Raptors - Emergency Care and Rehabilitation


Programme fact file

Programme title: Raptors - Emergency Care and Rehabilitation
Qualification: CPD hours
Start date: Tuesday 16 May 2017
Duration: 1 day
Maximum places available: 25
Fees: £175
20% discount for alumni/associate practice online bookings (£140)
10% discount for online bookings (£157.50)
Available on weekends/evenings: No

Programme overview

Course description

This one-day mixed seminar and practical course will cover triage, first-aid, medical and surgical techniques utilised in raptor rehabilitation. Delegates will have the opportunity to perform basic techniques on cadavers under the supervision of an experienced surgeon and will have the opportunity to watch a flying display with various species of raptor.

Course Code: VCPDRECR


Craig Hunt

Craig Hunt BVetMed CertSAM DZooMed (Reptilian) MRCVS


Programme detail

Topics covered

  • Triage and first aid of the wild raptor
  • Wildlife legislation
  • Treatment of soft-tissue and orthopaedic injuries
  • Rehabilitation
  • Bandaging and tube feeding

Learning objectives

  • Legal aspects and obligations in treating wild raptors
  • To ascertain the suitability of an individual to be treated and rehabilitated
  • The requirements of the wild raptor in captivity
  • Perform basic procedures such as injections, crop tubing and application of wing and foot dressings

Required delegate attributes

This course is designed for rehabilitators and veterinary surgeons with all levels of experience.  It will provide invaluable experience for those who are new to avian surgery. The course would also be of value to those veterinary surgeons undertaking further professional qualifications exotic animal medicine. The course may also be suitable for experienced falconers. 


The Raptor Foundation

The Heath 
St. Ives Road
PE28 3BT

Vist The Raptor Foundation website for directions.

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Ruth Readyhoof (CPD Officer)
t:   +44 (0) 115 951 6647

Sponsored by


Veterinary CPD Education Centre

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 6647
email: veterinary-cpd@nottingham.ac.uk