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20th November - 22nd November 2021

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University of Queensland, Gatton Campus

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This workshop is specifically designed for vets who are new, or those returning to practice, to get you fit for the job. It is also beneficial for veterinarians requiring a nuts and bolts refresher course. You know you have a pretty good memory and know all the important stuff, but HOW do you implement that in the clinical setting? This is the workshop for you. Along with surgical skills, we have communication and meditation topics every day. Join us for an intensive 3 days jam packed full of theory and practical sessions from expert tutors. We’ll give you all the support you need to do your job confidently and competently.

Do you struggle with…

  • The confidence to effectively perform a laparotomy?
  • What to do in an emergency situation?
  • Knowing the drugs to reach for when your patient is crashing?
  • Tooth extractions?
  • Managing tooth conformation issues?

What if there was a jam packed workshop that could bolster your skills and confidence to reduce stress levels in the clinic?

This tried and tested workshop has helped so many vets to be more confident, successful and well-rounded vets in the clinic It is not just about the skills you develop in surgery, but also communicating with the client to get better compliance and treatment approval. You’ll spend each intensive day on a new subject, surrounded by experts in their field. Balanced lecture and wet lab practical time, will have you excited to get back to work to help more patients get back to healthy happy pets.






What you will learn

You will revise :
  • Tips for intestinal surgery
  • Communicating costs to clients
  • Dental Charting and Anatomy
  • Emergency training
  • Critical patient care
You will develop skills in :
  • Exploratory Celiotomy
  • Intestinal Surgery Tips
  • Tumors of the Liver & Spleen
  • Managing Foreign Bodies
  • Dental Nerve Blocks & Extractions
  • CPR Scenarios
  • Emergency Case Management

Workshop 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 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 Tania Banks

Dr Tania Banks

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Qualifications: BVSc, FACVSc (Small Animal Surgery), GC(HEd), Phd

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Specialisation: Soft Tissue Surgery

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Tania completed her small animal surgery residency at The University of Queensland and at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) Underwood. She was awarded a Fellowship in small animal surgery (by examination) in 2005, and has practiced as a specialist surgeon at various referral centres in England and Brisbane, and recently completed a PhD in tissue engineering. Tania currently works as a small animal surgeon at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS). Tania performs all aspects of small animal surgery with a particular emphasis on soft tissue and oncology surgery.

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Dr Ellie Leister

Dr Ellie Leister

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Qualifications: BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

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Specialisation: Emergency Critical Care

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Ellie is the Pet Intensive Care Unit Veterinary Manager at Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane. She manages a team of 16 people and the ICU operates 24/7. The PICU is known nationally a one of the most well run and busiest critical care centers in the country. It manages very complex cardiology, oncology, medical and surgical cases as well as everyday emergencies.

Dr. Williana Basuki

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Qualifications: BVSc (Hons), MS, MANZCVS, DAVDC

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Specialisation: Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry (Registered Specialist)

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Will earned her veterinary degree from University of Queensland in 2010. She completed her residency in dentistry and oral surgery at Colorado State University in 2017. She received her specialist credential and became the Diplomate of American Veterinary Dental College in 2019 and was honored the Associate Membership of Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Dentistry on the same year. Will worked at Tufts University for the past 2 years as a dental specialist and educator, and finally returned to Australia in late 2020 to re-join Queensland Veterinary Specialist.

What our participants say…

Fantastic workshop, couldn’t be more complimentary! Small group sizes, practical course content with great mix of theory and practical’s. Wonderful venue, delicious catering, Janine and the VetPrac team tended to every need! Thank you, looking forward to the next one!

Dr Anna Keating

The practical skills bootcamp is great for vets who are returning to work after hiatus. It was definitely worth the money because I learned a lot of new skills. I loved the communication components as much as I loved the practical workshops.


A fantastic, super-charged, clinically relevant workshop. Excellent opportunity to improve your practical skills under the supervision and support of experienced instructors.

Dr Kyra Wilhelm

I’m blown away by how well organised it was. Having the meditation and massages was just an added bonus. Loved having the tutorials followed by practical’s and learnt so much.

Dr Eloise bright

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 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

The University of Queensland

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