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There are many definitions of leadership, and what makes a good leader. A simple definition is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.

In a business setting, this can mean directing workers and colleagues with a strategy to meet the company's needs. Put even more simply, the leader is the inspiration and director of the action.

This course is all about effective leadership - from the mindset, to communication and managing change. 

Over 4 months, you will be guided, challenged and focused - to unlock your potential to be the best leader you are capable of.

Fluid therapy is essential in the management of many small animal diseases - surgical, medical and emergency medicine! This course will review the essentials you should know about fluid therapy - including monitoring your patient - so that your fluid therapy is as effective in practice as it can be. We will cover fluid dynamics, creating a fluid plan for your patient, shock, blood transfusions, and fluid therapy in different disease states - such as diarrhea, renal failure, heart disease, cesarean and more!

The diagnosis and management of dogs and cats with cancer has progressed significantly over recent years – with improved diagnostic modalities including CT and MRI, as well as improved treatment modalities including radiation therapy and novel chemotherapy protocols leading to improved patient tolerance to treatments. This 3-week course will explore the exciting world of nursing the patient with cancer, using real cases, live tutorials, engaging interaction, high quality practice resources, and our renowned comprehensive course book – sent right to your door!

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Anaesthesia is a potentially lethal procedure! But it's something we do everyday in general practice. So how can we make our anaesthesia safe? This is a 5 week interactive course that will provide you with essential tools to make your patient anaesthesia as safe and effective as possible. We will discuss anaesthetic drugs, safe administration, anaesthetic circuit selection, essential anaesthetic monitoring, and what to do in case of the emergency anaesthetic!

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Covering everything from oestrus, mating and pregnancy, through to the all-important dystocia management, caesarean, and neonatal care, this course is full of practical information for every nurse! We will cover cytology of the vagina, mastitis, nutrition, eclampsia, pyometra and more!

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The field of clinical nutrition and its impact on disease is expanding at an incredible rate. already, we know that optimum nutrition can increase the lifespan of animals, effectively manage - and even cure disease conditions, and result in improvement in quality of life. 

This exciting 3 week course has been written specifically for veterinary technicians and nurses – and will cover not only the fundamentals of optimum nutrition, but also many of the recent advances in clinical nutrition of hospitalised and ill patients - from critical care nutrition, and management of anorexia to nutritional management of diabetes mellitus and more. All presented in a user-friendly, unbiased format, so that you get the information you need to know about in order to provide the best care and advice for small animals in your practice!

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Severe illness in dogs and cats can result from many disease conditions, including trauma, inflammatory diseases such as pancreatitis, severe infection, immune-mediated disease to name just a few. This 4-week course will focus on the end-result of these severe illnesses – the development of systemic inflammation, and the organ dysfunction and failure that frequently transpires.

Along the way, we will uncover specific management strategies used to reduce the severity of systemic inflammation, as well as develop specific plans to manage the complications of severe illness when they occur. You will also receive practice protocols, useful algorithms for disease management, and great summaries of the enormous amount of literature published on this topic as well!

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This course covers essentials of fluid therapy and critical care in dogs and cats

luid therapy is something we provide for our patients every day. But how many times do we place an animal on “twice maintenance” lactated Ringer’s solution (Hartman’s’) without really thinking about what we are hoping to achieve? What about colloids – when should they be used? When should we transfuse? What about different disease states?

This course will not only delve into the latest in research and clinical findings to answer some of these questions, but will also review shock, fluid types and their clinical applications, so that you can approach every case on IV fluids with a sure plan to improve patient outcome

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This 4-week distance-learning course will cover the essentials of emergency management, stabilisation and critical care of key abdominal emergencies, including gastric dilatation-volvulus syndrome, linear foreign body, pancreatitis, acute liver disease, haemoabdomen, acute abdominal pain and urinary tract emergencies! Full of practical, down-to-earth information, including videos, live tutorials, assignments and more, this course is sure to help you cope with those dreaded abdominal emergencies!
 
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Cats are unique! They have unique metabolism, unique behaviour, and unique physiology. Understanding the specifics of the feline patient is crucial to successful management of the cat in an emergency situation – from pharmacology and toxicity, to infectious diseases, metabolic diseases, cardiac diseases and more. This 4-week course will cover the key elements to successfully managing the feline emergency patient, and will look at several feline-specific emergency conditions, including respiratory and cardiac emergencies, acute urinary tract emergencies, toxicities and much more!

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The patient in respiratory distress is an urgent and critical patient, that requires not only a sound therapeutic approach to save the patients’ life, but a sound and appropriate diagnostic approach to determine – and subsequently manage – the underlying cause. Over the 4-weeks of this course, we will review the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to the patient in respiratory distress – from pharyngeal obstruction to diaphragmatic hernia; laryngeal paralysis to flail chest and lots in-between!

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The field of veterinary emergency and critical care is diverse, encompassing the areas of diagnostic imaging, medicine, surgery, clinical pathology, and anaesthesia to provide both urgent and critical care to seriously ill patients.

The ANZCVSc examination emphasis is placed on a logical, problem-based approach to cases in order to accurately diagnose and manage the disease processes, along with the requirement to posses a detailed knowledge of pathophysiology and treatment of a wide range of emergency and critical care disease conditions.

This course presents a study guide for candidates wishing to sit examinations for Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

VECC

Welcome to the Vet Education study program for veterinarians in Small Animal Medicine! The aim of this program is to assist you in the study towards examinations for Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Medicine in Small Animal Medicine.

The course is divided into 20 sections, corresponding to organ systems, and provides a wise selection of literature reviews, clinical studies and isolated case reports as study documents, along with a selection of webinar recordings on medicine topics pertinent to your study. 

In May and June of each year, a live tutorial on examination technique will be presented - the May tutorial aiming to guide your technique in the written examination, and the June tutorial to help you cope with the oral examination.

Throughout the course, we will place links to allow you to log into the live Vet Education Webinar Series lectures as well.

 

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Welcome to the Vet Education study program for veterinarians in Small Animal Surgery! The aim of this program is to assist you in the study towards examinations for Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Medicine in Small Animal Surgery.

The course is divided into 20 sections, corresponding to organ systems, and provides a wise selection of literature reviews, clinical studies and isolated case reports as study documents, along with a selection of webinar recordings on medicine topics pertinent to your study. 

In May and June of each year, a live tutorial on examination technique will be presented - the May tutorial aiming to guide your technique in the written examination, and the June tutorial to help you cope with the oral examination.

Throughout the course, we will place links to allow you to log into the live Vet Education Webinar Series lectures as well.

Finally, along with examples of past examination papers, you will have access to model answer questions throughout various topics, to help guide your study for the examinations.


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This course contains recorded lectures, lecture notes, journal articles and assessment tools designed to provide the user with an introduction to the field of veterinary emergency and critical care.

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This course contains recorded lectures, lecture notes, journal articles and assessment tools designed to provide the user with an introduction to the field of veterinary emergency and critical care.

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