Veterinary Nursing Small Animal CPD (VN)

Dr Mary Fraser | RSFC2022

30 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Nursing care plans are central to the process of planning and reviewing the care of our patients. Whilst current vet nursing care plans can be applied to exotics, the individual requirements of small mammals, birds or reptiles don’t always fit in to current models.

A review of the current literature on veterinary nursing care plans was undertaken, and a new model developed for use with exotics, incorporating a plan and checklist that highlight specific areas of relevance for exotics. It is hoped this will encourage more discussion amongst the veterinary team, about the nature of care needed when nursing exotics.

Matthew Rendle | RSFC2022

40 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

With the use of case studies, we will look at all aspects of the proactive nursing care of small rodents, including preventative medicine.

1) Understanding of how to Triage and handle small mammals

2) Administration of medicines, how to do it safely

3) Safe anaesthesia of small mammals


Jo Hinde, LagoLearn | RSFC2022

50 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

With the use of case studies, we will look at all aspects of the proactive nursing care of small rodents, including preventative medicine.

1) Understanding of how to Triage and handle small mammals

2) Administration of medicines, how to do it safely

3) Safe anaesthesia of small mammals

Claire Speight, editor of Rabbiting On; the Rabbit Welfare Association’s quarterly magazine | RSFC2022

45 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

How can you make your practice rabbit friendly?

As a prey species, rabbits have different environmental, care and nursing requirements to dogs and cats – this starts in the reception and waiting area and continues through the consulting room, theatre and kennels. Reducing stress and implementing protocols to ensure that care is standardised is imperative. Learn how to advise clients on preventative health care, how to look after hospitalised rabbits and help reduce stress in your rabbit patients, whether or not they are coming in for an appointment or being admitted.

Rosie Bescoby, ASAB | RSFC2022

60 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Rabbits began to become domesticated only around 1,400 year ago and the domestic bunny retains the same instincts and needs as their wild counterparts. Whilst pet rabbits’ flight instinct is inhibited compared to wild rabbits, they remain a prey species and humans an apex predator. This consideration should influence how we keep domestic rabbits in terms of companionship and their home environment, as well as how owners interact with them on a daily basis and how veterinary staff handle rabbits and meeting their needs when hospitalised.