Speaker/s: Polina Tan
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.
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!
Speaker/s: Tony Caiafa, Kayo Kuroda
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.
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.
Speaker/s: Mathieu Raillard
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.
Speaker/s: Sally Nixon
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.
Speaker/s: Karen Brenner
This course aims to give general practitioners the tools to confidently formulate a diagnostic when presented with an anaemic dog or cat.
Tuesday, 01 February 2022
Speaker/s: Kersti Seksel, Debbie Calnon, Jacqui Ley, Sal Nixon, and Isabelle Resch
Course starts in 8 day/s
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. 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!
Speaker/s: Sandra Forsyth & Karen Jackson
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.
Speaker/s: Ralf Mueller, Sonya Bettenay & Stefan Hobi
This event is fully booked
Develop a logical, problem-based approach to the investigation of pruritic skin cases. Skin problems are among the most common reason for presentation in everyday practice. The CVE Dermatology Distance Education program is a modular course that aims to provide you with the practical skills necessary to work-up and resolve these often recurrent cases with minimal frustration for both owner and clinician. The Pruritic Skin Disease DE course will cover the various common causes of pruritus: including insect hypersensitivities, atopic and contact dermatitis as well as food allergies, Malassezia dermatitis and pruritic parasitic skin diseases. The pathophysiology of pruritus, including neurogenic and psychogenic pruritus will be reviewed with an emphasis on current and upcoming treatment modalities.
Speaker/s: Carolyn O'Brien, Katherine Briscoe, ...
If cats could talk, they’d be the first to tell you that they require refined, particular and focused care. An unwell cat poses many unique challenges to the small animal practitioner and the difference between managing canine and feline patients (in both the art and the science of veterinary medicine) is well recognised.
Speaker/s: Darren Merrett, Jen Brown, Steve Holloway
Three enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutors guide you through 10 modules designed to increase your confidence in your ability to diagnose and treat your small animal patients. Using a system-oriented method, the aim of this updated course is to assist you in developing a structured approach that can be applied to any internal medicine problem. Such a framework can be a powerful navigation tool to aid in more rapidly and reliably reaching a diagnosis and developing a treatment protocol, ultimately improving patient outcomes.
Speaker/s: Jill Maddison, Sue Bennett
Perennially popular tutors Jill Maddison and Sue Bennett present this course where the learning begins the way it does in the clinic: with a focus on the presenting problem. This 8-module course will advance your problem-solving skills to develop a rational, pathophysiologically-based approach to treating internal medicine cases.
Speaker/s: Peter Bennett & Katrina Cheng
Unlike heart disease, chronic renal insufficiency and arthritis, cancer is potentially curable. Advances in chemotherapy and other treatment options have increased the options for palliative care, so that animals can have a prolonged life rather than a prolonged death. This course provides an overview of cancer biology, common chemotherapeutics, other therapies including surgery and radiation, paraneoplastic syndromes, lymphoma, sarcomas, round cell tumours and the complete approach to the cancer patient. Develop the skills to obtain a tissue diagnosis without compromising the patient, tailor treatment plans for patients with co-morbidities and curate comprehensive palliative care protocols where the emphasis is on quality of life. Know that you are offering your patients – and their people – the most contemporary options and maximising the patient’s welfare.
Speaker/s: Laurent Garosi, Simon Platt
Are you over-referring? Complete this course to improve your confidence in dealing with those tricky cases that are often referred to a specialist. Neurological cases are probably some of the scariest to deal with and quickest to get referred. This course aims to demystify the process of localisation and help you gain the confidence to work up these often tricky cases. Starting with the basics of clinical neurology and an introduction to neuroanatomical localization, the aim is for you to develop a logical step-wise approach to the most common neurological presentations (ataxia, weakness, seizures, blindness, anisocoria, paroxysmal dyskinesia or tremor). Your learning will be enhanced by a large collection of videos, photos and diagrams and expert feedback as you refine the skills to diagnose and manage common brain, spinal and neuromuscular diseases and adopt practical tips to apply in general practice.
Speaker/s: Robin Stanley, Marnie Ford
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Develop your ability and confidence to investigate, diagnose and manage your ocular cases, every single time. Learn the fundamentals of a thorough ocular exam from the front to the back of the eye. Case-based learning will increase your confidence in handling ophthalmology in general, equine or small animal practice. The course will present the latest evidence-based information as well as numerous videos and images of ophthalmic conditions and procedures. Test your newfound skills with a two-day practical workshop at Dr Stanley’s practice, where you will also have the opportunity to practice surgical techniques.
Speaker/s: Paul Cusack
Maximise the output of your clients’ operations and learn how to better manage nutritional problems. This course aims to help you develop the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve optimal nutritional outcomes in beef, dairy cattle and sheep enterprises. A three-day interactive workshop will see you visiting dairies, feedlots, and grazing enterprises to bring your learning to life.
Speaker/s: Chris Tan, Mark Newman, Wendy Archipow, Bronwyn Fullagar
This course aims to present an overview of surgery and assist you to improve your approach to diagnosis and management of surgical diseases. The resources provided to support your learning in this course include video clips illustrating how to perform procedures, manipulations and operations you can carry out in your own practice. By the end of the course, you will have built a video library of common surgical procedures that you can review prior to performing the procedure. In addition, the course is supplemented by a two-day workshop that combines case studies, surgical demonstrations and an extensive wet lab practical session. Throughout the course, important principles and details are emphasised. For the experienced practitioner, this course will provide both a refresher and a confidence boost for approaching more complex surgeries, while for the beginner, it will provide a strong foundation to pursue surgery with more assurance. In addition, it can help preparations for those looking towards sitting the small animal surgery membership examination of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
Monday, 07 February 2022
Speaker/s: Chris Burrows
Designed for Nurses
Nurses are a key member of the anaesthetic team in every practice. This webinar will focus on helping you understand how our most commonly used anaesthetic drugs work. What they do, why we use them and when we might not want to use them.
Wednesday, 16 February 2022
Speaker/s: Luke Johnston
23 day/s till Registration closes
Bleeding noses. As a presenting sign, they warrant close attention and careful work up. Epistaxis can be an indication of a local disease process or a life-threatening systemic condition. Join small animal internal medicine specialist Luke Johnston as he discusses the primary causes of epistaxis in dogs and guides you through diagnostic work up and treatment.
Monday, 21 February 2022
Speaker/s: Robert Johnson
Course starts in 28 day/s
Gain a better understanding of reptile husbandry, medicine and surgery, to provide veterinary care with competence and confidence. In this course, you will discover why reptiles are different from other animal classes in a biological, anatomical and physiological sense. Many reptile disorders are related to suboptimal husbandry; hence, it is critical to understand reptilian biology and captive management to diagnose and treat reptilian disorders.