Target audience: Tailored for veterinary nurses, but also suitable for all other veterinary professionals in small animal practice.
Cats have specific needs that are unique to their species. This means cats can be difficult to assess, examine, and treat, making them challenging as patients. By considering a cat's emotional needs at the clinic we can provide a more comfortable and less stressful environment for our feline patients, resulting in a more positive experience for the cats, their owners, and the whole veterinary team.
A feline friendly practice has put additional measures in place to demonstrate that it has a good understanding of a cat’s needs and the challenges that owners face caring for their cats. This webinar will cover how to ensure your feline patients and their owners have the best possible experience at your practice, improving owner compliance, and patient welfare. We will go through what can be done to make each area of the practice more cat friendly and the importance of assessing stress in feline patients and how to handle and restrain cats safely and effectively for placement of intravenous cannulas and blood sampling.
What you will learn:
CPD/CE hours: 1.25 hours
About the provider:
Alex qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1997 and has a special interest in feline nursing. Alex has completed the ISFM feline nursing certificate, diploma, and advanced certificate in feline behaviour. Alex is currently studying towards gaining her advanced diploma applied animal behaviour (feline). Alex currently works as a locum RVN and runs her own company ‘The Cat Nurse’ where she offers CPD about feline nursing and behaviour. Alex volunteers for her local Cats Protection branch, helping to raise money for local cats in need. Alex has a particular interest in feline nutrition, behaviour and stress related diseases in feline patients. Alex has been a BVNA Council Member since October 2018. Alex is currently a member of the ISFM Feline Wellbeing Panel.