Course Details

Thu 29th July - Thu 16th September 2021
Course Director
Claire E Whitehead BVM&S MS DACVIM MRCVS
£330 +VAT (Additional fee of £140 +VAT for optional half day practical session)

Develop Confidence with Camelids

This online camelid health course for vets will provide an introduction to the veterinary management of camelids. The objective of this course is to arm the general practice vet with sufficient confidence with which to approach most of the common scenarios seen in practice. There is an optional practical training session. Attendees that elect to do the practical training will learn useful tips for handling and evaluating alpacas. They will also have the opportunity to practice their clinical and diagnostic skills.

This course is 8 weeks in duration and starts on Thursday 29th July. Live sessions will take place at 4.30pm UK time on each date shown in the schedule. [11.30am Eastern Standard Time (US); 5.30pm Central European Time]

The course will cover:

Taught by the UK’s only RCVS Recognised Specialist in Camelid Health & Production, you will have ample opportunity for questions – there is no such thing as a stupid question!

Suitable for all vets working with camelids. 


Session 1: 29th July Introduction to Camelid Medicine and the Physical Examination
Session 2: 5th August Routine on-farm procedures
Session 3: 12th August Parasite control: worms, coccidia and fluke
Session 4: 19th August Skin problems
Session 5: 26th August Camelid emergencies including how to approach “the sick camelid”
Session 6: 2nd September Reproductive emergencies 
Session 7: 9th September Management of Newborn Crias
Session 8: 16th September Dental Management

Each session in the online camelid health course for vets will last 1-1.5 hours including time for questions. All sessions will be available as a recording and be available for about 4 months.

Optional Practical Session

There will be an optional half day practical session for those able to physically attend our clinic in South East Oxfordshire on Wednesday 22nd September (9am to 2pm). This practical half-day session will include training in practical alpaca handling skills, toenail trimming, dental evaluation, body condition scoring, venipuncture (using an alpaca venipuncture model), blood smear preparation, and abdominal ultrasound examination. Lunch will be provided. Limited places available.

  • Full printed course notes are also included. These will be posted to delegates ahead of the course. (There will be a small supplement for those not in the UK to cover the additional postage.)
  • Optional practical session: £140 +VAT per person. Please indicate whether or not you would like to attend this when you register.

Practice Pricing

Special prices are available for 2 or more people booking from the same veterinary practice. Simply enter additional delegate details in our booking form and your discount will be automatically applied.

2 delegates£594 +VAT
3 delegates£810 +VAT
4 delegates£990 +VAT
5 delegates£1,237.50 +VAT
6 delegates£1,485.00 +VAT

Have six or more participants at your practice wanting to take part? Get in touch to discuss pricing.

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