Upcoming Workshops

VetTalk Communication Workshop – 7 Weeks Online- Jul 23rd - 3rd 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Jul 23rd-3rd 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 the 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. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxIyv1AyF9E find out more about the program. No one is born with excellent communication skills, we develop them along with all our other talents. The theory behind good communication can be learned 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 Tuesday 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. Note: The video information suggests we meet on Wednesdays. This has been changed to Tuesdays

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 achieve better client compliance
  • The art of delivering bad news

TESTIMONIALS

"Amazing! I wish I'd known this stuff 15yrs ago."

"We couldn't stop talking. 90min goes fast when you have so much to be inspired by"

COST

$650+ GST

 

Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Workshop – [FULL]- Aug 30th - 1st 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

Prof. Chris Zink

DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR

Dr. Janet B. Van Dyke

DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CEO

Supported by:

Dr Esther Horton

BVSc(Hons) CVA, CCRT

Dr Kim Lim

BVSc (Hons), Cert Vet Ac (IVAS), M. Chiro (RMIT)

OVERVIEW

Aug 30th-1st 2019, Emmanuel College, St Lucia

Canine Sports Medicine is a vast field that covers a wide range of disciplines. A significant number of pet owners generate some form of income from their animals and a moderately successful breeding dog can cost an owner over a million dollars to maintain and promote. Providing services in this field offers impressive opportunities to practice high-quality care, work with educated owners who have significant financial and time investment in their dogs, and increase the success rate of healthy patients in your hospital or clinic. This workshop is a rare opportunity in Australia to learn from the world’s best and is open to Veterinarians and the nurses that work with them, as well as Physiotherapists. Places are very limited. Book Now! *Prerequisites: This 3-day course with an additional 6 hours of online lectures is open to all licensed veterinarians, physical therapists (physiotherapy degree) and veterinary technicians/nurses. Vet nurses/technicians must submit an Employer Agreement Letter indicating that there is a veterinarian or physical therapist either certified in canine rehabilitation working in their practice or registered for a CCRT program. Post-workshop assessment includes a 3-hour exam.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Basic science of exercise physiology
  • The microscopy of musculoskeletal damage
  • Basic science of nutrition
  • Basic science of physical therapy concepts
  • Current veterinary approaches to common canine injuries and developmental disorders
  • Current physical therapy Approaches to common canine injuries and impairments

You will develop skills in :

  • The biomechanics and structure required of a canine athlete in different canine sports
  • To assess and differentiate between normal and abnormal gaits in different breeds
  • To master the subtle changes working, show and athletic animals exhibit when lame
  • To understand the mechanics of the six gaits
  • How nutrition influences performance
  • Gait retraining techniques
  • Core muscle group strengthening exercises
  • To understand the training requirements of a patient and client
  • To develop palation skills for an understanding of structural strengths and weaknesses in a patient
  • About the assistive devices available for rehabilitation and training

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

Customised packages starting at:
$3200 +GST

Additional options include:
- Lecture notes
- Textbook
- Lunches
- Attendance at social dinners

TPLO Surgery Workshop – [FULL]- Sep 27th - 29th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Brian Beale

Dr James Simcock

Dr John Punke

DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS

Dr Chris Tan

BVSc FANZCVS DECVS

OVERVIEW

Sep 27th-29th 2019, The University of QLD, Gatton Campus

The Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy requires skills in orthopaedic surgery to achieve good healing and better ranges of locomotion. It is the only technique unanimously recommended for dogs with steep tibial plateau angles, and the best technique for dogs with conformation problems. This workshop offers hands-on training by masters of the technique and will optimise clinical outcomes for your patients. It also includes how to manage patella luxation with TPLO. Participants in this workshop must submit a case log of stifle surgeries to qualify for attendance. Registrations are strictly limited and early registrations are highly recommended.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Stifle biomechanics
  • TPLO – Indications and rationale
  • TPLO- Planning
  • Clinical Case Discussions

You will develop skills in :

  • TPLO Technique and Tricks
  • Avoiding TPLO Complications
  • Treating TPLO Complications
  • Surgery for Patella Luxation with
  • Post-Operative Management

TESTIMONIALS

This is a new workshop in high demand!

COST

$2400 + GST

Early bird special Register before the 1st August 2019 to receive a free textbook

How High Achievers Succeed – 6 Weeks Online- Oct 17th - 21st 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Oct 17th-21st 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 - October 17th - November 21st 2019 from 8pm 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 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