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I’ll be ok. It will never happen here!

Written by Janine Irwin
VetPrac Workshop Leader & SES Legend

I’ve been working within my local State Emergency Service Group for over 20 years and to be completely honest until now it has been all about lost people, storm damage and the odd flood. Now our climate has other ideas…

The arid dry heat, the high winds, and the severe lack of rain has made a lot of our country. It’s turned

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Welcome to the VetPrac Laparoscopy team Dr Kathryn Duncan

Dr Kathryn Duncan graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2015 and will complete her residency at Southpaws Specialty and Referral Hospital early 2020. She is passionate about all aspects of small animal surgery with a particular interest in cardiothoracic surgery and neurosurgery.
Kathryn joins the VetPrac educator team in the Laparoscopy Workshop at Gatton on February 7-9th 2020. We’re proud to welcome her to our family and spent a

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From Laparoscopy to surgery on large land-based predators

What do you get when you cross a veterinary surgeon with a fine dose of good humour?  Dr Brenton Chambers!
Dr Chambers is a UQ graduate with a mixture of general, emergency and referral practice experience, a stint as a lecturer at the University of Melbourne in Small Animal Surgery, and he’s a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
Brenton will lead the education team in

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A peek into Laparoscopy with Dr Peter Delisser

Dr Peter Delisser is a formidable specialist in Small Animal Surgery. From his undergraduate degree at the University of Queensland to his surgical residency at the University of Bristol, Dr Delisser has completed his PhD studying the effects of mechanical loading on bone tissue and its relevance to osteoporosis in people.
In his ‘spare time’ he’s published an impressive collection of scientific papers and presented at conferences on various topics from

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Guest Blog: Pulmonary Contusions in the Small Animal Trauma Patient

Trauma in dogs and cats can cause a range of potentially serious conditions and our friends at Vet Education have developed a 4-week course addressing emergency management of trauma patients. More details about the Vet Education course are available below.

We are proud to support our friends at Vet Education and this guest blog has been kindly provided by Dr. Philip R Judge BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc

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Want to be a High Achiever in the veterinary industry? This is your opportunity

The on-line course How High Achievers Succeed and Keep Succeeding is starting again soon, over 6 weeks on Thursdays from October 17 to November 21, 2019.This course has run ten times so far with close to 100 people being a part of the small group format.

So why might you want to take some time out of your busy life to join the course?

Let’s go straight to the horses’ mouth to find

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TPLO Case Study: Dr John Punke and Lilly

The Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy requires skills in orthopaedic surgery to achieve good healing and better ranges of locomotion. It is the only technique unanimously recommended for dogs with steep tibial plateau angles, and the best technique for dogs with conformation problems. The TPLO workshop at UQ Gatton on September 27-29 is at capacity. This workshop offers hands-on training by masters of the technique and will optimise clinical outcomes

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Meet Dr Chris Tan: Specialist surgeon & VetPrac Educator

VetPrac is feeling very privileged to welcome Dr. Chris Tan to the education team at the TPLO workshop on September 27-29, 2019. Chris is a busy man! He works as a specialist surgeon at Sydney Veterinary Emergency and Specialists, but also continues to follow his passion for teaching and research in multiple roles. These include tutoring for the Centre for Veterinary Education, lecturing at the Prince of Wales Clinical

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Make Your Dreams A Reality

It’s been a while since I’ve written and I’d like to share. You see, I’ve been asleep for a little while, dreaming. And my dreams are coming true so it’s time to wake up and tell you about it.

I am privileged to be working with the best team I can imagine. Janine, Solange and Ros are superstars in their areas of expertise. The educators we have leading our workshops

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Case Study: The importance of planning for TPLO

“Failing to plan is planning to fail”
We hear this quote so often; one situation when it’s especially true is when performing TPLO surgery. The importance of planning when performing TPLO is highlighted in the case study below.
VetPrac thanks Dr James Simcock, one of the educators at the upcoming VetPrac TPLO workshop, for providing this case study of a tibial crest avulsion fracture following TPLO procedure.

VetPrac’s 2019 TPLO Workshop is

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