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Canine Reproduction Workshop

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October 12th - 13th 2024

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University of Queensland, Gatton Campus

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CPD value: NSW 23 points
Other 15 points

small animal reproduction
Early Bird Special

Do you have breeder clients, or get asked to manage reproduction and breeding in canine patients?

Attend this two day workshop and get hands-on experience in AI, fertility ultrasound, semen collection and handling, plus a lot more. In her ‘Reproduction & Breeding for Small Animals’ online course, Dr Natalie Maticka accepted the challenge to show you just how easy is it to deliver quality reproduction services to your clients.

Now, in this two day workshop, Nat combines the essential theory with the practical aspects of Canine Reproduction, and will show you how to put it all into practice

This course is suitable for mixed and small animal veterinarians looking to expand their clinical services into repro and breeding with a best practice approach and ethics in mind.

For registered veterinarians only.

 

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EARLY BIRD OFFER ENDS JUNE 3RD 2024

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WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

This workshop has been curated around the scientific principles of canine reproduction and breeding. Participants will train in a range of canine gynaecology topics including hormone cycling and cytology, as well as aspects of andrology which you need to perform an assessment of the stud dog. Above all else, this course is highly practical and is suited those veterinarians who learn by doing. We give you the clinical context, so you get exposure to the whole process of reproduction management rather than just technical steps in isolation. Our sessions focus on key steps like semen collection and assessment, microscopy, processing, freezing and shipping samples – all areas that can boost success or be the reason for breeding failure.

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?

As a participant at this workshop, you can expect to perform a range of reproduction-related procedures. You’ll have experienced theriogenologists on hand to help you develop the right techniques and achieve successful reproduction outcomes. You’ll make significant gains in your practical skills because you’ll have the opportunity to observe demonstrations, ask questions and perform procedures for yourself. At any VetPrac workshop, you can also expect to eat a range of nutritious meals and indulge in some sweet treats, too. There’ll be plenty of caffeine. We’ll look after you so you can concentrate on learning as much as possible. Bring questions, chat to your colleagues, and get inspired by working with other vets to improve your skills in canine reproduction. Best of all, you can expect to get loads of procedural practice time so that when the next client books a repro consult, you’re up to speed and ready for the challenge.

WHY JOIN A VETPRAC WORKSHOP?

CPD POINTS

Get 15 structured CPD points (23 if you’re registered in NSW) & an offical CPD certificate for your records.

Social network

This is your tribe. Spend some quality time with people who understand what you do each day.

Great food

You’ll be nourished with healthy food, sweet treats & caffeine, so you can get on with learning new skills.

Hands on experience

It’s all about time on the tools. We prioritise your practical learning opportunities, so you can take advantage of specialist guidance & resources at your disposal.

Personalised feedback

Get feedback on your laboratory & AI techniques & refine your approach throughout the workshop. Start with good habits, & improve with time.

Real-world training

Learn in the same way you work. We give you clinical context & full support so things stay fresh & make sense when you get back to the clinic.

General repro skills you need

  • How to talk about repro with clients
  • Resources to help
  • Troubleshooting the collection process
  • Identifying the LH surge & ovulation
  • Calculating a fertile window
  • Using cytology to monitor the oestrus cycle
  • Correlating cytology with progesterone analysis
  • Selecting the optimal type of insemination
  • Understanding clinical features & pathophysiology of common reproductive diseases in dogs
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WHAT WILL I GET TO DO AT THE WORKSHOP?

Female repro
  • Uterine biopsies
  • Ultrasound techniques for uterus, pregnancy & pathology
  • Vaginal cytology: sample collection techniques
  • Pairing cytology with progesterone, LH, vaginoscopy
  • Vaginoscopy
  • Vaginal, surgical, & transcervical insemination techniques*

* With discussion about appropriate and ethical use of insemination techniques under Australian guidelines.

Male repro
  • Ultrasound techniques for testes
  • Manual semen collection
  • Assessment of semen motility
  • Semen extension techniques & calculations
  • Safe cooling & cryopreservation
  • Manual concentration assessment
  • How to use haemocytometers & Mackler chambers
  • Foreign cell smear preparation
  • Semen staining with eosin nigrosin
  • Loading semen into straws

Workshop Schedule

Canine Reproduction Schedule

A VETPRAC COURSE OFFERS TANGIBLE RETURNS

INVEST

$3,500 CPD investment & one weekend of hands-on training with a great education team

LEARN

Repro collection & insemination techniques for use in GP or mixed practice

RETURN

Manage repro cases with clinical context, physiology & ethics in mind

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY
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Your Educators

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Dr Natalie Maticka

Dr Natalie Maticka

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Qualifications: DVM, MS, DACT, MANZCVS (Veterinary behaviour), Level 3 FFCP

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Natalie is a boarded reproduction specialist and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in veterinary behaviour. Natalie taught at the University of Queensland for 5 years before transitioning to private practice and then the not for profit sector. She is the Breeding and Reproduction Manager of Guide Dogs Queensland, and an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) canine handler. Natalie has a keen interest in both dog training and behavioural medicine, and how these aspects of canine care relate to modern veterinary practice.

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Dr Stuart Mason

Dr Xavier Schneider with VPB

Dr Xavier Schneider

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Qualifications: BIT BLM (Hons) BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS DipACT

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Specialisation: Registered Specialist in Theriogenology (Reproduction)

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Xavier graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Queensland and began his veterinary career working in mixed practice in northern Australia. He completed a residency in Theriogenology and is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists, a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and a Registered Specialist in Reproduction at Queensland Veterinary Specialists. Xavier is also a lecturer with the Faculty of Science at The University of Queensland.

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UPFRONT PAYMENT

$3500 AUD

PAYMENT PLAN

x 3 monthly payments of $1195

Your Questions Answered

Are group discounts available?

Absolutely! Work together, learn together, we say. If 3 or more participants register from the same clinic under the same booking, you’ll receive a 5% discount at checkout when you book on our website.

Will I get CPD points and a CPD certificate?

Of course! Each participant will receive a CPD certificate via email. We do this after you’ve provided feedback and the workshop is complete.

What kind of learning materials are included?

Generally, you can choose printed course notes, a digital copy on USB, or both. Everyone gets a printed copy of the procedure guide.

What happens if I pay and then later can’t attend?
  • Transferring or changing registration from one workshop to another will incur a $50 administration fee.
  • Cancellations made up to 45 days prior to the commencement date of the Training Course will incur an administrative fee of 50% of the Fee.
  •  Cancellations made up to 7 days prior to the commencement date of the Training Course are not refundable.

Can I pay in instalments, or do you offer payment plans?

Yes! At VetPrac we are pleased to offer payment plans for our online courses and workshops. We want to make it manageable for you to invest in your professional development.

For more information regarding our payment plans, please do not hesitate to contact Ros at [email protected].

What happens if the workshop is cancelled?

If VetPrac cancels any workshops, we will refund your course fees in full. However, VetPrac will not be responsible for any travel, accommodation or any other expenses incurred by you.

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