Reptiles – A Practical Approach to the Scaly Patient

Course Date:
Monday 21st November 2022
Course Time:
10.00am - 5.30pm
Available Spaces:
£295.00 + VAT
204a Manor Place,
London. SE17 3BN

Lizards, snakes and chelonians make up an extremely large and diverse group of reptiles with thousands of different species found throughout the world, adapted to a large variety of climates, habitats, and natural diets.

Their anatomy and physiology can therefore vary considerably between different groups with each species adapted to its natural environment. Consequently, different species can have extremely different environmental and nutritional requirements, often difficult to reproduce satisfactorily in captivity. This, coupled with their ability to survive without showing obvious signs of illness, can present a challenge for the veterinary surgeon having to make general recommendations.

This course is aimed at providing basic and practical tools for the general practitioner dealing with reptiles from the initial clinical approach to common clinical techniques. It also discusses how to anaesthetise reptiles safely and approach these patients from a surgical standpoint.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Clinical approach to the reptile patient (including physical exam, identification of more common species, handling and common clinical techniques)
  • Top tips for optimal radiographic positioning
  • Reptile surgery and patient care
  • Anaesthesia: how to anaesthetise reptiles safely in practice


Some feedback about this course...

Excellent facilities- very conveniently located for transport links- have attended several practical surgical courses run here and it’s been by far the best standard of teaching. Central CPD on demand is also really useful for our practice. - Peter (Vet)
What a great day - sharing knowledge, learning, asking questions, delicious food, modern pleasant setting - Highly recommended. - Laura Snyman (Vet)
Without doubt the best online and in person CPD available to the veterinary industry. They have exceptional clinicians running the courses and offer excellent value. - Stella Coulson (Vet)
The best thing is they choose their tutors carefully to ensure you have really great, interesting and friendly tutors. There’s plenty of hands on experience, small class sizes and the food is amazing :) my favourite place for CPD. - Miteki Degawa (Vet)