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Unwrapped: Wounds & Dressings TimeOnline OnDemand (Nurses)

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Speaker/s: Polina Tan

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TimeOnline OnDemand

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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!

Surgical Nursing TimeOnline OnDemand (Nurses)

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Speaker/s: Polina Tan

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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.

Dentistry for Veterinary Nurses TimeOnline OnDemand

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Speaker/s: Polina Tan

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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.

Avian Medicine TimeOnline

Monday, 24 August 2020

Speaker/s: Alex Rosenwax

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Avian consults can be difficult and often present as an emergency because owners do not understand normal bird behaviour nor recognise key symptoms that might indicate an important underlying problem. Avian cases may often seem complex at first glance. This course aims to give you the knowledge and skills to approach them with confidence and give your patients the maximum chance of a successful outcome. This course will review and update your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, husbandry, handling and examination techniques, diagnostics, emergency procedures and radiography. We will complement this with modules that cover how to best diagnose and manage specific common problems and syndromes we see in our avian patients.

Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats WebinarPLUS

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Speaker/s: Kath Briscoe

Online

This event is fully booked

WebinarPLUS

Description

Chronic kidney disease is common in our feline patients, affecting up to 90% of cats over 15yrs of age. Whilst most of us feel comfortable making a diagnosis of CKD, challenges can come when patients have multiple diseases, or when the cat decides that they know what's best! In this webinar we will review the diagnosis and management of CKD, from an evidence-based viewpoint, and discuss ways we might improve the QOL of cats, and compliance of our owners.

Trauma Patient Management TimeOnline

Monday, 31 August 2020

Speaker/s: Duana McBride & Lynda Rutherford

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Registrations are closed.

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Description

There are many layers of managing trauma patients, from the initial triage and stabilisation; advanced surgery; monitoring critical patients; and dealing with associated complications. This will be an intensive course where you will develop a broad range of skills and knowledge which you can also apply to many of your other patients as well. We will promise it will be challenging but rewarding!

Feline Emergencies TimeOnline

Monday, 14 September 2020

Speaker/s: Trudi McAlees

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Registrations still open

TimeOnline

Description

The latest evidence based approach to feline emergency, combined with tutors personal experience treating cats in the emergency setting. The course covers triage, shock and fluid therapy, as well as treatment of common toxicities. The unique aspects of caring for cats in the emergency and critical care settings will also be addressed.

Feline Behaviour TimeOnline

Monday, 21 September 2020

Speaker/s: Sarah Heath

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Registrations still open

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Description

The aim of this course is to increase awareness of feline behavioural medicine and educate about normal feline behaviour and how it influences the lives of domestic cats. There will be emphasis on the importance of recognising and controlling stress in domestic cats and the way in which this impacts on general veterinary practice.  Discussion of the interplay between emotional and physical disease will be an important part of the course. Participants will be encouraged to consider feline welfare in the context of feline behavioural medicine.

Body Cavity Effusions: Clues to Pathogenesis WebinarPLUS

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Speaker/s: Mark Krockenberger

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This event is fully booked

WebinarPLUS

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Animal Forensics:Cruelty & Interpersonal Violence TimeOnline

Monday, 28 September 2020

Speaker/s: Jason Byrd, Susan Underkoffler

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Registrations still open

TimeOnline

Description

This course will explore the relationship between human violence and animal maltreatment, its history, its presence in the legal system, society and the family.  The course will explore resources available and how veterinary professionals can work within their community to facilitate a more effective response to cruelty and violence.

Fundamentals in Small Animal Dentistry TimeOnline OnDemand

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Speaker/s: Tony Caiafa, Kayo Kuroda

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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.

Chronic Diarrhoea in Dogs & Cats: a Logical Approach

Wednesday, 07 October 2020

Speaker/s: Elizabeth Thrift

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8 day/s till Registration closes

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Description

Few things are more distressing to owners, and frustrating to vets, than patients with chronic and refractory diarrhoea. Elizabeth Thrift will take you through the logical approach to work up and treatment of these cases in general practice.

Backyard Chickens TimeOnline

Monday, 12 October 2020

Speaker/s: Bob Doneley

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Course starts in 13 day/s

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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.

Advice to Pet-Owners on Home-Prepared Diets WebinarPLUS

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Speaker/s: David Fraser

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This event is fully booked

WebinarPLUS

Description

The key principles, as for human nutrition, are to provide a palatable mix of the required nutrients, from a variety of foods, and then to feed such diets in moderate amounts to avoid excess weight gain.

Dermatology TimeOnline

Monday, 02 November 2020

Speaker/s: Linda Vogelnest

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TimeOnline

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This course is designed to cover the most common range of dermatological problems faced in general practice in both dogs and cats, and reinforce a practical logical problem-orientated approach to skin disease. A common tendency is to reach for blanket symptomatic treatments as one of the first options, without too much consideration of the most likely underlying diseases or other more guided treatment options. Following a logical diagnostic approach to disease, even when potential for diagnostic testing is limited, will often guide more effective case management; and this course aims to give many practical tips on how to achieve this. A range of case examples will be individually worked through, to reinforce the theory and tips provided.

The Art of Wound Reconstruction WebinarLIVE!

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Speaker/s: Paul Jenkins

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WebinarLIVE!

Description

How can you remove that lump with adequate margins and ensure you can get the wound closed? What is the best approach to repairing that laceration? Paul Jenkins shares his hints and tips.

Upper Respiratory Disease in Cats WebinarLIVE!

Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Speaker/s: Matteo Bordicchia

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Are you using the best medications for upper respiratory disease in cats? Can you identify the causative agent – and do you even need to? Matteo Bordicchia will discuss the most contemporary approaches to diagnosis and treatment of these cases.

Beef Production Medicine Distance Education

Monday, 01 February 2021

Speaker/s: Paul Cusack

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Distance Education

Description

Add-value to your services by using evidence-based approaches to cattle medicine and production problems that increase your client’s bottom line. By appreciating the implications of individual animal diagnoses for herd health, critically evaluating disease management practices and assessing the financial effects of disease management recommendations, you can improve your client’s bottom line. Develop a systematic, evidence-based approach to dyspnoea, ill-thrift, reduced weaning rates, gait abnormalities and sudden death and use epidemiological and financial analyt ical tools to evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of control measures. You’ll become indispensable to your clients.

Behavioural Medicine Distance Education

Monday, 01 February 2021

Speaker/s: Kersti Seksel, Debbie Calnon, Jacqui Ley...

Online

Distance Education

Description

Behaviour problem or problem behaviour? Learn to differentiate and maximise treatment success. Improve your ability to help your clients better understand their pets’ behaviour and learn to best manage anxiety, aggression and other common behavioural problems. Discover the latest updates in behavioural pharmacology – the when, why and which of medications. As well as ongoing feedback on your progress, the course includes two workshops to help you develop your consult skills and work up real behaviour cases. A knowledge of behaviour is integral in maximising patient welfare. A positive experience in your practice for both patient and client will enhance satisfaction all round!

Cardiorespiratory Medicine Distance Education

Monday, 01 February 2021

Speaker/s: Niek Beijerink, Mariko Yata

Online

1 day/s till Early Bird closes

Distance Education

Description

Gain the skills and in-depth knowledge required for those challenging cardiorespiratory patients with this newly-revised course. Advance your diagnostic ability with a hands-on echocardiology workshop. The course will increase your diagnostic skills and accuracy, enabling you to develop a problem-solving framework that can be applied to all your cases. Completely updated and rewritten, recent developments in cardiorespiratory medicine and management are included. Assignments consist of analysis of case studies provided by the tutor and clinical cases encountered in your own practice. Ultimately, this course will encourage problem-oriented thinking and logical case assessment that will carry through into more successful and rewarding management of your cardiorespiratory patients.

Clinical Pathology Distance Education

Monday, 01 February 2021

Speaker/s: Sandra Forsyth

Online

Distance Education

Description

Make the most of in-house clinical pathology and achieve accurate, rapid diagnoses. Do you want to maximise the benefits of your bench-top analyser and in-house pathology? Achieve rapid, cost-effective diagnoses with increased confidence? Ensure that your bench-top analyser is providing accurate information? This course will expand and refine your diagnostic skills across a range of modalities including biochemistry, haematology, acid-base balance, endocrinology, blood smear evaluation and cytology. You will be guided through a range of practical techniques that will grow your confidence and ensure you are getting the best out of your in-house machines, as well as from external pathology services.

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