Veterinary Workshops – Practical CPD

  • All prices are exclusive of GST
  • Unless otherwise specified, all workshops are accredited for 7 VCNZ CPD points and/or 7 NZVNA points per day

Refund Policy: Refunds are available up to 30 days before event (admin fee applies)

Click the following link to download our Prac CPD 2019 Workshops Booklet

Practical CPD offers a 10% discount when you buy 2 courses at the same time, and a 15% discount if 3 or more courses are purchased at the same time.
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    Practical Skills in Critical Care for Vets

    June 15, 2019

    Unitec, Mount Albert, Auckland

    $1,095.00 ex. GST
    Trudi McAlees BSc, BVSc, MANZCVS (Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care), FANZCVS (Emergency Medicine and Critical Care)
    This one-day workshop will provide you with an understanding of the common systems derangements in emergency and critically ill patients, and how to appropriately manage them. Many people dread the phone call signalling the arrival of a hit-by-car animal. After attending this course, you will feel a lot more confident in your approach to these patients, and less like hiding under the desk! The cadaver practical session will cover the placement of urinary catheters, central venous catheters, tracheostomy tubes, oesophagostomy feeding tubes and thoracic drains. Not only will these procedures be demonstrated, but you will have a chance to practice them yourself, working in groups of no more than three participants per cadaver.
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    Practical Skills in Critical Care for Nurses

    June 16, 2019

    Unitec, Mount Albert, Auckland

    $695.00 ex. GST
     
    Trudi McAlees BSc, BVSc, MANZCVS (Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care), FANZCVS (Emergency Medicine and Critical Care)
    The one-day workshop will provide you with an understanding of the common systems derangements in emergency and critically ill patients. Understanding what is happening with these animals will allow you to confidently manage and monitor them. The practical session will focus on the nursing care of high dependency patients: monitoring, record keeping, catheter placement and care, and how to manage the various tubes that these animals have.
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    1 Jun 2019

    OssAbility Cruciate Rehabilitation

    July 12, 2019

    Villa Maria Winery, Mangere, Auckland

    $995.00 $795.00 (Earlybird price is available until 1 Jun 19) ex. GST
     
      
    Elena Saltis BSc, PTNZ, CCRT, NZAVPA, APA Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, NZ Registered Physiotherapist
    No matter what surgical technique you use for treating your cruciate patients, postoperative rehabilitation is essential. This one-day workshop teaches practical manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercises using real patients. You will leave the day with the skills to start using cruciate rehab as a new service in your clinic.
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    1 Jun 2019
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    OssAbility Meniscus Surgery Wet-lab

    July 13, 2019

    Unitec, Mount Albert, Auckland

    $1,095.00 $895.00 (Earlybird price is available until 1 Jun 19) ex. GST
     
    Brent Higgins BVSc, CertSAS, DECVS, European and NZ Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
    Do you find assessing the meniscus challenging? Not sure how to treat or prevent meniscal disease? This full-day surgical cadaver workshop is for all vets who perform cruciate surgery. It focuses on the techniques, equipment and decision-making used in mini-arthrotomies. By the end of the day, delegates should finish the course feeling confident in managing patients with meniscal disease.
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    1 Jun 2019

    OssAbility Stifle System Wet-lab

    July 14, 2019

    Unitec, Mount Albert, Auckland

    $1,095.00 $895.00 (Earlybird price is available until 1 Jun 19) ex. GST
     
    Brent Higgins BVSc, CertSAS, DECVS, European and NZ Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
    This full-day surgical cadaver workshop will start with theory, followed by practicing surgery on plastic and real bones. By the end of the day, delegates should feel confident performing the OssAbility Stifle System procedure in live patients.
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    29 Jun 2019

    Principles of Fracture Management Dry-lab

    August 12, 2019

    Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown

    $1,995.00 $1,795.00 (Earlybird price is available until 28 Jun 19) ex. GST
     
         
    Damian Chase BVSc, MANZCVS, DECVS, European and NZ Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
    This highly practical two-day course is designed to improve your understanding of fracture mechanics and bone healing and to give you confidence in decision making and applying your surgical skills when presented with a fracture. The emphasis of this course will be on the kind of cases that present on a regular basis in practice.
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    29 Jun 2019

    Feline Medicine Masterclass

    August 12, 2019

    Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown

    $795.00$1,495.00 ex. GST
    Carolyn O’Brien BVSc(Hons), MVetClinStud, PhD, FANZCVS(Feline Medicine), Registered Specialist in Feline Medicine
    Rachel Korman BVSc, MANZCVS(Internal Medicine), FANZCVS(Feline Medicine), Registered Specialist in Feline Medicine
    We bring you two internationally acclaimed experts covering the latest developments and current hot topics in feline medicine. Veterinarians have the option to register for one or both days.
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    29 Jun 2019

    Patellar Luxation Repair: Techniques, Tips and Tricks

    August 14, 2019

    Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown

    $1,095.00 $895.00 (Earlybird price is available until 28 Jun 19) ex. GST
     
       
    Andrew Worth BVSc, MANZCVS(Radiology), PGDipVCS, FANZCVS(SA Surgery), Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
    This highly practical workshop is designed to improve your understanding of stifle biomechanics and patellar luxation pathophysiology. Delegates will spend ample time practising techniques on plastic bones and should finish the course feeling confident in managing patients with patellar luxation.
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    29 Jun 2019

    Nose to Tail Dermatology: Common and frustrating dermatological complaints in cats and dogs

    August 14, 2019

    Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown

    $995.00 $795.00 (Earlybird price is available until 28 Jun 19) ex. GST
    Philippa Ravens BSc, BVSc, MVS, MANZCVS, FANZCVS(Veterinary Dermatology), Registered Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology
    Skin disease is one of the most common reasons pets are presented to first opinion clinical practice. This practical workshop will help you to develop a logical approach to the diagnosis and management of skin disease, increasing your confidence when dealing with these often challenging cases. The day will conclude with a practical session focusing on cytology and skin biopsy techniques.
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    29 Jun 2019

    Hot Topics in Canine Medicine

    August 15, 2019

    Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown

    $995.00 $795.00 (Earlybird price is available until 28 Jun 19) ex. GST
    Ryan Cattin BVSc (Dist), MANZCVS, FANZCVS, Registered Specialist in Small Animal Medicine
    This one-day course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat those challenging and complex medicine cases that present to your practice all too often. We will bring you up to date with the latest developments, discuss dilemmas and controversies and help you turn those once frustrating cases into the most rewarding ones. The day will include interactive case-based discussion sessions.
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    29 Jun 2019

    Surgical Techniques for Hip Luxation Repair

    August 15, 2019

    Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown

    $1,095.00 $895.00 (Earlybird price is available until 28 Jun 19) ex. GST
     
    Andrew Worth BVSc, MANZCVS(Radiology), PGDipVCS, FANZCVS(SA Surgery), Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
    Hip luxation is the most frequently reported joint luxation in small animal practice, usually resulting from trauma or severe hip dysplasia. This highly practical workshop is designed to improve your understanding of the anatomy of the hip joint and to teach you techniques required to surgically manage patients with hip luxation with confidence.
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    16 Aug 2019

    Practical Dentistry for Vet Nurses

    September 28, 2019

    Unitec, Mount Albert, Auckland

    $895.00 $695.00 (Earlybird price is available until 16 Aug 19) ex. GST
      
    Craig Hunger BVSc, MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry and Oral surgery)
    This practical 1-day workshop will start with a recap of common dental pathology seen in clinical practice, how to identify it and record it accurately. We will teach you how to efficiently take a series of full mouth dental radiographs and the reasons why this is so important to be able to provide high quality dentistry.  Equipment care and maintenance will also be covered. The rest of the day will focus on the theory and practical components of a ten-step professional periodontal therapy program.
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    30 Aug 2019

    Rehabilitation for Hip Disease

    October 11, 2019

    Villa Maria Winery, Mangere, Auckland

    $1,695.00 $1,495.00 (Earlybird price is available until 29 Aug 19) ex. GST
     
    Elena Saltis BSc, PTNZ, CCRT, NZAVPA, APA Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, NZ Registered Physiotherapist
    Hip dysplasia is among the most common orthopaedic conditions affecting dogs. Joint laxity is responsible for abnormal development of the femoral head and acetabulum, leading to excessive wear of the articular cartilage and secondary osteoarthritis. Rehabilitation is invaluable in managing these patients, either conservatively, or after surgery. This two-day workshop teaches practical manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercises using real patients. You will leave the day with the skills to start using hip rehab as a new service in your clinic.
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    6 Sep 2019

    Practical Abdominal Ultrasound

    October 19, 2019

    VetCare Unitec, Mount Albert, Auckland

    $2,195.00 $1,995.00 (Earlybird price is available until 5 Sep 19) ex. GST
     
    Mark Owen BVSc, DipECVDI, FANZCVS, MRCVS, Registered NZ and European Veterinary Imaging Specialist, Adjunct Associate Professor Massey University
    This two-day, practical workshop will improve your confidence and skill when performing abdominal ultrasonography. Aimed at novice to intermediate scanners wishing to improve their technique and maximise their machines potential. Delegate numbers are strictly limited, and practical sessions will be delivered in small groups of 3-4 attendees per station to ensure plenty of hands-on practice and individual attention from the tutors.
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    18 Oct 2019

    Anaesthesia and Analgesia for Vet Nurses

    November 9, 2019

    Unitec, Mount Albert, Auckland

    $895.00 $695.00 (Earlybird price is available until 18 Oct 19) ex. GST
      
    Marcia Fletcher DVN(Dist), VTS-Anaes, Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Veterinary nurses play an essential role in administration and monitoring of anaesthesia and analgesia in small animal practice. This one-day practical workshop will review all the techniques you need to ensure your patients receive the best care. Topics will include but are not limited to:
    • Anaesthesia for compromised patients
    • The value of monitoring equipment
    • Drug calculations and CRI’s
    • Emergency anaesthesia
    The practical session will teach the evidence-based RECOVER CPR guidelines with plenty of opportunity for hands-on practice.
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    18 Oct 2019

    Local Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Management Wet-lab

    November 30, 2019

    Unitec, Mount Albert, Auckland

    $1,095.00 $895.00 (Earlybird price is available until 18 Oct 19) ex. GST
      
         
    Matthew Gurney BVSc, CertVA, PgCertVBM, DipECVAA, MRCVS, RCVS & EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Carl Bradbrook BVSc, CertVA, DipECVAA, MRCVS, RCVS & EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    This one-day course will blend lectures with practical sessions. Starting with an overview on acute pain management you will be updated with where to integrate local anaesthetic techniques into your analgesic practice. Following on from there we will cover everything you need to know about using local anaesthetics, through to practical techniques you can use every day. The theoretical learning will be reinforced in the practical session where you have an opportunity to practice each local anaesthetic technique with full support of the course tutors.
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    18 Oct 2019

    Essential Anaesthetic Skills

    December 1, 2019

    Unitec, Mount Albert, Auckland

    $1,095.00 $895.00 (Earlybird price is available until 17 Oct 19) ex. GST
      
    Matthew Gurney BVSc, CertVA, PgCertVBM, DipECVAA, MRCVS, RCVS & EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Carl Bradbrook BVSc, CertVA, DipECVAA, MRCVS, RCVS & EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    This interactive course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assess the individual patient in the peri-operative period and cover a variety of challenges. After this course you will feel confident in planning for the individual difficult case as well as being able to advise your clinic on best practice with regards to premedication, monitoring and individual care in the peri-operative period. This course will feature a ‘how do I deal with…..’ session where you pose questions to the tutors on your own cases.