No doubt that first opinion small animal practice comes with some challenges in the form of cute small furies that may bring up our insecurities (and passions!) as vets...
Many owners are usually very keen on their pet family and familiar with the species, making us feel like they know more about them than us, who should be the "experts".
We are not as familiar with husbandry of so many different species as we are with dogs and cats.
We are less confident with the physical examination, differential diagnoses and diagnostic options and procedores for the exotic species.
The GP foundations
This Essential was initially delivered as a live workshop that was created to help general practitioners with first opinion resolution of common cases and confidence approaching these species with clients.
Your Tutor - Dr. Agata Witkowska
Agata graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2015. She has a passion for surgery and exotic animals and is on the verge of completing the first of her certificates in Zoological Medicine. She is an avid contributor to the profession, having previously spoken at the London Vet Show as well as the annual British Veterinary Zoological Society’s conference, published several articles on exotic animals and frequently contributing to online portals such as Vetstream. She is also a regular host of clinical revision, medical English and communication classes for new vets in partnership with UK VetMove and is responsible for Spay Academy's online course.
Agata is an experienced keeper of exotic animals such as small furries, reptiles as well as invertebrates and shares her house with numerous of such inhabitants. She is eager to share her knowledge and experience with anyone within the profession who might be looking at improving their skills and providing better care for their patients.
The Exotics Essential Course
This course was delivered as a live event. You will have access to the recorded version, case presentation and a comments section for questions.
Rabbits and Rodents
This module will focus on:
Husbandry advice for caring owners
Physical examination and diagnostic techniques
Common prophylactic advice
Case discussions on common clinical presentations
Ferrets and Hedgehods
This module advice will focus on:
Husbandry advice for the species
Clinical preventative medicine
Physical examination, tips and tricks for diagnostics
Case discussions on common presentations
The Exotics Essential
Join today, review whenever you want.
You retain lifetime access to this Essential course so you can go back to it whenever you need.
The workshop is designed to help GP practitioners feel confident with routine exotics appointments.
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Exotics Essential Course for GPs
Approach to Exotic Species in First Opinion Practice