Upcoming Workshops

Fracture Repair For Toy Breeds and Cats Workshop – HALF FULL- 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.

Balint Veterinary Group Online Workshop- May 6th - 6th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

May 6th-6th 2019, Online

During each session we’ll discuss cases and interactions with a focus on the clinician-patient relationship or health professional-client relationship. This program is for all members of veterinary health care teams. Confidentially talking about interactions and cases that sit heavily in your mind makes a big difference. We can all learn more helpful ways of responding so that our stress reduces and our satisfaction with work increases. Debriefing in a safe space and with like-minded healthcare professionals that understand your work helps to reduce the impact of difficult situations on our well-being.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • A personal experience in clinical practice
  • clinician-patient relationship dynamics
  • Your personal engagement and awareness about your feelings during consultations and client interactions

You will develop skills in :

  • The importance of psychological understanding of patient/client by care giver
  • To enable care-givers to explore difficult interactions with patients through presentations and discussions
  • The skill of therapeutic relationships
  • To participate in group discussion which focuses on thought, emotions and subjective reactions that arise during consultations or care.
  • To become aware of unconscious attitudes about patient or the situations
  • To strengthen your ego and self-awareness
  • To implement basic psychodynamic principles with special care to carer-patient relationship

TESTIMONIALS

This is a brand new workshop!

Balint Method has been active since the 1950's and became a world recognised form of case discussion in the 1970's.

It's specific goals and methodology are beneficial for the doctor, patient and institution of care. It makes the carer more pleased, work with patients/clients more efficient and it contributes to a better carer-patient relationship.


The carer gets a better perspective of patients/clients and sensibility to recognize psychological and somatic traits in the client much faster and easier. When they understand they are not only an owner but a personality he puts more trust in the carer, feels safer and more satisfied with treatment quality, adheres to recommended treatment methods so therapy result is better.

COST

$390 +GST

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

Equine Lameness Beginner – Intermediate With Dr Denoix- Jul 4th - 5th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Kirsten Neil

Professor Jean Marie Denoix

Dr Hadley Willsallen

BVSc, MANZCVSc, DACVS-LA

Dr Alex Young

BVSc (Hons I) DACVR

Dr Sue Jones

MVB

Dr Frederik Pauwels

DVM, CertVA, DipACVS, DipECVDI (LA)

OVERVIEW

Jul 4th-5th 2019, The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus QLD

The beauty of a horse is in how it moves. We all need to spend the time to learn how to look at horses and understand the basic science and the criteria for diagnosing problems that arise. Combining technology in ultrasound with good diagnostic technique will help us identify and care for our most beautiful patients. World Renowned Equine Veterinarian and President of ISELP Dr Jean Marie Denoix has constructed a program with Australian Specialists to help us build the skills we need to better diagnose and manage cases in practice. With Specialists in Imaging, Equine Surgery, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine and Equine Medicine supporting every practical session. This will be the most valuable hands on workshop for Equine Practitioners in 2019.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Equine Anatomy
  • Equine Locomotion
  • Equine Biomechanics

You will develop skills in :

  • Examination and identification of the Palmar Fetlock
  • Examination and identification of the Metacarpal region
  • Examination and identification of the Pastern
  • Examination and identification of the Dorsal Fetlock
  • Examination and identification of the Proximal Suspensory Ligament
  • Examination and identification of the Carpal Canal
  • Examination and identification of the Collateral Ligaments of the Coffin Joint
  • Examination and identification of the Metatarsus
  • Examination and identification of the Foot

TESTIMONIALS

"This workshop has provided me with enough information & skills to take back & apply in the different working environments I am involved in."

"Educators were a great knowledge source. They were very happy to answer questions, offer assistance & make sure you understand what's being taught or demonstrated."

"Fantastic practical content"

COST

$3500 + GST per session
Early bird special:
Book before April 1st, 2019 and receive Dr Denoix’s NEW Book Free

Equine Lameness Intermediate – Advanced With Dr Denoix- Jul 6th - 7th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Kirsten Neil

Professor Jean Marie Denoix

Dr Hadley Willsallen

BVSc, MANZCVSc, DACVS-LA

Dr Alex Young

BVSc (Hons I) DACVR

Dr Sue Jones

MVB

Dr Frederik Pauwels

DVM, CertVA, DipACVS, DipECVDI (LA)

OVERVIEW

Jul 6th-7th 2019, The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus QLD

World Renowned Equine Veterinarian and President of ISELP Dr Jean Marie Denoix has constructed a program with Australian Specialists to help us build the skills we need to better diagnose and manage cases in practice. With Specialists in Imaging, Equine Surgery, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine and Equine Medicine supporting every practical session. This will be the most valuable hands on workshop for Equine Practitioners in 2019.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Equine anatomy
  • Equine locomotion
  • Equine biomechanics
  • Ultrasound technical skills

You will develop skills in :

  • Examination and identification of structures in the Shoulder
  • Examination and identification of the Proximal Suspensory Ligament
  • Examination and identification of the Thoracic Spine
  • Examination and identification of structures in the Stifle
  • Examination and identification of structures the Hip and Pelvis
  • Examination and identification of structures in the Tarsus

TESTIMONIALS

"This workshop has provided me with enough information & skills to take back & apply in the different working environments I am involved in."

" Educators were a great knowledge source. They were very happy to answer questions, offer assistance & make sure you understand what's being taught or demonstrated."

"Fantastic practical content"

COST

$3500 + GST per session
Early bird special:
Book before April 1st, 2019 and receive Dr Denoix’s NEW Book Free

Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Workshop- 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

Fix the Face: Brachycephalic and Ear Surgery Workshop – HALF FULL- 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

TPLO Surgery Workshop – HALF 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