CIDBT 4109 Introduction to Canine Veterinary Science

The course covers the basic principles of veterinary science and how that may interact with dog behaviour and psychology. The main aim is to give the practitioner sufficient skills in knowing when to identify a behaviour problem separate to a veterinary or medical cause which may need to be seen by a veterinary surgeon. It also gives the practitioner an insight into how veterinary trained staff view behaviour in practice and the relationship between veterinary surgeon and pet behaviour practitioner.

This is an essential course for people who work with dogs in any organisation. It is also attractive for pet owners who simply want a more in depth knowledge of the domestic dogs body systems and healthcare in general in respect of problem behaviour.

Course Aims
Students will study to a basic level the different Canids and in particular The Domestic Dog. Students will explore the Veterinary needs of The Domestic Dog and its general care. They will discover how good and bad Nutrition can affect a dogs’ behaviour.

They will gain an understanding of the basic anatomy and physiology of the dog and its body systems. Students will study basic canine genetics and how genetic conditions may affect behaviour.

To explore the different diseases and conditions that dog suffer that may affect their behaviour.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module participants will be able to:

  • Identify various medical conditions that can cause a dog to act out of character.
  • Understand how nutrition can affect a dog’s behaviour.
  • Learn to identify when a dog needs to be referred to a Veterinary Surgeon.
  • Be able to identify a possible genetic condition that may cause a behaviour problem.
  • To be able to explain the types of medical conditions that can cause behaviour problems.
  • Be aware of disease processes that may affect behaviour.
  • Course Structure

The module is delivered in Three Phases:

Phase 1 (Home Study) Introduction to Canids and the Domestic Dog

  • Detailed analysis of participants existing experience with dogs – in particular with reference to dogs and their health.
  • Primary research about Canids in general.
  • To conduct secondary research on The Domestic Dog in particular.

Phase 2 (Home Study) Introduction to Veterinary Science and The Domestic Dog

  • Genetics
  • Veterinary Care
  • Nutrition
  • Anatomy, Physiology
  • Basic Healthcare

Phase 3 (Home Study) Medical Conditions and Behaviour of The Domestic Dog

  • Canine Diseases
  • Geriatric Dogs
  • Behaviour problems and Medical Conditions

Tutor for this Course

Rachel Bean RVN MCFBA

This course costs £295. Payment can be made with PayPal (you do not need to be a member). You can pay direct to our bank, our banking details will be shown at the checkout, they will also be emailed to you if you choose this option. You can also pay by cheque, again details are shown at the checkout and emailed to you.

Your tutor for this course is Rachel Bean.

This is a Home Study course which has three phases, there are no workshops to attend.

This course needs to be completed within six months. Extensions can be granted under exceptional circumstances.

On passing this course you will be mailed a physical certificate of pass. Please ensure we have your correct postal address.

This course is approved by the PETbc