The ICARE Veterinary Nursing stream has been developed in response to a growing interest from veterinary nurses in the exotic species.
A broad and practical lecture programme will be provided covering foundation topics to give a general overview of nursing considerations of commonly seen exotic patients. The program will consist of three main areas: hospitalisation, anaesthesia, and emergency and critical care of rabbits and small mammals, birds, and reptiles. It will also include the most common native wildlife cases.
The lectures will be presented by experienced veterinary nurse speakers representing various job roles in the field. The day will end with the opportunity for delegates to ask direct questions to a panel of exotic veterinary nurses who represent different job roles from the general practitioner to the referral centre and conservation pioneers.
This nursing stream is dedicated not only to experienced exotic veterinary nurses but also to general practice veterinary nurses who want to improve their foundational skills in nursing exotics, and student veterinary nurses that require further support in their understanding of the exotic patients.