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Mon, 19 Apr


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A Veterinary Behaviourist's Perspective: Dealing with the Difficult Canine Patient

*FOR RVC STAFF & STUDENTS ONLY* How can we handle difficult dogs in consults? How can comprehending where dog behaviour originates from enable it to be better understood? This talk will also discuss the behaviourist's role in dealing with and handling referral cases.

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A Veterinary Behaviourist's Perspective: Dealing with the Difficult Canine Patient

Time & Location

19 Apr 2021, 19:00 – 20:00 BST

zoom call


About the Event

Have you always wanted to discover more about dog behaviour and hear about the role of a veterinary behaviourist? Then this event is for you! We will have certified veterinary behaviourist Carrie Toolie join us, to talk to us about her work but also about how we can better understand dog behaviour in practice and what we need to pay attention to/take into consideration.

She will discuss canine body language and explain the sink analogy, which is useful for us to better understand dog behaviour and where it originates from (don’t worry if you’ve never heard of it, it will make sense once she explains it!). She will also explain how to approach a tricky consult giving a couple of GP case scenarios for you to better understand these and she will cover what to say to caregivers in the situations. Finally, she will talk about where to refer difficult cases and who to ask for help in these. 

The talk will last for about 40 minutes, after which you are free to leave or ask as many questions as you like!

“Dealing with the difficult canine patient” 

What will be covered: 

·       canine body language

·       the sink analogy

·       how to approach a tricky consult (including GP case scenarios)

·       what to say to the caregivers

·       who to refer on to/where to ask for help

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