Exotic Pets Medicine & Surgery
Individual Courses and Comprehensive Study Program
Exotic Pets – Small Mammal I

Small Mammals are more and more popular worldwide, and there is more demand from the owners to have the best quality of care for their animals like with dogs and cats. Small Mammals Medicine is a relatively new specialty with an important amount of new scientific data published. It could be difficult to remain updated in this context.
This Small Mammals Course is aimed to the practitioners who are willing to improve their knowledge on these species and to develop this type of consultation in their practice.

Course Objectives
– to acquire a solid theorical (through lectures) and a practical (through wetlabs) expertise to develop a small mammal consultation.
– to master clinical reasoning allowing the management of the main pathologies the principal Small Mammal species seen in consultation.

Exotic Pets – Small Mammal II

This course is independent to course small mammal I, and completes it. It will focus on surgery with 14h of wetlabs, but also on cardiology, dermatology, reproduction, oncology and behavior. This course is designed for practitioners from basic to intermediate level in small mammal medicine.

Course Objectives
To acquire a solid theorical (through lectures) and a practical (through wetlabs) expertise to develop a small mammal consultation and to be comfortable to perform most of the surgeries in small mammal.
To master clinical reasoning allowing the management of the main pathologies the principal Small Mammal species seen in consultation.

Exotic Pets – Reptile Medicine and Surgery I

In this course, practical use of clinical haematology and plasma chemistry analyses in modern reptile medicine are reviewed. Veterinarians will learn clinical and laboratory techniques of reptile haematology and plasma chemistry. Special attention is given to diagnosis and effective treatment protocols for non-infectious and infectious diseases (including the most important emerging diseases) in captive reptiles. Furthermore, the veterinarians will learn principles and practical use of new therapeutics in reptile medicine.

Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Approach the reptile patient following the clinical and laboratory examination, definition of the problem(s), and elaboration of an adequate differential diagnosis list.
2. Perform advanced diagnostic techniques (clinical haematology and plasma chemistry) and interpret the results.
3. Diagnose and treat the most important infectious and non-infectious diseases of reptiles.
4. Supervise and practically perform the effective treatment of reptile patients with the proper use of therapeutics.

Exotic Pets – Reptile Medicine and Surgery II
On this course the veterinarians will learn modern techniques of reptile radiography, ultrasonography and endoscopy. Special attention is given to the practical use of effective and safe anaesthesia and analgesia in reptile patients (including cases of emergency or patients with chronic organ diseases). Furthermore, veterinarians will learn principles of gold standard methods of reptile surgery as well as the newest protocols of surgical approaches in treatment of difficult cases.

Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Supervise and perform effective anaesthesia and analgesia, including the use of modern methods of monitoring the reptile patient.
2. Perform modern diagnostic techniques (radiography, ultrasonography and endoscopy) and interpret the results.
3. Supervise and perform the classical as well as the newest methods of surgery in reptile patients.

Exotic Pets – Reptile Medicine and Surgery II

In this course, practical use of clinical haematology, standard methods of avian ophthalmology and actual principles of critical care for avian patients are reviewed. Special attention is given to clinical diagnosis and modern treatment protocols for non-infectious and infectious diseases in companion birds. Among the diagnostic tests, radiography, haematology and plasma chemistry analysis considered the most powerful diagnostic tools. Furthermore, the veterinarians will learn techniques of modern avian ophthalmology and how to design effective treatment in avian emergency cases.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Approach the avian patient following the clinical and laboratory examination, definition of the problem(s), and elaboration of an adequate differential diagnosis list.
2. Perform advanced diagnostic techniques (haematology, imaging techniques, and ophthalmology) and interpret the results.
3. Diagnose and treat the most important infectious and non-infectious diseases of birds.
4. Supervise and perform the effective system of intensive care for avian patient in emergency cases.