Worried by whelpings? Nervous about neonates?

The Whelping Bitch and Paediatrics

Get to grips with managing whelping bitches and their pups in this comprehensive, fully-guaranteed Online Mini Series™ course from CPD Solutions.

Let Louise O'Dwyer show you how to get the best results with whelping bitches while keeping everyone's stress levels low!


12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.

  • Attend the live sessions or just watch the recordings – it’s up to you!470830763 (2)
  • Get some seriously practical help to reduce stress and  keep bitches and puppies safe
  • Learn how to advise owners during a normal pregnancy
  • What’s the best care for neonates?
  • What to do during a whelping emergency
  • When a caesarean is needed- key practical tips for optimum outcomes
  • AND…you have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch the recordings on your PC, Mac, iPad, tablet or smartphone


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What will I learn on this course?

Session 1: Pre-natal Care and Whelping

  • Prenatal essentials including vaccination, worming and feeding
  • What to expect with the normal pregnancywebinar 1
  • When is intervention needed?
  • How to advise and help owners
  • How to tell when whelping is imminent
  • Medical management of the whelping bitch


Session 2: Dystocia and Anaesthesia of the Caesarian Patient

  • Definitions of dystocia- what you need to knowwebinar 2
  • Pre, intra and post-operative consideration for the caesarean patient
  • Safe anaesthesia for caesarean patients
  • Practical tips for optimum outcomes for bitch and pups
  • Decrease your stress levels in theatre!


Session 3: Post-Op Care of Bitch and Neonates

  • Resuscitation procedures for viable neonateswebinar 3
  • Immediate post-op care for the bitch and pups
  • Neonatal emergencies – how to spot them and deal with them effectively
  • Causes of neonatal death
  • Practical tips for nursing and weaning young puppies

About The Presenter

LouiseLouise O’Dwyer MBA BSc(Hons) VTS(ECC) DipAVN(Med & Surg) RVN

Louise gained her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Surgical) in 2004 followed by her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Medical) in 2007 and Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency and Critical Care) in 2011 and Veterinary Technician Specialist (Anaesthesia) in 2014, making her a member of both AVECCT and AVTA. She has contributed to over 35 journal articles and book chapters, and lectures regularly on all aspects of anaesthesia, emergency and critical care, surgery and infection control. Louise spent 15 years working at PetMedics in Manchester firstly as Head Nurse and then Clinical Director. In October 2015 Louise moved to Vets Now to take on the role of Clinical Support Manager. Louise’s interests include all aspects of emergency care but particularly trauma patients, as well as anaesthesia, surgical nursing, infection control and wound management. Louise is the co-author of ‘Practical Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing’ as well as ‘Wound Management in Small Animals: A Practical Guide for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians’, and the BSAVA ‘Pocketbook for Nurses’ and the forthcoming ‘A Veterinary Nurse’s Guide to Infection Prevention and Control’.

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Take advantage of the easy format of the online Mini Series and Decrease your Stress Levels with whelping bitches without leaving your practice!rad

GREAT VALUE ! Your Course Rate is Just £227 + VAT*

The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD

No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or child care, rota clashes, locum fees….just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource

* overseas customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT. Overseas customers in the EU; provide your VAT number and we will refund the VAT.

All the sessions are now available as recordings and you have access to them for a full 12 months after purchase.

So buy now and take advantage of this really easy to attend online CPD format.


Buy with absolute confidence

Your purchase is protected by the CPD Solutions no quibble money back guarantee.

Need some help? Call us on +44 (0)151 328 0444

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