RSPCA NSW Behaviour Conference with Dr Sarah Heath Home Paws and Reflect: Embracing a Multimodal Approach to Animal BehaviourPaws and Reflect: Embracing a Multimodal Approach to Animal Behaviour Recorded Access to Paws and Reflect: Embracing a Multimodal Approach to Animal Behaviour We are delighted to offer online access to the recordings of the 2023 virtual behaviour conference held at RSPCA NSW. Access to these presentations provides you with an opportunity to learn from veterinary behaviour specialists Drs Sarah Heath and Gabrielle Carter as they present a range of topics to assist us in developing a multi-modal approach to dogs and cats with behavioural presentations. This collection of recordings is ideal for veterinarians seeking a methodical approach to understanding and managing canine and feline behavioural presentations. It will also appeal to other animal industry professionals, including veterinary nurses and behaviour trainers, seeking to improve their knowledge of this complex field. At RSPCA NSW, we are committed to supporting high-quality education initiatives that promote the advancement of animal welfare. Our newly opened Education Centre is a hub of learning and discovery, equipped with modern facilities and designed to foster a deep understanding of all creatures, great and small. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with the link and password to the recordings. They will remain available until July 2024. We ask that you do not share the login details and access passwords to anyone. Get access until July 2024 by registering today! Conference Location RSPCA NSW Sydney Education Centre 201 Rookwood Road Yagoona, NSW 2199 Conference Costs: $500 for the two days Registrations are now openRegister Now! Conference Location Online Webinar Conference Costs: $150 for the two days Register to access the online conference recording! Meet the Speakers Dr Sarah Heath BVSc PgCertVE DipECAWBM(BM) CCAB FHEA FRCVS RCVS Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine Sarah qualified from Bristol University and spent four years in mixed general practice before setting up Behavioural Referrals Veterinary Practice in 1992. She is an RCVS and European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine. In 2018 she was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for meritorious contributions to the profession. Sarah is an External Lecturer in small animal behavioural medicine at Liverpool University and also teaches on the veterinary undergraduate course at Surrey University. She is a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist under the ASAB accreditation scheme. She sees clinical cases across North West England. Sarah lives in Chester with her 2 cats, Luis and Didi who were hand reared at Cats Protection Warrington and came to live with Sarah in 2017. And Jamie, her Flat-coated Retriever. Dr Gabrielle Carter BVSC (Hons), Msc, MANZCVS, DACVB Veterinary Specialist in Animal Behaviour Dr. Gabrielle Carter is a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviourist and registered Veterinary Specialist in Animal Behaviour. She worked with cats and dogs in general veterinary practice for many years, before undertaking a 3 year behaviour residency at Purdue University in the USA, completing research into the impact of thyroid hormone on dog behaviour, and passing Board examinations. That makes her pretty much like an Animal Psychiatrist. She has lectured widely throughout Australia, educating trainers, veterinarians, veterinary nurses and the public. Her skills have led her to not only work to help owners improve their pet’s behavioural well being, but also to advocate for pets in court hearings and cruelty cases and consult with industry bodies and welfare organisations regarding animal behaviour and welfare. Gabrielle has long association with the RSPCA, starting as a new veterinary graduate and returning again after working in private practice to the role of Chief Veterinarian, and more recently as the Animal Behaviour and Rehabilitation Specialist. Her commitment to improving animal welfare has seen her work with several shelters and served on various animal ethics committees and has culminated in veterinary behaviour where she helps improve the quality of life for pets and their owners on a daily basis. Conference ScheduleDay 1 timetable -Monday 17th, July 2023 TimeSchedule 9am- 9.30amRegistration, coffee and tea 9.30 – 9:45amWelcome and housekeeping. Georgie Caspar/Liz Arnott 09.45 – 10:30amWhat is comprehensive healthcare? Understanding The Health Triad and its impact on behaviour Dr Sarah Heath FRCVS 10.30 – 11:00amMorning tea 11.00 – 11.40amAssessing emotional health in dogs and cats- the relevance of valence and arousal Dr Sarah Heath FRCVS 11.50 – 12:30pm Understanding behavioural responses in terms of emotional motivation and meeting the needs of the individual Dr Sarah Heath FRCVS 12.30 – 1:30pm Lunch 1.30 – 2:10pm The role of cognition in providing suitable education for dogs Dr Sarah Heath FRCVS 2.20 – 3:00pmThe interplay between physical health and behavioural presentations Dr Sarah Heath FRCVS 3:00 - 3:30pmAfternoon tea 3.30 – 4.30pmCanine case studies from RSPCA Shelters Panel discussion with Georgie Caspar, Gabrielle Carter & Sarah Heath Reserve your FACE TO FACE ticket | Reserve your VIRTUAL ticket Day 2 timetable -Tuesday 18th, July 2023 TimeSchedule 9am- 9.30amRegistration, coffee and tea 9.30 – 9:45amThe importance of environmental optimisation for cats in the home, shelter and veterinary practice Dr Sarah Heath FRCVS 09.45 – 10:30amUnderstanding feline social behaviour and its impact on successful rehoming Dr Sarah Heath FRCVS 10.30 – 11:00amMorning tea 11.00 – 11.40amInteracting with cats with their health triad in mind Dr Sarah Heath FRCVS 11.50 – 12:30pm Feline case studies from RSPCA Shelters Panel discussion with Georgie Caspar Gabrielle Carter Sarah Heath 12.30 – 1:30pm Lunch Sponsor info sessions (10 mins each) 1.30 – 2:10pm Post surgical management of emotional health. Dr Gabrielle Carter 2.20 – 3:00pmUnderstanding the role of chronic pain in behavioural presentations Dr Sarah Heath FRCVS 3:00 - 3:30pmAfternoon tea 3.30 – 4.30pmPharmacological care of emotional health Gabrielle Carter and Sarah Heath Reserve your FACE TO FACE ticket | Reserve your VIRTUAL ticket Proudly sponsored by Keeping Cats Safe at Home, assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust. Interested in our School Holiday Program? Expressions of interest for our next school holiday program is now open. Please fill out the form below. Name* First name Last name Children's age (or ages) Email* Phone number The RSPCA is committed to handling your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). You can read our Collection Notice here. Join the Cat-ch up! Join the Cat-ch up and enjoy exclusive offers, regular campaign updates, and more information to set your home up for a happy, safe and thriving cat. Plus sign up today for your discount code. 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