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Avian Surgery TimeOnline

Avian Surgery TimeOnline

Surgical intervention is frequently required for avian patients but is something that many veterinarians shy away from, citing the small size of the patient and probability of a poor outcome as their reason for not offering this service to their clients. Surgery in birds is not simple, the outcome can be less than desired, but it can be done and it can be done well! 

This course aims to teach practitioners the indications for surgery and give them the information needed to better prepare for, plan and perform a surgical procedure. Common approaches and techniques for both soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures are described. Post-operative care is discussed to ensure that the best possible outcomes are achieved.

Past Participant:

The Avian Surgery TimeOnline course was full of practical information and tips. The notes serve as a great reference I can use when planning my next surgery. Dr Bob understands what knowledge vets require when it comes to dealing with an avian case load in a general practice setting.
Nadine Miller, Family Vet Centre, NSW

Learning Outcomes 

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand surgical principles and avian physiology as they relate to the avian surgery
  • Prepare a patient for surgery
  • Perform basic soft tissue procedures with confidence
  • Perform orthopaedic procedures with confidence


  1. Principles of surgery
  2. Soft tissue surgery
  3. Orthopaedics
  4. Miscellaneous surgeries

What is a TimeOnline?

Flexible and accessible online CPD

TimeOnline is quality online education delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable timeframes.

Build in-demand skills in key clinical areas. Engage with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum. The programs are further enhanced by concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and round out the program. Earn 10 CPD point with completion of each TimeOnline course.

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Student members are also welcome to enrol.

Registrant Type Price
Member* $486
Recent Graduate / Part-time Professional Member  $303
Student Member $152
eMember / Non-Member $607

*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.

Monday, 22 June 2020 to
Sunday, 19 July 2020
10 CPD Point/s
Delivered Online

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Dr Robert J. Doneley
Bob Doneley
BVSc FANZCVS (Avian Medicine) CMAVA
Dr Robert J. Doneley
Bob Doneley
BVSc FANZCVS (Avian Medicine) CMAVA
Bob Doneley is an Associate Professor in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine at the University of Queensland. After graduating from UQ in 1982 and working as an associate in practices in...


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