In a busy practice, it is common for surgeries to be completed by the most experienced vets, as this is the most time efficient, with best outcomes. This starts a cycle where inexperienced vets do not have the chance to improve.
Yes, this course is for veterinary graduates and final year veterinary students who want to develop their surgical skills and become confident with all routine neutering.
Yes you can! We will make sure we pair you with someone that has similar experience level you do so you can learn at similar paces. We will teach you the foundations of surgery and go at your skill level.
This Academy takes place in our Training Centre in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal, in the outskirts of Lisbon.
We don’t want you to focus solely on the number of surgeries, but all our delegates have done at least 8 surgeries of their own during the course.
We always bring an experienced general surgeon to teach our courses, so our surgeon will be with you at all times. If you are watching the anaesthesia, you will also have a nurse available to help you with this.
This course has only 2 delegates. You will swap between surgery and anaesthesia with the other delegate. When you are doing surgery, you will be responsible for the procedure (and our tutor will be with you all the time). If you are doing anaesthesia, you will also have the opportunity to place IV catheters, administer medication, induce anaesthesia and intubate patients.
The 5-day Academy costs a total of £2500 + VAT, including accommodation and meals for the entire length of the course. This is paid in two installments.
Whenever we can, we have the students and the tutor in the same hotel in the centre of the city. This is very close to shops, restaurants and downtown. If there are not enough individual rooms for everyone, we may bring you over to another hotel just outside the city.
Yes, from Sunday night to Saturday morning, your meals are all included and you don’t pay any extra for them! We will also accommodate your preferences and limitations.
Travel is NOT included in the course fees, so you will need to make your own travel arrangements. However, we will help you with them and can help you look at flight options, as well as travel options from the airport to your hotel.
Comfortable shoes, an extra pair of scrubs if you fancy (although we do have laundry facilities) and your own stethoscope if you are anything like our founder and can only hear things if it’s your stethoscope and no one else’s!
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