Upcoming Workshops

Clinical Zoom Rounds for Veterinarians- Sep 30th - 30th 2020

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Sep 30th-30th 2020, Online via private zoom meeting

With years of teaching in both the US and Australia, Dr Margie McEwen brings to the VetPrac community something for everyone. “Learn with Margie & Friends” Clinical Zoom Rounds are an opportunity for you to bring along your questions and drive the discussion. Margie will introduce her “friend”, the guest presenter, who will start with some material focused on the topic for the session and then you and your fellow participants will have the opportunity to take the driver’s seat. Your discussion, questions and participation in the conversation fuels these sessions. Margie’s Friends will facilitate the discussion and share their experience and knowledge to help answer your questions. As a collective we will learn a lot together in a short period of time. These Clinical Zoom Rounds sessions have limited places and you will need to register through the link below to secure a place. Be fast, the places are filling quickly.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Anaesthesia and Pain Management - Presented by Dr Margie McEwen
  • Exorcising the demon of severe otitis externa with total ear canal ablation - Presented by Dr Charles Kuntz

You will develop skills in :

  • Clear the Confusion on Constant Rate Infusions
  • Perioperative Pain Management for Musculoskeletal Surgeries
  • Managing Your Brachy Breeds: Anaesthesia And Pain Relief
  • Foundations for Feline Anaesthesia
  • And so much more with Margie's Friends

TESTIMONIALS

"Absolutely one of my favourite lecturers! I found anaesthesia very challenging in my fifth year rotations and she was so patient and generous with her time to help me." ~ Melanie Bailey

"Amazing lecturer and wonderful mentor! Margie makes anaesthesia fun!" ~Sammy Felicity

"Can't speak highly enough of Margie. She is so passionate about educating students and we all benefited greatly because of it." ~ Maddy Gouger

"One of my favourite lecturers, made me fall in love with anaesthesia!" ~ Georgia Gurney

COST

AU$55 incl GST

Abdominal Ultrasound Workshop (Qld) – 3 Places Left- 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 machine controls
  • Normal ultrasound anatomy
  • Systematic approach to an abdominal ultrasound

You will develop skills in :

  • Bladder and kidneys
  • Adrenal glands
  • Pancreas and lymph nodes
  • Liver and biliary tract
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Spleen
  • Reproductive tract
  • FNA techniques with jelly phantoms to practice

TESTIMONIALS

TBC

COST

$2700 + GST
Includes dinner on Saturday night

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

EDUCATION LEADERS

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.

Principles & Practice of Anaesthesia & Pain Management – TUESDAY NIGHTS- Nov 10th - 15th 2020

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Nov 10th-15th 2020, Online Wednesday Nights

Join Margie for a six week online skill building, confidence boosting practical approach to anaesthesia and pain management. Broaden your understanding and practical knowledge of how to manage a wide range of patients. Dr McEwen will explore the options for pain management and how they affect our canine and feline patients. Better equip yourself to recognise the positive and negative changes so you can effectively and efficiently alert other members of the animal care team if needed. Even monitoring an anaesthetic can be worrisome at times, especially when the patient is not that six month old in for a routine spey. Gain a better understanding in how you can monitor, adapt and overcome some aspects of the more challenging scenarios that patients bring to an anaesthetic. From geriatric pets to brachycephalic breeds and felines. Register today and have a direct impact on the quality of care you can bring to your team.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Week 1 Anaesthesia & Analgesia for the Geriatric Animal
  • Week 2 Optimising Your Use Of Opioids
  • Week 3 Clear The Confusion On Constant Rate Infusions
  • Week 4 Maximise your Monitoring skills: Anaesthesia
  • Week 5 Managing Your Brachy Breeds: Anaesthesia And Pain Relief
  • Week 6 Foundations For Feline Anaesthesia

You will develop skills in :

  • How to recognise anaesthetic complications
  • Pain physiology, cover opioid drug pharmacology
  • Evaluating a CRI program and how it targets the pain for your patients
  • A wholistic approach to monitoring a patient under anaesthesia
  • How to manage the challenging “healthy” anaesthetic
  • How to manage some of the unique feline complications
  • And so much more...

TESTIMONIALS

"Margie and her content was so amazing and it was really engaging to listen to. Could not recommend more."

"A great presentation, looking forward to the next."

"I liked that it was small groups"

"I found this very helpful. Thanks for valuable information."

COST

6 Weeks Online
Interactive and practical
Live online classroom
Small class size

$297 inc GST

Fix the Face: Brachycephalic and Ear Surgery- Nov 13th - 15th 2020

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Nov 13th-15th 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

Team Approach to Wound Management- Feb 6th - 7th 2021

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Feb 6th-7th 2021, The University of Queensland, Gatton campus

Veterinarians, nurses and techs will learn about wound management in a tailor-made workshop with combined and streamed tutorials and practicals, allowing all veterinary perspectives to be addressed. Appropriate wound assessment and treatment is vital for overall patient care. Together with a team approach we will immerse you in wound management, from spey wounds to more complex trauma wounds, including wound healing, skin flap surgeries, appropriate suture and needle selection, bandaging techniques, and more! This workshop is designed to improve your clinical outcomes by giving you the opportunity to practice key clinical and technical skills in a collegial team environment

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • How wounds heal
  • Suture techniques & choices
  • Wound care product use
  • Handling injured animals
  • Client conversations

You will develop skills in :

  • Suture patterns
  • Specialised facial flaps
  • Axial pattern flaps
  • Free skin grafts
  • Bandaging techniques
  • How to assess wound healing

TESTIMONIALS

This is a brand new workshop for Nurse/ Teach but the Vets have always loved this workshop

"Its the most fundamental and comprehensive workshop I've ever done"

 

COST

AU$3377 inc GST for a vet and nurse to attend

*please contact us directly for single registrations

BONUS: Register before December 19th, 2020 and receive a free textbook

1. Learn It With the skills you gain at a VetPrac course, you can dramatically increase your income.
2. Award It

 

 

There are many benefits to a team approach in veterinary practice with the most obvious being efficiency. Registrations in this workshop are for a veterinarian and tech/nurse so why not reward your nursing team with an educational experience they won’t forget.
3. Claim It Plus, you may be able to claim some or all of the cost as professional development or a tax deduction.

 

Perineal and Urogenital Surgery Workshop- Feb 12th - 14th 2021

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Feb 12th-14th 2021, The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus QLD

Surgery of the perineal and urogenital regions can be tedious and sometimes smelly. Grow your confidence in handling these surgeries in general practice. Covering a number of techniques, you can be sure to improve your soft tissue surgery skills. Our specialist educators will be there to guide you patient side, while you get hours of hands on experience. This workshop is designed to get you operating on the rear end of your patients with more conviction.

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

"Great workshop. Learned a lot. Great and friendly tutors. Lots of patience"  Dr Rhoades

"Great practical, hands on experience with perfect vet to instructor ratio to get the best out of two days of intensive learning." anonymous

"A really well organise, relevant and practical approach to continuing education. Very well resourced with a great practical emphasis." Dr Jarratt

"Really Educational. Instantly applicable to practice. Stimulated my enthusiasm for work." anonymous

COST

$2695 inc GST

Register before the 23rd of December to receive a free textbook

TPLO Surgery Workshop- Mar 5th - 7th 2021

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Mar 5th-7th 2021, 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
  • Confirmation correction techniques (TTT)
  • Post-Operative Management

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)

 

"This TPLO course has been well prepared, presented and executed. The hands-on approach and instructors were terrific - all being very helpful and wanting us to improve our skills and technique. It exceeded my expectations!"  Dr Jason Lenord (Balmain Vet)

 

"Brian's instruction is clear, concise and practical. With the lessons from this workshop combined with my background knowledge in orthopedics, I can definitely move forward with confidence in performing TPLOs. Thank you!"  Dr Waylon Wiseman (Greater Springfield Vets)

COST

$2750 inc GST

Early bird special Register before the 15th January 2021 to receive a free textbook