Subject: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Credit units: 2
Offered: Term 2 only
College: Western College of Vet Med
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Description

This course will train veterinary students in the diagnosis, management, treatment, and prevention of common behaviour problems in dogs, cats, and companion exotic animals. The course will begin with basic learning theory and principles of behaviour modification, and progress to its application to the treatment of specific conditions such as: aggression, anxiety disorders, repetitive behaviour disorders, and more. Clinical psychopharmacology will be covered. Lab time will allow students to develop hands-on force free training skills and gain experience with desensitization/counter-conditioning training techniques.

Restriction(s): Only open to students in the 3rd year of the D.V.M. program.
Note: This course will be an elective in year 3.

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