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Don’t worry- he’s got your back…Meet Dr. James Simcock

Growing up in high school, Dr. James Simcock didn’t know what he wanted to be. It wasn’t until a vet came to a careers night when James was in year 12 that he even considered choosing veterinary science as a profession. James states “they made it sound really appealing so I decided that I would try it. When I was at uni I changed my mind at least a

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We Care About Your Success – Introducing Lincoln Institute

One thing we love here at VetPrac, is watching our attendees succeed in the workplace as a result of the skills they’ve developed at one of our practical workshops. We care deeply about your triumphs and successes, and wish all the happiness upon your business, life, and well-being. That’s why we’re incredibly excited to be partnering up with Lincoln Institute, a boutique leadership development company that shares in those

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Vet Client Relationships: Cost vs Care

Did you know.. Pet owners’ expectations that animal care considerations should come before cost considerations, combined with data that suggest provision of cost information is often lacking or not discussed early during a visit, create a paradox for veterinarians when confronting the topic of costs of care. If too much emphasis is placed on costs and compensation, the veterinarian may be accused of being mercenary (ie,“in it for the

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Rehabilitation: A Lifeline to Your Patients, Practice and Career

After 12 years in the daily grind of practice ownership and being a solo veterinarian performing general medicine and surgery, I was burned out. If I had to have the flea life cycle discussion, look at an ear cytology, or discuss the puppy vaccine series one more time, I might just lose my mind.  I was ready to leave veterinary medicine all together and look for something new. The

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AVA Conference Fashion Show 2018

Who needs the Mercedes Benz Fashion Show when you have the AVA Conference! It’s not the sort of place you’d think to find to showcase some of industries’ most fashionable, but the wonderful Dr Anne Fawcett spotted and captured many wonderful snaps.  Unbeknown to many, veterinarians can be damn fashionable too.



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Why Don’t More Female Vets Become Surgeons? Meet Dr Sue Gibbons

Have you ever thought about why, despite veterinary science being a female dominated profession, there are relatively few female veterinary surgical specialists, and even less female veterinary orthopaedic surgeons? Who better to discuss this with than Dr Sue Gibbons, who has been doing primarily orthopaedics since 2002, and became a small animal surgical specialist in 2006. Sue currently runs a mobile surgical business, Specialist Surgical Solutions, servicing Brisbane and

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Meet The Hip Dr John Punke

Meet Dr John Punke, who hails from the USA, but has fallen in love with his new home Adelaide. Luckily for VetPrac, John has agreed to join the education team this year, to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for all things surgery at the Hips and Hindlimb Surgery workshop in Gatton on 26 and 27 June 2018.

We recently got to know a little more about John and how his

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VetTips: VetPrac Penis and Bum Surgery

Tip 1: Digital rectal examination is the main-stay of diagnosis for perineal hernia’s. Palpate both sides even if the external swelling is only obvious on one side. A tip for the digital rectal exam is to make your finger into the shape of a hook and point it laterally. As you withdraw your finger, if the finger slides right out then it is not a hernia; if it catches then

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How VetPrac Helped Me Become A Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist!

In 2017 I qualified as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute course coordinated by VetPrac here in Australia.  The field of Rehabilitation Medicine and Physical Therapies is really only just taking off in Australia, it is already huge in the US and Europe with many dedicated clinics and full time clinicians there. It was the first time this wonderful course was offered in Australia. I had

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“Work seems like play to me. I can’t believe I actually get paid to do it.” Meet Dr Brian Beale

Dr. Brian Beale is an extraordinary man with many talents.  His supernatural ability in the veterinary world is so impressive that he’s not only a surgeon, a mentor, an educator and a radio talk show host, but also a TV celebrity!

Here are the best bits from our exclusive interview with Dr Beale…

Brian knew from a young age that veterinary medicine was the path for him.  He was exposed to

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