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Quality Equipment for Vets Training in Orthopaedic Surgery

Quality Equipment for Vets Training in Orthopaedic Surgery

We understand that the best veterinary continuing education workshops need exceptional people, the right atmosphere, and the right tools for the job. That’s why we’re proud to introduce our friends at Knight Benedikt as VetPrac Training Partners and suppliers of...

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Veterinary Nursing & Technician Skills

Veterinary Nursing & Technician Skills

One thing I hear a lot is that vet nurses and techs want to use their technical skills more often and in more challenging ways. I’m a proud RVN with diplomas in both general practice and surgery. I’ve been working in this industry for 18 years, and I’ve worked hard to achieve these qualifications. Yet I’m also one of the fortunate few, because I work in specialist-level referral practice

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3 Steps to Reduce Risk in Veterinary Anaesthesia

3 Steps to Reduce Risk in Veterinary Anaesthesia

Today, I wanted to shine a spotlight on other factors within our control – the human element. We have the opportunity to allocate our resources in a way that reduces risk. Assign staff to perform the tasks ahead, and use appropriate equipment (with checklists!). And because I can, it never hurts to mention analgesia again.

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Continuing education for vet nurses that ticks all the boxes

Continuing education for vet nurses that ticks all the boxes

Veterinary nurses play a critical role in animal care, supporting vets on the frontline and often working in a very hands-on role. As a vet nurse, your practical skillset is important and therefore undertaking continuing education to broaden those skills – and expand your veterinary knowledge – is vital to career progression and patient safety.

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The importance of continuing education for veterinary technicians

The importance of continuing education for veterinary technicians

Just like vets and vet nurses, vet techs need to continue learning and growing in their career; after all, the world of vet medicine is forever evolving with new research and technology. While a lot of learning often takes place on the job, there are some things that are best taught in a proper educational setting to allow for attention to detail during the learning process – rather than learning under time constraints and other pressures in a workplace.

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Answer the Cell

Answer the Cell

Dear Colleagues, Hello? Just kidding. Not cell as in phone. Cell as in… well… cell. We’ve all seen that murky zone where macrophages, neutrophils and eosinophils prowl, and we know that darker cells lurk there, too.Are you vigilant? Do you keep your eyes peeled for...

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So You’re Gonna Be a New Grad

So You’re Gonna Be a New Grad

Written by Dr Lianne Mellin Whether you’re just starting your veterinary journey, or almost finished vet school, what you’re about to read is definitely going to help you. It’s the part that vet school mentions, but often only briefly discusses due to the need to...

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How Much CPD Do Vets Need

How Much CPD Do Vets Need

Continual learning in any field is important, however when it comes to science-based professions it is even more critical to keep abreast of new developments. Veterinarians are no exception, and in fact a certain amount of Continued Professional Development (CPD) is required in order to maintain your working registration here in Australia.

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What counts as CPD for vet nurses

What counts as CPD for vet nurses

So what exactly is CPD? Simply put, it’s a formalised recording of additional education and training you undertake as a vet nurse. While professional registration for vet nurses and vet techs is not mandatory in Australia, it is strongly encouraged by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA). The Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA) and their Australian Veterinary Nurses and Technicians (AVNAT) Registration Scheme are recognised and supported by the AVA, and registration under this scheme requires vet nurses to undertake 20 points of CPD annually.

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Orthopaedic Courses for Veterinarians

Orthopaedic Courses for Veterinarians

Orthopaedics, a branch of medicine concerned with conditions of the musculoskeletal system, is an in-demand specialty in the veterinary world. Veterinary orthopaedic surgeons are specialist vets who work to diagnose and treat skeletal problems in animals, including diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments and tendons.

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What is a Veterinary Technician

What is a Veterinary Technician

Sometimes referred to as ‘allied veterinary professionals’, vet techs deliver high-level, hands on veterinary care, often in a direct support role to veterinarians. So what makes a great vet tech? As you might expect, a love of animals is critical! Additional attributes that are important include a strong science background, an ability to work well with people and also handle animals, and good communication and decision-making skills.

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Becoming a Veterinary Nurse

Becoming a Veterinary Nurse

If you’re considering your career options and veterinary nursing comes to mind, it’s probably because you love animals! And that’s a good thing, because loving animals is certainly the number one qualification when it comes to pursuing a career as a vet nurse.
So what do vet nurses actually do? How do you become one, and how do you make sure you’re the best vet nurse you can be?

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The Top Reasons to Become a Veterinarian

The Top Reasons to Become a Veterinarian

More than just a love of animals, many vets enter the profession because they want to contribute to making the world a better place for animals. This isn’t just applicable to vets assisting injured wildlife or stray animals; the average clinical vet can also contribute to improving the welfare of pets not only through their expert care, but also just as importantly through the education of pet owners.

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