Refresher training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Red Kite offer a range of training events for technicians, research staff and veterinary surgeons. We can also provide bespoke training, tailored to the needs of participants. Our upcoming CPD courses are listed below:


20 August 2019 – How to perform a basic post mortem examination

A post-mortem examination is a valuable tool for obtaining additional information from animals used in scientific research projects. A simple post-mortem technique can be easily learnt and quickly performed, allowing the maximum amount of information to be obtained from the animal. This workshop aims to provide participants with the skills needed to carry out a basic post mortem examination and take appropriate samples, and an understanding of normal anatomy.

This basic rodent necropsy workshop will include;
• Background to pathological examinations – when to do them, how to store bodies prior to examination, recording your observations
• External examination of the animal
• Internal examination- identification of all organs and practical instructions on how to take samples 
• Details of further laboratory techniques available to establish underlying pathology or cause of death.

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Other courses, which can be delivered in your institution

Refresher training for personal licence holders and project licence holders

Half day, interactive workshops covering responsibilities of licence holders and an update on ASPA.

Refresher training for NACWOs

We offer half-day or whole-day NACWO refresher courses tailored to the needs of the institution.

Training for function D

A two-day workshop covering aspects of humane killing for non-licence holders, including ethical and legal considerations and practical aspects. These workshops can be tailored to the species and methods relevant to course participants.

Surgical training workshops

Refresher and advanced surgery training workshops in surgery for licence holders. Half-day and full-day training courses available. Basic workshops are suitable for those working with all species; advanced workshops cover a range of techniques in rodent surgery. For more information download the rodent surgical workshop information

Bespoke training

We can also provide bespoke refresher or induction courses tailored to your needs. Contact us for more information  Prices on application.