Flexi Online CPD

Small Mammal Anaesthesia and Emergencies – Flexi CPD

£155.00 Ex VAT

Type:  Flexi CPD 
Start:  On-demand / Unlimited Lifetime Access
CPD:    8 hours (UK), 8 points (AUS, NZ)
Level:  Introduction / Intermediate



This CPD course is aimed at vet nurses in general practice


Module 1

Rabbit Handling and Anaesthesia
  • How do rabbits differ from other mammals we see in practice?
  • How can we accommodate their needs?
  • How can we improve their safety under anaesthesia?

Module 2

Ferret Handling and Anaesthesia
  • A nursing approach to care of the ferret in veterinary practice
  • How do ferrets differ from other small mammals we treat?
  • What anaesthetic considerations do we need to factor in?

Module 3

Small Rodent Handling and Anaesthesia
  • Minimising stress and appropriate handling for small mammals and rodents
  • Anaesthetic considerations
  • Post operative and peri operative care

Module 4

Small Mammal Emergencies
  • How to recognise emergencies in small mammal species
  • Triage and CPCR in small mammals
  • Common conditions and emergency presentations

The course will be available immediately following purchase, with unlimited lifetime access and will provide a total of 8 hours of CPD (UK), or 8 points (Australia and New Zealand).

Release date: Feb 2024

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Tawny Kershaw BSc (Hons), RVN, DipVNZS, AFHEA
Swift Veterinary Referrals


Tawny graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2016 and has since gained several post graduate nursing qualifications including her certificate in exotic animal nursing care. Tawny has experience working in referral practice, exotics practice, and zoological settings. Tawny’s passions and interests include evidence based nursing care, anaesthesia, and nursing care of exotic and zoological species. Currently working in specialist referral practice, Tawny enjoys seeing an array of complex anaesthesia challenges.


Upon purchase you will be immediately registered to attend the course, with unlimited lifetime access.  The course will consist of four modules, where each module provides 2 hours of CPD, in the form of a tutorial, a quiz and also a selection of further reading journals, articles or book chapters.


The course is completely flexible, where all the learning resources are provided immediately – it is designed for you to complete one module per week, but it is completely up to you, how and when you decide to complete the course. You have unlimited lifetime access to all the supportive learning materials, and once you have completed the whole course, a certificate will be automatically generated.


Looking for some further information? – please have a look at our Flexi Online CPD Courses – PDF Guide

CPD Hours

This online course is worth 8 hours of CPD.


A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the course.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.


Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 8 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.


This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 8 CPD points.



This course has been listed as ‘Introduction / Intermediate’ level


All of our courses are aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice, but everyone who works in the veterinary profession is very welcome to attend, whether you are a clinical receptionist, veterinary surgeon, student nurse or have been a qualified nurse for over 20 years!


The courses are not formally assessed for skill level, so the following CPD levels are just a rough guide to help you decide if a course may be more or less suitable:


– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice


You will earn 155 Pawprint Points (£15.50 website credit) when you purchase this course


Our loyalty scheme rewards you with 10% in website credit to spend on future courses.  Choose pay with Pawprint Points during checkout.

Invoice My Practice


Debit or credit card is the preferred payment method

Please ask your practice manager or accounts department to visit the website, register an account in their own name, and during checkout, complete the ‘delegate name’ and ‘delegate email’ sections with your personal details.  We will then register you a personal account on your behalf, and transfer the course booking over to your new personal account.  We will of course email you all the information you need to access this new account and your CPD course.


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