Webinar Series – Reptiles in Practice – From Tortoise, to Lizards and Snakes

Avian & Exotic Animals

Venue: On-Demand Webinar Series
Contact Hours: 7 Hours
Course Language: English
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Reptiles in Practice – From Tortoise, to Lizards and Snakes (Recorded July 2020)


Reptile keeping is becoming more and more popular worldwide. Sadly all too often case presentation is linked to husbandry and management related shortfalls. The webinar series deals with management, husbandry (with a particular emphasis on recent husbandry advances), sex determination, parisitology, common case presentations, anaesthesia, clinical pathology techniques, diagnostic imaging, differential diagnosis, treatment options and therapeutic options (drugs, doses, routes of administration). Conditions of snakes, chelonian, lizards and crocodilians will also be considered.


Webinar Series Registration:  Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The registration fee includes extensive electronic course notes. If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance after having viewed the webinar, please get in touch with us and we will send it to you electronically. After having taken and passed a multiple-choice question quiz, an additional certificate can be provided which confirms that the quiz was successfully completed. This certificate may then be used to request accreditation points from your local governing body / Veterinary Medical Association.

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    Neil Forbes
    BVetMed, Dip ECZM(avian), FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European & RCVS Specialist in Avian Medicine
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    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.

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    Tariq Abou-Zahr
    BVSc, CertAVP(ZooMed), Dipl.ECZM(Avian), MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Avian Medicine
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    Tariq Abou-Zahr graduated from the University of Bristol in 2014, having always wanted to be an exotic vet. After a year in small animal general practice, he embarked on a 4 year combined internship and residency program in zoological medicine (focusing especially on avian medicine and surgery) at Great Western Exotic Vets in Swindon, and completed this in 2019. He obtained his RCVS CertAVP(Zoological Medicine) in 2019. He works exclusively with exotic species at Valley Exotics, part of Valley Veterinary Hospital in Cardiff. 

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    Sarah Pellett
    BSc(Hons), MA, VetMB, CertAVP(ZooMed), DZooMed (Reptilian), MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
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    Sarah Pellett graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2006.    She has worked in first opinion and referral exotics practices and has completed the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Zoological Medicine).  In 2016 she obtained the RCVS Diploma in Zoological Medicine and in 2017 became an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.  Sarah works at Animates Veterinary Clinic Ltd, in Thurlby, Lincolnshire, seeing a wide range of first opinion and referral exotic animal cases. 

    She is a member of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), the British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS), the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) and the European Association of Avian Veterinarians (EAAV).  She is also the veterinary adviser on invertebrate health for the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria (BIAZA), Terrestrial Invertebrate Working Group and Secretary for the Veterinary Invertebrate Society. 

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