Advanced Fix the Face Workshop

21st - 22nd Aug 2021

Tafe Queensland, Loganlea Campus

CDP Value: NSW CPD points: 23
Other states CPD points: 16
VetEd CPD points: 23

As brachy breeds are becoming more and more popular as family pets, we see an ever increasing need for surgical management of their breed specific diseases. This workshop will go beyond the initial offerings of surgical management for brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. Join us and dive into surgical procedures for sinuses and larynx before adding hands on practice in difficult skin flaps for the head. Structured so that you can get immediate benefit from your improved soft tissue skills when you return to clinic. 

Register before 9th July 2021 and receive a free textbook

Do you struggle with…

  • Advanced surgical options for your brachycephalic patients? 
  • Approaches to the frontal sinus? 
  • Successful skin flaps around the head and face? 

What if there was an advanced brachycephalic and ear surgery workshop designed with you in mind?

Where you can harness the knowledge and skills to offer more surgical options for your patients. Get hours and hours of hands on wet lab practice in top quality surgical training facilities. Where you have a specialist, right there in surgery to guide your technique, build your confidence and steer you in the right direction for improved patient outcomes. 





What you will learn

You will revise :
  • Anatomy of the airways and neck
  • Anatomy of the ear
  • Principals of soft tissue surgery
  • Instrument handling and appropriate use
You will develop skills in :
  • Dorsal rhinotomy and frontal sinus approaches 
  • Ventral bulla osteotomy 
  • Laryngeal tie Back 
  • Ventral laryngotomy vocal cordectomy 
  • Lip to lid flaps 
  • Nasal planectomy & reconstruction 
  • Angularis oris  
  • Caudal auricular skin flap 

Workshop Schedule



With the skills you gain at a VetPrac course, you can dramatically increase your income.


Utilising the procedures you’ve learned, in just four procedures you will have paid for the course that helped you gain that skill. 


Plus, you may be able to claim some or all of the cost as professional development or a tax deduction.

Your Educators

Dr Charles Kuntz

Qualifications: DVM, MS Diplomate ACVS, and ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology

Specialisation: Surgery

Dr Charles Kuntz has completed a Surgical Residency and Masters of Veterinary Science at the Virginia/Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and was Cardiac Surgery Fellow at the Auburn University, Surgical Oncology Fellow at the Colorado State University, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Colorado State University, and Program Chair and member of the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine. He then moved to Australia to pursue another adventure as the founder and director of Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals.

Dr Kat Crosse

Dr Kat Crosse

Qualifications: MA VetMB MANZCVS DipECVS

Specialisation: Companion Animal Surgery

Ten years after graduating, an internship, residency and set of board exams, Kat became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. During Kat's residency she developed a more focused interest in airway disease and particularly the pathophysiology of brachycephalic dogs. During normal hours she is a Senior Lecturer in Companion Animal Surgery at Massey University, New Zealand and in her spare time is in the early stages of a PhD working towards understanding the welfare, anatomical and physiological challenges faced by brachycephalic breeds.

Dr Tania Banks

Dr Tania Banks

Qualifications: BVSc, FACVSc (Small Animal Surgery), GC(HEd), Phd Candidate

Specialisation: Soft Tissue Surgery

Tania completed her small animal surgery residency at The University of Queensland and at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) Underwood. She was awarded a Fellowship in small animal surgery (by examination) in 2005, and has practiced as a specialist surgeon at various referral centres in England and Brisbane, and recently completed a PhD in tissue engineering. Tania currently works as a small animal surgeon at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS). Tania performs all aspects of small animal surgery with a particular emphasis on soft tissue and oncology surgery.

Dr Abbie Tipler

Qualifications: BVSc MANZCVS (Surgery)

Specialisation: Small Animal Surgery

Dr Abbie is a small animal veterinarian with 14 years of world-wide veterinary experience and a membership in Small Animal Surgery. She graduated from Massey University in 2004 and soon after graduation discovered her passion for small animal surgery. In 2011 she travelled to Australia to sit her Australian Memberships in Small Animal Surgery and in April 2021 completed her residency program in small animal surgery. Abbie runs the Small Animal Surgery FB discussion page with over 4000 veterinary members and is employed as a small animal surgeon at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS).

What our participants say…

“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 real life practice.”

Dr. Anne Graham (from the original Fix the face)

“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 (from the original Fix the face)

“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 (from the original Fix the face)

“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 (from the original Fix the face)

Your Questions Answered

What happens if I pay and then later can’t come?

As per our workshop terms & conditions, refunds are provided (if the cancellation is in writing) up to 45 days prior to the workshop. Cancellations made 45 days prior to the commencement of the workshop incur a 30% administration fee. Cancellations made 7 days prior to the commencement of the workshop are not refundable.

Can I pay off my registration fee?

Yes! We offer payment plans so registrants can pay off their fee easily. To request a payment plan, please contact [email protected].

What if I can’t attend because of COVID-19 border restrictions?

The terms & conditions will apply and you will have to make a decision 45 days prior to the workshop to receive a refund.

What happens if the workshop is cancelled?

If VetPrac cancels any workshops, you will be provided a full refund. However, VetPrac will not be responsible for any travel, accommodation or any other expenses incurred by you. If on-campus accommodation is organised by VetPrac, the cost of this accommodation will be forfeited.

Are there group discounts available?

Yes! If you are coming in a group of 3 or more, discounts are available. Please contact us directly to discuss groups discounts.

Still have questions? We’ve got answers.
0409 743 100 or 0411 798 165

Still have questions? We’ve got answers.
0409 743 100
0411 798 165

The University of Queensland

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