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2nd September - 4th September 2022

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The iM3 Education Centre, Lane Cove NSW

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CPD Value: 27 CPD points

DAY 1 – Abdominal Surgery

DAY 2 – Emergency & Critical Care

DAY 3 – Dentistry

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Congratulations and welcome to veterinary practice!

Here’s an exlap, a major dental, and a double-booked consult for heart meds even though you’re running late but you still need to write three labels and check three dosage rates.

Have you had days like this?

The first few years of general practice can be full on. No matter how much support is available, we all land in the deep end and learn to start paddling.

Next, those practical questions emerge. How does it actually feel to run the length of the bowel? How does it feel when the periodontal ligament is about to release? How do I tell a client that their pet may pass away today, despite treatment?

We’d like to give you a helping hand.

Practical Skills Bootcamp for New Grads is our solution to some of the challenges you’ll face early in your career. We’ll show you a thoughtful, holistic approach to practice, which is ideal for new or recent graduates and for those returning to clinical work.  

This is your career, and your chance to own it. We’ll take the hard stuff, shake it up a bit, and share the pro tips and life hacks of veterinary practice with you.

Do you struggle with…

  • Presenting cost estimates to clients?
  • Calmly deciding: enterotomy or enterectomy?
  • Staying cool for dental extractions?
  • Emergency management?

What if we could help you with the tricky issues you tackle in every day practice?

This workshop is the product of consultation with vets, nurses and practice managers, and has been the springboard to more confident and capable practice for so many vets already.

With fresh content for 2022, our goal is to send you back to practice with mindfulness, new clarity and a renewed sense of enthusiasm.

Being a veterinarian is both a challenge and an honour. You’ve made it this far. It’s up to you to pursue every opportunity for enrichment and success






What you will learn

Putting it into practice :
  • Waking up to self care
  • Coping with difficult discussions
  • The realities of exlaps in practice
  • Abdominal biopsies in the real world
  • Why dental radiographs really matter
  • Dental extractions: which, how, and why
  • Dealing with emergencies, whenever they happen
Develop your skills in :
  • Client communication
  • Joining a new team
  • Acknowledging your limits
  • Balancing best practice and cost to clients
  • The art and science of dentistry
  • Making smart choices in surgery

Workshop Schedule



Three intensive days and $4,400


Bring it all together: I am a veterinarian


Mindful, capable and collaborative practice starts here

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 Sarah Purcell

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Qualifications: BVSc (hons) MANZCVSc MVECC DACVECC

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Specialisation: Emergency & Critical Care

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Realising her passion for emergency and critical care, in 2012 Sarah moved to Perth to complete a residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Murdoch University. During this time she obtained membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery, and Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care. Sarah became board certified with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2015, and completed a Masters of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2016.

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 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 you can;

  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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