Upcoming Workshops

Ophthalmology Workshop – 4 PLACES LEFT!- 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

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 – 2 PLACES LEFT- 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

VetTalk: Online Workshop- Mar 12th - 23rd 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Sandra Nguyen - BVSc (HONS I) DIP. ACVIM (ONC) MANZCVS

OVERVIEW

Mar 12th-23rd 2018, Online

Verbal communication makes up only 7% of our communication skills in life, the remainder is made up of nonverbal communication and tone of voice. So how do we master this skill in the clinic? How do we maximise our interactions to give us the best possible outcomes?

This online course will explore the different areas within the veterinary practice we can use and improve our communication. Every Monday night over the 7 weeks of this course you will join your fellow participants online for a live classroom session with Sandra. Online reading and homework buddies will help you to work through the content whilst you engage in your busy lives. Your power to communicate will make you the most effective veterinarian you can be.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • General Communication Techniques
  • A better understanding of clients needs
  • Communicating effectively within the health care team
  • How to recognise and approach compassion fatigue

You will develop skills in :

  • How to read body language
  • The meaning and methods of informed decision making
  • How to acheve better client compliance
  • The art of delivering bad news

TESTIMONIALS

NA

COST

650+ GST

Ossability Stifle System Dry Lab and Rehab Workshop- Apr 5th - 6th 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Brent Higgins

Seamus Treddinick

(OssAbility Tech)

Elena Saltis

BSc, PTNZ, CCRT, NZAVPA, APA Certi ed Canine Rehabilitation Therapist NZ

Registered Physiotherapist

OVERVIEW

Apr 5th-6th 2018, Melbourne Polytechnic, Fairfield Vic

A workshop for vets and vet nurses!

Cruciate injury is the most common orthopeadic disease we see in dogs. Yet with so many surgical methods used within the industry, we still strive for better outcomes. With the OssAbility Stifle System, you can stabilize the joint whilst giving your patients better outcomes with fewer complications. When this is teamed together with tailored and personalized rehabilitation. You can give your patients a top quality orthopaedic service. You will learn how to assess your patients, when to use rehabilitation techniques and how to progress your patient along their recovery journey.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Original TTA Theory
  • Measuring Tibial Plateu Angle
  • Approach To The Stifle Joint
  • Reviewing The Meniscus
  • Analgesia
  • Recovery and Aftercare
  • Goals of Rehabilitation

You will develop skills in :

  • TTA Advances with Ossability
  • Dry Bone Techniques
  • 3D Titanium Implants
  • Surgical Technique
  • Managing Complications
  • Gait Analysis
  • Causes of Ongoing Lameness
  • Rehabilitation Techniques

TESTIMONIALS

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

COST

Two Days: $925 (vets only)
Day One only: $850 (vets only)
Day Two only: $450 (vets and vet nurses)

Register before the 23 of February 2018 to receive a free textbook

Abdominal Ultrasound Workshop – FULL – Waitlist Open- 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

Rabbit Surgery and Dentistry- Apr 27th - 29th 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr David Vella

Dr Michelle Bingley BVSc, MRCVS

Dr Narelle Walter BSc BVSc

OVERVIEW

Apr 27th-29th 2018, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga

Rabbits are their own specialty. Many techniques in surgery and dentistry are unique and require extra training to appreciate the differences that contribute to positive outcomes. This Rabbit focused workshop will look at all that you need to know for treating your patients back in clinic. From nutrition and handling, to surgery and dentistry. Join us and gain confidence in knowing how to treat these happy hoppers from the best rabbit health care team in Australia.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Rabbit Husbandry
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Examination Techniques

You will develop skills in :

  • Clinical Techniques
  • Common Surgical Procedures
  • Intubation
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Ear surgery

TESTIMONIALS

"I'm not scared of rabbit surgery anymore"

"David Vella makes it seem so easy, and the tutors really care about helping you to get it right"

"Never thought about an ear ablation in rabbits before..."

COST

$2150 + GST
Sign up before 9th March to receive a free textbook

Hip and Hind Limb Surgery- Jun 26th - 27th 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Lance Wilson

Dr Brian Beale

Dr Chris Tan

OVERVIEW

Jun 26th-27th 2018, The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus QLD

Orthopaedic conditions of the hind limbs are extremely common. What’s the best and most effective options for your patient? Hips and hind limbs from diagnosis to post-operative care, we will take a closer look at the step by step process. This two-day workshop will take a focus on how you can manage/treat these common orthopaedic
issues of the hips and hindlimbs. With specialist educators and tutors helping you in small group practical labs, you will develop your confidence in approaching these cases back in practice. This workshop will build your skills and may be a useful adjunct to preparations for membership examinations.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Orthopaedic Exam of the Hind Limb and Pelvis
  • Radiology and Fracture Assessment
  • Application of Locking Plates
  • Early treatment of Hip Dysplasia and Torsional abnormalities
  • Femoral Fractures
  • Post Operative Care and Considerations

You will develop skills in :

  • Femoral Head and Neck Fracture Repair
  • Capitol and Proximal Physeal Fracture Repair
  • Advance Applications of Locking Plates
  • Proximal Femoral Fracture Repair
  • Sacroiliac Fractures
  • Partial Tarsal Arthrodesis Methods

TESTIMONIALS

NA

COST

$2100 + GST
Register before the May 1st 2018
to receive a free text book

Exit Strategies for Vet Business Owners – Brisbane- Jul 20th - 20th 2018

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 20th-20th 2018, 100 Creek street, Brisbane

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

How to Buy a Vet Business – Brisbane- Jul 21st - 21st 2018

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 21st-21st 2018, 100 Creek street, 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

$195 + GST

Exit Strategies for Vet Business – Sydney- Nov 2nd - 2nd 2018

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 2nd-2nd 2018, 59-75 Grafton Street Bondi Junction, NSW

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

How To Buy a Vet Business – Sydney- Nov 3rd - 3rd 2018

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 2018, 59-75 Grafton Street Bondi Junction, NSW

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

$195 +GST