Our Workshops

Practical Ophthalmology Workshop - Oct 7th - 8th 2016

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr. Mark Billson
Dr. Martyn King
Dr. Edith Hampson

OVERVIEW

Oct 7th-8th 2016, University of Queensland Gatton Campus, Clinical Studies Centre

Diagnosing and treating ocular and peri-occular conditions quickly and effectively is vital to saving the vision and maintaining the quality of life for your patients. Having the right equipment and understanding how to use it is one of the most important elements to effective ophthalmology services in general practice. Develop skills in this workshop that will build your confidence, and can be immediately applied to general practice. Classes are intimate with unprecedented contact with specialist ophthalmic surgeons.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Ocular Anatomy
  • Ophthalmic Examinations

You will develop skills in :

  • Entropion and Ectropion Surgery
  • Cherry Eye Repair Techniques
  • Managing Eye- Lid Masses
  • Surgery of the Conjunctiva and Cornea
  • Surgery with Loupes
  • Advanced Suture Techniques for the Eye
  • Globe Excision Methods

TESTIMONIALS

Danielle Boyd "Excellent surgical experience. Wonderful to have a whole day to ourselves".

COST

$2350 + GST
includes delicious Friday night dinner
And when registering before August 25th you’ll
receive a free ophthalmology textbook valued at $250

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Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation Workshop – 4 spots left - Oct 14th - 18th 2016

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr. Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSM
Dr. Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR
Judy Coates, MSPT, CCRT

OVERVIEW

Oct 14th-18th 2016, Hockey QLD (Brisbane) 420 Lytton Rd, Morningside QLD

Gain a fundamental understanding of canine anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Build relevant structures on canine skeletons using clay, and get hands-on experience palpating live dogs. Common orthopedic and neurological disorders of the canine patient are covered including both conservative and surgical treatment options. Canine rehabilitation modalities including traditional physical therapy and integrative therapies are introduced, as well as ways they can be incorporated into a veterinary practice.

Prerequisites: This 5-day course is open to all licensed veterinarians and physiotherapists as well as any veterinary nurses who have attended the Canine Sports Medicine course.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Canine musculoskeletal anatomy in depth
  • Comparative (human and canine) anatomy and biomechanics
  • Canine neuro/musculoskeletal structures including bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons and cartilage; also, the origin, insertion, innervation, and action of each

You will develop skills in :

  • Diagnosing muscoloskeletal conditions
  • The fundamental physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics of joint, muscle and muscle action as they relate to common canine injuries
  • The use of different modalities of diagnoses
  • Traditional physical therapy terminology and techniques including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and aquatic therapy; also, physical modalities utilizing LASER, ultrasound, thermal agents and electrotherapy
  • The use of different physical therapeutic modalities of treatment
  • Integrative therapies including acupuncture, chiropractic
  • Diagnosis, treatment planning, and outcome measurement in canine rehabilitation

TESTIMONIALS

It covered a great amount of different areas, very interesting and kept you wanting more

COST

$6000 +GST

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Book Before July 31st and receive a free Textbook of Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

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High Achievers 6 Week Online Program - Oct 20th - 24th 2016

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Oct 20th-24th 2016, 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!

Join us for a six week online workshop - THURSDAYS October 20th to November 24th where you will find resources to develop good habits that will enrich your life and your work. In this content-heavy world, getting knowledge is easy, it’s hard to apply that knowledge to the way you lead your life.
Cathy teamed up with VetPrac to bridge the gap, between learning and doing.
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

Dr Brian Mc Erlean:

"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!"

COST

$625+GST

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Abdominal Ultrasound Workshop – Waitlist Open - Oct 22nd - 23rd 2016

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Sarah Davies
Dr Natalie Webster

OVERVIEW

Oct 22nd-23rd 2016, g

Proficiency in ultrasound takes practice. This workshop will give you the foundations to do more in the hospital for your patients. A great machine can only be effective if the user knows how to use it. Learn from the specialists, and develop your abilities in this two-day workshop so you can discover what your ultrasound equipment is capable of.

This is the most popular workshop in the country. Don't miss it

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Ultrasound Mechanics
  • Relative Anatomy
  • Full Left Side Scan
  • Full Right Side Scan

You will develop skills in :

  • Liver and Biliary Tract Ultrasound
  • Spleen and GIT Examination
  • To find the Adrenal Glands
  • Kidney Ultrasound
  • Genitourinary Ultrasound
  • Pancreas and Lymph Node Imaging
  • Clinical Normals and Abnormalities
  • Better Clinical Decision Making

TESTIMONIALS

"They were both absolutely brilliant, approachable and patiently informative. Presentations were well organised and concise. Managed their theme between demonstration groups well" Anna Sinnott

"Feel more confident with the diagnostic imaging. Thoroughly enjoyed discussion of other imaging modalities -i.e. RADs + CT" Mark Cola

"Great Ultrasound Course 12/10 stars" Nicholas Sygrove

COST

 

$1995 + GST before 4th August 2016

$2240 + GST after 4th August 2016

Includes dinner on Saturday night

 

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Exit Strategies for Vets - Nov 4th - 4th 2016

EDUCATION LEADERS

Simon Palmer
Christine Purdy
Georgina Odell
Paolo Lecioni
Vera Pickering

OVERVIEW

Nov 4th-4th 2016, Sydney

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 :

  • How to get where you want to be

TESTIMONIALS

"Having worked full time for 40 years in my own busy small animal practise(s) , feeling daunted by what I would do with my days to fill them, I have found new challenges and plenty to keep me as busy as I want and keeping my identity"
Vera Pickering

COST

$265 +GST

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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 ua.mo1472474097c.car1472474097ptev@1472474097ofni1472474097.