Exotics: Increase Your Confidence!
Veterinarian Course: May 22-25, 2023
Veterinary Nurse/Technician Course:
May 22-24, 2023
22 CE credit hours (RACE approved) | $2,100
This course will help you take your knowledge and skills in exotic animal medicine to the next level. The focus will be on applicable, practice-building information in commonly seen exotic animal species, including pet birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Regardless of your current skill level, you will find this one-on-one intensive learning experience with our highly knowledgeable instructors will rapidly expand your technical and medical comfort zone with special species. From our interactive classes to our hands-on workshops, this transformative professional development experience is the best way to make substantive strides in elevating your level of medicine with non-traditional pets.
At the conclusion of this course, all attendees will:
- Have acquired the knowledge and skills to be confident of their handling, physical examination, and husbandry recommendations for commonly kept birds, small mammals, and reptiles.
- Have gained the ability and confidence in making diagnoses based on exam findings, imaging, and ancillary diagnostics in a variety of non-traditional pets.
- Feel confident in offering treatment and prognostic recommendations for commonly seen abnormalities in exotic animal pets.
- Demonstrate the technical skills and knowledge necessary to provide critical care to select special species.
Additional Learning Objectives for DVM Course
At the conclusion of this course, all attendees will also:
- Learn and implement techniques for managing dental disease in rabbits and rodents including equipment use, dental trimming, and extractions.
- Practice surgical techniques on a variety of exotic species.
Jennifer Graham, DVM, DABVP (Avian/ECM), DACZM
- Grayson Doss, DVM, DACZM
- Krista Keller, DVM, DACZM
- S.Emi Knafo, DVM, DACZM
- Marie Rush, DVM, DACZM
Recommended Supplemental Reading
- Exotic Animal Emergency and Critical Care, edited by Jennifer Graham, Grayson Doss, and Hugues Beaufrere.
- Mader’s Reptile and Amphibian Medicine and Surgery, 3rd Edition, edited by Stephen Divers and Scott Stahl.
- Exotic Animal Formulary, 6th Edition, edited by James W. Carpenter.
- Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery, 4th edition, Katherine Quesenberry, DVM, MPH, DABVP; James W. Carpenter, MS, DVM, DACZM.
- Current Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery, Brian Speer, DVM, DECZM (Avian), DABVP (Avian).