Our Workshops

Equine Nerve Blocks and Lameness Workshop - Apr 12th - 13th 2017

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Hadley Willsallen
Dr Sarah Jalim

OVERVIEW

Apr 12th-13th 2017, Wagga Wagga, NSW

When a horse becomes lame, identifying the exact site of injury can be challenging. A solid understanding of the anatomy of the limb and clinical methods to identify the source of pain are the core of a successful lameness examination.
Perform at your best and gain client confidence after attending this nerve blocks and lameness workshop. If you are a new vet, a mixed practitioner, an equine vet or coming back after a sabbatical and want to improve your lameness repertoire, then this is the workshop for you. Our educators are supportive and know what its like to be in the field diagnosing lameness. They look forward to taking the time to break the process down, share their experiences and help you improve your ability to deal with lameness. We aim to give you skills and confidence to help you day to day with lameness investigation and diagnosis.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Anatomy of the Limbs
  • Local Anaesthetics
  • Radiology

You will develop skills in :

  • Five forelimb nerve blocks
  • Seven intra-articular injection sites
  • Radiographic assessment
  • Treatment choices
  • Seven intra-articular injections for the hindlimb
  • Navicular Disease
  • Juvenile Lameness Causes

TESTIMONIALS

"Well informative, well ran and enjoyable to attend. WIll definitely recommend VetPrac." Rachel Wilson

"Has increased my confidence in lameness diagnosis which I will take back to my practice. I will refer lameness cases less frequently and try and have a go myself." Karim Koorios

COST

$1450 +GST before 8th February $1600 +GST after 8th February

Free textbook on Nerve block when registering

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High Achievers 6 Week Online Program - May 3rd - 14th 2017

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

May 3rd-14th 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!

Join us for a six week online workshop - Wednesdays May 3rd to June 14th (we break for the AVA conference) 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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Forelimb Joint Surgery Workshop - Jun 30th - 1st 2017

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Brian Beale DVM DACVS
Dr Gordon Corfield BVSc FANZCVS
Dr Chris Preston BVSc DACVS FANZCVS

OVERVIEW

Jun 30th-1st 2017, Gatton, QLD

Most of us have a good grasp of hindlimb joint surgeries, but what about the forelimb?
This intensive and highly enjoyable experience with 3 of the worlds best surgeons is the perfect way to develop your skills on elbow, shoulder and carpal surgeries. This workshop is designed for general practitioners who have some knowledge of basic orthopaedics.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Orthopaedic Examinations
  • Diagnostic Evaluations of the Forelimb
  • Osteochondrosis Dessicans
  • Common Fractures of the Forelimb
  • Elbow Dysplasia and inconguity
  • Elbow Radiology Interpretation
  • Approach to the carpus

You will develop skills in :

  • Arthrocentesis Techniques
  • Surgical Approaches to the Shoulder
  • Surgical Approaches to the Elbow
  • Biceps tendon release
  • Subtotal coronoidectomy
  • Proximal and distal ulnar osteotomy
  • Elbow Fracture repairs
  • Pancarpal arthrodesis
  • Metacarpal fracture repair

TESTIMONIALS

This is the first time Dr Beale is teaching a VetPrac workshop in Australia. We are very excited to welcome him over as he is described regularly as an "Awesome Teacher and Mentor!"

COST

$2300 +GST

Register before May 10th to receive a free textbook

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Practical Skills Bootcamp 2017 - Jul 14th - 16th 2017

EDUCATION LEADERS

Abdominal Surgery
Dr Tania Banks, Dr Peter Young,
Prof. Glenn Edwards

Emergency and Critical Care
Dr Ellie Leister, Dr Adrian Simon,
Dr Vickie Saye

Safe Animal Handling and Behaviour
Dr Tracey Henderson, Tracy Irons

OVERVIEW

Jul 14th-16th 2017, Clinical Studies Centre University of QLD, Gatton, QLD

Feel a little overwhelmed by having all the responsibility of running a hospital and making life and death decisions that can save or ruin a life? You know you have a pretty good
memory and know all the important stuff, but HOW do you implement it in the clinical setting?

This is the workshop for you. Specifically designed for vets who are new, need an update
or are returning to practice after hiatus – this workshop will get you fit for the job. We spoke to lots of people, and this is the nuts and bolts of practicing that will get you through the day smiling.

Along with surgical skills we will have communication and meditation topics to balance out each day. We’ll work you hard and give you the support to get you to where you need to be to do the job confidently and competently.

Click here to register >> https://www.regonline.com.au/bootcamp2017

ONLY 28 SPOTS AVAILABLE

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • The Basics

You will develop skills in :

  • Heaps! See the Brochure Below

TESTIMONIALS

"Far exceeded my expectations. I have learnt so much and realised that many things I have never done before or did not dare to do, are actually simple procedures and possible to do." Jacelyn Neo - Southern Tablelands Vets

"Intense, exciting and fun. It gave me the confence to try new procedures. It reinforced things I knew, but also expanded on them. Feel the workshop has helped me become a better clinician." Faon Mudie - Allambie Heights Vet

"Encouraging. Extremely friendly educators." Wendy Chee - The Animal Doctors - Singapore

COST

COURSE FEE

$2990 +GST before May 30th
$3250+GST after May 30th


BONUS: Register before May 30th and receive a free text book

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Exit Strategies Seminar – Brisbane - Jul 28th - 28th 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

Jul 28th-28th 2017, Medfin - 100 Creek St, Brisbane City

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

$395+GST

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Buy a Vet Practice Seminar – Brisbane - Jul 29th - 29th 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

Jul 29th-29th 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

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Abdominal Ultrasound Workshop - Sep 22nd - 23rd 2017

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Sarah Davies BVSc, MS, DACVR
Dr Natalie Webster BVSC CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS

OVERVIEW

Sep 22nd-23rd 2017, 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 June 2017
$2240 + GST after 4th June 2017
Includes dinner on Saturday night

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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.mo1490646136c.car1490646136ptev@1490646136ofni1490646136.