DEVELOPING SKILLS THROUGH SAFE PRACTICE
Learn and practise spaying surgical techniques in dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets with expert guidance in the comfort and safety of your home.
Exclusive and unique uterine model included in our simulation kit
Expert tuition throughout the 4 weeks of this course.
Live sessions with your tutor, with lifetime access to the virtual content, schemes and lectures.
IMPROVE YOUR CONFIDENCE LEVEL IN THEATRE WITH SAFE SIMULATION
Surgery is such a common procedure in practice, yet so many of us struggle to feel confident with it. We second guess ourselves, we hesitate, we worry about making a mistake, placing the wrong ligature, cutting the wrong part, and ultimately, that the patient suffers because of our mistake.
We know there are certain steps we need to overcome this doubt and become fully confident. The very first one is knowledge, followed by experience. It’s not just about knowing what to do intellectually, it’s also incredibly helpful to teach your own body and physical memory.
How to Develop Confidence in Surgery
Know the foundations
Before doing surgery, you have to learn what’s important to know about the anatomy, the instruments and the principles of surgery.
You have to know the steps required to perform the surgical procedure in front of you and how to deal with potential complications.
Gain physical memory so your body is quick at doing what it takes and you avoid “freezing” during real-life surgical procedures. Developing conscious competence is the step before getting to the level of unconscious competence.
There is no way to simulate real surgery unless you have a live animal in front of you. But with a live animal you won’t want to try new ways of suturing or ligating. You won’t want to try a different suture material. You want to avoid mistakes, so it’s not the best opportunity to do experiments.
Simulation allows you to overcome that. You are allowed to try something new, different, something you may consider difficult and have to try several times until you get it right. This is why we offer you a unique simulation experience with our simulation kit.
But in order to learn from simulation, you also have to get positive feedback and keep improving your technique. This is why we bring an expert tutor to teach this course.
This way, you can get it right the first time you have your “real” patient in front of you.
THE SPAY BOOSTER
At UniVets Global, we believe in developing confidence through experience. With COVID-19 bringing massive changes to training opportunities and new challenges to veterinary practice, we wanted to support our colleagues who keep working hard every day and struggling with surgical insecurities due to the lack of exposure hours and support to perform the procedure.
We created a unique simulation model for our participants with a structured study plan that includes live support to gain knowledge applicable in clinical practice, so you can increase the number of hours spent practising surgical procedures and boost your confidence safely, conveniently and with our unwavering support.
Simulation Kit included
Our simulation kit is posted directly to you and it includes surgical instruments, suture material, a silicone pad to train suture patterns and our very own unique and exclusive uterine model to practise your ligation techniques, so you can practise every step of the procedure.
Virtual Training Course
You gain access to our library of structured content organised logically and released over the course of 4 weeks, using blended learning techniques to allow you to boost your learning experience and practise your surgical skills with the guidance of vets with years of experience as surgeons.
Support and Community
Our platform gives you the ability to directly interact with other participants, share your questions and experiences and also get in touch with your tutor. On top of that, you have access to live sessions with your tutor to ask for feedback and share any questions or doubts you may have.
4 weeks, 4 modules
INSIDE THE COURSE
The course runs as a group course with weekly content in the form of text, videos, demonstrations, activites, etc., including practical tasks in your simulation kit, group discussions and a weekly live Q&A session with your tutor.
Week 1 - Principles of surgery and anatomy. . Instrumentation and Sutures.
Week 2 - Patient preparation. Spay techniques part 1.
Week 3 - Spay techniques part 2. Dog spay. Cat spay.
Week 4 - Rabbit spay. Ferret spay. Complications and post-operative care.
BONUS CONTENT WITH IMMEDIATE ACCESS - Surgeon Focus (preparing for surgery).
Dr. Agata Witkowska
Agata graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2015. She has a passion for surgery and exotic animals and is on the verge of completing the first of her certificates in Zoological Medicine. She is an avid contributor to the profession, having previously spoken at the London Vet Show as well as the annual British Veterinary Zoological Society’s conference, published several articles on exotic animals and frequently contributing to online portals such as Vetstream. She is also a regular host of clinical revision, medical English and communication classes for new vets, UK VetTalks.
Agata is an experienced keeper of exotic animals such as small furries, reptiles as well as invertebrates and shares her house with numerous of such inhabitants. She is eager to share her knowledge and experience with anyone within the profession who might be looking at improving their skills and providing better care for their patients.
This course is reserved for veterinarians and veterinary students anywhere in the world. It is completely tutored in English.
Are you a new vet starting your adventure in practice? Still not exposed to a lot of cases, but you want to keep training your suture techniques so you don’t faulter when those cases come in? This course will help you get that.
Did you have a break from practice and are worried about picking up your surgical skills again? Would you like to remind yourself of what you can do in a stress-free and highly supported way? This course is the answer.
Have you been working in a non-clinical role and want to remind yourself of the procedure while also practising your suture techniques and preparing for a new role in small animal practice? This course will boost your confidence.
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This Course Also Comes with...
We make a donation to Worldwide Veterinary Services on behalf of every participant of the course.
Lifetime Access to the content
You get lifetime access to the platform and your very own simulation kit (worth more than £120) is yours to keep.
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Frequently asked question
Here are a few answers to our most common questions
Our training kit includes:
Yes! It's yours to keep forever! :)
We can post the kit throughout the world, but the costs of postage are not included outside of Europe.
This is a mixed content course. Your modules will be delivered weekly and the video demos are not live, but you will have access to an online discussion forum for your questions and to live sessions with your tutor during the 4 weeks of the course. That way, you can do it at your own pace but still receive live support.
Yes, you have access to the online portal and modules forever! However, the online community is only live for the 4 weeks of the course. After that, the comments section is still open but is no longer monitored.
We recommend joining at least 4 weeks before the course date to make sure you receive your simulation kit in time for the course. If you can do it earlier, even better!
Yes, we will offer a 25% refund if you cancel your course before it starts. You do not need to return your simulation kit.
Yes it does, we provide a CPD certificate upon completion (and a final survey) for 14 hours of CPD.
The initial modules focus on surgeon preparation and the principles of surgery, which is applicable to all surgery. Only after we focus on spaying procedures.
We discuss spaying techniques in dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets.
All live Q&A sessions with your tutor are recorded, so even if you can't join, your tutor can still answer your questions (you can send them in advance) and you can watch the recording later.
We will be requesting this information during the registration process - your membership number if you are a practising vet, or your university and official university email if you're a student. If you are not able to provide this information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for alternative arrangements.
Still have questions?
Use the "Need Help" button at the bottom of the page or arrange a free Q&A session.
One-time fee for lifetime access. Includes postage and delivery charges for the EU and UK.
"I was not expecting that the training kit would be such good quality! The course was really helpful to learn and practise spay techniques in different species.”
Ana Catarina, previous participant
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