Reptiles in first opinion practice - what you need to know and how to deal with them

Event date

04 July 2017

Venue location

British Veterinary Association
7 Mansfield Street


Helen Dingle, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Small animal clinical CPD


Ian Sayers BVSC CertZooMed MRCVS, RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine, Silverton Veterinary Practice Ltd



 Early birdStandard
BVA member£195 (including VAT)£235 (including VAT)
Non-memberN/A£395 (including VAT)

Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than eight weeks in advance of the course date.

Event Description

Course programme (166KB PDF)

Registration will open at 09.30, with the course starting at 10.00. The course will finish at 16.00.

Reptile pets are increasingly presented to first opinion practices. The aims of this course are to identify the areas that need to be considered so that you can confidently discuss cases with your clients. The day will consider the commonly presented groups of reptile - chelonian, lizards and snakes. Crocodilia or venomous reptiles will not be covered as this should be the remit of more experienced practitioners.

You will consider what and how underlying husbandry factors contribute to disease, what common problems arise, and how to treat them, including responsible use of medicines. You will learn how and where to take appropriate samples from the three different classes of reptiles. You will learn what you need to do when procedures require sedation or anaesthesia. You will also learn how to deal with typical emergency/critical care presentations.

By the end of the day you should be confident to professionally deal with and investigate your reptile patients.

The five key things delegates will learn from this course are: 

  • Husbandry factors
  • Sampling sites and techniques
  • Common problems and how to deal with them
  • Sedation and anaesthesia
  • Emergency presentations

Please note - if you want to book three courses for the price of two please call Helen Dingle on 020 7908 6336.

Terms & Conditions

Payment conditions Payment for BVA courses must be received in advance to guarantee your place. On acceptance of your booking a confirmation letter will be sent to you. Prices are subject to 20% VAT and bookings will be confirmed with a VAT notice. Member discount Please note that in order to qualify for the member discount it must be the member that attends the course. A member cannot book on behalf of a non-member to benefit from the discount. If a non-member attends in place of a member, they will be liable to pay the additional non-member fee. Book 3 courses for the price of 2 This offer is only valid for BVA members. All 3 courses must be booked at the same time. The cheapest course will be free. A practice may book using the offer and send a different member of their team to each course. This offer is only valid for BVA 2017 CPD courses and excludes media training courses and any webinars. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer relating to BVA CPD. Cancellation policy In event of cancellations received in writing no later than one calendar month in advance of the course, the fee will be returned less 25% to cover administration expenses. After that date no refunds will be possible. Substitutions may be made at any time, however, please see the condition about the member discount. Programme information The programme is correct at the time of going to press. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and BVA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers. Where circumstances force BVA to cancel a course, the liability of BVA shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for the courses. BVA is not liable for any consequential loss.

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