Reptile Nursing, Handling & Husbandry
204a Manor Place,
London. SE17 3BN
In this course, we will equip you with a solid foundation knowledge in reptile husbandry, behaviour and nutrition; the basic factors that are vital to their successful care in captivity. As well as delving into the care requirements of some of the most common pet reptile species, we will cover practical aspects of medical, surgical and nursing care in the vet clinic environment.
A ‘top 10’ of reptile clinical conditions will highlight just what can go wrong if captive husbandry and diet are sub optimal. This will allow you to advise reptile owners on how best to avoid health problems in their pets. Understanding the natural history and biology of reptiles in their wild habitat is the key to providing them with successful conditions in the captive environment. As well as confidently treating them in a clinical setting.
After this course, you will return to practice confident to diagnose, treat and nurse reptile patients effectively, as well as be able to teach owners (and your colleagues) more about this fascinating group of animals. This course is suitable for both nurses and vets with limited reptile experience, who want to improve their practice care of these unique animals.
Topics to be covered include:
- Reptile anatomy and physiology – how it has adapted them perfectly to their natural environment
- History taking and clinical exam
- Care of hospitalised reptiles
- Anaesthesia and analgesia considerations
- Surgical considerations and perioperative care
- Common reptile clinical conditions seen in practice