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Vets Learn the Latest on Dealing with Disorder

12 September 2014

AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) will bring together more than 170 vets and vet nurses in Fremantle, Western Australia this weekend to learn about managing chaos.

According to the President of AVA’s WA Division, Professor Rick Read, chaos in veterinary practice can occur suddenly, at any time and any location.

“While good planning can reduce the likelihood of chaos striking, it can’t completely eliminate the risk. So our conference will focus on dealing with the unexpected.

“Veterinarians are increasingly taking on very complex cases to preserve the lives of beloved pets and are committed to continuing their professional development to stay at the forefront of veterinary science. We’re very excited about the high calibre of speakers we have lined up,” he said.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Melissa Claus, a specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care, will team up with Professor Giselle Hosgood to explore how vets can approach the assessment and workup of thoracic and abdominal emergencies.
  • Dr Mark Glyde and Professor Rick Read will look at treatments for complex fractures.

“Vets are also seeing more cases of unusual and exotic pets like frogs, rodents, reptiles and fish and pet owners are expecting the same level of specialist care they do for their cats and dogs. We’re very fortunate to have experts Dr Brendon Carmel and Dr Robert Johnson with us who will explain how to deal with these types of cases.

“Numerous other acclaimed presenters will support the program, including a plenary session presented by Professor René Zellweger, who is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon from the State Trauma Unit at Royal Perth Hospital. Believe me, this man knows all about chaos in surgery and medicine.”

A workshop will also be held on treating burns in a wide range of species with wildlife expert Anne Fowler.

The conference will be held at Esplanade Rydges Hotel Fremantle from 12-14 September 2014.

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