Clinical Procedures & In-House Pathology

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July 13th - 14th 2024

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University of Queensland, Gatton Campus

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CPD value: NSW 31
Others 15.5

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Feel as if you need an update? Chasing some structured CPD but not sure which subject to choose? Pick this one.

This workshop covers the greatest scope of all our courses, giving you the edge in your in-house diagnostics and everything you need to perform a range of essential clinical and emergency procedures. These are the skills that make a difference in daily veterinary practice.

This course is suitable for current & practicing mixed or small animal veterinarians, recent graduates, or those returning to work. We can tailor the course to your level so you can refresh and extend your clinical repertoire, approaching clinical workups with confidence and a sprinkling of finesse.

For registered veterinarians only.


This workshop is for registered veterinarians who want to improve their diagnostic workups and get more accurate answers, sooner.

If you feel that your in-house laboratory could yield more useful information, you’re probably right. But that’s only part of the picture. Before you hit the lab, you also need to perform the right clinical procedures and safely obtain a diagnostic sample.

Whether you’ve done it all before or you’ve just never had the chance to perform them, these clinical procedures and in-house laboratory skills will make your workups really count. We’ll help you sniff out your diagnosis and cover which tests you really should do before you refer a patient or dial a specialist for advice (you know, those tests they casually ask about).

Participants in this workshop will be greeted by experienced educators from general practice, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, surgical referral and shelter medicine. Our goal is to provide you with expertise from across the industry and show you how to move your cases forward (even if your practice doesn’t have a CT and dedicated seizure ward or other fancy, nice-to-have equipment).

This course is all about giving you the opportunity to perform procedures, get samples, analyse them, and reach a diagnosis. Don’t miss this opportunity to refresh and fine-tune your clinical workups.


Get confident

Do the procedure. Look at your sample. Narrow down your differentials. Get confident & find your diagnosis.

Social network

This is your tribe. Spend time with people who understand what you do each day. Shoot the breeze and enjoy great company.

Great food

You’ll be nourished with healthy food, sweet treats & caffeine, so you can focus on asking great questions & fine-tuning your skills.

Hands on experience

Get the feel for it. You’ll handle diagnostic equipment & actually perform procedures with expert guidance on tap.

Personalised feedback

Get straight answers & feedback on your sampling techniques. Refine your approach with our dedicated teaching staff.

Real world training

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

Diagnostic procedures in clinical practice

  • CSF taps
  • Placing feeding tubes
  • Removing oesophageal foreign bodies
  • Airway sampling including BAL
  • Blood transfusions
  • Bone marrow sampling
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Chest drains
  • Tracheotomy
  • Urinary catheterisation
  • Retrohydropropulsion
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Bone biopsies

Your practical skills take priority

A VetPrac workshop will always put practical skills first. As a participant at our Clinical Procedures & In-House Pathology workshop, you will perform a variety of procedures in practical sessions and wet labs. Hands on learning is our firm focus. We share the techniques and provide demonstrations, then it’s over to you.

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Update, refresh, or learn something totally new
  • Refine existing skills
  • Try something new
  • Use diagnostic equipment with option to purchase
  • See what’s being used in referral practice
  • Advice on how to integrate new procedures
Getting a diagnosis
  • Diagnostic workups
  • Economical & time savvy test selection
  • In-house sampling procedures
  • Sample analysis & interpretation
  • Using your client’s resources more effectively

Workshop Schedule

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Invest $3,400 in your CPD & spend one weekend focused on practical training.


Sample collection, specimen analysis & in-house diagnostic workups.


Improve speed & accuracy in diagnostics plus new services for clients.


Your Educators

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Dr John Mallyon

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Qualifications: BVSc, MANZCVS

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John is a clinical academic at the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland, and has taught small animal medicine and surgery to final year students since 2008. John is a member of the ANZCVS and is the current Chair of Membership in General Practice, Small Animals. John is also a long-standing examiner for the Australian Veterinary Boards Council. John is a recipient of the Trevor Heath Teaching Excellence Award as well as holding a Deans Commendation for Effective Teaching.

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Dr Julian Lunn

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Qualifications: BVSc, MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery and Small Animal Medicine), MVetClinStud (Neurology)

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Julian has worked at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) in Qld and Animal Referral and Emergency Centre (AREC) in NSW. He has also been a clinician and teacher at the University of Sydney, James Cook University and the University of Queensland.

He has memberships in both small animal medicine and small animal surgery and completed his surgical residency in 2007 with time at Murdoch University and Colorado State University. He also has a Masters of Veterinary Clinical Studies.

Julian has experience in all areas of surgery from cardiothoracic, oncology and vascular to orthopaedic, neurological and trauma. He is a passionate teacher and is keen to share real-world surgery with both undergraduate students and postgraduate veterinary surgeons.

Dr Terry King

Dr Terry King

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Qualifications: BVSc, MANZCVS, Honorary FANZCVS

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Blessed with being able to work & learn with veterinarians all over this country and the World, Terry is adamant that Australian veterinary care is second to none. Terry is a committed family pet practitioner, loves the animal-person bond, and undertakes to prolong it.

Devoted to the veterinary profession, Terry has strived to repay it & his colleagues for the enjoyment & friendships he’s received by serving on various committees and sometimes office bearer on Brisbane Veterinary Practitioner Branch of AVA, AVA Qld, ASAVA, and the ANZCVS. He has been external examiner, guest lecturer and tutor at UQ’s School of Veterinary Science as well membership examiner for ANZCVS.

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Dr Tonya Stokes

Dr Tonya Stokes

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Qualifications: BVSc (Hons), BAnimSc, MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine), Grad Cert (Shelter Medicine)

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Tonya's mission is to improve the welfare of animals as well as the veterinarians looking after them. She has held a variety of lead veterinarian roles in general practice, teaching hospital and shelter environments, and has completed extensive volunteer veterinary work all over the globe. Tonya is a true mixed animal veterinarian, having worked with sheep, cattle, horses and small animals at different times in her career. She is invested in helping veterinarians achieve resilience and great clinical practice with the resources at their fingertips.


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 digital copy of the procedure guide.

What happens if I pay and then later can’t attend?

See the terms and conditions tab on our website for full details. In a nutshell, refunds are provided for cancellations made in writing up to 45 days prior to the workshop. Cancellations made inside 45 days incur a 30% administration fee, and cancellations made inside 7 days before a workshop are not refundable.

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

We understand that sometimes, things happen. If you’re experiencing financial strain but you need to complete some continuing education, please email us at [email protected] for a confidential discussion.

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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