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This distance course will take a practical and relevant approach to the management of common soft tissue surgical conditions in the dog and cat. Many soft tissue surgical conditions can be challenging because they present infrequently in practice, and surgical procedures can be difficult to learn as normal anatomy has often been effaced by the disease process. Improve your decision making, peri-operative management and surgical technique by joining a supportive online study community.
Please note: Courses are revised following each offering. Details of content and assessment are subject to change between offerings.
On this course you will learn:
This course is taught via distance learning (you may know it as continuing education, distance education or continuing professional development) by a recognised international expert in his field.
In this course, Richard will use a mixture of textbooks, recent literature, videos and webinar sessions will help you better advise owners of possible options and outcomes, and how to recognise when surgical intervention is, or is not, appropriate.
DR RICHARD JERRAM – BVSc Diplomate ACVS-SA Registered Specialist Small Animal Surgery
Richard graduated from Massey University in 1987.
He completed a three-year residency program from 1996-99 in small animal surgery at Texas A&M University. Richard is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in Small Animal Surgery. He is a Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in New Zealand and has been working at the Veterinary Specialist Group since 2001.
Richard regularly lectures to veterinarians and has published numerous articles on surgical topics in veterinary journals.
KYLE CLARK – BVSc (Dist), MVSc, Diplomate ACVS-SA Registered Specialist Small Animal Surgery
Kyle graduated from Massey University with distinction in 2006.
She left New Zealand to pursue specialization in Small Animal Surgery. She completed a second rotating internship in Prince Edward Island, Canada and went on to complete a 3-year residency in small animal surgery. In addition to this, she completed a Master’s degree in gait analysis of dogs. Kyle became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and returned to New Zealand. She has worked as a lecturer and surgeon at Massey University. Kyle joined the team of surgeons at Veterinary Specialists in 2016 and brings her skills of minimally invasive surgery to the group.
In-depth part-time study 24 teaching weeks spread over a 7-8 month period
Learning materials and facilities
NOTES: These textbooks are recommended for this paper. You may wish to purchase a personal copy. As an enrolled student you will have access to the ebook format of the current editions (3 simultaneous users).
The contact workshop is an opportunity for face-to-face time with your class and lecturer. Together you can build on the knowledge you’ve gained on the course through small group teaching, practical sessions and discussions of experiences in your own practice.
For the best contact workshop experience we recommend that you attend in person. While attendance is highly-recommended it is not compulsory in order to pass the course. If you can’t make it in person you will be able to join some (non-practical) sessions live via the internet (we endeavour to record these sessions for review, but are unable to guarantee the quality of the recording).
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The contact workshop for Soft Tissue Surgery will run alongside those for the Emergency Medicine, Oncology, and Applied Veterinary Epidemiology courses. This format provides a great opportunity for you to meet students and staff from other courses within the MVM programme and to combine with them for some sessions.
|Enrolments open||October 2019|
|Course start||February 2020|
|Contact Workshop||Check dates here|
|Exam period||October – November 2020|
|Course end||November 2020|
*Please note: You can still apply for enrolment after the due dates above.
Places cannot be assured after these due dates; but late applications will be considered as long as remaining places are available.
If you have any questions please check with the MVM office.
For more information on delivery and cost please visit the Massey University course site (detailed offering information for 2020 courses will be available from October 2019).
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Last updated on Friday 02 August 2019