International Association of Animal Therapists
Continued Professional Development

How to work well with the Referring Vet

"How to work well with the referring vet" Online CPD with Hannah Capon MA Vet MB MRCVS

Friday 15th of October 2021, starting at 7pm

  • Acknowledge that there are difficulties within the current system
  • Reinforce the appreciation of the MDT (Multi-disciplinary teams)
  • Review the legislation surrounding vet referrals
  • Look at what the whole practice and referring team to can do and highlight areas that may influence working relations

The MDT comprises of various disciplines/specialties such as behaviourists, vet,
physiotherapists, rehab practitioner, vet nurse, dog trainer, myotherapist with the ideal
being in house which equates to the nurse, receptionist and the vet and all having some
important responsibilities. Therapists and specialists as well as owners and their support
network also play a huge role in working with the referring vet.

There should be a specific MDT flow from diagnosis to management but often in real life
this does not happen, and Hannah will go through the real life issues and how these can be
managed. She will then cover the current legal situation and regulation with regards to treatment being
performed by other professionals.

The importance of communication is spoken about, and how vet, client, and patient relationships should be maintained. Tips from professions are given to help substantiate communication and professionalism.

£25 for IAAT members, £35 for non-IAAT members

To book your place, email


Introducing Hannah Capon:

Hannah Capon MA Vet MB MRCVS, winner of the 2020 Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Impact
Award, the 2019 Ceva Vet of the Year and finalist in the 2019 Petplan Vet of the Year, is a first
opinion veterinary surgeon in the UK. Recognised for her tireless work on Canine Arthritis
Management (CAM) an online education and support service for owners of arthritic dogs and
professionals that care for them.
CAM began as a simple Facebook page in 2015 where Hannah would promote earlier identification
and thorough multimodal management plans. Now it boasts a flourishing service run by a team of
veterinary professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help owners. CAM has become an
unstoppable force. A respected website full of downloads, like the unique Home Safe tool
(#itsmyhometoo), a large social media presence through Facebook, Instagram, twitter and YouTube.
An online shop stocking awareness merchandise, owner education and other canine essentials. An
education provider for first opinion practices, as well as dog groups, paraprofessionals and owners.
An inspirational campaign group to raise awareness of the serious nature of this disease
CAM has worked with numerous industry partners but are especially proud of recent work with Hills
Pet Foods creating a 12 part webinar series that had 1300 sign ups within the first 3 weeks of


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