Vet CPD are delighted to announce their line-up of exceptional VetCPD online courses starting 5th February. Next month will also see the launch of a brand-new course, ‘Parasite prevention and disease detection in the travelling and imported pet’ tutored by Ian Wright BVMS.Bsc. Msc. MRCVS, Co-owner of the Mount Veterinary Practice, independent Parasitologist, and head of ESCCAP UK & Ireland.
Increasing numbers of pets are travelling abroad on the Pet Passport Scheme (PETS) and being imported as adopted pets from abroad. While relaxation of the scheme has made life easier for owners taking their pets abroad, it has opened up an opportunity for parasites to spread along with their vectors. It has also created a minefield of pet passport paperwork for OVs and their colleagues to navigate through!
As course tutor Ian Wright explains,
“Most Vets will also be seeing imported pets adopted from further and further flung parts of the world. While the intentions of clients rescuing these pets are good, there comes considerable risk of gaining more friends with your new pet than you intentioned such as Leishmania infantum, Ehrlichia canis, Dirofilaria repens, Thelazia callipaeda and Linguatula serrata to name but a few! Veterinary professionals in first opinion practice are in the front line of being vigilant for these exotic parasites being present in travelled dogs and their rapid diagnosis, treatment and control is vital, both for the health of pet and owner but also for the UK’s biosecurity”.
The expanding distribution of parasites and vectors across Europe is making it increasingly likely that vets and vet nurses will encounter foreign parasites and be required to give preventative advice. This course considers exotic and emerging diseases, their diagnosis and treatment, and will consider principals of control and safe pet travel.
VetCPD online courses are comprised of webinars, thorough course notes, case studies, and an active forum. The courses are unique as each is run by an attentive tutor who will answer questions or comments on the forum. Each course is worth 8 hours CPD and is only £119 + VAT.
Other courses running this February are: Skin Cytology for General Practice, Client Care at Animals’ End-Of-Life, Diabetes in Cats and Dogs and Feline Lymphoma and Leukaemias. All courses run for three weeks with the tutor, beginning on 5th February and ending on the 25th February. After this time, the tutor will no longer be active, but the content and MCQ exam will still be accessible, so can be completed by the participant over the next month.
For more information or to book please visit: http://vetcpd.co.uk/product/parasite-prevention-and-disease-detection-in-the-travelling-and-imported-pet/