Ashlee’s journey: Nursing to Canine Rehabilitation Certification

Looking for a new challenge in your career as a veterinary nurse or technician?

Have you considered the field of canine sports medicine and rehabilitation?

Read on to find out how Ashlee Callander chose this career path. Ashlee is now a senior CCRA (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant) at the Vet Practice in Whittlesea, Victoria, and will join the education team at VetPrac for the Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Workshop later this month.


How did you first develop an interest in canine sports medicine and rehabilitation?

“I have always had a passion for animals; originally coming from the hairdressing and beauty industry I was looking for something more fulfilling. Being a CCRA gives me the ability to have such a great impact on the animal’s physical state and well-being. I also love educating clients on providing a higher level of care to their furry family members and being able to provide support to them even in the harder times. Rehab isn’t just a job; it takes an immense level of dedication and care to ensure only the best for our animals.”

 

Tell us about the training you’ve undergone to become a certified canine rehab assistant.

“My clinic always sees the importance of having educated and accredited staff to provide knowledgeable and correct treatment. My studies have allowed me to spend some amazing time over in the US; I made 2 trips over to complete my certification and placement. During this time, I met some of the kindest, compassionate and amazingly skilled human beings. It is such a great feeling to meet so many people with such dedication to the field and to the quality of our dog’s lives.”

 

What kind of clinic do you work in?

“I work in one of the largest clinics in Australia; we are a 24hr animal hospital that provides everything from basic care to state-of-the-art treatments. These services include CT, MRI, orthopaedic surgery, regenerative medicine and of course our fully certified rehab centre that is currently 6 members strong and growing.”

 

What’s a typical day at your clinic in your role as a rehab assistant?

“Every day is different when it comes to my job! I work with a combination of inpatient post ortho or neuro patients, outpatient post ortho/sporting/geriatric/neuro who come in for a session with their owner and what we call All Day Rehab patients that come and stay with us for the day. Every day is a different balance of each, but there is always a guarantee that it’s going to be a busy day!”

 

What strengths do you bring to your team?

“I love getting creative with our patients’ rehab to be able to get the most out of their exercises. I’m also big on form and ensuring correct posture and gait; it’s not just as simple as getting dogs to do cool tricks. It’s great when our team brainstorms and adds all of our knowledge together, especially when working with a hard case.”

 

What advice do you have for veterinary nurses or technicians that wish to pursue a career in canine rehabilitation?

“It is such a fulfilling career and I love what I do. Ensure that you practice your skills every day and get hands-on every chance you can in your training as good palpation skills are key. You also need to be prepared for the emotional rollercoaster that comes with it. Ensure you and your team support each other physically and emotionally.”

 

When asked about a memorable case she’d been involved with Ashlee replied “It’s hard for me to describe one case that is really memorable for me as on a regular basis we see patients that have been given euthanasia as their best option: the incurable lameness that’s been going on for months if not years or the paralysed dog that no one thinks will walk again. We have been able to prove all these things wrong and significantly turn their lives around and regain an active quality of life. It takes dedication from our team and the owners to nurse these patients back to health. It’s pretty special!”

 

What do you like to do for fun?

“In my winddown time, I love getting out into the fresh air and exploring our beautiful countryside, including doing this on horseback. I have 1 dog, 1 cat, and 3 horses so a lot of my time outside of work is dedicated to them. They are my sanity!”

 

Ashlee Callander can be contacted at The Vet Practice on (03) 9716 2495 or ashlee.callander@thevetpractice.com.au
https://www.thevetpractice.com.au/

To find out more about the training required to become a certified canine rehabilitation veterinary nurse, go to http://www.caninerehabinstitute.com/CCRVN.html

Introverts can Exude Confidence too! Here’s how

Let’s face it, many of us are introverts. Many of us find people who are overly confident as imposing. But the moment we enter a room, people are immediately forming an impression. They’re making snap judgments and perceptions based on how we carry ourselves and how we interact with others. This applies to everyone in any situation from welcoming clients, family functions to networking events, staff meetings, initial consultations, or greeting pet owners at reception. It also occurs internally when you start a new job or enter the business for each shift or team meeting.

Regardless of the situation, people are less inclined to give you attention and respect if you appear uncomfortable or insecure. Within seconds your lack of confidence will discredit your presence and any information you’re about to deliver. No one needs that… what we do is hard enough without adding to it. But it’s a truth.

Body language is an integral part of communication and the way you present yourself is more paramount to a successful outcome than you likely realise.

 

Here are three tips to appear confident.

Inside Out/Outside In:

 

Some people think you can earn respect by presenting yourself as physically confident. Some people think confidence comes from within. In my experience, both work.

On days when I want to impress, I put on my nicest underwear, smartest outfits and shine my shoes. All actors talk about how they create their characters. Even if you aren’t naturally confident, if you dress the part it will influence your capacity to deliver.

Inside we are all a little bit shy, it’s normal as a social species to be apprehensive in this way. “Will this person/tribe accept me?” is a basic social query. At a reptilian level, the fear is that if they don’t accept me there will be conflict or worse…death. It takes our higher brain to reassure us that approaching strangers or people who we are not close to will not have adverse effects on our basic safety and security.

It seems ridiculous that sometimes we have to talk to ourselves this way, but if we dig underneath our fears – what we usually find is a juvenile belief about security that has been ignored. So reach deep, soothe quickly by reminding yourself that you have a lot to offer and people want to know what that is. You are special and important. Even if you aren’t Einstein or Hussein Bolt you have something to contribute, you might just need to grow into yourself.

 

Everyone else wants confidence too:

 

Inside we are all a little bit shy. And the other people we meet usually want to impress and be accepted too. Knowing this can help reduce any anxiety or challenges we have trying to reach them. Suddenly, people in the room aren’t intimidating enemies you have to get through to. They are willing participants in the game of social cooperation. And that’s a beautiful idea that opens up possibilities in communication. I try to remember that, especially when someone is defensive. There is always a way to connect. You just have to find it.

 

Eye contact is everything:

 

If communication is about conveying messages that facilitate understanding of ideas, then eye contact is a key to that process. There’s a lot of good science around the neural processing that takes place through our optic system. When we look into another person’s eyes we experience limbic resonance. This is described by the researchers who first wrote about it as “a symphony of mutual and internal adaptation whereby two mammals become attuned to each other’s inner states.” And “the door to communal connection.” The practical implication of this information is that by learning to monitor our own emotions and sense emotional changes in other people, it becomes possible to recognize what people are feeling; and, by learning to navigate and manage our own emotions, we influence the emotions of others. It’s the key to using info in my first two points. When you look confident and project confidence it can be infectious and effective at navigating positive outcome.

 

If you’d like coaching and guidance about achieving these tips in any situation, VetPrac can help. We have many workshops facilitated by respected veterinarians to help you advance your skills beyond the technical expertise.

Visit the VetPrac website for more details about these opportunities. Don’t forget to Subscribe to our newsletter for news, updates, and new workshop announcements.

Your First Step Toward Owning Your Own Practice

The economy is slow… It’s a GREAT time to buy a business.

They always say, “Listen to your mother.” My mother is a pretty clever lady and she once told me that the best time to buy into a business is when the economy is slow. Given the current RBA cash rate of 1%, I can’t remember a time when the economy has been so slow which is definitely good news for buyers.

Many of us never consider purchasing a business. Practice ownership is fraught with the difficulty of personnel management, financial responsibility, and equipment maintenance. But to the lucky few who like the variety of life being a business owner can throw at you – the rewards can be brilliant.

Aside from financial gain, you get to shape a mini-world into a utopian environment with your value system.

If you want to work and operate in a place where people care about each other then, as the boss, you can make that a priority.

If you want to charge lots of money and not compromise on the gold-standard. You can.

If you want to make allowances to those in need and supplement their deficiencies with your generosity. You can because you’re the boss.

Most people know that the veterinary market is relatively stable. We don’t make huge profits on our businesses, but unlike the finance or property sectors, there is significant buoyancy and sustained commitment of our customer base which makes it a good investment. This is why it’s an appealing option for the large equity firms looking to leverage their money. Why not take a leaf out of their book and invest yourself?

It is true that business is hard. And many businesses fall down because of a number of issues that can plague them. But if you never try, how will you know if you could be successful as a business owner too?

Business is not like the life and death world of veterinary practice. Yes, a lot rides on it, but I think the perspective we have in facing real life and death decisions can give us a great deal of strength in business.

As Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook said, “When life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom to rise up, find the surface and breathe again.”

I love owning a business and one day I hope to own a vet practice too.

If you’ve ever wanted to create your own utopia, consider joining us in Sydney in November to learn how to start.

EXIT STRATEGIES FOR VET BUSINESS OWNERS
Your business is important so spend the day with us to find out how the processes in exit strategies work from industry professionals.
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HOW TO BUY A VETERINARY BUSINESS
Do you want the responsibilities and rewards of business ownership but not sure where to start? Join us for a day of expert advice to get you started.
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Ilana’s Top Tips for Getting Through Communication Barriers

1. Be Authentic

We are all motivated by different things which align with our individual values. People can smell bullshit and when you try to convince a client of something you don’t believe yourself they feel it. More than that, you will be betraying your own value system and that will eat you up.

 

2. Understand the perspective of your counterpart

Communication is a two-way street, sometimes 3-way! It helps before you try to put your point across to understand where the other people involved are coming from. Taking the time to find out before engaging on a path to getting through to people, can make the experience more collaborative and positive for everyone.

3. Start with the end in mind

Ultimately we communicate to be heard and achieve a goal. If your mind heads into the conversation in battle mode (defense or attack) you are less likely to have a positive outcome.

 

4. Assume the best

If a person shows up for a conversation it’s because they want a positive outcome too. Their consideration of a positive outcome might be different from yours, which is why gaining perspective first can really help lay the path. However, assume more broadly that the person you engage with wants what is best for your patient or business or even for you or them. It builds rapport, trust and increases the chances of successful outcomes

 

5. Listen

Active listening requires work. We have to avoid distractions in our own heads and around us which prevent us from hearing our conversation in its entirety. How can we expect to reach a successful outcome if we have not been present for the whole journey?

6. Help the other person to feel felt

It is not enough to listen, the key to getting through to people is to show and truly understand their feelings. Mirroring body language can help with this, but so can statements acknowledging their position. If you can help a person to feel felt than you can tap into their authenticity and your own and achieve great outcomes.

 

7. Manage your own feelings with kindness and compassion

When someone says or does something we don’t like the natural response is to take offense because it threatens our value system. When we are defending our patients and our values we can get quite upset. The fastest way out of this frustration is not to blame the other person for our frustration. Instead to say to ourselves – “What I feel matters, this person doesn’t understand me and that’s not their fault. To make this interaction work requires me to explain myself better so I can feel felt and get on the same page as the other person/s.”

8. Express your views and knowledge with neutrality

The true challenge –  “How can I gently and kindly convey what is needed without compromising my value system?”. We do not have to let ourselves and our values be pushed around because someone else is pushy. True negotiation and conversation skills come into play when we can hold the other persons’ opinion respectfully and also convey ours receiving the same respect.

 

9. Be gracious

No matter the outcome of the communication experience honor the effort of all parties to enter into the dialogue which has taken time and energy. If you are not successful in getting through in the time allowed, you can always try again in the future if the door to communication is left open.

 

Communication encompasses every waking moment of our lives. We invest a lot of time, effort and money into our medical training but we also need to invest in communication skills because that’s what brings life and substance to our medical techniques and expertise.


VET TALK COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP (7wks online)
Join Dr. Sandra Nguyen every Tuesday night from July 23rd
to enhance your communication techniques in the veterinary practice.
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HOW HIGH ACHIEVERS SUCCEED AND KEEP SUCCEEDING (6wks online)
Join Dr. Cathy Warburton every Thursday night from October 17th
for resources to develop positive emotions, overcome adversity and get stuff done
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These workshops are open to veterinarians, nurses, administration, support staff, and management. Anyone in the veterinary industry will find great benefit in either of these courses and you’re welcome to contact us if you have any questions.  We hope to see you there!

Vet Tips for TPLO Surgery

TIP 1. Did you know that TPLO can be performed in small breed dogs and cats?

If your client asks, “What is the best technique for my miniature poodle’s CCL rupture?” you can say TPLO with confidence. Our Vet Prac instructors routinely perform TPLO on small breed dogs and cats with excellent results. In fact, we feel that small breed dogs and cats recover faster and with better function following TPLO than extracapsular techniques.

TIP 2. TPLO has been shown to allow for healing of partial CCL tears.

Dr. Beale is one of the coauthors on a paper (Hulse et al., Vet Surg 2010) where second look arthroscopy was performed on dogs that had TPLO for partial CCL tears. Reevaluation found that partial CCL tears are protected and can heal when we perform TPLO before the CCL completely ruptures.

TIP 3. TPLO is a very versatile technique.

TPLO can be performed on animals from very small dogs with 1.5mm screws, and has been performed on a young male alpaca! It can be used in cases of medial patella luxation and excessive tibial plateau slope. The technique is very stable due to its biomechanics and more so with modern locking plate technology. There is a very low major complication rate (3.1%). And, once the tibia is healed, the implants can be easily removed (but is rarely required), without decreasing the efficacy or stability of the repair.

Ultrasound – A Sound ROI for Equine Vets

Don’t you wish you had a machine in your practice that printed money? Well – you do!

An Ultrasound machine used on every equine lameness case will increase the cash flow of your business by $150-600 per case depending on how you decide to price it.

If you do 4 call-outs per day you’ll earn an extra $600-$2400 per day. Which means, if you perform 20 lameness exams per week, you have the potential to make an extra $10,000 per week – just by using what you already have in the practice… Ultrasound! There’s also the added information you’ll have available to you from the diagnostics. It’s a win-win situation.

Let’s take a more conservative approach of 10 lameness exams per fortnight. This can still equate to an extra $2500 per week you were not earning before. Of course, this is conservative but imaging if your practice was seeing a high caseload of lameness exams with 10 scans a day?!… Wouldn’t that be dreamy?

Why would someone charge $150 for the scan when another person would charge $600? It’s a bit like tooth extractions. Here are three reasons:

 

Firstly – How do you value yourself as a professional service provider?
Do you have the skills to use your money maker and are those skills at a novice level? Or have you practiced them with a specialist under controlled conditions so you are confident they are strong, efficient and diagnostic?

 

Secondly – What are you scanning?
We all know there are laypersons out there offering all sorts of services. Anyone can buy an ultrasound machine and make it work for them. The machine might be good or not. They might have the skills, they might not. It’s an annoying reality of animal care these days. Lots of people spruiking without acceptable credentials. However, very few people have the training to scan accurately, to achieve better diagnostic results. But you can. You are a vet. You have the greatest and broadest capacity to give the best results for horse owners. Don’t doubt yourself. Others may know how to perform a direct perpendicular scan of the Suspensory Ligament. But they will not know what they are looking at with an oblique approach. They probably won’t scan the whole structure either. Nor would they have the background knowledge in anatomy and physiology which vets have to make good clinical judgments and provide prognostic and treatment advice for recovery. Others certainly don’t have the medical knowledge either. And those vet skills and techniques are worth charging for. But you can’t use all those skills if you haven’t got good diagnostics. And it’s well known that ultrasound, when applied properly, can give almost good results as MRI in a lot of common cases, AND it requires less anaesthesia and stuffing around (transport) of the patient. That’s worth paying for. Ultrasound is also a great monitoring tool for healing and can be used on repeat consultations to immediately judge the progress of a patient.
On top of that – Scanning a spine or Shoulder or Hip or even parts of the foot is a bucket load harder than scanning the superficial digital flexor tendon. So those anatomical differences might carry a loading fee to accommodate the time and skills required.

 

Thirdly – Do you have clientele and live in a demographic where price matters?
Realistically some of us can make bigger margins on our services because the demographics of our market allows for it.

 

So if you have an ultrasound machine sitting in your hospital and you aren’t using it on every lameness case you might be selling yourself short. Don’t sell yourself short! VetPrac has organised the worlds best lameness ultrasound workshop for equine practitioners this year on July 4-5 and 6-7th.

Register HERE for ‘Distal Limbs‘ July 4-5.

Register HERE for  ‘Proximal Limbs and Spine‘ July 6-7.

CLICK HERE to download the brochure about these workshops.

 

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For less than the price of a cup of coffee every week, a surgeon can have these precision planning tools in their pocket. Not only that, we can inform owners efficiently in the consultation room too. Orthopaedic consultations can be very stressful. Vets are always under time pressure because we want to ensure our clients understand everything, and it’s all too easy to overrun simply because we care. If you have your iPhone and an internet connection, you can use vPOP.  I now save so much precious time every day,  I can efficiently  inform owners and leave them with a lasting image of the solution, not the problem that they have entrusted their pet to me for.”  ~ Dr Rory Paton BVSc CertAVP MRCVS (founder of vPOP)

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Dr Alex Young – From UC Davis to the University of Queensland

Dr. Alex Young always imagined she’d be a horse vet. What started as a large animal ultrasound fellowship at UC Davis to hone her skills as a lameness diagnostician ended up in a specialist radiology qualification. It was the “exposure” to many different imaging modalities at UC Davis that morphed Alex from an equine vet into a specialist radiologist. Let’s hear more about Alex’s career and her passion for education.


What inspired you to become a veterinarian and then go onto specialise in radiology, in particular equine musculoskeletal imaging?
“My family owned a small thoroughbred breeding business when I was young and I always wanted to work with horses. At vet school, I was convinced that if I wasn’t a horse vet, I wouldn’t be a vet at all. I wanted to be out on the road, in my truck looking at horses in the fresh air and sunshine…these days I sit in a dark room and sometimes look at cat/dog radiographs thinking “How did this happen??” I never planned to become a radiologist. I liked lameness workups and began the UC Davis Large Animal ultrasound fellowship thinking that it would round out my capabilities as a lameness diagnostician…but with the exposure I received to all the other imaging modalities while I was there I couldn’t help but become interested in those also.”

Who were the biggest influences in your training at UC Davis?
“Dr. Sarah Puchalski, Dr. Mary Beth Whitcom and Dr. Mathieu Spriet”

Any advice for new grads or general practitioners that wish to pursue further education in the use of ultrasound for lameness assessments?
“There are some great ultrasound workshops around and the EVA generally has an imaging person presenting at the Bain Fallon conference every couple of years. Try to keep an eye out for these as there are often associated wet labs that offer great hands on experience.”

What have you learned from experience that you didn’t learn from a textbook?
“Ultrasound is all about practice and hands on repetition. The more you scan, the more you develop your hand-eye coordination and the more skilled an ultra sonographer you become. The more you see, the more you realise the mistakes you have made in the past and the better diagnostician you become.”

What do you enjoy about teaching?
“I really enjoy contributing to what I believe is a lingering deficit in our equine veterinary training. Most equine vets were never taught how to operate an ultrasound machine let alone place a transducer on a horse in vet school so there is a huge population of “self taught” vets doing their best but also feeling quite lost with this modality (I was one of these vets before I went overseas!) I enjoy helping my colleagues fill this deficit and sharing the skills and knowledge I gained in the USA.”

What do you like to do in your spare time?
“Spare time? What is that? I’m embarrassed to admit that prior to having kids, most of my life was my work. Now I’m loving being a mum and spending time with my family. My work might keep me in a dark room but family time is spent outdoors in the fresh air as much as possible!”

 

 

 

If you’re one of the many vets that feel lost with using ultrasound in lameness assessments of horses, why not register for the Equine Lameness Ultrasound workshop with Dr. Denoix at Gatton on July 4-7, 2019.  At this workshop, you’ll also meet Alex and have an opportunity to share much of her vast knowledge of all things imaging.

Download the brochure HERE.

Register HERE for Distal Limbs on July 4-5th 2019.

Register HERE for Proximal Limbs and Spine on July 6-7th 2019.

Video: CRI Canine Sports Medicine Course

Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) is coming back to Australia!

Join us at the Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation workshop. This is your opportunity to learn from the world’s best. Enrolments are open to Veterinarians, Physiotherapists and Vet nurses who work with a veterinarian certified in canine rehabilitation in their practice.

Canine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, 30th August – 1st September, 2019
This 3-day workshop contributes to the CCRT program. You can find out more by downloading the brochure on this link. This workshop will fill quickly so register now to avoid missing out.

 

Meet Dr Jones, “Horses flow in the blood of the Irish.”

Meet the widely travelled Irish equine veterinarian who now calls Australia home, and whose preference for a “quiet one” has adapted to her new home’s climate and viticultural products! VetPrac is excited to welcome Dr Sue Jones to our team of educators; let’s find out a little more about Sue’s journey from Ireland to Australia.

What inspired you to become a veterinarian and then go onto further study in large animal ultrasonography and equine sports medicine and rehabilitation?
“I have wanted to be a vet since I can remember, and I guess was inspired by my Dad’s love of horses to specifically pursue equine practice. I would be remiss to not acknowledge the James Herriot books as also being somewhat responsible for my choice of career. As for pursuing ultrasonography it was twofold. One was how alarmed I was by the presence of the ultrasound machine in my car in my first job. The second was my genuine belief that the more precise you can be with the diagnosis the better the management can be.”

You’ve worked in your home country of Ireland, and then the U.K., many states of Australia and then the USA before returning to Australia. What are your favourite things about each of these countries?
“A difficult question to answer briefly! Ireland will never cease to amaze me in its beauty, but also the depth of love for the equine industry. Melbourne certainly comes close in that regard, but horses flow in the blood of the Irish in a very traditional sense. The standard of equine practice in the UK really set the bar for me and encouraged me along the lines I have followed to expect more of myself and deliver more to clients. Also, it’s difficult to beat an open fire with a hot toddy after a walk in your wellies in the streaming rain. I have come to love and adopt Australia largely because of the people, their love of the outdoors, their relaxed nature and the vineyards may have had something to do with it! California was a spectacular place to live and UC Davis was truly inspirational as an institution.”

What do you consider is the most significant advancement in equine ultrasonography for lameness in the last 5 years or so?
“The ease of access to reasonable priced highly efficient and multi-purpose machines. Equine vets are increasingly looking to make the most out of their investment and as such seeking on-going training to support their performance clients”.

Are you working on any research projects at the moment?
“I have recently submitted a paper on the evaluation of the larynx in horses during swimming. We scoped them while they were swimming which had a few logistical challenges but was pretty fun.”

What do you enjoy about teaching? Who has been your biggest influence when developing your own teaching style?
“I particularly enjoy identifying various ways to adapt my teaching for the individual student. I love when someone has a particular aim and I am able to assist them to reach that. I did the fellowship as my ability to scan was so far below where I wanted it to be and I feel so strongly that sharing what I have learnt will advance equine practice. Dr Mary-Beth Whitcomb (UC Davis) has one of the most individual and innovative teaching techniques I have ever come across and I do attempt to channel this into my own teaching”.

What do you like to do to wind down? What do you like to do for fun?
“I really enjoy sitting outside after a day’s work with a glass of wine (specifically a South Australian Shiraz!), a few friends and a cheese board. I play field hockey for the local Werribee Tigers who have welcomed me in as part of their family (it’s been a slow start to this season however with many injuries!).”

 

To enhance your expertise in using ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in equine lameness, and experience Sue’s teaching style, register for the VetPrac Equine Lameness Ultrasound workshops:

Register HERE for Distal Limbs on July 4-5th 2019.

Register HERE for Proximal Limbs and Spine on July 6-7th 2019.

CLICK HERE to download the brochure for more information about these workshops. Dr Sue Jones can be contacted at susan.jones1@unimelb.edu.au or 0405 955 703.