RSPCA NSW Behaviour Conference with Dr Sarah Heath

Paws 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 open

Conference Location
Online Webinar

Conference Costs:
$150 for the two days

Meet the Speakers

Conference Schedule

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

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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

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