Vet Nurse CPD 2017

Murdoch University’s Centre for Advanced Veterinary Education (CAVE) invites veterinary nurses to join us for our Vet Nurse CPD Series in 2017.

CAVE will hold a series of 3 evening presentations with the aim to consolidate current knowledge, expand understanding and improve confidence in everyday practice.

Each evening will provide participants with the opportunity to engage and network with likeminded individuals who share a passion for promoting best practice initiatives in animal care and wellbeing.

The National Industry Advisory Group for Veterinary Nurses has allocated 1 point per hour CPD point to this continuing education activity

Veterinary nurses who are CAVE Members receive 20% discount off the full rate for each evening. A further discount applies to veterinary nurses who are CAVE Members and wish to register for all three opportunities as outlined below:

Veterinary Nurse CPD offerings will run on a Wednesday evening at Murdoch University in 2017.

Date Topic Presenter
30th August Understanding Basic Bloods
Running bloodwork is a daily occurrence in small animal practice, both in the diagnosis of sick pets and as routine screening. A rational approach to assessing important abnormalities will be discussed, followed by some case studies and a brief discussion of some newer tests reaching the market.

Dr Corrin Boyd

20th September Preparing yourself and your workplace for a disaster in the veterinary context
Erica will talk on what it’s like to work in a disaster, the unexpected events that can occur, how to mitigate and manage these events and how to make sure you’re prepared.

Ms Erica Honey

8th November Drug calculations
This presentation will cover all of the important equations you will need to know to calculate doses of drugs to deliver to your patients, including single doses, percent solutions, spiking fluid bags with additives, drug dilutions, and continuous infusions. I will give you practice calculations, which we will work through step by step, and I will give you tips and tricks to help you remember these calculations on the fly.

Dr Melissa Claus

These evening presentations will cover a variety of topics and aim to provide participants with opportunity to advance current knowledge through practical and up-to-date approaches as well as tips and solutions for veterinary nursing. 

Price Structure

Attendees who are CAVE Members receive 20% off the full rate for each evening with an additional discount offered for those who register for all 3 evenings.

Topic CAVE Member Rate Regular Rate
Understanding Basic Bloods $44.00 $55.00
Preparing yourself and your workplace for a disaster in the veterinary context $44.00 $55.00
Drug Calculations $44.00 $55.00
All 3 Nurse CPD opportunities (additional discount for CAVE Members only) $125.00 $165.00
  • All prices are inclusive of GST
  • Catering: Light supper, tea, coffee and cool drinks supplied
  • Attendees receive a printed copy of the presentation lecture slides for which registration is aligned.
  • Attendees will receive a printed certificate of attendance upon registration for the evening

Structure for evening presentations
7.00 pm – Registration and light refreshments
7.30 pm - Presentation


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If you have any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact CAVE on +61 9360 6342 or