Melbourne UVET Emergency & Critical Care Conference
Participants heard lectures from ECC specialists on initial body systems assessment of emergency patients and initial point of care diagnostics commonly used in general practice.
This was followed by several hands-on workshops where vets could practice emergency procedures and test their knowledge with case examples.
During the Diagnostic Imaging workshop, participants practiced AFAST and TFAST ultrasound techniques.
The Cytology Workshop saw vets examine slides of cavitatory effusions and blood films that correlated to common emergency case examples.
During the thoracic radiology workshop, participants examined radiographs of common emergency presentations and tested their x-ray interpretation skills.
Other workshops included GDV stapling, ECG interpretation, and Blood Gas and Acid Base analysis.
Veterinary Medicine at the University of MelbourneFor anyone who is considering making a life caring for animals, might we suggest studying veterinary medicine? The Melbourne DVM curriculum embraces the latest clinical technologies and evidenced-based practices. It has been developed around five learning domains, which infuse every subject and are based around the attributes of a veterinary scientist:
- The scientific basis of clinical practice
- Ethics and animal welfare
- Biosecurity and population health
- Clinical skills
- Personal and professional development
Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: December 19, 2016