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So You Think You’re An Ophthalmology Genius?

…but are you really?

Click here to take the quiz to see whether you have earned yourself bragging rights…

If you want to refresh your skills in Ophthalmology, join us at the Ophthalmology workshop coming up on 8-9th February at the University of Queensland, Gatton Campus. Places are filling up fast so sign up today!

Diagnosing and treating ocular and peri-occular conditions quickly and effectively is vital to saving the vision and

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Who and what is Knight Benedikt??

Every day Knight Benedikt helps veterinarians across Australia and New Zealand provide quality animal care, with the right equipment that’s essential for optimal performance and positive outcomes. Our focus on orthopaedic technology for veterinarians means that you can trust our products for even the most demanding orthopaedic procedures.

Established in 2010 by two veterinarians,Vince Frank and Matt Knight, Knight Benedikt has grown rapidly to become one of

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The General Practice Surgeon With Extraordinary Abilities… Meet Dr Abbie Tipler

Meet Dr Abbie Tipler – she’s an educator joining VetPrac in 2018 and will make her “debut” assisting Dr Brent Higgins at the OssAbility Stifle system workshop at UQ Gatton on February 9-10, 2018. Abbie is a fellow Kiwi, who moved to Australia to find warmth, as she only likes cold weather if there’s snow nearby. Abbie has 2 young children which keep her very busy, as well as

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Merry Christmas from Ilana and the VetPrac team!

Dear Colleagues,

I’m floating with happiness!

Its that time of year where everything gets reflected upon and I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how appreciative I am of you.
I can imagine that some readers to this might roll their eyes. “She doesn’t know me, how can she appreciate me?” Well, let me try to explain.

At the moment, I’m not a practicing vet and I feel a little

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Don’t delay – start today! You can change a habit of a lifetime.

There is a lot to say about the culture of workplaces and the impact that the workplace can have on the mental health and well-being of its workers. This talk is absolutely true and if you would like a summary article reviewing the research on creating mentally healthy workplaces, please click here. But there is something even worse than an unhealthy workplace culture… and I am going to go

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I’m being kidnapped!

Seriously – My fiancee told me on Friday that I’m to pack for hot and cold weather and that I’m going on a plane. I don’t need a passport and the baby is not coming. My mother in-law is looking after her for 3 nights and 4 days.

VetPrac will be cared for by my trustworthy assistants and I’m to close down my computer and turn my mobile phone off

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Making The Right Suture Decisions

Natural, synthetic, braided, twisted, monofilament, Polydioxanone, Glyconate, Polypropylene, absorbable, non-absorbable, pseudo-non absorbable, hydrolysis, enzymatic, taper, reverse cutting, trocar, micropoint, straight, 1/2 circle, 3/8th circle, 5/8th circle…no, you’re not reading a list of website keywords to improve your google search hits (well, maybe you are). My point is, to the untrained individual, understanding sutures well enough to make a confident decision is daunting. Add to this the expectations of the

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VetTips: Locking Plates

Tip 1:

Surgical Approaches to the humerus are technically demanding because of important neurovascular structures on the lateral and medial aspects of the bone and a large amount of surrounding musculature. Many options are suitable for fracture fixation and the decision making is based around the following considerations:
– type of fracture
– patient age, size and nature
– surgeons experience
– implants available
– expense of the procedure

Tip 2:

Whether by choice or necessity any

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There is no surgery that she can’t fix or face….Meet Dr. Orly Zemer

The pursuit of helping animals is worldwide and the compilation of specialists coming together to help general practitioners learn more couldn’t be more welcomed by VetPrac. Dr. Orly Zemer, a Small Animal Surgery Specialist, has focused her life around fixing animals. Trying to embrace the “no worries” state of mind, Dr. Zemer is relocating her life from Israel to Australia to join the University of Melbourne, U-Vet Werribee Animal

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He Puts The ‘Special’ in Specialist.. Meet Dr. Charles Kuntz

Everyone finds inspiration in different forms. Some will be inspired after attending a VetPrac workshop, while others will find it in a painting, or reading an article. For Dr. Kuntz it came to him from his father, a human cardiovascular surgeon, who would often discuss his latest cases. Although Charles’ father ignited an interest, it wasn’t until Charles took his dog to the local Vet School for treatment

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