Top companion animal emergencies

Event date

09 May 2018

Venue location

British Veterinary Association
7 Mansfield Street


Anna Mcgown, 020 7908 6336

Event type

Back to practice courses


Tobias Grave TA, GP Cert SAP, DipACVECC, DipECVECC, MRCVS American, European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Vets Now



 Early birdStandard
Member£200 (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

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

This course will teach GP vets how to approach the most common emergencies in companion animal practice with the least stress possible. It has been designed for vets returning to practice after a career break and will provide tips and tricks on how to cope with (and enjoy handling) companion animal emergencies.

We will discuss the general approach to emergencies, including how to deal with clients. I will provide tips on how to decrease stress levels and develop strategies to cope with difficult situations. We will then discuss clinical refreshers with case examples and specific scenarios.

Three main patient groups will be studied: 

  • The trauma patient
  • The poisoned patient 
  • The dyspnoeic patient

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

  • How to deal with severely distressed clients
  • How to get more confidence in dealing with companion animal emergencies in general
  • How to stabilise a severely ill patient
  • How to use diagnostic tools to confirm your diagnosis/suspicion 
  • How to deal with all kinds of intoxications

This course is part of our Back to practice series. If you are planning to, or have recently returned to veterinary practice following a career break, our Back to practice series will increase your confidence and skills, as well as helping you build a support network to ease your transition back into working life. The speakers will update you on any changes since you were last in practice, and will refresh your knowledge in key areas. You can view the whole series of courses on the BVA CPD events page.

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

Terms & Conditions

Payment conditions Payment for BVA courses must be received in advance. On acceptance of your booking a confirmation email 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 three courses for the price of two This offer is only valid for BVA members. All three 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 2018 CPD courses and excludes Media training, the ‘Staying safe in equine practice’ course and any webinars. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. 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 note (left) about the member discount. Programme information The programme information was 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 course. BVA is not liable for any consequential loss. Booking indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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