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.
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: Karen Brenner
This course aims to give general practitioners the tools to confidently formulate a diagnostic when presented with an anaemic dog or cat.
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: Ben Ahern
Lacerations are very common in horses. There are myriad ways to handle them and often we get stuck in our ways. This course aims to briefly review the basics but then expand to cover assessment, debridement, closure, stabilisation, monitoring, complications and managing expectations. The emphasis is on trying to push the boundaries to some degree on options so you feel confident to try some new things in handling this common injury in horses and achieve improved outcomes.
Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Speaker/s: Bob Doneley
Registrations still open
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.
Speaker/s: Olivia Clarke
Rabbits and rodents are becoming increasingly common pets in today’s society. These patients have a profound, innate ability to mask signs of disease. The consequence of this is that they frequently present in a critical condition and require emergency care. This ability to hide clinical illness, combined with their small size and susceptibility to significant stress, can make them challenging creatures to treat. This course aims to introduce the veterinary clinician to the principles of assessment, triage and stabilisation of rabbit and rodent emergencies. The first module outlines physical exam and diagnostic testing in critical patients. The second module discusses clinical consequences encountered in critical patients and their appropriate management. The ultimate goal of this course is to improve the knowledge and confidence of veterinarians when faced with rabbit and rodent emergencies and empower them to provide a higher level of care to these species.
Monday, 20 June 2022
Speaker/s: Sarah Heath
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.
Monday, 27 June 2022
Speaker/s: Jason Byrd, Susan Underkoffler
This Animal Forensics course will serve as an introduction to non-accidental injury investigation and documentation. The purpose of the course is to give the student an overview of typical signs and symptoms of injuries sustained deliberately, either through abuse or neglect.
Monday, 04 July 2022
Speaker/s: Jane Whitley
This event is fully booked
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.
Speaker/s: Lisa Partel
Designed for Nurses
Critical, high intensity patients can appear quite daunting to look after. They need constant monitoring; you need to think in your feet and be able to adapt and change treatment plans at short notice. The aim of this session is to delve into some of the disease processes that occur in these patients, look at treatment plans and goals including what medication arsenal is at the care team’s disposal. We will also talk about nursing care, what we can do to make the patient more comfortable and the importance of monitoring of trends in patient parameters. By the end of this session, you should feel more confident to nurse these unstable patients while in hospital.
Wednesday, 06 July 2022
Speaker/s: Adi Frisch, Nick Merwood
9 day/s till Registration closes
Managing a poisoned patient can sometimes be a daunting task. A logical, planned approach will help you triage and treat these cases calmly to optimize patient outcomes. Join Adi Frisch and Nick Merwood of the Australian Animal Poisons Helpline as they discuss risk assessment and how to implement a step-by-step strategy to simplify your management of these cases.
Monday, 25 July 2022
Speaker/s: Jennifer Chau
Course starts in 28 day/s
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 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. Ultrasound is an interactive and extremely useful diagnostic imaging modality in clinical practice.
Thursday, 28 July 2022
Speaker/s: Andrea Harvey
In the 21st century, our patients should have better welfare than ever thanks to advances in veterinary medicine: our knowledge of disease, new and improved diagnostic tests, advanced imaging modalities and targeted treatments.
Monday, 01 August 2022
Speaker/s: Lorraine Van Orsouw
We have so many points of direct interaction with our patients in the clinic – each one an opportunity to shape their perception and emotional responses on future visits. There are a host of things we can do to make their experience as positive as possible.
Monday, 15 August 2022
Speaker/s: Rhian Cope, Robert Kinobe, Laura Stern, Tina Wismer
Are you responding to these presentations to the best of your ability? Are you equipped to objectively assess the magnitude of risk to your patient? If you feel a sense of panic when these calls come in – or if you want to be sure you’re doing everything you can – this course is for you. Join our toxicology experts as they take a comprehensive body systems approach to pharmaceutical poisonings. Overdose or accidental ingestion, knowledge of where and how pharmaceuticals have the potential to cause injury or compromise will shape your immediate response. When initial therapy can make all the difference to survival, you need to be confident in your approach to treatment. Additionally, our tutors take look at toxins, venoms and poisons in the natural environment, with a particular focus on the Australian context. Covering threats from plants, animals and microbes, you’ll learn what presents an immediate threat and how to respond. There are few better feelings as a clinician than knowing you’ve treated a patient successfully. This is the course to help you develop the knowledge you need.
Monday, 22 August 2022
Speaker/s: Sophia Tzannes
Lymphoma can arise in almost any tissue in the body. It is the most commonly diagnosed haematopoietic cancer in the dog and cat; in fact the incidence of gastrointestinal and atypical feline lymphoma is increasing. Due to its varied presentation, it still can be a challenge to diagnose confidently. Thankfully, advances in laboratory technology over the past decade have improved our ability to both competently diagnose and individualise a patient’s optimal treatment.
Friday, 26 August 2022
Speaker/s: Anthony Caiafa & Kayo Kuroda
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?
Sunday, 28 August 2022
This workshop will offer attendees, detailed knowledge, and the tools, to perform vital pulp therapy (VPT) in a general practice setting. The workshop will consist of lectures and a wetlab. Attendees will be able to perform the VPT procedure on extracted canine teeth, as well as radiographically monitor each step of the procedure. Tutors will be available to give one on one assistance during the wetlab component of the workshop.
Monday, 29 August 2022
Speaker/s: Mark Krockenberger
This TimeOnline course is intended to provide participants with a set of skills to improve their capacity to conduct in house cytopathology as an adjunct to canine and feline case management. You will be taken through a transitional and streamlined program starting with cytopathological specimen collection and preparation; how to establish a common sense approach to examining and interpreting cytopathological smears; and application of that approach to the diagnosis of common degenerative, inflammatory and neoplastic diseases affecting skin and lymph nodes. The course is designed to gradually and surely build confidence and cytopathological experience so that you can more effectively reach a diagnosis and apply that to case management.
Thursday, 01 September 2022
Speaker/s: Eduardo Uquillas & Christina Dart
A sound understanding and knowledge of the principles and practice provide the foundation that underpins the complex process of clinical reasoning and decision making in this discipline. In this course participants will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical reasoning and decision-making skills in anaesthesia by refining their knowledge, and application of knowledge, in pharmacology, physiology and principles of clinical anaesthesia. This course will enable participants to make sound and effective decisions when planning and executing anaesthesia, and in managing complications.