

 

The Pearl Hotel****
77 Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE 1 2SH UK
Tel: +44 01733 566662
Email: info@thepearlhotel.co.uk

3.8 miles distance Prices from £75

 

The Bull Hotel***  
Westgate, Hambleton, Peterborough PE1 1RB  UK
Tel: +44 01733 561364
Email: info@bull-hotel-peterborough.com

4.4 miles distance Prices from £72
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