Get Trained, Get Confident


Well what a year this has been! When I think back to just over 12 months ago, I had no concept of what the latter part of 2019 and 2020 would hold for me and the VetPrac team. But one thing for sure at the centre of my world and my decision making process has been affinity, generated by human connection and communication.

Through connections and friendships in August 2019,

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Make a difference every day, not just today.

R U OK… Three simple words that can mean all the difference for about 20% of the population (if not more). That’s about 5,109,328 Australians who experience a mental illness in any given year.

With Covid affecting our everyday lives significantly, this number could be even higher.

I was visiting my doctor the other week. As you can imagine with Covid about, the reception staff were wearing the brunt of all the upset patients. So it was really lovely to learn that

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Night-time noshing

Home late, you missed dinner, and you are just exhausted. But when hunger pangs hit at night, it can be tough to know what to eat. You don’t want to have anything that will make you too full and you want something nourishing.

At home I have a list of things on my fridge to eat, that I know won’t over fill me and are great to eat just before going

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The struggle is real.

Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference to your quality of life and effectiveness during the day. You work all day, then get hit with a huge emergency only to crawl into bed sometime around midnight, or worse, just to get up and do it all again the next day.

Sleep specialists say while you may think you are coping well on less sleep, you’re probably wrong. There is,

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The job application process – it’s a little bit scary, a little bit stressful, and a little bit exciting!

Written by Lianne Mellin

The job application process – it’s a little bit scary, a little bit stressful, and a little bit exciting! You’re reaching the end of your studies and realising that now is the time to start applying for jobs, but how do you go about it?

There were many things I asked myself during this process so I thought I’d write about them in order to share my

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Are you game?

Written by Dr Margie McEwen

Did you know that we have created a brand new workshop for veterinary nurses and technicians, as well as veterinarians, called Team Approach to Wound Management?

And, why did we do this?

At this stage it feels like there were many ideas at the core of the creation of this workshop, however there was one foundation idea, and it was up and running before I joined VetPrac

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Do it in the dark

Recently I was chatting with a fellow vet tech, now working in the imaging field, to find out some of the ins and outs of the technology and care of ultrasound machines.

Aimee Rapone, national sales representative for Medical Plus Australia, is a lovely, down to earth techy with great knowledge and experience in the veterinary industry. After working in Australia, South Africa and the UK, Aimee started with Medical

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PDA – Mending Eevee’s Broken Heart

Little Eevee, a 21-day old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pup, was destined to steal everyone’s heart, even as her own little heart was failing her.  Until the amazing team at Veterinary Specialist Services came to the rescue.

They were her knights in shining …… well scrubs.

Eevee’s owners discovered she had a patent ductus arteriosus and was in congestive heart failure and required life-saving surgery. Her owners were not about

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Looking for a novel approach to the management of temporary tracheostomies?

Dr Kat Crosse is looking forward to the VetPrac Fix the Face workshop  in October 2-4, 2020, where she will have an opportunity to discuss with workshop participants the pros and cons of using a cool tracheostomy device that is set to replace tracheostomy tubes, and may revolutionise tracheostomies with better outcomes for our patients. Kat is a Senior Lecturer in Companion Animal Surgery at Massey University, New Zealand,

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CATastrophic Quarantine

Gee what a ride it has been so far. When restrictions hit a few months ago, it saw much of the world closed down, we started working from home if we could, and adjusting to that in itself was a mission. For the most part the veterinary world stayed much the same, so let’s have a chat about our patient’s worlds. The dogs and cats at home.

Dr Tracey

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