AD124 – Advance25 Foundations of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine

£997.00 (+VAT)

This course commences on 14th June 2022, with the last session taking place on 22nd July 2022. The forum will remain open for two weeks after the last session.

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Advance25TM Courses help you to develop your knowledge and clinical skills in a defined area of small animal practice. These fully flexible online courses include tutor support and interaction via an interactive discussion forum you can ask questions and join the discussion at any time, wherever you are in the world. There are no ‘real time’ sessions that you need to be available for, so this course is suitable for you whatever your time zone. All of your course materials are all recorded, and you have full access for a 12 month period. The course runs for a six week period, and you’ll get tutor support for a further 2 weeks in case you need to catch up. After that, you’ll still have full access although the tutor support will end. Complete your learning and get your CPD Certificate for 25 Hours of CPD.

This online course in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine is for you if you’re a vet and you’d like to learn how to address specific behavioural problems in your small animal patients. This is a general level course suitable for recent graduates and vets who’ve been qualified for some years.


In this interactive course, we’ll discuss how the mental, emotional and physical health of your patients are inter-connected, review and evaluate cases and real-life scenarios, look at different treatment options for patients with behavioural problems and provide practical tools and tips that you can start using immediately in your consulting room.

Session 1 – Why we, as Vets, need to be Involved in the Management of Behaviour Problems

1          How does behavioural medicine fit into everyday practice life?

2          Is it behavioural or is it medical – or is it both?

We’ll begin with the interplay of mental, emotional and physical health and how one can impact the other. We’ll address how you can make clinic visits less stressful for your patients and why that is important for clinical outcome.

We’ll also discuss how to differentiate between behavioural and physical medical causes of behaviour problems and how that impacts treatment options and welfare.

Session 2 – Problem Behaviour or Behaviour Problem?

3          Nuisance behaviours in dogs

4          Nuisance behaviours in cats

In this session, we’ll look at commonly faced issues where the animal’s behaviour is considered to be “normal” but is not desired by or appropriate in the eyes of the owner. Behaviours such as digging, mouthing, chewing and jumping will be discussed in dogs and, in cats, we’ll look at strategies to aid with integration of a new cat into a home and why this can be so challenging.


Session 3 – House Soiling

5          House Soiling in dogs

6          House Soiling (eliminating outside the box) in cats

In this session, we’ll look at elimination problems and house soiling. We will look at behavioural and medical differential diagnoses and address effective management strategies.


Session 4 – Fears and Phobias

7          Separation Related Behaviours

8          Noise Phobias

These are some of the most common behavioural problems presented to veterinarians and we’ll look at how you can evaluate these cases and assist in their treatment.


Session 5 – Aggressive Behaviours

9          Aggressive Behaviours in dogs

10        Aggressive Behaviours in cats

Aggressive behaviours in both dogs and cats are a leading cause for relinquishment and euthanasia. In this session, we’ll look at aggressive behaviour towards members of the same species and towards humans, discuss prognostic factors and how you can assess and evaluate these cases.


Session 6 – Psycho-pharmaceuticals, supplements, diets and pheromones

11        Psycho-pharmaceutical medication – when and how?

12        Supplements, diets and pheromones – when and how?

In this session, we’ll look at when and how to use psycho-pharmaceutical medication, supplements, diets and pheromone products. Appropriate use of these tools can play a significant role in enhancing the outcome for your small animal patients.

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Tutor :-

Dr Katrin Jahn, DrMedVet, CertVA, MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour), MRCVS

ACVB & ECAWBM Resident In Veterinary Behaviour Medicine

Certified Fear Free Professional

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