Gain confidence with camelids

Event date

17 May 2017

Venue location

Camelid Veterinary Services Ltd
The Old Barracks
Lady Grove
Goring Heath Road


Helen Dingle, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Farm animal clinical CPD


Claire E Whitehead BVM&S MS FHEA MRCVS, Diplomate ACVIM (Large Animal) RCVS Specialist in Camelid Health & Production, Director, Camelid Veterinary Services Ltd



 Early birdStandard
BVA member£280 (including VAT)£320 (including VAT)
Non-memberN/A£480 (including VAT)

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


Event Description

Course programme (167KB PDF)

Registration will open at 09.00, with the course starting at 09.30. The course will finish at 17.00.

This course is designed as an introduction to working with camelids. It includes a review of their unique anatomy and physiology and tips on how best to approach evaluation of camelids in the field.

A session on camelid herd health will cover the influences on herd health as well as important features for inclusion in camelid herd health plans. You will learn about the key diseases affecting camelids and how to identify them in practice.

Procedures that general practitioners may perform routinely in the field will be discussed, including how to take blood samples, how to place intravenous catheters, castration and dental care as well as field anaesthesia protocols.

Venipuncture techniques will be reinforced with a practical session using a venipuncture model designed by the speaker to give delegates confidence in performing these procedures in the field.

There will be another practical on handling camelids to facilitate familiarisation with camelid behaviour and the normal physical examination.

Please note there is a maximum of 20 places availableon this course.

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

  • Main anatomical and physiological differences of camelids compared with other domestic species
  • Main medical problems experienced by camelids in the UK
  • Appropriate pharmacological dosages for camelids (all used off-label in these species)
  • How to handle camelids appropriately
  • How to blood sample alpacas and place IV catheters

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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