Veterinary Science: Debunking Myths and Embracing Evidence-Based Practices

Pete Wedderburn
Dr Pete Wedderburn
Vet Theory

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This one-day course with Pete Wedderburn will equip veterinary surgeons with the knowledge to navigate alternative therapies, dispel myths, and provide evidence-based care.

Monday 3rd February 2025
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
The Pickle Factory - 14 Bowden Street, London, SE11 4DS
7 Hours CPD
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  • Description

    With alternative therapies gaining popularity among some clients, this comprehensive course aims to equip delegates with the skills to critically evaluate these modalities and provide evidence-based recommendations.

    Throughout the course, delegates will explore various alternative therapies, including homeopathy, acupuncture, herbalism, and niche nutrition. Employing critical examination of scientific literature and case studies, the course will scrutinize the principles behind these therapies and assess their purported benefits. Additionally, it will address the risks associated with unlicensed nutraceuticals and over-the-counter products, teaching delegates how to evaluate their safety and efficacy. Delegates will also delve into effective communication strategies to ensure owner compliance, maintaining our client bond whilst prioritising patient welfare.

    The course investigates practices such as Reiki, animal communicators, touch therapy, massage, and hydrotherapy. Participants will evaluate the scientific basis behind these modalities and learn how to integrate evidence-based alternatives into their practice while steering clients away from modalities lacking scientific basis.

    Topics to be covered include:

    - Evaluation of alternative therapies: homeopathy, acupuncture, herbalism, and niche nutrition - Are they safe or effective?
    - Assessment of unlicensed nutraceuticals and over-the-counter products - And can we promote client compliance?
    - Investigation of practices such as Reiki, animal communicators, touch therapy, massage, and hydrotherapy
    - Integration of evidence-based alternatives into practice
    - Fostering critical thinking skills and promoting evidence-based medicine

  • Reviews

    Laura Snyman

    What a great day - sharing knowledge, learning, asking questions, delicious food, modern pleasant setting - highly recommended.

    John Gollop

    Good lecturers and useful practical content.

    Danielle Dillon

    I have had great experience doing different practical courses. The content quality is excellent. The location is very accessible. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Wonderful providers!

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