Practical farm animal CPD can be expensive and disruptive for the practice. Travelling to the CPD venue, accommodation costs and covering for staff away – both within and out of hours – are part of those overheads. What follows is a more cost-effective approach. It brings complex training to your entire veterinary practice, so that all vets can be trained on site with less disruption to your business:
- Join your practice for one or more weeks, carry out endoscopic training and locum work, if required.
- During this week(s) a ‘wide net’ will be spread and we can find possible corrective or exploratory cases for endoscopic practice.
- Train five clinicians plus one veterinary nurse or SQP of your team per week on the technique.
- We shall allocate time for theory, in-vitro practice and, of course, on farm practicals.
- Integrating with your team will offer you the best advice on how to manage the endoscopic kit and promote the service to your clients.
The animals that are required for in-vivo training need, first and foremost, to benefit from the procedure. The procedure is modular. For example a two-step LDA correction, or RDA correction, always starts as a one-step LDA correction. Part of the course will be completed in-vitro in the classroom, and part in-vivo on the farm. Ideally, per week, we shall need a mixture of up to five displaced abomasum and sick cows for corrective or exploratory endoscopy (check our “LDA Correction – Short Guide” here, Note: website registration required).
We shall supply the training endoscopic kit and delegate course notes with attendance certificates in electronic form. We need the following arranged from yourselves:
- A teaching room that can sit a minimum of eight people.
- Laptop, powerpoint projector, extension leads, flip-chart, marker pens, etc.
- Medicines, specifically local anaesthetic, sedatives, and any treatment against concurrent disease that the patient may require at the time.
- Consumables, for example 5ml and 30ml syringes, needles, gloves, disposable gowns and so on.
The bespoke Bovine Endoscopic training takes place at flexible times to suit your team, offering up to 16 hours CPD per veterinary surgeon and up to 8 hours CPD per nurse or SQP.
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