Improving your Surgical Outcomes | Centre for Veterinary Education

Improving your Surgical Outcomes

Refining technique, reducing mistakes and dealing with complications.

Surgery is a big part of practice and whilst it can be very rewarding, it can also result in great anxiety and stress. In this podcast, we will discuss strategies that can be used to improve your surgical technique and simple steps that can be taken to avoid making mistakes.

We will look at dealing with complications, from identifying what could go wrong preoperatively to how we can deal with post-operative complications in general practice. Furthermore, we will look at the best ways to learn and refine new surgical techniques, allowing surgeons to continue to develop throughout their careers.

Learning Outcomes

Following this podcast, you will be able to understand:

  • The importance of reflection on improving surgical technique

  • Strategies to avoid common surgical mistakes

  • How to approach complications in practice

  • The approach to learning new surgical procedures.

Course Delivery

This PodcastPLUS comes with:

  • Access to a pre-recorded video podcast

  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutor

  • Access to further reading and/or resources 

  • A self-assessed multiple choice quiz to qualify for CPD

  • An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the quiz

Please email us to express your interest in this course


Thursday 28 June - Wednesday 11 July 2018
Delivered Online



Chris is a registered specialist in small animal surgery working at Sydney's latest veterinary specialist centre, Sydney Veterinary Emergency and Specialists. He holds an academic appointment at the Surgical and Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick. Collaborating with fellow veterinarians, biomechanical engineers and human surgeons from a variety of fields, Chris hopes to bring the latest technologies and techniques to the field of veterinary surgery. Chris continues his passion for teaching through his involvement with the Centre for Veterinary Education as a Surgery Distance Education and practical workshop tutor, the Asia Pacific group of AOVET and mentoring membership candidates for the ANZCVS.

Course Fees

Member TypePodcastPlus
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate, Academic and Student members