Upcoming Workshops

How High Achievers Succeed – 6 Weeks Online- Feb 12th - 19th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Feb 12th-19th 2019, 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 - February 12th - March 19th 2019 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

Small Animal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Workshop – 10 Places Left- Feb 21st - 22nd 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Feb 21st-22nd 2019, UQ, Gatton.

Develop your skills in non-invasive diagnostics and procedures over two full days with VetPrac and Karl Storz Endoscopy. There are very few opportunities to learn like this. With 9-hours of practice time, and superb quality equipment you will work with exceptional educators to master your skills and help your patients get better. Early Registrations will receive a free textbook.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • When flexible endoscopy is a useful diagnostic tool
  • What equipment you need to do a good job
  • Preparing a patient for endoscopy
  • How to manage a patient post-procedure

You will develop skills in :

  • How to use the equipment properly
  • Oesophagoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • To retrieve oesophageal foreign bodies
  • To retrieve gastric foreign bodies
  • To place a PEG tube endoscopically
  • How to take endoscopic biopsies
  • Colonoscopy

TESTIMONIALS

This is a new workshop with live animal training elements. Registrations are strictly limited

COST

$3200 +GST
Free Textbook when registering before Dec 31st, 2018

VetSupport New Graduate Mentor Program – 12 Months- Feb 27th - 27th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Feb 27th-27th 2019, Online

Have a professional mentor guide your new graduate employee through the first year of their career so you can relax and concentrate on other things. Help your new graduate employee smoothly transition into work by providing them with a safe, private and supportive platform to share their successes and concerns. By creating long term supportive relationships and providing evidence based information on what troubles people during times of transition this program promotes resilience and personal growth for improved productivity, longevity, health and happiness. It increases commitment, job satisfaction and engagement. Employers are invited to a free Q&A with Cathy Warburton before the program starts to make sure we look after your staff the way you want. Two employers sessions are also available for bosses of participants who want professional coaching support for their experiences with New Graduates. 10 sessions held monthly starting February 27th - November 27th.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Professional Development

You will develop skills in :

  • What are my expectations?
  • Professional commitment
  • Profesional strength/identity
  • The personal resources for resilience
  • Finding value in oneself
  • Emotional intelligence and confidence
  • Self-Evaluation and learning from our mistakes
  • Coping strategies
  • Strategies to create resources
  • Assessing contextual resources – Is this right for me?
  • Building effective relationships
  • Sustainable engagement
  • Managing demands and boundaries
  • Work life balance
  • Managing unhelpful thoughts
  • Making a plan when things don’t go well
  • Optimism and motivation

TESTIMONIALS

"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

$785 + GST
Includes free Q&A session for employers of new graduates with Cathy Warburton
Add $200 to include two employer only sessions

Abdominal Ultrasound – FULL – WAITLIST OPEN- Mar 30th - 31st 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Mar 30th-31st 2019, Melbourne Polytechnic, Yarra Bend Rd, Fairfield VIC

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

$2100 + GST before 9th February
$2240 + GST after 9th February
Includes dinner on Saturday night

Fracture Repair For Toy Breeds and Cats Workshop – Filling- Apr 12th - 13th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Penny Tisdall

Dr Stanley Kim

Dr James King BAppSc (hons) BVSc (hons) MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

Dr Peter Young

OVERVIEW

Apr 12th-13th 2019, The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus QLD

Dog and cat ownership in Australia is changing. Pets are getting smaller and the homes they live in are getting higher. While the fundamentals of orthopaedics don’t change, fractures in smaller animals have a unique set of considerations. We are also seeing newer technology in fracture management having a huge impact on the success of our surgeries and comfort of our patients. Smaller, lighter implants make a big difference to these tiny patients. Join Specialist Surgeon Dr Stanley Kim for a two day focus on small fractures and develop your skills to treat your patients better. This workshop will be helpful for vets at any stage of practice and is supported by the Australia’s finest and friendliest surgeons. This workshop requires a basic understanding of fracture management. We will not be reviewing the principles during lectures. Pre-reading from Fossum or Tobias is recommended but not essential.  

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • This workshop requires pre-reading on the principals of fracture repair
  • Radiographic planning for fracture repair
  • Common Forelimb Fractures in Small Breed Dogs and Cats
  • Common Hindlimb Fractures in Small Breed Dogs and Cats
  • Pelvic Trauma

You will develop skills in :

  • Specific considerations for trauma of small dogs and cats
  • Instrumentation and equipment useful for small bone fracture repair
  • Distal Radial Fracture Repair
  • Humeral Condylar fracture repair
  • SI luxation repair
  • Ilial Body Fracture Repair

TESTIMONIALS

N/A

COST

$2400+GST
Free textbook in feline orthopaedics when registering before February 12th, 2019.

VetTalk Communication Workshop – 7 Weeks Online- May 7th - 18th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

May 7th-18th 2019, Online

While communication is often regarded as a secondary skill in the veterinary industry, we feel it's just as important and is essential in day to day veterinary practice. It can be difficult to know the right thing to say when confronted by a difficult or unhappy client. The impact a bad situation can have on our mental health can be immense. Good communication leads to better health outcomes for our patients via improved diagnosis, reduced medical errors, better compliance, and excellent adherence. Satisfied clients lead to practice success, greater job satisfaction in the healthcare team, less work-related stress and reduced burnout.  Clients that have been communicated with effectively are less likely to lodge formal complaints. No one is born with excellent communication skills, we develop them along with all our other talents. The theory behind good communication can be learnt and practised. Verbal communication makes up only 7% of our communication skills in life, the remainder is made up of nonverbal communication and tone of voice. So how do we master this skill in the clinic? How do we maximise our interactions to give us the best possible outcomes? This online course will explore the different areas within the veterinary practice we can use and improve our communication. Every Monday night over the 7 weeks of this course you will join your fellow participants online for a live classroom session with Dr Sandra Nguyen. Online reading and homework buddies will help you to work through the content whilst you engage in your busy lives. Your power to communicate will make you the most effective veterinarian you can be.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • General Communication Techniques
  • A better understanding of clients needs
  • Communicating effectively within the health care team
  • How to recognise and approach compassion fatigue

You will develop skills in :

  • How to read body language
  • The meaning and methods of informed decision making
  • How to acheve better client compliance
  • The art of delivering bad news

TESTIMONIALS

N/A

COST

$650+ GST

Exit Strategies for Vet Business Owners – Brisbane- May 24th - 24th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

Hosted by:

Practice Sale Search

APL Accountants

K&L Gates

ValuVet

Medfin Finance

OVERVIEW

May 24th-24th 2019, Brisbane

Do you get so caught up in the daily running of your life and your practice that stopping to think about “what’s next” never happens? Have you looked around and wondered what will become of all the effort and energy you put into building your business? Have you ever been approached for partnership or buys outs, and aren’t sure what the best deal is, or if you’re even ready to sell? Your business is important, so spend a day with us and find out how the processes in exit strategies work, from industry professionals. Like all VetPrac workshops, this is an opportunity to think practically about what and why you do what you do, so that you can make the right decisions at the right time.

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

"Day was intense, comprehensive and filled with industry pearls. An absolute must for older vets in the industry."

"Very helpful process of breaking down the complexity needed in selling a practice."

"A great day's training to clarify the process of developing my practice exit strategy."

"Fantastic informative seminar and really helpful information."

COST

$246 + GST

How To Buy a Vet Business Seminar – Brisbane- May 25th - 25th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

Hosted by:

Practice Sale Search

APL Accountants

K&L Gates

ValuVet

Medfin Finance

OVERVIEW

May 25th-25th 2019, Brisbane

At some point in your career, you either decide that you enjoy the freedom of employment or desire the responsibilities and rewards of business ownership. If you are at that point, then this is a seminar you don’t want to miss! 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 and avoid being gazumped by other buyers. This information day is being held in 2 locations around Australia, to make it easily accessible for busy veterinarians with little spare time.  

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

"Highly informative, very practical, completely relevant material!"

"Eye opening, learnt lots that will have great value in the future."

"Excellent seminar. I would highly recommend."

"I'd recommend this seminar to anyone considering buying into a practice."

COST

$249 + GST

Fix the Face: Brachycephalic and Ear Surgery Workshop- Sep 13th - 15th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Sep 13th-15th 2019, The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus QLD

When is surgery indicated? Which surgical technique is appropriate? How to avoid complications regularly encountered in general practice. Surgical conditions of the head and neck present a challenge to most veterinarians, yet more and more of our patients need this care. Develop your skills in an intimate and supportive environment with specialist tutors and feel confident approaching these cases in practice. This workshop will help you improve your techniques and may be a useful adjunct to preparations for membership examinations.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Anatomy of vital and redundant respiratory structures
  • Anatomy of the ear and viborgs triangle
  • Principals of soft tissue surgery
  • Instrument handling and appropriate use

You will develop skills in :

  • Soft palate resection
  • Everted saccule excision
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Stenotic nares augmentation
  • Tracheostomy
  • Pharyngostomy
  • Vertical ear canal surgery
  • Total ear canal ablation

TESTIMONIALS

"Fantastic workshop, quality of pracs, in particular, was excellent. Lovely staff really made the experience even better."

"Great, friendly, knowledgeable surgeons, tutors and organisers. Practical lectures and plenty of well supervised wet prat time."

"Excellent relevant information and practical session that I can take back to general practice and implement straight away."

"Highly adaptable to participant requirements. I.e. not highly rigid/structured and able to spend more time on those procedures that were likened to my needs."

 

COST

$2300 + GST

Register before June 30th and receive a free textbook

Exit Strategies for Vet Business Owners – Sydney- Nov 15th - 15th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

Hosted by:

Practice Sale Search

APL Accountants

K&L Gates

ValuVet

Medfin Finance

OVERVIEW

Nov 15th-15th 2019, Brisbane

Do you get so caught up in the daily running of your life and your practice that stopping to think about “what’s next” never happens? Have you looked around and wondered what will become of all the effort and energy you put into building your business? Have you ever been approached for partnership or buys outs, and aren’t sure what the best deal is, or if you’re even ready to sell? Your business is important, so spend a day with us and find out how the processes in exit strategies work, from industry professionals. Like all VetPrac workshops, this is an opportunity to think practically about what and why you do what you do, so that you can make the right decisions at the right time.

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

"Day was intense, comprehensive and filled with industry pearls. An absolute must for older vets in the industry."

"Very helpful process of breaking down the complexity needed in selling a practice."

"A great day's training to clarify the process of developing my practice exit strategy."

"Fantastic informative seminar and really helpful information."

 

COST

$246 + GST

How To Buy a Vet Business Seminar – Sydney- Nov 16th - 16th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

Hosted by:

Practice Sale Search

APL Accountants

K&L Gates

ValuVet

Medfin Finance

OVERVIEW

Nov 16th-16th 2019, Sydney

At some point in your career, you either decide that you enjoy the freedom of employment or desire the responsibilities and rewards of business ownership. If you are at that point, then this is a seminar you don’t want to miss! 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 and avoid being gazumped by other buyers. This information day is being held in 2 locations around Australia, to make it easily accessible for busy veterinarians with little spare time.

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
  • Legals & terms and conditions of sale

TESTIMONIALS

"Highly informative, very practical, completely relevant material!"

"Eye opening, learnt lots that will have great value in the future."

"Excellent seminar. I would highly recommend."

"I'd recommend this seminar to anyone considering buying into a practice."

COST

$249 + GST

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.