Online CPD for Vet Nurses

Nursing the Small Furry Patient

This 45 minute online tutorial is a basic introduction to kennel nursing for small mammal species, aimed at those in general practice who may not encounter these species regularly. We’ll look at how these species differ from cats and dogs, and what we can do to reduce stress for them in the clinic environment.


  The patient with heatstroke is still a common presentation to veterinary practice and it is vital that we are able to treat the initial condition and monitor for complications that are often seen. This 40 minute eCPD tutorial discusses the reasons why we encounter heatstroke, how we go about stabilisation and how to monitor

Stress in Rabbits

Rabbits are programmed to be in a heightened state of alert and on the lookout for danger. Their prey drive makes them a species prone to stress and the effects of it. Rabbits may not show obvious signs of stress, but when these subtle signs are missed they can evoke more noticeable signs, which lead

The Spinal Patient

This 45 minute online tutorial begins with introducing some terminology commonly used for spinal patients.  This is followed by discussing various causes of spinal injury and intervertebral disc disease, followed by nursing considerations and analgesia for the spinal patient, assisted walking and bladder management. This CPD tutorial is worth 45 minutes towards your RCVS requirements.

Rabbits – Pain and Analgesia

As a prey species, rabbits do not show the same clinical signs of pain as we would observe in cats and dogs.  Pain can often be missed or not observed until in the latter stages, which will have a knock on effect on other body systems as well as the rabbit’s welfare. This 45 online

Optimising Intra Anaesthetic Management

This 40 minute eCPD tutorial covers the important aspects of patient care during anaesthesia.  Although general anaesthesia can be essential to allows perform diagnostic and surgical procedures be performed patients, it is not without risk. While the anaesthetic recovery period is known to confer the greatest risk in the anaesthetic period, a significant number of

Pancreatitis – Pathophysiology, Clinical Signs and Diagnosis (part 1)

This 45 minute eCPD tutorial will give a comprehensive summary of the anatomy, pathophysiology and diagnostic aids used to help you understand the facts about pancreatitis. As nurses we care for a variety of different patients and diseases, but to allow us to tailor our nursing plan appropriately, we need an in-depth understanding of how