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30th April - 1st May 2022

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University of Queensland, Gatton Campus

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CPD Value: Vet Ed 29 points
NSW 29 CPD points
Other 18 CPD points

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Orthopaedic conditions of the hind limbs are extremely common. Which are the best and most effective options for your patient? 

Covering hip and hind limb orthopaedic cases from diagnosis to post-operative care, this two-day workshop will allow you to immerse yourself in hip dislocation, hip dysplasia, femoral head and neck fractures, iliac and sacroiliac fractures, complex femoral fractures, and tarsal instability. With specialist educators and tutors helping you in small-group practical labs, you will develop your confidence in approaching these cases in practice. This practical workshop will build your skills, and could also be a useful adjunct to preparations for membership examinations.

Do you struggle with…

  • Fracture repair of the pelvis?

  • Appropriate fixation techniques for the tarsus?

  • Hip luxation management?

What if you could attend a workshop specifically designed to help you build your knowledge and skills in hip and hindlimb fractures and management?

You’ll have plenty of wet lab and hands-on practical sessions to build your skills in fracture repair, FHO, and so much more. In addition, you will have high quality implants and equipment at your fingertips. Surrounded by well-known specialist educators, get ready for two days of practical learning, in world class facilities. You will leave feeling confident, motivated, and ready to book in future fracture surgeries.

  • Specialist educators

  • Over 7 hours of practical lab time

  • World class facility

  • Delicious food included

  • Social and friendly

What you will learn

You will revise :
  • Locking plates

  • Orthopaedic examinations

  • Anatomy & function

  • Fundamentals of fracture repair


Develop your skills in :
  • SI luxation

  • Sacroiliac fracture repair
  • Femoral head and neck fractures

  • Femoral fractures (tricky ones!)

  • Tarsometatarsal arthrodesis


Workshop Schedule



New skills, new income.


Two days, up to 29 CPD points.



Workshop cost covered by 1-2 procedures.

Your Educators

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Professor Kenneth Johnson

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Qualifications: MVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ECVS, FACVSc

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Specialisation: Small Animal Surgery

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Professor Kenneth Johnson is a veterinary graduate of the University of Sydney where he also obtained a Masters and PhD degrees. He completed residency training in surgery at Colorado State University, and then worked in academia as an orthopaedic specialist in the USA, UK and Australia. He has specialist qualifications in surgery as a Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Surgeons, a Diplomate of European College of Veterinary Surgery, as well as being a Fellow of Australian College of Veterinary Scientists.

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Dr James King

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Qualifications: BAppSc (hons), BVSc (hons), MANZCVS, FANZCVS

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Specialisation: Small Animal Surgery

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Dr King grew up in Brisbane and graduated with a Bachelor of veterinary Science from the University of Queensland with first class honours in 2013. He then went on to complete a rotating 12 month internship with Veterinary Specialist Services at Carrara in 2014. Once completed, he worked in Emergency and Critical Care in Brisbane and the Gold coast for the next 2 years. During this time Dr King also worked as a locum at various general practices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and also in the Intensive Care Unit at the University of QLD. Dr King started a surgical residency at VSS Carrara and in 2019 passed his fellowships in small animal surgery. His keen interests include neurosurgery and orthopaedics. Outside of work he enjoys surfing, keeping fit and being outdoors.

Dr Sue Gibbons

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Qualifications: BVSc, MANZCVS, FANZCVS

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Specialisation: Small Animal Surgery

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Sue completed her residency in Small Animal Surgery at UQ in 2002 and worked at Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane, and Willows Referral Service in England, before successfully sitting her Fellowship in Small Animal Surgery in 2006. Over the years Sue has lectured, tutored, mentored and examined both under-graduate and post-graduate Veterinarians. Sue started her "mobile" surgery business in 2007, servicing Brisbane, the Gold Coast, northern NSW and western QLD. Her areas of interest include orthopaedics.

What our participants say…

“As usual I had a most informative course and learnt a lot about things that I thought I knew a lot about.”

Dr Carol Hollebon

“Course was extremely educational with hands on components we can all take back to general practice. Made even better with multiple educators for various tips, tricks and perspectives.”


“An excellent, hands-on workshop covering the common surgical conditions of the hindlimb seen in general practice. With advice from experts on how to do a good repair.”

Dr Rob Hill

“Practical, friendly, well-run workshop. The food was great, and the tutors were approachable and very good speakers.”




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Your Questions Answered

Are there group discounts available?

Yes! If you are coming in a group of 3 or more, discounts are available. Please contact us directly to discuss group discounts.

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

As per our workshop terms & conditions, refunds are provided (if the cancellation is in writing) up to 45 days prior to the workshop. Cancellations made 45 days prior to the commencement of the workshop incur a 50% administration fee. Cancellations made 7 days prior to the commencement of the workshop are not refundable.

Can I pay off my registration fee?

Yes! We offer payment plans so registrants can pay off their fee easily. To request a payment plan, please contact [email protected].

What if I can’t attend because of COVID-19 border restrictions?

If a workshop is postponed, cannot run or you are unable to attend due to borders
closing, or travel restrictions, you can do one of the following:
1. Attend the workshop's new date
2. Transfer your registration to another workshop or course
3. Leave your registration as a credit for a future VetPrac workshop
4. Receive a refund

What happens if I receive a positive COVID-19 test in the 7 days prior to a workshop?



If you receive a positive Covid-19 test result in the 7 days prior to a workshop, contact us and send your test results through and;

  1. You can transfer directly into other VetPrac workshop/s or course/s to the same value
  2. You can substitute by sending another attendee in your place
  3. You can receive a credit for use on any VetPrac workshop/s or course/s to the same value.



What happens if the workshop is cancelled?

If VetPrac cancels any workshops, you will be provided with a refund. However, VetPrac will not be responsible for any travel, accommodation or any other expenses incurred by you. If on-campus accommodation is organised by VetPrac, the cost of this accommodation will be forfeited.

Still have questions? We’ve got answers.
0409 743 100 or 0411 798 165

Still have questions? We’ve got answers.
0409 743 100
0411 798 165


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