Calm Clinic Academy

Charlie Wright
Academies Veterinary Academies

£595.00 + VAT (Non-Member price)

£297.50 +VAT (Member price)

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The Calm Clinic Academy is a comprehensive 12-month programme open to vets, vet nurses and practice managers, that will equip delegates with the skills to create positive changes within their practice, and implement a calm, stress-limiting approach to all patients.

Delegates will learn not only how to recognise when patients require emotional support, but will gain confidence in delivering support with a holistic, patient-centred approach.

Friday 6th December 2024
The Pickle Factory - 14 Bowden Street, London, SE11 4DS
35 Hours CPD
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£595.00 + VAT (Non-Member price)

£297.50 +VAT (Member price)

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  • Description

    The veterinary clinic can be a stressful environment for many of our patients, and any resulting fear and anxiety can have long-lasting impacts on their emotional and physical wellbeing, and can compromise the safety of both owners and staff members.

    Creating a Calm Clinic environment is essential in conditioning a positive emotional and physical response in our patients when they visit us, which in turn facilitates a calmer and safer practice environment for owners and staff.

    The course will consist of a combination of online training programmes, case studies and assessments, and two attendance days at our Central London venue with experienced lecturer, RVN and behaviourist Charlie Wright.

    The friendly feline attendance day is on Friday 6th December 2024 with the calm canine attendance day on Friday 21st March 2025. The online programme can be completed at your own pace when the cohort opens from September 2024.

    There will be a final assessment to include a reflection on how the learner has found the academy and outline their future role as a Calm Clinic Ambassador in practice. During the year, the learners will have access to a closed Facebook group which will allow them to discuss cases, patients, and material. This will continue after the year should the learner successfully gain certification as a Calm Clinic Ambassador.

    Attendance days are split into two species-specific days. To create a Calm Clinic it is important to recognise species-specific factors that influence the biological stress response and the behavioural coping strategies of a patient. This facilitates how we approach patients, manage the environment, and design behaviour-focused services within the clinic.

    Friendly Feline Attendance Day - Friday 6th December 2024

    Topics covered include:

    • Recognising species-specific challenges
    • Providing coping strategies within the clinic
    • Overcoming barriers in feline stress reduction
    • Facilitating caregiver compliance
    • Running feline behaviour services
    • Tour of London Cat Clinic

    Calm Canine Attendance Day - Friday 21st March 2025

    Topics covered include:

    • Recognising species-specific challenges
    • Adapting our approach to focus on emotional health
    • Overcoming barriers in canine stress reduction
    • Facilitating caregiver compliance
    • Running canine behaviour services
    • Training dogs for examination and procedures

    Online training programme: At your own pace from September 2024

  • Reviews

    Academies Veterinary Academies Attendee

    Emma James

    Great and friendly people
    Academies Veterinary Academies Attendee

    Zoë Findlay

    I was really impressed with how the whole day was set out and it was really nice to actually be able to attend a CPD lecture again, as it was nice to be able to meet other vets and nurses to get their views and learn how they do things in their practices.
    Academies Veterinary Academies Attendee

    Nikki McLeod

    Charlie was amazing, very passionate and knowledgeable. Lots of good tips picked up, and tons of information to reflect on.
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