Emotional health in dogs and cats
Mini Series

Get all the help you need with behavioural medicine in this easy to attend, fully guaranteed, Online Mini Series™ from CPD Solutions

  • Explore some of the concepts involved in emotional health
  • Consider potential emotional factors when diagnosing and treating physical illness
  • Explanation of emotional health and the different emotional motivations that drive behaviours in our dogs and cats
  • 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 across all devices
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification

This is the second online Mini Series I have done, and I have found both so convenient and flexible as they allow me to work around my small children.

I enjoyed it and enjoyed being able to do at my own pace. It’s much easier to do the webinars when I have quiet time at home or in practice.

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

What is emotional health?

  • Introduction to the emotional motivational systems according to Panksepp and their function
  • Explanation of the potential behavioural responses to engaging and protective emotional states
  • Application of the concepts of emotional valence and arousal to clinical behavioural presentations

Session 2

How does emotional health impact on physical health?

  • Consideration of the health triad and the interplay between emotional, cognitive and physical health
  • Discussion of examples of physical health considerations when presented with behavioural presentations in general practice
  • Exploration of the interplay between pain and behaviour and the varied ways in which this can be manifested

Session 3

What is the role of the general veterinary practice in safeguarding the emotional health of dogs and cats?

  • Consideration of the role of the veterinary practice in advising caregivers of puppies and kittens
  • Application of an understanding of emotional health to optimising the veterinary experience for patients
  • Discussion of the role of considering emotional health in clinical decision making

Meet the Presenter....

Sarah Heath

RCVS and EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine

Sarah qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Bristol University in 1988 and set up Behavioural Referrals Veterinary Practice in 1992. She sees clinical cases across North West England and wider afield through video platform consultations. In 2018 she was made an FRCVS for meritorious contributions to the profession in recognition of her work in establishing Behavioural Medicine as a veterinary discipline. She is an RCVS and EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine and an External Lecturer in small animal behavioural medicine on the veterinary undergraduate course at Liverpool University. In 2019 she gained her Postgraduate Certificate in Veterinary Education. Sarah has a special interest in the interplay between emotional and physical illness in dogs and cats.

Watch the recordings at a time convenient to you!

The content of the Mini Series will help me very much in my work in practice. It will give me confidence to approach cases in a logical way and reach a working diagnosis and treatment plan, whilst recognising where specialist advice and referral is appropriate.

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It doesn’t matter……all sessions are recorded and you have access to them for a full 12 months after the course.


Take advantage of the easy Online Mini Series™ format and increase your confidence when dealing with your feline and canine patients

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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