Upcoming Workshops

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

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Anne Fawcett

Dr Cathy Warburton

Dr Sandra Nguyen

Facilitated by:

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. Located at 21 Wunulla Road, Point Piper NSW 2027

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 – 6 PLACES LEFT- Nov 8th - 10th 2018

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Christine Hawke

Dr Ellie Leister

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

Small Animal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Workshop- Feb 21st - 22nd 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Ann Thompson

Dr Richard Burchell B.Sc. (Hons) B.V.Sc.,

MMedVet and DECVIM-CA (SAIM)

Dr Julien Dandrieux B.Sc. VETMED DACVIM

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

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- Apr 12th - 13th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Penny Tisdall

Dr Stanley Kim BVSc, MS, DACVS

Dr Bruce Smith BVSc, MS, FANZCVS, Dip ACVS

Dr Craig Bailey BVSc (Hons) MVetClinStud FACVS PhD

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.