Upcoming Workshops

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

Ophthalmology Workshop- Feb 8th - 9th 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Feb 8th-9th 2018, 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

$2200 + GST
Receive a free ophthalmology textbook
when you register before December 20th

Ossability Stifle System Workshop- Feb 9th - 10th 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Brent Higgins - BVSc CertSAS Dip ECVS

Dr Abbie Tipler - BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS

OVERVIEW

Feb 9th-10th 2018, The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus QLD

The techniques for cruciate repair keep evolving and each one has its place. The one thing everyone wants is a reliable method that can be used in most patients to increase the functionality of the limb and reduce their pain. The Ossability Stifle System has engaged engineering principals and high levels of personal supportive guidance to ensure your patients have successful outcomes. An evolution on the original TTA with improvements that address complications seen in other methods, this is a technique VetPrac is proud to bring the Australian veterinary community.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Meniscal Inspection and Management
  • Cruciate Disease
  • Radiology Assessment of Tibial Plateau
  • Instrument care
  • Anaesthetic and analgesic considerations

You will develop skills in :

  • TTA Theory
  • Epidurals
  • Cruciate Disease with Patellar Luxation Managaement
  • Ossability Stifle System Surgery
  • After surgery care considerations

TESTIMONIALS

"The support and care Brent and Seamus provide to ensure successful surgical outcomes is unparalleled."

COST

$1995 + GST
Register before January 10th and receive a free textbook

How High Achievers Succeed and Keep Succeeding- Feb 13th - 20th 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Feb 13th-20th 2018, 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 February 13th to March 20th 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 utilise 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

Abdominal Ultrasound Workshop- Apr 7th - 8th 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr. Sarah Davies - BVSc, MS, Diplomate ACVR

Dr. Natalie Webster - BVSC CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS

OVERVIEW

Apr 7th-8th 2018, Melbourne, VIC

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.

Don't miss out on this incredible learning experience: register now!

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 February 2018
$2240 + GST after 4th February 2018
Includes dinner on Saturday night

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.