CPD Clinical Stream 2020 Rabbit Welfare Association Conference


Edinburgh 19th, 20th and 21st June 2020


SKU: Conf2020Clin Category:


2020 will see us back in Edinburgh, at the brilliant Royal Dick School of Vet Studies.
We are once again offering world class rabbit specific CPD from a host of Specialist Educators.
We have the ever popular workshops on Friday, please book soon if you don’t want to miss out as places are limited.
We have a mix of essential and advanced lectures on Saturday for the clinical stream. Sunday sees the return of our
popular Rabbit Behaviour Day, which is not to be missed and was a sell out last time.

Friday 19th June 2020

The afternoon is a wet lab, hands on practical workshop, using dental and intubation equipment. It will include a lecture element and delegates will be able to ask questions relevant to them, in this small group and informal session.

An afternoon with Kevin Eatwell
BVSc (hons) DZooMed (Reptilian) Dip ECZM (Herpetological and Small Mammals) MRCVS RCVS recognised specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine ECZM Recognised Veterinary Specialist in Herpetological Medicine


Time Topic
1.00 – 3.00 Dentistry
3.00 – 3.30 Tea Break
3.30 – 5.30 Airways and Ask The Expert


We are limiting this to a maximum of 20 delegates as a small group means that delegates get more out of the session

Vets only: RWAF Practice Member – £150 Non RWAF Practice Member – £210

Saturday 20th June 2020

We have two clinical streams running on this day, you can switch between each stream to pick up the lecture that you prefer best.
The first two lectures are the same for all clinical delegates, then after that, chose which lecture you want to attend.

Rabbit Clinical Essentials – for every vet and vet nurse in practice

Time Educator Topic
09.00 – 10.00 Jenna Richardson Clinical Exam Practice – Gold standard clinical exam
10.00 – 11.00 Richard Saunders Back to Basics – what every rabbit vet needs to know
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30 Kevin Eatwell Anaesthesia and Analgesia – a summary of current thinking and best practice
12.30 – 13.30 Emma Keeble Respiratory Diseases – how to identify and treat
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch break
14.30 – 15.30 Molly Varga How to run a Rabbit Friendly practice
15.30 – 16.30 Kevin Eatwell Urine scalding and renal issues


Rabbit Advanced Practice – for vets and vet nurses who are already confident in dealing with rabbits, or with a high rabbit caseload

Time Educator Topic
09.00 – 10.00 Jenna Richardson Clinical Exam Practice – Gold standard clinical exam
10.00 – 11.00 Richard Saunders Back to Basics – what every rabbit vet needs to know
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30 Emma Keeble All Ears – common diseases and treatments
12.30 – 13.30 Molly Varga GI Stasis – diagnosis and treatment
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch break
14.30 – 15.30 Jenna Richardson CT scans and their place in practice
15.30 – 16.30 Richard Saunders Emerging conditions


RWAF Member – £245 Non-RWAF Member – £300

Sunday 21st June 2020

After the success of our previous Rabbit Behaviour Days we have another great day on offer. This is suitable for anyone, Veterinary Surgeons, Vet Nurses, rabbit owners, rescue owners/workers and anyone that works with rabbits and wants to understand them more.

Time Educator Topic
10.00 – 11.00 Grace Dickinson Rabbit Training For Dummies BUNNIES
11.00 – 12.00 Grace Dickinson Using clicker training to help with fear and build confidence
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break
13.00 – 14.00 Guen Bradbury Fear free handling
14.00 – 15.00 Laura Dixon Trancing and ‘learned helplessness’
15.00 – 16.30 Guen Bradbury Aggression: What causes it and what can you do?
16.30 – 17.30 Rae Todd Bonding in practice


RWAF Member – £60 Non-RWAF Member – £90


Book both Saturday and Sunday together and get a discount!
Clinical stream and behaviour day RWAF member – £265 Non RWAF member – £350


All places will be confirmed by email so please provide an email address.  We are sorry but we are unable to send out confirmation, agendas, etc by post, only by email.


10 hours of CPD, lunch and coffee are included in the delegate price.

Please remember to make your menu choice


Please provide the following information for each delegate





Telephone number

E-mail address (essential for confirmation)

Delegate Category: (choose from Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary Nurse, Student Veterinary Surgeon, Student Nurse)


Terms &Conditions

  1. Payments
    All bookings made prior to the conference must be paid in full to guarantee registration. Once payment has been received, an email confirmation and a receipted invoice will be sent. If payment is not made at the time of booking, registration will be provisional. Bookings received less than two weeks before the conference date can only be paid by credit card.
  2. Substitutions & Cancellations 

Delegates may nominate an alternative person from their organisation to attend up to 24 hours prior to the start of the event, at no extra charge. Should substitution not be possible, cancellation charges apply as follows:
8 weeks or more prior to start of event: 10% of the delegate fee
4 to 8 weeks prior to start of event: 50% of the delegate fee
4 weeks or less prior to start of event: 100% of the delegate fee
All substitutions and cancellations must be received in writing

Workshops are allocated on a first come first served basis

  1. Access Requirements
    Delegates should advise of any special access requirements at the time of registration.
  2. Registration Information
    Registration information will be sent to registered delegates by email at least seven days prior to the event.  Any delegate not receiving the registration information should contact us by email to cpd@rabbitwelfare.co.uk
  3. Alterations to Programme – Cancellation/Postponement of Event
    1. RWAF reserves the right to make alterations to the conference programme, venue and timings.
    2. In the unlikely event of the programme being cancelled by RWAF, a full refund will be made. Liability will be limited to the amount of the fee paid by the delegate.
    3. In the event of it being found necessary, for whatever reason, that the conference is being postponed or the dates being changed, the organisers shall not be liable for any expenditure, damage or loss incurred by the delegate.
    4. If by re-arrangement or postponement the event can take place, the booking between the delegate and the organisers shall remain in force and will be subject to the cancellation schedule in paragraph 2.
  4. Speakers
    Views expressed by speakers are their own. RWAF cannot accept liability for advice given, or views expressed, by any speaker at the conference or in any material provided to delegates.
  5. .Insurance
    It is the responsibility of the delegate to arrange appropriate insurance cover in connection with their attendance at the conference. RWAF cannot be held liable for any loss, liability or damage to personal property.

Additional information

RWAF member

No, Yes

Days Clinical

All three days, Friday 19th, Friday and Saturday, Friday and Sunday, Saturday 20th, Saturday and Sunday, Sunday 21st