Exotics CPD Bundle with Nationwide Labs

Exotics CPD Bundle

In partnership with NationWide Laboratories,
featuring two great webinars from Madonna Livingstone!

This brilliant bundle is only £17+VAT, and will help you top up your knowledge of exotics!

What webinars are in the bundle?

"Common Conditions in Uncommon Species"

Madonna Livingstone BVMS MRCVS


Many vets and nurses who are not familiar with exotics panic when they are presented with one. But if you go back to basics and think about it logically, you will find that it is much easier than you expected. In this webinar Madonna Livingstone goes through some common conditions in such species as rodents, reptiles and exotic birds. The webinar features detailed case studies complete with diagnosis and treatment options. Madonna gives practical advice and shares resources that will help vets and nurses in practice to provide appropriate care for an exotic pet.


"My Approach to the Anorexic Rabbit"

Madonna Livingstone BVMS MRCVS

Despite the fact that rabbits are the 3rd most popular pet in the UK, they are still classified as exotics. In this webinar Madonna Livingstone shares her experience in treating rabbits and gives practical advice to vets and nurses on how to transfer their skills from dogs and cats to the less familiar species. Anorexia in rabbits is a real medical emergency. It can be caused by anything and the animal can die very quickly. An understanding of basic rabbit anatomy and physiology in conjunction with appropriate care, prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential for a successful outcome. It is also vital to remember that anorexia is a symptom, not a diagnosis. Madonna goes through detailed case studies explaining the causes and effects of anorexia in this species.

About the speaker

Madonna Livingstone

Known as the practice geek, Madonna qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2002. She joined the Ark Veterinary Clinics Ltd Coatbridge in 2004 and has grown the exotic side of the practice to the extent it now occupies over 70% of her case load both first opinion and referral. Although her main interest is in exotic animal species, she also enjoys soft tissue surgery and behaviour of all species.

Madonna is an exotics consultant for NationWide Laboratories which includes interpretation of results for many different species. She is always happy to help any vets with cases.

On her day off from clinical practice Madonna lectures on exotic animal medicine and surgery, teaches clinical skills in small exotic mammals and rabbit surgery at Glasgow University Veterinary School. Also, an Affiliated vet with Glasgow Vet School she is the nominated veterinary surgeon for all the exotic teaching animals (reptiles and mammals).

She also, has a diploma in parrot behaviour, has been published on reptiles, parrots and ferrets including a peer reviewed journal.

Her duties also include being the chair of an ethical committee for two zoological collections. Madonna was the past Chair of Scottish Region of British Small Animal Veterinary Association 2015 2018, together with her committee Madonna grew the Scottish Conference to be the biggest Veterinary Conference in Scotland. Prior to being the Chair, she was the Petsavers Charity Rep on the committee and currently sits on both the Scottish BSAVA and the Management and Strategy BSAVA committee for the main conference in England which is the biggest Veterinary Conference in Europe.

Madonna speaks widely throughout the UK on exotic animal medicine and surgery to Vets and Veterinary nurses. She has also spoken several times at the Scottish Parrot Society and the Scottish Branch of International Herpetological Society to owners and enthusiasts.

Madonna is a member of the Rabbit Welfare and Association Fund (RWAF), the Tortoise Trust, Clyde Bird Ringing Group, the Scottish Ferret Club, British Veterinary Zoological Society, and the Veterinary Invertebrate Society and has a strong interest in conservation.

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