Perineal and Urogenital Surgery Workshop

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16th - 18th July, 2021

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Tafe Queensland, Loganlea Campus

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CDP Value: NSW CPD points: 25.5
Other states CPD points: 16.5
VetEd CPD points: 25.5

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Surgery of the perineal and urogenital regions can be tedious and sometimes smelly. Grow your confidence in handling these surgeries in general practice. Covering a number of techniques, you can be sure to improve your soft tissue surgery skills. Our specialist educators will be there to guide you patient side, while you get hours of hands on experience. This workshop is designed to get you operating on the rear end of your patients with more conviction.

Do you struggle with…

  • Strictures after perineal urethrostomy?
  • Anatomy of the nerves around the anus?
  • Bladder surgery and leak free closure?

What if there was a way you could improve your soft tissue surgery skills to improve outcomes for all your patients?

With hours and hours of hands-on practical time developing your skills in perineal and urogenital surgery, you will enhance your soft tissue handling skills, which will allow you to help many patients in clinical practice. You will learn methods to identify and remove anal glands, repair perineal hernias, perform a perineal urethrostomy and more. All with the help and guidance of specialist educators, so you can put these skills into practice as soon as you’re back in the clinic.






What you will learn

You will revise :
  • Halstead’s principals of soft tissue surgery
  • Perineal hernia eitiology
  • Surgery of the anal sacs
  • Surgery of the bladder
  • Kidney biopsies
Develop your skills in :
  • Perineal hernia repair
  • Anal sac removal – two methods
  • Perineal urethrostomy
  • Pre-scrotal urethrostomy
  • Kidney removal
  • Skin flaps of the caudal body and perineal region

Daily Schedule



With the skills you gain at a VetPrac course, you can dramatically increase your income.


For example, if a new procedure you’ve learned bills for $1200, in less than three procedures you’ll have paid for the $2695 course that helped you gain that skill.


Plus, you may be able to claim some or all of the cost as professional development or a tax deduction.

Your Educators

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Dr James Simcock

Dr James Simcock

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Qualifications: BVSc (hons), MANZCVS (Internal Medicine), DACVS-SA, DECVS

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Specialisation: Small Animal Surgery

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In 2013 James became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. James is registered as a specialist in small animal surgery in Victoria. He is also an internship director and surgical residency advisor for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is actively involved in teaching students and veterinarians and is an instructor and lecturer for a veterinary of post graduate education courses in surgery. James is a co-director and owner of Southpaws alongside Dr. Charles Kuntz.

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Dr Peter Delisser

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Qualifications: BVSc(Hons) CertSAS DipECVS PhD FHEA

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Specialisation: Small Animal Surgery

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Following a rotating internship at Davies Veterinary Specialists in Hertfordshire, UK, Pete worked for a short period in a general practice, seeing solely surgical cases for a large group of practices until he was successful in gaining a position as European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) resident in small animal surgery at the University of Bristol, UK in July 2009. Pete and his family moved to Brisbane 12.5yrs later and has been working at Veterinary Specialist Services since. He currently sees surgical referral cases for all types of surgery, but still maintains a special interests in urogenital surgery, fracture management and management of angular limb deformities.

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…

Great workshop. Learned a lot. Great and friendly tutors. Lots of patience.

Dr Rhoades

A really well organised, relevant and practical approach to continuing education. Very well resourced with a great practical emphasis.

Dr Jarratt

Great practical, hands on experience with perfect vet to instructor ratio to get the best out of two days of intensive learning.


Really Educational. Instantly applicable to practice. Stimulated my enthusiasm for work


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 14 days prior to a workshop?


If you receive a positive Covid-19 test result in the 14 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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