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Dr Christine Hawke: Making a difference in animal dentistry

The desire by vets to improve their patients’ health and reduce pain is universal.

Have you ever considered how recognising and treating dental disease in our pets can dramatically improve their quality of life? This realisation was the catalyst that sparked Dr Christine Hawke’s interest in dentistry.

In a recent interview, Christine gave me a candid account of her beginnings in veterinary dentistry – an area that was not always her

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The “Two Traceys” – Legends of animal behaviour

At VetPrac we love teamwork, and thrive on it, from planning workshops to facilitating workshop participants to work together in their learning experience! When I met Dr Tracey Henderson and Tracy Irons a few years ago, I was blown away by their working relationship; it’s certainly something to witness – a perfect example of a team achieving more than the sum of its parts. There’s a reason why within

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Join the VIP Waitlist for these upcoming workshops

You’re invited to register your interest by joining these VIP waitlists. VetPrac VIPs receive exclusive announcements about the workshop while it is in development and the opportunity for early-bird registration before it’s available to everyone.

Our continuing education program is always evolving in response to your requests for practical training. Make sure you come back and check this list for more VIP opportunities.

Don’t forget to add to your email

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Take the Brachycephalic Quiz & test your knowledge

How confident are you performing Brachycephalic and Ear Surgery? The always amazing, Dr Charles Kuntz, has put together 10 multiple choice questions to test your knowledge.

If this is an area you’d like to know more about, check out our Fix the Face Workshop on the 2nd-4th October 2020. This is a 2 day practical workshop with the one and only Dr Kuntz with plenty of practical sessions to build

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Anaesthesia and the Geriatric Patient [video]

There’s still time to register for our next “Learn with Margie” Zoom Rounds. Join Margie at 7.30pm EST on Wednesday 8th April 2020. We’ll kick things off with a brief presentation and then we’ll open the floor for a group discussion about the Geriatric Patients.

We hope you can join us!


💡 The next topic is: Geriatric Anaesthesia

🗓 Wednesday 8th April from 7.30pm EST

📍 Online in a private zoom meeting



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First ‘Learn with Margie’ Zoom Rounds a great success

Well we are off and zooming with our first “Learn with Margie” Zoom Rounds last night!

We had an excellent turnout with a diverse group of veterinarians, technicians and nurses from Australia and New Zealand, with incredible knowledge and experience. There were excellent questions posed and lots of robust discussion which included evidence from the literature as well as the benefit of experience. I was impressed with the group’s engagement

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Small Group Zoom Rounds- Thank You

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for our “Learn with Margie – Zoom Rounds” on April 1st, 2020, 7:30pm AEST. Your response has been absolutely incredible and the Zoom Rounds were filled in just under 1 hour from the official release! This is FANTASTIC, and a heartfelt THANK YOU for your interest in animal welfare through anaesthesia and pain management, and your willingness to engage in this

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Dr Margie McEwen invites you to a FREE VetPrac Zoom Rounds Q&A

Join Margie in a weekly Zoom Rounds Q&A from April 1st 2020, and our first one is FREE!

This opportunity is for veterinarians, technicians & nurses, and students, to collaborate and share ideas for clinical anaesthesia practice.

Watch the video for a very special message from Margie and scroll down to register.

We wish you the best of health.






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Being Human in a Digital Age

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for letting me use this forum to express my thoughts during this difficult time. When I handed the reins of VetPrac over to Margie, I knew I would miss the wonderful contact I have had with you over the last 12yrs.

I have been watching Australian Border Force comments on SBS this morning and it’s inspired me to comment about crucial conversations.


We seem to live in an age

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Important ATO advice for small business owners

It’s been an unsettling couple of weeks in Australia and as we begin to understand where we stand and what we have to do in our daily lives, we start to think about our family and business. There is a lot of information circulating on social media, emails and websites. It can get quite overwhelming at times. We have to pulled together the current and reliable information to try

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