Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation – 8 PLACES LEFT- Jul 27th - 31st 2020

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Jul 27th-31st 2020, University of Queensland Emmanuel College, St Lucia

Join Dr Janet Van Dyke and her world leading team in Brisbane on July 27th - 31st and build on a fundamental understanding of canine anatomy, physiology and biomechanics so you can diagnose and treat lame, stiff or sore patients better. Common orthopedic and neurological disorders of the canine patient are covered including both conservative and surgical treatment options. Canine rehabilitation modalities are introduced. Build relevant structures on canine skeletons using clay, and get hands-on experience palpating live dogs. *Prerequisites: This workshop is open to veterinarians, physiotherapists, vet nurses and technicians. Vet nurses/technicians must submit an employer letter indicating they work with a veterinarian or physical therapist certified in canine rehabilitation or registered for this workshop.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Canine musculoskeletal anatomy in depth
  • Comparative (human and canine) anatomy and biomechanics
  • Canine neuro/musculoskeletal structures including bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons and cartilage; also, the origin, insertion, innervation, and action of each

You will develop skills in :

  • Diagnosing muscoloskeletal conditions
  • The fundamental physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics of joint, muscle and muscle action as they relate to common canine injuries
  • The use of different modalities of diagnoses
  • Traditional physical therapy terminology and techniques including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and aquatic therapy; also, physical modalities utilizing LASER, ultrasound, thermal agents and electrotherapy
  • The use of different physical therapeutic modalities of treatment
  • Integrative therapies including acupuncture, chiropractic
  • Diagnosis, treatment planning, and outcome measurement in canine rehabilitation

TESTIMONIALS

"Any Vet that ever sees a lame dog needs to attend this workshop" Dr Kiri Westphalen

"Gave me information on how to help geriatric patients and identify soft tissue problems and how to diagnose them." Dr Katie Gadsby

"It helps vets understand the importance of physiotherapy in dogs.  To incorporate rehab and exercise program for our patients" Dr Emily Yan

"Didn't really know what to expect but very impressed" Dr Kim Lim

COST

Course Fee: $6500 +GST
Deposit required $1500

Fix the Face: Brachycephalic and Ear Surgery- Oct 2nd - 4th 2020

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Oct 2nd-4th 2020, UQ Gatton

This workshop will help you improve your surgical techniques and is also a useful adjunct to preparations for membership examinations. Surgical conditions of the head and neck present a challenge to most veterinarians yet more and more patients need this care due to the popularity of brachycephalic breeds. Join us in an intimate and supportive environment to build your skills, confidence and understanding of the equipment to improve your competency caring for brachycephalic patients.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Anatomy and surgical considerations of the ear
  • Salivary Mucocoeles
  • Anatomy of the head and neck

You will develop skills in :

  • Surgery of the nares and saccules
  • Surgery of the palate and tonsils
  • Tracheostomy Oesophagostomy tubes
  • Zepps procedure
  • TECA/BO

TESTIMONIALS

"This was a well-targeted surgical workshop revising a series of procedures that can be done in general practice. Labs were great and lecture style enjoyable. Food and social events were really well organised, relaxed and made this a special event. Thank you."Anon

"Freakin brilliant. Even though I had done most of the procedures the amount of tips and tricks I got from the amazing instructors was invaluable."Dr. Candice Loft

"This workshop was the most amazing CE I have attended. The people there and the knowledge presented just blew my mind! The prac sessions were great and very hands-on, which made learning for me so much easier." Dr. Alanna Harth

"Extremely practical application of theories taught. Loved Charles, Tania, Kat and Abbie's awesome tips. I leant so many things over the past 3 days and can't wait to put it into realife life practice." Dr. Anne Graham

COST

Course Fee: $2400 +GST

The textbook "BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Head, neck and thoracic surgery" is available for purchase - $160 +GST

Abdominal Ultrasound Workshop (VIC)- Oct 10th - 11th 2020

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Oct 10th-11th 2020, Melbourne Polytechnic, Yarra Bend Rd, Fairfield VIC

Get the foundations in abdominal ultrasound you need to do more for your patients. Learn from outstanding specialist educators where the ‘see one, do one, teach one’ learning philosophy is at the core of this workshop. Gain hands on practice with the probe, locating landmarks and building a systematic approach to scanning your patients. A great machine can only be effective if the user knows how to use it. Book today.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Ultrasound Mechanics
  • Relative Anatomy
  • Full Left Side Scan
  • Full Right Side Scan

You will develop skills in :

  • Liver and Biliary Tract Ultrasound
  • Spleen and GIT Examination
  • To find the Adrenal Glands
  • Kidney Ultrasound
  • Genitourinary Ultrasound
  • Pancreas and Lymph Node Imaging
  • Clinical Normals and Abnormalities
  • Better Clinical Decision Making

TESTIMONIALS

"They were both absolutely brilliant, approachable and patiently informative. Presentations were well organised and concise. Managed their theme between demonstration groups well" - Anna Sinnott

"Feel more confident with the diagnostic imaging. Thoroughly enjoyed discussion of other imaging modalities -i.e. RADs + CT" - Mark Cola

"Great Ultrasound Course 12/10 stars" - Nicholas Sygrove

COST

$2700 + GST
Includes dinner on Saturday night

Practical Skills Bootcamp- Oct 16th - 18th 2020

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Christine Hawke

Dr Geraldine Gorman

Dr Tania Banks

Dr Tracey Henderson

Dr Ryan Leong

Dr Peter Young

Dr Tara Cashman

Tracy Irons

OVERVIEW

Oct 16th-18th 2020, UQ Gatton

This workshop is specifically designed for vets who are new or returning to practice to get you fit for the job. We spoke to a lot of colleagues and experts to develop this nuts and bolts program to help you get through the day smiling with confidence. Along with surgical skills, we have communication and meditation topics to balance out each day. We'll give you the support to get you to where you need to be - to do the job confidently and competently.   ** Please note, this workshop is being rescheduled to 16th - 18th October 2020 **  

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Tips for intestinal surgery
  • Communicating costs to clients
  • Dental Charting and Anatomy
  • Canine & Feline Body Language
  • Reducing Staff Injury Risks
  • Dealing with Difficult Cats & Dogs
  • Mental Illness & Training Issues

You will develop skills in :

  • Exploratory celiotomy
  • Intestinal Surgery Tips
  • Tumors of the Liver & Spleen
  • Managing foreign bodies
  • Dental Nerve Blocks & Extractions
  • Restraint Techiques

TESTIMONIALS

"Educational, practical, friendly, encouraging, very positive experience. Enthusiasm +++ Great theory & practical components. Great lineup of educators & great support staff who made all aspects run smoothly. All involved adapted to make everything work and be delivered as advised - great course with the amount of content covered and took questions as the workshop progressed." Dr Lynne Falconer (RSPCA Qld)

"Reasonably comprehensive and focussed enough to do the technique. Challenging at times but worthwhile. Provided a variety of information to improve handling of cruciate disease, not just the one technique." Dr Richard Bishop  (Alice Springs Vet Hospital)

COST

$2800 +GST

Register before the 4th September 2020 to receive a free textbook.

Abdominal Ultrasound Workshop (Qld)- Oct 31st - 1st 2020

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Oct 31st-1st 2020, Novotel Brisbane Airport

Get the foundations in abdominal ultrasound you need to do more for your patients. Learn from outstanding specialist educators where the ‘see one, do one, teach one’ learning philosophy is at the core of this workshop. Gain hands on practice with the probe, locating landmarks and building a systematic approach to scanning your patients. A great machine can only be effective if the user knows how to use it. Book today.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Ultrasound Mechanics
  • Relative Anatomy
  • Full Left Side Scan
  • Full Right Side Scan

You will develop skills in :

  • Liver and Biliary Tract Ultrasound
  • Spleen and GIT Examination
  • Locating the Adrenal Glands
  • Kidney Ultrasound
  • Genitourinary Ultrasound
  • Pancreas and Lymph Node Imaging
  • Clinical Normals and Abnormalities
  • Better Clinical Decision Making

TESTIMONIALS

TBC

COST

$2700 + GST
Includes dinner on Saturday night

Patella & Stifle Surgery- Nov 6th - 8th 2020

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Bruce Smith

Dr John Punke

Dr Peter Young

OVERVIEW

Nov 6th-8th 2020, UQ Gatton

Develop your skills in this focused arthroplasty workshop with hands-on skill development you can immediately apply in practice. This workshop provides veterinarians with the opportunity to develop and practice modern techniques in cruciate repair. You'll have the chance to practice techniques like the tibial transposition osteotomy in conjunction with MPL repair. Advance your skills and help your patients better than before!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Equipment & Instruments
  • Anatomy & Pathophysiology of Patella luxation
  • Positioning and Surgical considerations
  • Stifle biomechanics & anatomy

You will develop skills in :

  • Surgical techniques for correcting patella luxation
  • Extracapsular repair techniques
  • Post op care and complications

TESTIMONIALS

"Educational, practical, friendly, encouraging, very positive experience. Enthusiasm +++ Great theory & practical components. Great lineup of educators & great support staff who made all aspects run smoothly. All involved adapted to make everything work and be delivered as advised - great course with the amount of content covered and took questions as the workshop progressed." Dr Lynne Falconer (RSPCA Qld)

"Reasonably comprehensive and focussed enough to do the technique. Challenging at times but worthwhile. Provided a variety of information to improve handling of cruciate disease, not just the one technique." Dr Richard Bishop  (Alice Springs Vet Hospital)

COST

The cost is AU$2480 +GST.

Register before 1st October 2020 and you'll receive the textbook free.