Upcoming Workshops

Perineal and Urogenital Surgery Workshop- Aug 24th - 25th 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr James Simcock

Dr Peter Delisser

Dr Sue Gibbons

Facilitated by:

Dr Alison Caiafa BVSc

Janine Irwin

OVERVIEW

Aug 24th-25th 2018, The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus QLD

Surgery of the perineal and urogenital regions are challenging and smelly. Yet sometimes small procedures like anal sacculectomy can dramatically effect the comfort of your patients. Develop surgical techniques on dogs and cats with the support of internationally acclaimed specialists and laugh with friends over the PITA experiences you have in practice.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Halstead's principals of soft tissue surgery
  • Perineal hernia eitiology
  • Surgery of the anal sacs
  • Surgery of the bladder
  • Kidney biopsies

You will develop skills in :

  • Perineal hernia repair
  • Anal sac removal - two methods
  • Perineal urethrostomy
  • Pre-scrotal urethrostomy
  • Kidney removal
  • Skin flaps of the caudal body and perineal region

TESTIMONIALS

This is a brand new VetPrac workshop!

COST

$2200 + GST
Register before the 13th July 2018
to receive a free text book

Abdominal Ultrasound – FULL – WAITLIST FOR 2019 OPEN- Sep 15th - 16th 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Natalie Webster

Dr Sarah Davies

Facilitated by Janine Irwin and Dr Alison Caiafa.

OVERVIEW

Sep 15th-16th 2018, Melbourne Polytechnic, Yarra Bend Rd, Fairfield VIC

This workshop is now full. The waitlist for 2019 is now open. Please email info@vetprac.com to be added to the waitlist. Proficiency in ultrasound takes practice. This workshop will give you the foundations to do more in the hospital for your patients. A great machine can only be effective if the user knows how to use it. Learn from the specialists, and develop your abilities in this two-day workshop so you can discover what your ultrasound equipment is capable of

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

$1995 + GST before 15th July 2018
$2240 + GST after 15th July 2018
Includes dinner on Saturday night

Navigating Difficult Clinical Encounters Conference- Oct 15th - 17th 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Cathy Warburton

Dr Sandra Nguyen

Dr Anne Fawcett

BA(Hons) BSc(Vet)(Hons) BVSc(Hons) MVetStud

GradCertEdStud (HigherEd) MANZCVS

(Animal Welfare) Dip ECAWBM (AWSEL)

Facilitated by:

Dr Amanda-Lee Charman

Janine Irwin

OVERVIEW

Oct 15th-17th 2018, Royal Motor Yacht Club of NSW, Sydney

We have all experienced difficult clinical encounters. Knowing how to navigate the experiences and situations we encounter is a vital step to achieving success in the workplace and career satisfaction. Join specialists in Ethics, Oncology and Well Being as we discuss the research and techniques which contribute to the most difficult situations we face. Gain insight into the minds of your clients and your co-workers and discuss real situations so that you can deal with them better in real life. This unique conference provides immediately applicable skills which will help you break down barriers and succeed more often in your job. This conference is open to Vets, Nurses, Receptionists and Practice Managers. These topics affect all of us.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • How values influence decision making
  • Skills in setting expectations
  • The best way to stage diagnostics
  • Client perspectives
  • Clinic perspectives
  • Employee perspectives
  • Communication styles
  • Considerations in euthanasia
  • Handling complaints
  • The "What would you do?" question

You will develop skills in :

  • To understand the clients mindset and its influence on carers
  • to build rapport, confidence and trust with clients
  • To recover from a bad start
  • Facts about trash talking
  • The ethics of decision making
  • About the complex nature of animal welfare vs client confidentially vs employment loyalty
  • How to navigate cost vs welfare consideration
  • The benefits of repitition
  • How guilt affects communication
  • Evidence about effective communication strategies
  • How to navigate difficult clinical encounters effectively

TESTIMONIALS

NA

COST

Three Days: $1300 + GST
Any two consecutive days: $1000 + GST
One Day only: $600 + GST
Book Before June 30th
to receive a free textbook

How High Achievers Succeed and Keep Succeeding- Oct 18th - 22nd 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Oct 18th-22nd 2018, Online

There is a very close link between well-being and success. But what is it? How do we get it and how can we maintain it? If you’ve ever wavered in your love for your work or wondered about your purpose, this is a great opportunity for you! These are not wishy washy questions, there is now good evidence based science around the links between well-being and success. Join us for a six week online workshop - October 18th - November 22nd where you will find resources to develop good habits that will enrich your life and your work. Understand the benefit of positive emotions more deeply. Develop good skills to help you bounce back from adversity Practice engaging AND disengaging in a healthy way Investigate the neuroscience of connecting with people Work on your purpose Start being successful through your actions This course uses a flipped classroom model where the content is provided in advance of the weekly online meetings. Cathy will utilise her training in coaching to guide course participants through literature and supporting activities. There will be ample opportunity for individual and group reflection and discussion with the aim of illuminating the steps that participants can take to move towards their version of success.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Your strengths
  • How to recognise your achievements and savour them
  • Neuroplasticity

You will develop skills in :

  • Looking after your own well being
  • Bouncing back from adversity
  • How to engage and disengage
  • Balance and self-care
  • Building and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Finding meaning and value in daily activities

TESTIMONIALS

"I'm very grateful to have done this course." - Dr Claire Sylvester

"I think the course helped me organise my thoughts and provided me with more direction. I felt like I was doing something proactive to help myself." - Dr Anabel Blake

"I can recommend Cathy to the whole profession. There is a great advantage in having a practice with a positive mindset. If you are an employer there is a $2.30 return for every $1 spent on mental health in Australian businesses ( rf. Beyond Blue). It is a $15 dollar return in mining and I suspect it is a lot more than $2.30 in veterinary practice. Give it a go, it will probably change your life!" - Dr Brian Mc Erlean

COST

$625+GST

Exit Strategies for Vet Business Owners – Sydney- Nov 2nd - 2nd 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

Simon Palmer

Dr Christine Purdy BVSc

Georgina Odell, Special Counsel

Dr Paolo Lencioni BVSc DipCAP MPA MTMA

Dr Tony Thelander BVSc, MBA, FAICD

OVERVIEW

Nov 2nd-2nd 2018, 59-75 Grafton Street Bondi Junction, NSW

If you have ever thought about what will happen when you are ready to sell your practice, then this is the workshop for you. In one day we'll help you with all the info you need to start thinking about the next step in your career. This is a chance to sit down and practically consider whats best for you and your business.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Where your business is at

You will develop skills in :

  • The mindset of exit strategies
  • Who potential buyers are
  • Legal Agreements Needed
  • Discretion and Disclosure considerations
  • Valuation Processes
  • Human Resources and Financial Planning considerations

TESTIMONIALS

"A thoughtfully constructed day to get my head around the next phase of my life"

"A good opportunity to spend a day with the people who are involved in the sales and purchases of vet practices"

"Quite tiring! Thinking about my business instead of working it, was good, because it was about time I start thinking about this. I'd been putting it off."

COST

$195 +GST

How To Buy a Vet Business – Sydney- Nov 3rd - 3rd 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

Simon Palmer

Dr Christine Purdy BVSc

Georgina Odell, Special Counsel

Dr Paolo Lencioni BVSc DipCAP MPA MTMA

Dr Tony Thelander BVSc, MBA, FAICD

OVERVIEW

Nov 3rd-3rd 2018, 59-75 Grafton Street Bondi Junction, NSW

This practical information day explains the red tape, planning and considerations you will want to know before you jump into an expensive and legally binding agreement that will change your life forever. When you are properly prepared to purchase you will be positioned to make decisions quickly.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • What sort of business do I want?
  • Leadership activities

You will develop skills in :

  • Why buy and what are the options?
  • What are my options for the future?
  • How will I prepare and find a seller?
  • What finances do I need to understand and have in order?
  • Understanding Valuations
  • Legals & Terms and Conditions of Sale
  • Hidden costs, Transfer of goodwill and post sale checklist

TESTIMONIALS

This is an inaugural seminar and we are excited to help prospective clinic owners with their preparations for business success.

COST

$195 +GST

Practical Skills Bootcamp- Nov 8th - 10th 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Tania Banks

Abdominal Surgery:

Dr Tania Banks, Dr Peter Young,

Dr Ryan Leong

Emergency and Critical Care:

Dr Ellie Leister, Dr Adrian Simon,

Dr Vickie Saye

Dentistry:

Dr Christine Hawke, Dr Tara Cashman,

Dr Geraldine Gorman

OVERVIEW

Nov 8th-10th 2018, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga

Feel a little overwhelmed by having all the responsibility of running a hospital and making life and death decisions that can save or ruin a life? You know you have a pretty good memory and know all the important stuff, but HOW do you implement it in the clinical setting? This is the workshop for you.   Specifically designed for vets who are new, need an update or are returning to practice after hiatus – this workshop will get you fit for the job. We spoke to lots of people, and this is the nuts and bolts of practicing that will get you through the day smiling. Along with surgical skills we will have communication and meditation topics to balance out each day. We’ll work you hard and give you the support to get you to where you need to be to do the job confidently and competently.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Abdominal surgery basics
  • Client Communication
  • Exploratory laparotomy
  • Intestinal biopsy
  • lymph node biopsy
  • Enterotomy
  • Intestinal anastomosis
  • GDV
  • Gastrotomy
  • Cystostomy
  • Emergency and critical care
  • Splenectomy
  • CPR ABC
  • IV catheters
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Nasogastric Tube placemewnt
  • Blood cross typing
  • Bandaging Practice
  • Dental anatomy
  • Dental Charting
  • Communicating the costs of elective surgical care

You will develop skills in :

  • Stabilising and preparing for abdominal surgery
  • Liver biopsy
  • Pancreatic biopsy
  • Enterectomy
  • Liver Lobectomy
  • Gastropexy
  • Partial gastrectomy
  • Serosal patching
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair
  • CPR training
  • Emergency stabilising techniques
  • Tracheostomy
  • Urinary Catheters in Bitches
  • Oesophagostomy and Pharyngostomy Tubes
  • Snake Bite management
  • Paededontics and development
  • Dental nerve blocks
  • Gum Flaps and suturing
  • Canine Extractions
  • Carnassial Extractions
  • Client Communication in Emergencies

TESTIMONIALS

"The topics were great, all very helpful, real life skills, that can be used every day , just what I wanted . I would recommend this workshop to fellow new grads and young vets as the skills in practice are so useful" - Megan Bridger, 2016

COST

$2990 +GST
Register before Sep 1st
and receive a free textbook

Feline Surgery And Dentistry Workshop- Feb 7th - 9th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr. Orly Zemer

Dr Penny Tisdall

Dr Christine Hawke BSc BVSc PhD MACVSc

Supported by:

Dr Tania Banks BVSc, FACVSc (Small Animal Surgery)

Dr Tara Cashman

Dr Rebecca Tucker BVSc(Hons) MANZCVS

OVERVIEW

Feb 7th-9th 2019, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Cats are not dogs. This is the first surgical workshop focusing on Feline specific conditions. And there are a lot of them! Don’t miss this inaugural workshop led by brilliant educators in the beautiful Riverina district of NSW. Learn feline surgery and dentistry techniques you will use, immediately on return to practice and watch your feline patients flourish under your care.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Surgical principals and anatomy of the head and neck of cats
  • Surgical treatment of inflammatory polyps
  • Digital X-ray and Imaging the feline head
  • How to take diagnostic oral radiographs
  • Feline developmental an occlusal conditions
  • Feline oral inflammatory conditions
  • Full mouth extractions in cats

You will develop skills in :

  • Surgical management of squamous cell carcinoma
  • Plasties of the head and neck in cats
  • Tension relieving flaps of the head and neck
  • Approach to the nasopharynx by surgery
  • Ventral Bulla Osteotomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Pharyngostomy tube placement
  • Mandibular Fractures
  • Interdental wiring and splinting
  • Latest home care tips for cats mouths

TESTIMONIALS

This is a brand new workshop!

COST

$2950 + GST
Receive a free textbook when you register before 10th December

Practical Veterinary Workshops

Here at VetPrac, we aim to provide registered vets with high quality tuition across a range of different areas. Our vet practice workshops focus strongly on practical skills, ensuring you acquire the necessary knowledge to further your career.

Our workshops will ensure you’re kept up to date with the latest research and developments across all aspects of animal care. We cover a broad range of different topics, and each course is run by true experts in the particular field. We offer courses that cover both small and large animal husbandry, surgical procedures, species-specific issues and also courses designed to help you better communicate with clients.

We have a number of popular VetPrac workshops that we offer repeatedly. Our Wound Management Workshop provides vets with essential knowledge when it comes to treating a wide variety of different wounds. One of our most popular workshops, it has been booked out each and every time since 2009.

Most of our practical veterinary workshops are held over a couple of days, ensuring all aspects of the topic are explained thoroughly. The structure of these courses ensures you have enough time to get in plenty of practical work – an absolute must when it comes to mastering new veterinary skills.

VetPrac workshops always book out quite quickly. We currently have a number of courses open for registration, so if you want to secure your place in a particular course, make sure you register online today. If you would like to find out more, feel free to contact us on +61 414 581 600 or email us at info@vetprac.com.au.