Wound Management Workshop | Centre for Veterinary Education

Wound Management Workshop

Management of challenging wounds created by trauma or tumour resection are common concerns in small animal practice.

This workshop is designed to improve your decision making and practical skills in wound reconstruction in dogs and cats. The lectures will cover the important principals of wound healing along with factors that can prevent or delay healing. We will discuss strategies to minimise or overcome tension and various options for surgical wound reconstruction including plasties, flaps and grafts.

Practical approaches to challenging wounds such as those close to eyes or on distal limbs will be discussed. The workshop laboratories will provide ample opportunity to learn and master some of these techniques using both dogs and cats. Practicals will include management of defects near the eye, nose and anus.

Various commonly used flaps including the flank and elbow fold flaps, axial pattern flaps and more challenging techniques including lip to lid flap, phalangeal fillet and free skin graft collection and use will also be covered in both lectures and the practical session.

What to bring

It is highly recommend that all participants bring PPE with additional spares as follows: 

  • Surgical gowns or impervious examination gowns 

  • Shoe covers

  • Surgical mask

  • Surgical cap

  • Safety glasses

  • Surgical gloves

Limited places remaining


Saturday 15 July 2017
8.00 - 5.30
Early Bird
3 June 2017
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
Camperdown NSW



As a veterinary graduate from the University of Sydney Bruce has a surgical career spanning more than 23 years. He completed intern and residency training at Murdoch and Louisiana State Universities, a Master of Science research degree (biomechanics) and achieved specialist certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. From 1997 to 2012 he was engaged in private practice referral surgery on the Eastern Seaboard. In 2012 he assisted in establishing the Veterinary Medical Centre at the University of Queensland’s new Gatton Veterinary Campus. Throughout his career he has been active in the area of continuing education for practitioner surgeons and career development of future specialist surgeons and is currently serving on the Council of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. Bruce is currently a specialist surgeon at the Animal Referral Hospital – Canberra and maintains a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery.

BSc (Vet) BVSc MVetClinStuds FANZCVS

Penny is a registered specialist in small animal surgery. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a BSc(Vet) and BVSc. After working for several years in private small animal practice in western Sydney she returned to the University of Sydney to complete a Small Animal Surgical Residency starting in 1997. She has completed a Clinical Masters in aspects of feline megacolon and has contributed to over 25 published papers on various aspects of small animal surgery including perianal fistula, liver shunts, skin reconstruction, feline palatine and gastroduodenal ulcers.

She obtained Fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2002 by examination. Penny has worked exclusively in referral surgical practice for over 18 years and for the last 10 years has been living and working in Adelaide taking surgical referrals in private practice and more recently at the University of Adelaide Veterinary School. Her surgical interests are varied and include feline surgery, oncologic and reconstructive surgery and neurosurgery. Penny retains an active role in the ANZCVS surgery chapter education committee. She is the proud owner of 2 Devon Rex cats and 2 curly coated retrievers .

Course Fees

Member typeEarly birdFull rate
Non-member / eMemberN/A$1494
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate, Academic and Student members


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