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How Much CDP Do Vets Need

How Much CDP 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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Fixing the face: The rise of brachycephalic breeds and their health problems

Fixing the face: The rise of brachycephalic breeds and their health problems

Breeds such as French Bulldogs and Pugs are incredibly popular here in Australia, and it’s easy to see why: they are human-centric by nature and make excellent companions. And they are incredibly comedic. However, these brachycephalic breeds — that is, breeds that are “short-headed” — aren’t without their drawbacks.

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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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What Skills do Veterinarians Need?

What Skills do Veterinarians Need?

In order to be successful, veterinarians need to possess a wide range of physical and mental skills — from practical skills such as taking blood, through to interpersonal skills such as showing empathy to clients.

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What 3 Qualities Make a Successful Veterinarian?

What 3 Qualities Make a Successful Veterinarian?

Being a veterinarian is far from easy, but it certainly can be one of the most rewarding vocations. Of course, some people are more suited to becoming a vet than others — just as not everyone who likes kids is cut out to be a teacher, not every animal lover is going to suit a career as a veterinarian. So, what three key qualities contribute to being a successful veterinarian?

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What Skills Should A Veterinarian Have

What Skills Should A Veterinarian Have

Becoming a veterinarian can be a very rewarding vocation, however it’s certainly not for everyone. Just like most professions, there are certain skills and attributes that a veterinarian should possess — some of which can be learnt, and some of which are innate.

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What Are Three Types Of Veterinarians

What Are Three Types Of Veterinarians

In Australia, there are over 12,000 registered veterinarians — and not all of them are treating dogs and cats in clinics. In the world of veterinary science, there are many different specialisations; after all, treating a horse is very different to treating a bird or a snake.

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Dr Charles Kuntz reviews the iM3 tabletop mouth gag

Dr Charles Kuntz reviews the iM3 tabletop mouth gag

Treatment for respiratory and associated ailments in brachycephalic patients are proving common due to the popularity of these breeds. VetPrac's Fix the Face: Brachycephalic and Ear Surgery workshop is open for registrations and we're fortunate to have a wonderful...

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Veterinary Professional Development

Veterinary Professional Development

Professional development is a critical aspect for just about any career; after all, there is always something new to learn. In the field of veterinary science, new research and continued technological advancement means that those working within the profession need to ensure they are aligned with ever-evolving best practices.

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The importance of equine veterinary education

The importance of equine veterinary education

The importance of equine veterinary education When it comes to veterinary science, horses really are a different breed; there is a reason why there are dedicated equine veterinarians and nurses. Every equine professional knows that when it comes to our equine friends,...

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Making The Right Suture Decisions

Making The Right Suture Decisions

Natural, synthetic, braided, twisted, monofilament, Polydioxanone, Glyconate, Polypropylene, absorbable, non-absorbable, pseudo-non absorbable, hydrolysis, enzymatic, taper, reverse cutting, trocar, micropoint, straight, 1/2 circle, 3/8th circle, 5/8th circle...no,...

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Connections

Connections

Well what a year this has been! When I think back to just over 12 months ago, I had no concept of what the latter part of 2019 and 2020 would hold for me and the VetPrac team. But one thing for sure at the centre of my world and my decision making process has been...

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Make a difference every day, not just today.

Make a difference every day, not just today.

R U OK... Three simple words that can mean all the difference for about 20% of the population (if not more). That's about 5,109,328 Australians who experience a mental illness in any given year. With Covid affecting our everyday...

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Night-time noshing

Night-time noshing

Home late, you missed dinner, and you are just exhausted. But when hunger pangs hit at night, it can be tough to know what to eat. You don’t want to have anything that will make you too full and you want something nourishing. At home I have a list of things on my...

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The struggle is real.

The struggle is real.

Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference to your quality of life and effectiveness during the day. You work all day, then get hit with a huge emergency only to crawl into bed sometime around midnight, or worse, just to get up and do it all again the next day....

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