Full Day Courses

2018 Arthroscopy Workshops

Workshop 1: Principles of Arthroscopy for Small Animal Practitioners

Workshop 2: Small Animal Advanced Arthroscopy - Stifle Joint


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 held at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. Be guided by world experts as international orthopaedic icon Dr Ulrich Rytz teams with Murdoch University’s Associate Professor Mark Glyde and Dr Mark Newman to deliver both 2 day workshops.

Download the complete Arthroscopy Program - Principles and Advanced Workshops

Principles of Arthroscopy for Small Animal Practitioners

Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th November 2018

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 10th September)

CAVE Member Regular Rate (Available Tuesday 11th September unitl Friday 26th October)

Non CAVE Member Rate (Available until Friday 26th October)

$2,300.00 inc. GST

$2,420.00 inc. GST

$2,875.00 inc. GST

Register Here

Small Animal Advanced Arthroscopy - Stifle Joint - Fully Booked Out

Friday 16th and Saturday 17th November 2018

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 10th September)

CAVE Member Regular Rate (Available Tuesday 11th September unitl Friday 26th October)

Non CAVE Member Rate (Available until Friday 26th October)

$2,400.00 inc. GST

$2,525.00 inc. GST

$3,000.00 inc. GST

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

Interested in becoming a CAVE Member? Visit the CAVE Membership page
on our website.

The CAVE Office can be contacted via email: or
Phone: +61 8 9360 6342


Essential ultrasound skills for the small animal practitioner

Date: Saturday 17th and 18th November 2018
Location: Murdoch University
Cost: $1,850 + GST
Time: 8:30am - 5pm each day
Closing Date for applications: 26th October 2018


Dr Jane Day BVSc MVS FANZCVS, Specialist Radiology

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

To find out more and to register with Medical Plus to attend this workshop, please download the FLYER

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This continuing education opportunity is brought to you by Medical Plus


TPLO Surgery Workshop

Date: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2019
Location: Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia

Pricing Stucture and Registration available soon

This practical two day Masterclass will focus on understanding and performing Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery using locking implants.
The course will combine interactive lectures, TPLO planning practicals, plastic bone TPLO practicals, cadaver practicals and postoperative radiographic assessment practicals to give participants the opportunity to develop and refine their skills in managing cruciate disease with TPLO.

Learning Objectives:
• Understanding the theory and principles behind TPLO
• Measure tibial plateau angle and plan for TPLO using radiographs
• Perform TPLO on plastic bone models and cadaveric bone
• Perform soft tissue approach for TPLO in combination with a mini-medial arthrotomy
• Assess postoperative TPLO radiographs
• Develop familiarity with potential complications following cruciate surgery

• Intermediate experience of orthopaedic surgery including familiarity with making osteotomies and internal fixation of fractures
• Familiar with stifle anatomy and surgical approach, performing an arthrotomy, inspecting and resecting meniscal lesions etc.
• Understand fixation techniques including non-locking plates, compression and neutral screws, and locking plates

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

Carla is lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at Murdoch University. She graduated from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 2010 and worked in small animal practice for several years in Port Lincoln Australia. She attained Membership of the Australian & New Zealand College in Small Animal Surgery by examination in 2014. In 2015, Carla completed a 12 month surgical teaching and research program at Murdoch University and in 2016 she commenced a 3 year specialist residency training program in Small Animal Surgery as well as Clinical and Research Masters degrees which she completed in 2018.

Dr Carla Appelgrein

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