A practical guide to inherited disease and genetic testing in small animal practice

Clinical Genetics
Mini Series

Refresh your knowledge of small animal genetics in this easy to attend, fully guaranteed, Online Mini Series™ from CPD Solutions

  • Pros and cons of genetic testing
  • Consider how genetic results should be applied to improve companion animal health
  • Refreshing your knowledge of genetic testing
  • You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification

Very clear information and an excellent speaker.

Much better understanding of diseases and may be able to help some breeders to make better decisions.

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

Back to basics

  • From genes to disease – clinically focussed refresher on genes, inheritance and mechanisms of genetic disease
  • Demystifying genetic testing – techniques and practicalities
  • Illustrated with practical examples such as testing for relatedness and breed composition

Session 2

Does he have the gene for..?

  • Genetic testing for diseases and traits with simple inheritance
  • Explaining the benefits, problems, pitfalls and practicalities.
  • Planning breeding based on genetic test results

Session 3

Managing complex inherited disease

  • Current genetic testing for complex traits
  • Alternative routes to genetic improvement including hip and elbow schemes
  • The future of managing complex genetic diseases

Meet the Presenter....

Dr Eleanor Raffan

RCVS & European Specialist in Small Animal Medicine

Eleanor Raffan qualified from the Dick Vet and worked in first opinion practice before residency training in Cambridge to become a specialist in small animal medicine.

She divides her time between clinical work, running an obesity referral service, and researching the genetic origins of disease in dogs and humans. She is a Lecturer in Systems Physiology at the University of Cambridge.

Watch the recordings at a time convenient to you!

This was a very comprehensive grounding in basic genetics, an area which has progressed immeasurably since I graduated, making this an extremely useful course to update my understanding in this area.

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12 months access to recordings and course materials is included

Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.


Take advantage of the easy Online Mini Series™ format and increase your confidence when genetically testing

Just £397 + VAT*

  • Overseas customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT.
  • Overseas customers in the EU; provide your VAT number and we will refund the VAT.
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Price includes...

  • All 3 sessions
  • Notes and quiz (8 hours CPD)
  • PLUS unlimited access to recordings and all course materials for 12 months!
  • No traffic jams or accommodation hassles
  • No child or pet care to arrange
  • No rota clashes to worry about and no locum cover needed

Just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource


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Very thorough and comprehensive courses. The course notes are a great addition too.

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