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Firework Fears

Firework Fears

  • October 08, 2020

With Fireworks night quickly approaching now is the perfect time to try out our new course Fireworks Fears, offered by our newest provider Veterinary Behaviour Support.

Join Sophie White BVetMed MSc MRCVS as she talks through how to approach the 'scared of fireworks' consult.

This one off course will help you feel more confident when advising clients on how to help their pets cope with fireworks. There is information on the underlying emotions and possible health problems that are often associated with these fears, as well as advice on how to select appropriate medication.

Target Audience
Tailored for veterinary surgeons in first opinion practice, but nurses are more than welcome too!

This course aims to open your eyes to the possible links between behavioural issues and health. No prior behaviour or training knowledge needed.

If you feel unequipped to deal with those 'scared of fireworks' consults, or maybe you just want to understand a little more about companion animal behaviour then this course is for you.

What You Will Learn

  • Help you deal with the ‘scared of fireworks’ consult.
  • Give up to date advice on management techniques.
  • Give you a basic understanding of different causes.
  • Overview of appropriate medications.

CPD/CE Hours
This course is worth 1 hour of CPD/CE.


About The Provider
Sophie White BVetMed MSc MRCVS graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. She spent the 8 years in small animal practice before completing a Masters degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Lincoln. She has spent the last year gaining hands on behaviour and training experience working for Dogs Trust. She runs Veterinary Behaviour Support with the hope of raising the profile of behavioural medicine within the veterinary profession, whilst helping owners and their pets. Her particular areas of interest are human directed aggression and the provision of medical care to 'difficult to manage' patients.

To give us more insight in to her work Sophie took part in a quick fire Q&A with the Vet Academy team:

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