APBC: Behaviour Essentials for Veterinary Practices: Effective strategies to support your canine clients throughout their lifetimes, from pups to pensioners

Event Date: 
Holiday Inn Coventry M6 J2, Hinckley Road, Walsgrave, Coventry CV2 2HP
Event Type: 
Open to Everyone

Behaviour essentials for veterinary practices: effective strategies to support your canine clients throughout their lifetimes, from pups to pensioners.
Understanding behaviour can benefit veterinary practices in many ways. Being able to give appropriate behavioural advice can reduce the chances of behaviour problems occurring or help owners deal with problems effectively. This is important both for the welfare of the animal and also for maintaining the pet-owner bond which helps to keep pets in the home. Behavioural awareness can also improve how animals are handled and managed in the veterinary surgery, helping to ensure they remain happy to come into, and be handled in, the surgery. This makes it easier to give them the veterinary care they need, encouraging owners to remain bonded to your practice and to bring their pets in for treatment when it is needed.
Focusing on dogs, this day will cover the most important aspects of behaviour at different stages of life from before birth through puppyhood, adolescence, adulthood and into old age. We will include plenty of practical strategies to help you support your canine clients, including breeders and owners, to ensure the well-being of their dogs and reduce the chances of behaviour problems occurring.
This day is aimed at enabling vets and nurses in general practice to provide a whole practice behavioural support package for dogs and their owners.
Elaine Henley: Advice for breeders - Care of the bitch and pups from before birth and during early puppyhood
Claire Hargrave: Pups - From entering new home until around 20 weeks of age
Helen Zulch: From puberty to maturity
Caroline Warnes: Behaviour in elderly dogs
Conference 'Nitty Gritty'
Veterinary Surgeons and Standard non-Member Early Bird rate (to 25 August 2017): £80
APBC Member Early Bird rate (to 25 August 2017): £60
Veterinary Surgeons and Standard non-member price: £90
APBC member price: £70
Veterinary Nurse with Bursary: £75 - APBC has made available a limited number of bursary places to reduce the cost of the event for veterinary nurses. To apply for a place please email events [at] apbc [dot] org [dot] uk to check availability and request the promotional code.
Refunds may be given for cancellations made no less than 14 days prior to the event less an £8 admin fee. If cancelling 14 days or less from the event, no refund can be made however substitutions can be made at any time by emailing the change of name to: events [at] apbc [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: APBC%20Behaviour%20Essentials) .
The organisers reserve the right to substitute speakers and programme details if necessary. A final reminder will be sent by email a few days prior to the event.
Please note that other than assistance dogs, the venue does not permit dogs on the site.