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Full Day Courses

Masterclass in Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy TPLO Surgery Workshop

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The Centre for Advanced Veterinary Education - CAVE, together with Provet Vi bring a two-day practical Masterclass that will focus on understanding and performing TPLO surgery with locking implants.

Date: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2019

Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm each day (approximate)

Location: Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia

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CAVE Member Early Bird Rate (Available until 1st July) CAVE Member Regular Rate (Available 2nd July - 29th July) Non CAVE Member Rate (Available until 29th July)
$2,450.00 Inc. GST $2,570.00 Inc. GST $2,850.00 Inc. GST

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This highly practical Masterclass will give participants the opportunity to develop and refine their skills in managing cruciate disease with TPLO.

The course will combine:

  • Interactive lectures
  • TPLO planning practicals
  • Plastic bone TPLO practicals
  • Cadaver practicals
  • Postoperative radiographic assessment practical

There will be 7 practical sessions over two days.  Each participant will have the opportunity to plan, perform and review a TPLO surgery on plastic bone models and plan, perform and review a cadaver TPLO surgery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the theory and principles behind the TPLO procedure
  • Measure tibial plateau angle and plan for TPLO using radiographs
  • Perform TPLO on plastic bone models and cadaveric bone
  • Learn how to perform the procedure with repeatable outcomes
  • Ability to assess post-operative TPLO radiographs
  • Perform soft tissue approach for TPLO in combination with a mini-medial arthrotomy
  • Develop familiarity with potential complications following cruciate surgery
Mark Glyde is Associate Professor in Small Animal Surgery and leads the orthopaedic and neurosurgery referral service at The Animal Hospital, Murdoch University. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery, a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, holds a Masters degree in Veterinary Surgery and in an Australian, European and RCVS recognised specialist surgeon. Mark is an internationally recognised and rewarded teacher. He provides continuing education to veterinarians nationally and internationally and presents courses in Small Animal Orthopaedics in Europe, UK, USA, Latin America, throughout Asia and Australia.

A/Prof Mark Glyde

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2019 Arthroscopy Workshops

Workshop 1: Principles of Arthroscopy for Small Animal Practitioners

Workshop 2: Small Animal Advanced Arthroscopy - Stifle Joint

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Looking to improve your arthroscopic surgery skills?

The Centre for Advanced Veterinary Education - CAVE and Karl Storz bring two unique opportunities to advance your arthroscopic surgery skills through two comprehensive 2 day workshops to be help at Murdoch University, Perth Western Australia.

Principles of Arthroscopy for Small Animal Practitioners

Dates: Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st October 2019

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (approximate)

Location: Murdoch University

Registration available soon

This course will introduce and develop arthroscopic surgery skills aimed at practicing veterinarians, specialist trainees, and surgical specialists. Through a mixture of lectures, case discussions, and cadaver workshops, participants will gain a sound understanding of arthroscopic surgery as it applies to the companion animal. No prior arthroscopic training is required.

Lectures will focus on the instrumentation required for arthroscopy, the principles of joint entry and triangulation, and diseases of the elbow, shoulder, and stifle that may be treated with arthroscopy. Intensive cadaver workshops will allow practice of arthroscopic surgery of the elbow and shoulder joints with instruction and guidance from experts in the field.

CAVE Member Early Bird Rate (Available until Monday 5th August)

CAVE Member Regular Rate (Available Tuesday 6th August - Monday 21st October)

Non CAVE Member Rate (Available until Monday 21st October)
$2,450.00 Inc. GST $2,580.00 Inc. GST $2,850.00 Inc. GST

Small Animal Advanced Arthroscopy - Stifle Joint

Dates: Friday 1st - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm (approximate)

This course will introduce participants to diagnostic arthroscopy of the stifle joint in the dog. The fundamentals of stifle arthroscopy and meniscal inspection will be taught with a mixture of lectures and case discussions, and intensive cadaver workshops will allow practical exposure under the instruction and guidance from experts in the field. Prior completion of the Principles of Arthroscopy for Small Animal Practitioners course is required.

CAVE Member Early Bird Rate (Available until Monday 5th August)
CAVE Member Regular Rate (Available Tuesday 6th August - Monday 21st October)

Non CAVE Member Rate (Available until Monday 21st October)

$2,800.00 Inc. GST

$2,950.00 Inc. GST

$3,245.00 Inc. GST

Places are strictly limited to ensure participants receive the greatest exposure to specialist instruction with the opportunity to turn theory into practice

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Previous One Day Workshops in 2019

Equine Veterinarians Australia Dental Workshop

Dates and times: Saturday 4th May 2019 7:30am - 5:30pm & Sunday 5th May 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Murdoch University Equine Breezway

A well priced 2-day introductory workshop that will give delegates the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to confidently provide equine dental services to their clients. The wet workshop will use cadaver specimens with topics including the anatomy, examination, charting, pathology 101 and 201, sedation, analgesia, local anaesthesia, radiology, floating, restorations, pulp capping and beyond. Case studies will be used. Presented by highly experienced equine dental veterinarians, Dr Rachel Stone and Dr Martin Dolinschek. This is an excellent opportunity to develop this important part of your clinical offering.


Kindly supported by CAVE – Murdoch University.

EVA member: $1,975
AVA member: $2,300
AVA student/ new graduate member: $1,250
Non AVA - member: $3,200

CAVE Members are entitled to a further 10% discount* on a 'cash-back' basis

VetEd points: 20

(* realisable through cash-back claim with CAVE1)

1Please provide CAVE with a copy of your receipt for cash-back claim with CAVE to CAVE@murdoch.edu.au prior to the workshop taking place. Please reference your CAVE Membership number when submitting your claim.

Further information can be located on the AVA Annual Conference website.

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Australian Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS) small animal dentistry workshop

Dates and Times: Sunday 5th May 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Murdoch Univeristy Veterinary Anatomy Laboratory

Learn new skills or refresh your existing small animal dentistry techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to work with both canine and feline cadaver specimens in this practical wetlab. Sessions covered will include, producing an accurate diagnosis through intraoral examination and radiology, surgical and non-surgical approaches to tooth extraction, the correct use of crown height reduction technique for feline resorptive lesions, placing dental nerve blocks and more. This will be a great day of learning to advance your confidence and competence in this important component of every small animal practice.

Kindly supported by CAVE – Murdoch University.

Small group learning guaranteed with high tutor to student ratios.

AVA member: $1,000
SIG member: $900
AVA new graduate member: $900
Non-member: $2,000

CAVE Members are entitled to a further 10% discount* on a 'cash-back' basis

VetEd points: 6

(* realisable through cash-back claim with CAVE1)

1Please provide CAVE with a copy of your receipt for cash-back claim with CAVE to CAVE@murdoch.edu.au prior to the workshop taking place. Please reference your CAVE Membership number when submitting your claim.

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Essential ultrasound skills for the small animal practitioner

Date: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2019

Location: Murdoch University

Cost: $1,850 excluding GST

Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm each day

Presenters:

Dr Jane Day BVSc MVS FANZCVS, Specialist Radiology

Dr Belinda Hopper BSc BVMS(Hons) MVS FANZCVS (Radiology) Specialist, Veterinary Radiology

Download the Medical Plus Flyer and Registration Form

Please direct all couse inquiries to sales@medicalplus.com.au

This continuing education opportunity is brought to you by Medical Plus

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Phone: +61 8 9360 6342

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