Rabbit and rodent dentistry course by Vittorio Capello

Hungarian Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians is glad to announce a two-day long Rabbit and rodent dental course, presented by Vittorio Capello, DVM, DECZM (small mammals), DABVP (exotic companion mammals).

Course will be held at the beautiful Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden at 25-26. November 2011., and will give a full spectrum of lectures about the topic, including relevant anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, imaging techniques, anaesthesia and analgesia, diagnostic and treatment of rabbit and rodent
dental disease.
A full schedule of the course is available here to download.

Register HERE now!

About the lecturer
Dr. Vittorio Capello graduated in 1989 from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Milano, Italy. He has practiced exotic animal medicine exclusively since 1996, and provides professional services for two veterinary clinics in Milano. Dr. Capello's focus has been the medicine and surgery of exotic companion mammals. Dr. Capello has lectured, published and taught exotic animal courses and practical laboratories throughout Europe, United States and Japan, and has been a guest lecturer for four years at the International Conference on Exotics, where he was voted most appreciated speaker in 2003 and 2004 and received the Exotic DVM Paper of the Year Award in 2005. He is also a frequent speaker at international conferences. He has been adjunct professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine of Milano, Italy. He is author of the Rabbit and Rodent Dentistry Handbook and Clinical Radiology of Exotic Companion Mammals and has both written and served as guest editor for numerous publications, including the Exotic DVM Magazine and the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. He is President Elect of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV). Dr. Capello is a founding Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Small Mammal), and Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Exotic Companion Mammals). He has been the recipient of the Oxbow award in 2010.

Course fee
170 EUR
, including lectures, handouts, coffee breaks, lunch for two days, and free entry to the whole zoo.

This course is suitable fo every veterinarian or vet student, who

  •  Has no experience at all with rabbit or rodent dentistry, and would like to start it with a good background knowledge
  • Has some experience and would like to improve his/her skills and knowledge
  • Would like to meet and study from one of the best rabbit/rodent dentist

Important information

  • Please register before 31. October 2011. There will be no registration on site.
  • Registration fee should be sent by bank transfer to the following account before 31. October 2011.
    Magyar Vad- és Állatkerti Állatorvosok Társasága (CIB Bank)
    10700079 43077302 51100005

    (If you need IBAN code or other information contact us by email!)
  • Your registration will be acknowledged after the registration fee was received.
  • Course fee includes lectures, handouts, coffee breaks, and lunch for two days, as well as free entry to the whole zoo. Travel and accomodation fees as well as breakfast and dinner are not included. We can recommend some good hotels near the zoo, but please book your accomodation on your own in time.

Travel in and around

  • Regular air flights, including several low cost airline, are available from/to every European country to Budapest Airport. Some of the airlines flying to Budapest are Malév (Hungarian Airlines), WizzAir, EasyJet or KLM.
  • Budapest has a good public transport network, including three metro lines. Metro 1 (yellow line) stops at the zoo (Széchenyi Fürdő (=Széchenyi Thermal Bath), as well as red colored trolley-bus No. 72 or the red colored trolley-bus No. 75, 79 or blue colored bus No. 20E, 30, 30A, 105 (Hősök tere (=Heroes’ Square)).
    Information about local transportation is available here.
  • If you plane to arrive by car, best idea is to leave the car in the hotel's car park. There are free car parks near the zoo, but you can not enter the zoo by car.

Further information about the city and the country

  • Budapest is a vibrant metropolis, with about 2 million inhabitants. There are hundreds of restaurants, pubs, cultural or other attractions worth to visit. It is said to be one of the most beautiful capitals of Europe.
  • Climate is temperate. Late November can be pretty cool and rainy, but sometimes even snowy. 
  • Budapest has several thermal spas, one of them being in the neighborhood of the zoo (Szécheny Thermal Bath). Really worth to visit some of them...
  • The country is small compared with other European countries, but has some very special geographical and natural areas. Most famous is Hortobágy ("puszta", which is actually the westernmost part of the grasslands of middle Asia).
(Registration deadline: 31. Oct. 2011.)

If you have any question please send an email to mvaatworkshop@gmail.com.