Clinical Skills for the Veterinary Nurse Workshop | Centre for Veterinary Education

Clinical Skills for the Veterinary Nurse Workshop

Capable veterinary nurses are pivotal to the success of any practice.

This practical workshop has been developed to allow nurses to practise and refine the clinical skills which are required to assist veterinarians in providing well-rounded patient and client care. 

This course will be delivered through hands-on work stations in a custom-designed training facility.

The day will focus on:

  • Safely restraining animals in the practice setting
  • Blood collection, including in the trickier patient
  • Intravenous catheter placement
  • Anaesthesia and anaesthetic machine basics
  • In-house pathology including urinalysis, PCV and TP, blood smears and faecal floatation

The emphasis on opportunity to practice throughout the day will see skills being applied with confidence on return to the workplace.

Nurses – it’s the course you’ve been waiting for. 

Workshop

Saturday 21 March 2020
9.00 - 5.00
7
Centre for Vetreinary Education
L2, Vet Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
The University of Sydney
Australia

Speaker/s

BVSc (Hons) MVetStud

Polina graduated from the University of Sydney in 2000 and has since worked as a small animal practitioner in a number of hospitals in the UK and Australia. She currently works at Maroubra Veterinary Hospital, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, where she completed a Masters of Veterinary Studies. Polina believes that teamwork is the key to ensure our patients always receive the best of care and staff can remain motivated, empowered and maintain a work life-life balance. She believes that continuing education for both nursing and veterinary staff is critical to maintaining high clinical standards and strengthening teamwork within a practice

RVN VTS (ECC)

Lisa began working as a veterinary nurse in a busy Brisbane general practice. After six years she changed direction and begun working at a Brisbane southside referral hospital.  Over the years she has moved from a rotating nurse to an ICU nurse and is now nurse manager at a busy Sydney referral and emergency hospital.  Her passion for veterinary medicine (in particular emergency, critical care medicine) and helping to improve knowledge in others has only increased over the years and continues to be a forefront at why she works in the industry.  She is an AVNAT accredited veterinary nurse and is the chair of the VNCA CPD committee, member of the NIAG committee and outgoing co-chair of the AVECCTN Exam Committee.


Course Fees

Member typeEarly birdFull rate
Member*$350$368
Non-member / eMemberN/A$405
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate and Academic members