Upcoming Workshops

High Achievers: Online Workshop- Oct 19th - 23rd 2017

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Cathy Warburton – BSc, BVMS, MACVSc, MVS, TAA, Dip Pos Psych and Well-being

OVERVIEW

Oct 19th-23rd 2017, Online

There is a very close link between well-being and success. But what is it? How do we get it and how can we maintain it? If you’ve ever wavered in your love for your work or wondered about your purpose, this is a great opportunity for you!

These are not wishy washy questions, there is now good evidence based science around the links between well-being and success.

Join us for a six week online workshop - Thursday October 19th to November 23rd where you will find resources to develop good habits that will enrich your life and your work.

Understand the benefit of positive emotions more deeply.
Develop good skills to help you bounce back from adversity
Practice engaging AND disengaging in a healthy way
Investigate the neuroscience of connecting with people
Work on your purpose
Start being successful through your actions

This course uses a flipped classroom model where the content is provided in advance of the weekly online meetings.

Cathy will utilize her training in coaching to guide course participants through literature and supporting activities. There will be ample opportunity for individual and group reflection and discussion with the aim of illuminating the steps that participants can take to move towards their version of success.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Your strengths
  • How to recognise your achievements and savour them
  • Neuroplasticity

You will develop skills in :

  • Looking after your own well being
  • Bouncing back from adversity
  • How to engage and disengage
  • Balance and self-care
  • Building and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Finding meaning and value in daily activities

TESTIMONIALS

"I'm very grateful to have done this course." - Dr Claire Sylvester

"I think the course helped me organise my thoughts and provided me with more direction. I felt like I was doing something proactive to help myself." - Dr Anabel Blake

"I can recommend Cathy to the whole profession. There is a great advantage in having a practice with a positive mindset. If you are an employer there is a $2.30 return for every $1 spent on mental health in Australian businesses ( rf. Beyond Blue). It is a $15 dollar return in mining and I suspect it is a lot more than $2.30 in veterinary practice. Give it a go, it will probably change your life!" - Dr Brian Mc Erlean

COST

$625+GST

Buy a Vet Practice Seminar – Sydney- Oct 28th - 28th 2017

EDUCATION LEADERS

Simon Palmer

Dr Christine Purdy BVSc

Georgina Odell, Special Counsel

Dr aolo Lencioni BVSc DipCAP MPA MTMA

Dr Tony Thelander BVSc, MBA, FAICD

OVERVIEW

Oct 28th-28th 2017, Medfin - 100 Creek St, Brisbane

This practical information day explains the red tape, planning and considerations you will want to know before you jump into an expensive and legally binding agreement that will change your life forever.

When you are properly prepared to purchase you will be positioned to make decisions quickly.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • What sort of business do I want?
  • Leadership activities

You will develop skills in :

  • Why buy and what are the options?
  • What are my options for the future?
  • How will I prepare and find a seller?
  • What finances do I need to understand and have in order?
  • Understanding Valuations
  • Legals & Terms and Conditions of Sale
  • Hidden costs, Transfer of goodwill and post sale checklist

TESTIMONIALS

This is an inaugural seminar and we are excited to help prospective clinic owners with their preparations for business success.

COST

$265 +GST

Exit Strategies for Business Owners Seminar – Sydney- Nov 3rd - 3rd 2017

EDUCATION LEADERS

Simon Palmer

Dr Christine Purdy BVSc

Georgina Odell, Special Counsel

Dr Paolo Lencioni BVSc DipCAP MPA MTMA

Dr Tony Thelander BVSc, MBA, FAICD

OVERVIEW

Nov 3rd-3rd 2017, Prime Practice - Level 1, 59-75 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

If you have ever thought about what will happen when you are ready to sell your practice, then this is the workshop for you.

In one day we'll help you with all the info you need to start thinking about the next step in your career.

This is a chance to sit down and practically consider whats best for you and your business

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Where your business is at

You will develop skills in :

  • The mindset of exit strategies
  • Who potential buyers are
  • Legal Agreements Needed
  • Discretion and Disclosure considerations
  • Valuation Processes
  • Human Resources and Financial Planning considerations

TESTIMONIALS

"A thoughtfully constructed day to get my head around the next phase of my life"

"A good opportunity to spend a day with the people who are involved in the sales and purchases of vet practices"

"Quite tiring! Thinking about my business instead of working it, was good, because it was about time I start thinking about this. I'd been putting it off."

COST

$195+GST

Fix the Face: Brachycephalic and Ear Surgery – FULL- Nov 10th - 11th 2017

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Charles Kuntz

Dr Sue Gibbons BVSc FACVSc

Dr Soo Kuan BVSc FANZCVS

Dr Orly Zemer DVM, DECVS

OVERVIEW

Nov 10th-11th 2017, The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus QLD

When is surgery indicated? Which surgical technique is appropriate? How can you avoid complications regularly encountered in general practice?

Surgical conditions of the head and neck present a challenge to most veterinarians, yet more and more of our patients need this care. Develop your skills in an intimate and supportive environment with specialist tutors and feel confident approaching these cases in practice. Covering multiple procedures in 2-days will enable you to start these procedures on immediately returning to your hospital. This workshop will help you improve your techniques and may be a useful adjunct to preparations for membership examinations.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Anatomy of vital and redundant respiratory structures
  • Anatomy of the ear and viborgs triangle
  • Principals of soft tissue surgery
  • Instrument handling and appropriate use

You will develop skills in :

  • Soft palate resection
  • Everted saccule excision
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Stenotic nares augmentation
  • Tracheostomy
  • Pharyngostomy
  • Vertical ear canal surgery
  • Total ear canal ablation

TESTIMONIALS

"Fun & technical, good easy practical tips"- James Crowley

COST

$2,230 + GST

Register before September 24th and receive a free textbook

Internal Fixation: Fractures with Locking Plates Workshop – 6 Places Left!- Nov 17th - 18th 2017

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Jeff Mayo

Dr Penny Tisdall

Dr Tania Banks

Dr James Simcock BVSc DACVS DECVS

OVERVIEW

Nov 17th-18th 2017, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga NSW

VetPrac Internal Fixation: Fractures with Locking Plates Workshop

17th - 18th Nov, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga NSW

Locking plates are the most significant advancement in orthopedic surgery in the last 25 years.

Are you using locking plates? If not, is it because you do not understand the concepts or applications of these devices? Hopefully, this workshop will provide you with something that will make your surgical life easier and more predictable.

Locking plates combine the best features of rigid internal fixation and external fixation. There are many uses for this and you will see the advantages locking plates have to offer in this excellent two day practical workshop.

This workshop is specially designed for vets who need skills training on basic fracture repair or for any vet with limited experience in the use of locking plates.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • How Do Bones Break?
  • How Do Bones Heal?
  • Radiography for Long Bone Fractures
  • Practicing with Implants - Lag Screws, Pins and Wires
  • Surgical Anatomical Windows

You will develop skills in :

  • The difference and benefits of Locking Plates over other systems
  • Repair methods for Fractures of the Radius with locking plates
  • Repair methods for Fractures of the Humerus with locking plates
  • Repair methods for Fractures of the Tibia with locking plates
  • Repair methods for Fractures of the Femur with locking plates
  • Managing Complications

TESTIMONIALS

This is a new VetPrac workshop and has not been run in the past.

COST

$2230 + GST

Register before September 30th and receive a free orthopaedic textbook

Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation – FULL- Dec 8th - 10th 2017

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Christine Zink

Dr Janet Van Dyke

OVERVIEW

Dec 8th-10th 2017, Brisbane, QLD

Canine Sports Medicine is a vast field that covers a wide range of disciplines. A significant number of pet owners generate some form of income from their animals and a moderately successful breeding dog can cost an owner over a million dollars to maintain and promote. Providing services in this field offers impressive opportunities to practice high quality care, work with educated owners who have significant financial and time investment in their dogs, and increase the success rate of healthy patients in your hospital or clinic. This workshop is a rare opportunity in Australia to learn from the world’s best and is open to Veterinarians and the nurses that work with them, as well as Physiotherapists. Places are very limited. Book Now!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Canine Structure
  • Canine Biomechanics
  • Canine Locomotion
  • Lameness Evaluation

You will develop skills in :

  • How to Assess fitness
  • How to Assess the Gait
  • How to Train the Gait
  • Canine Conditioning for injury prevention
  • Canine Conditioning for injury Rehabilitation
  • About the diversity and industry of Canine Sports
  • Types of Lameness in Canine Athletes
  • How to treat and rehabilitate canine athletes
  • How to retrain canine athletes
  • The effect of nutrition on functional mobility

TESTIMONIALS

"Any Vet that ever sees a lame dog needs to attend this workshop" Dr Kiri Westphalen

"This is absolutely the best sport seminar I have seen, very impressed with the food provided, resarunt, your care for and of the delegates was second to none." Dr Alison Moran

"Gave me information on how to help geriatric patients and identify soft tissue problems and how to diagnose them." Dr Katie Gadsby

" It helps vets understand the importance of physiotherapy in dogs.  To incorporate rehab and exercise program for our patients" Dr Emily Yan

 

"Didn't really know what to expect but very impressed" Dr Kim Lim

 

 

COST

$2350 + GST

Free Textbook if registering before October 1st

New Graduate Mentor Program- Jan 10th - 8th 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Jan 10th-8th 2018, Online

Have a professional mentor guide your new graduate employee through the first year of their career so you can relax and concentrate on other things. Help your new graduate employee smoothly transition into work by providing them with a safe, private and supportive platform to share their successes and concerns.

By creating long term supportive relationships and providing evidence based information on what troubles people during times of transition this program promotes resilience and personal growth for improved productivity, longevity, health and happiness. It increases commitment, job satisfaction and engagement.

Employers are invited to a free Q&A with Cathy Warburton before the program starts to make sure we look after your staff the way you want. Two employers sessions are also available for bosses of participants who want professional coaching support for their experiences with New Graduates.

11 sessions held monthly starting Jan 10th - Nov 8th.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Professional Development

You will develop skills in :

  • What are my expectations?
  • Professional commitment
  • Profesional strength/identity
  • The personal resources for resilience
  • Finding value in oneself
  • Emotional intelligence and confidence
  • Self-Evaluation and learning from our mistakes
  • Coping strategies
  • Strategies to create resources
  • Assessing contextual resources – Is this right for me?
  • Building effective relationships
  • Sustainable engagement
  • Managing demands and boundaries
  • Work life balance
  • Managing unhelpful thoughts
  • Making a plan when things don’t go well
  • Optimism and motivation

TESTIMONIALS

"I can recommend Cathy to the whole profession. There is a great advantage in having a practice with a positive mindset. If you are an employer there is a $2.30 return for every $1 spent on mental health in Australian businesses ( rf. Beyond Blue). It is a $15 dollar return in mining and I suspect it is a lot more than $2.30 in veterinary practice. Give it a go, it will probably change your life!" - Dr Brian Mc Erlean

COST

$750 + GST
Includes free Q&A session for employers of new graduates with Cathy Warburton
Add $200 to include two employer only sessions

Practical Veterinary Workshops

Here at VetPrac, we aim to provide registered vets with high quality tuition across a range of different areas. Our vet practice workshops focus strongly on practical skills, ensuring you acquire the necessary knowledge to further your career.

Our workshops will ensure you’re kept up to date with the latest research and developments across all aspects of animal care. We cover a broad range of different topics, and each course is run by true experts in the particular field. We offer courses that cover both small and large animal husbandry, surgical procedures, species-specific issues and also courses designed to help you better communicate with clients.

We have a number of popular VetPrac workshops that we offer repeatedly. Our Wound Management Workshop provides vets with essential knowledge when it comes to treating a wide variety of different wounds. One of our most popular workshops, it has been booked out each and every time since 2009.

Most of our practical veterinary workshops are held over a couple of days, ensuring all aspects of the topic are explained thoroughly. The structure of these courses ensures you have enough time to get in plenty of practical work – an absolute must when it comes to mastering new veterinary skills.

VetPrac workshops always book out quite quickly. We currently have a number of courses open for registration, so if you want to secure your place in a particular course, make sure you register online today. If you would like to find out more, feel free to contact us on +61 414 581 600 or email us at info@vetprac.com.au.