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Dentistry for Veterinary Nurses TOL OnDemand

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Speaker/s: Polina Tan

Online

TimeOnline OnDemand

Description

Dental health is an important issue for all members of the veterinary practice. As nurses, you are at the forefront of communicating with owners about their pet’s health and need a solid understand of dental disease to be able to off er appropriate recommendations. This course will empower you to apply these skills confidently and competently.

Unwrapped: Wounds & Dressings TOL OnDemand (Nurses)

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Speaker/s: Polina Tan

Online

TimeOnline OnDemand

Description

Wound healing can appear to be a complicated process but when understood will allow better treatment and improved patient outcomes. This practical course is all about what to do with a wound and which dressing to choose. It will have you bandaging patients with confidence!

Small Animal Dentistry TOL OnDemand (Vets)

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Speaker/s: Tony Caiafa, Kayo Kuroda

Online

TimeOnline OnDemand

Description

This course will look at what is needed to operate a successful dentistry unit. As well as practical oral anatomy knowledge, dental nomenclature and dental equipment and instrumentation, the course covers how to take a whole mouth series of dental radiographs. An important focus isthe management of the most common disease in dogs: periodontal disease - from the consulting room to the surgery and then back to the home including treatment, homecare advice and disease prevention.

Surgical Nursing TOL OnDemand (Nurses)

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Speaker/s: Polina Tan

Online

TimeOnline OnDemand

Description

Nurses love surgery! This practical course will have you confidently preparing patients for surgery and eff iciently packing instruments in time for the next procedure. Scrubbing into surgery can be daunting, but we will review what is involved.

The Difficult Airway TOL OnDemand (Vets)

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Speaker/s: Mathieu Raillard

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TimeOnline OnDemand

Description

Pre-existing respiratory compromise and some conditions like the brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome can make airway management challenging in small animal anaesthesia. Increased vigilance following premedication and after tracheal extubation is required.  The first module aims to provide practitioners with the information needed to optimise preparation, equipment, time line and sequence of events during induction of anaesthesia and recovery in those cases. The second module focuses on anaesthetic safety of brachycephalic dogs and on the measures that can be implemented to reduce their risk of death.

Canine Aggression: Approach & Management TOL OnDemand (Vets)

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Speaker/s: Sally Nixon

Online

TimeOnline OnDemand

Description

There are numerous myths surrounding canine aggression. Many veterinarians do not feel confident providing advice to owners about an aggressive dog. Without appropriate advice, owners may seek help from the internet or other sources that may be unreliable or not evidence based. As a result, animal welfare can be severely compromised, and human and animal safety can be at risk.

Anaemia & Transfusion Medicine TOL OnDemand (Vets)

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Speaker/s: Karen Brenner

Online

TimeOnline OnDemand

Description

This course aims to give general practitioners the tools to confidently formulate a diagnostic when presented with an anaemic dog or cat.

Avian Dermatology TimeOnline

Monday, 07 June 2021

Speaker/s: Bob Doneley

Online

Registrations still open

TimeOnline

Description

As with other animals, the skin, along with its associated structures, is the largest organ system in birds, and the most obvious. Consequently, bird owners present their pets for skin, feather, beak and nail problems more than for other reasons. Clinicians therefore need a working knowledge of the anatomy and function of skin and its structures, and an understanding of common problems. This course will allow you to understand the basics so you can follow a diagnostic pathway to better address your clients’ concerns and their pets’ needs.

Skin & Ear Cytology & Culture TimeOnline

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Speaker/s: Linda Vogelnest

Online

Registrations still open

TimeOnline

Description

This course will focus on maximising yield from skin and ear canal sampling, to enable targeted and effective treatment plans for otitis and inflammatory or infectious skin diseases.

Practical Ophthalmology TimeOnline

Monday, 21 June 2021

Speaker/s: Jane Whitley

Online

Course starts today

TimeOnline

Description

This course will cover the common ocular presentations seen by general practitioners and will be particularly useful for recent graduates. We will start with tips and tricks for performing an eye examination with equipment found in your practice or that can be easily and cheaply obtained. We will then cover the ten most common ocular presentations including the management of corneal ulcers, eyelid disease, uveitis and glaucoma. One of the four modules will focus exclusively on feline ocular disease.

Basics of Veterinary Care for Unusual Pets WebinarPLUS

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Speaker/s: Robert Johnson

Online

4 day/s till Registration closes

WebinarPLUS

Description

This webinar will cover a brief introduction to the veterinary care of unusual pet species such as rabbits, rodents, and reptiles.

Intensive Ultrasound Short Course

Monday, 28 June 2021

Speaker/s: Karon Hoffmann, Annie Rose

University of Sydney

This event is fully booked

Workshop

Description

If you are time poor but need an intensive boost to help you gain more confidence with your imaging, here’s your chance to make it happen! Let Dr Karon Hoffmann work with you in an intensive, immersive 4-day course on Diagnostic Ultrasound. A visual discipline, Dr Karon Hoffmann has thoughtfully designed a program that will enhance your capacity to “think visually” so you can gain confidence and improve your scanning technique. Karon’s program off ers you essential foundational knowledge through her comprehensive theory sessions, complemented by hands on learning techniques such as kidney dissection and plasticine modelling of organs. On days two and four you will be able to put what you have learned in the classroom straight into practice as you hone your skills scanning live patients under the guidance of your expert tutors. At the CVE we follow strict ethical guidelines so scanning sessions with each dog are timed appropriately to ensure the animals in our care are comfortable and have a positive experience. Karon is known Australia-wide as the ?go to’ person for ultrasound as well as being a European Boarded Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She will instruct and give you personal and immediate feedback on your scanning, and teach you tips and tricks that will make a huge diff erence when you get back to your practice. This course is designed for those ready to achieve a new level of competency in this widely applied discipline.

Canine Abdominal Ultrasound TimeOnline

Monday, 28 June 2021

Speaker/s: Jennifer Chau

Online

Hurry! Limited Places Remaining

TimeOnline

Description

This course is designed to give you the essential knowledge on how to optimize image quality, how to find abdominal structures such as the pancreas and adrenal gland, and how to approach some common challenges faced in clinical practice such as free abdominal fluid, nodular disease and ileus. A case based approach will be used to explore the common diseases associated with these problems and how to diagnose them.

Equine Gastrointestinal Disease TimeOnline

Monday, 19 July 2021

Speaker/s: Jamie Wearn

Online

Course starts in 28 day/s

TimeOnline

Description

Gastrointestinal medicine is a very common presenting complaint in equine clinical practice; the spectrum of diseases includes the equine acute abdominal, weight loss and diarrhoea. This course focuses on developing an evidence-based medicine approach to the diagnosis and management of common gastrointestinal disorders of horses; encompassing a revision of relevant physiology and application to pathophysiology.

Ophthalmic Surgery TimeOnline

Monday, 26 July 2021

Speaker/s: Robin Stanley

Online

TimeOnline

Description

Ophthalmic surgery is often put in the too hard basket and referred on to specialists. This course is designed to give you a better understanding of the principles and practicalities of performing eye surgery with the aim of expanding the range of procedures you can confidently offer your clients. The course will feature a number of video procedures to help guide your learning. Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Dairy Diagnostic Dollars: Getting The Best Value WebinarPLUS

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Speaker/s: Zoe Vogels

Online

WebinarPLUS

Description

Diagnostics are a vital step in the investigation, treatment and/or prevention of disease in dairy cattle. But they can also be expensive and, at times, unrewarding. This webinar will cover how to prepare for, and take, samples for key diseases in calves, heifers and cows. It will also cover what testing can be done on the bulk milk and tests that can be carried out cow-side or in-house for a quicker, cheaper turn around.

Diagnostic Imaging: Abdominal Distance Education

Sunday, 01 August 2021

Speaker/s: Zoe Lenard

Online

Distance Education

Description

This course focuses on a radiographic approach to abdominal imaging, but will be supplemented with discussion of other imaging modalities. The usefulness of ultrasonography will be explored for imaging abdominal viscera and, where relevant, the application of other diagnostic tools such as computer tomography (CT) will be discussed and demonstrated. Develop an ordered approach to imaging the vomiting dog or cat and gain an appreciation for the imaging appearances of common abdominal diseases. Dogs, cats and exotics are all discussed with tutor written notes, case studies, self assessed quizzes and individual feedback enhancing the application of your learning. Make the most of the online forum to ask questions and share cases. Get to know your tutor and colleagues at the one-day face to face workshop.

Surgical Dentistry for Cats & Dogs Workshop

Friday, 13 August 2021

Speaker/s: Anthony Caiafa & Kayo Kuroda

Lane Cove

This event is fully booked

Workshop

Description

Dentistry is a significant part of companion animal practice – and it’s becoming more so. Do you have the skills to confidently approach the surgical management of dental disease? Can you perform the procedures needed with efficiency whilst minimising complications to your patient?

Optimising Your Digital Radiography TimeOnline

Monday, 16 August 2021

Speaker/s: Zoe Lenard & Belinda Hopper

Online

TimeOnline

Description

Digital Radiography - optimising your ability to use digital radiographs in practice. Digital radiographs are now widespread in veterinary practice but the transition to digital does not always mean better image quality. This short course will help you understand what your digital system is and will review simple radiographic principles to improve your image quality. You will learn how to share your digital images for a second opinion and develop a better understanding of how to get the sharpest lung detail, the best abdominal contrast and the crispest trabecular bone detail.

Musculoskeletal Disease in Cats WebinarLIVE!

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Speaker/s: Wendy Baltzer

Online

WebinarLIVE!

Description

Join us for a discussion of how degenerative joint disease in cats is a different condition than dogs including presentation, incidence, cause, and management.

Backyard Chickens TimeOnline

Monday, 23 August 2021

Speaker/s: Robert Doneley

Online

TimeOnline

Description

This course aims to give you more confidence in approaching your backyard poultry cases by firstly providing an introduction to pet chicken medicine and then discussing common infectious and non-infectious diseases, anaesthesia and surgery. Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

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