Clinical Skills for the Veterinary Nurse Workshop | Centre for Veterinary Education

Clinical Skills for the Veterinary Nurse Workshop

After much consideration of the recommendations from various human health organisations regarding COVID-19 to date, we have made the decision to postpone this workshop.

This practical workshop has been developed to allow nurses to practise and refine the clinical skills which are required to assist veterinarians in providing well-rounded patient and client care. 

This course will be delivered through hands-on work stations in a custom-designed training facility.

Polina and Lisa tell more about the workshop -

The day will focus on:

  • Safely restraining animals in the practice setting
  • Blood collection, including in the trickier patient
  • Intravenous catheter placement
  • Anaesthesia and anaesthetic machine basics
  • In-house pathology including urinalysis, PCV and TP, blood smears and faecal floatation

The emphasis on opportunity to practice throughout the day will see skills being applied with confidence on return to the workplace.

Nurses – it’s the course you’ve been waiting for. 

The CVE is an approved AVNAT Silver Education Partner. This course has been approved for 7 AVNAT CPD Points.


Saturday 21 March 2020
9.00 - 5.00
24 January 2020
Clinical Skills Centre JD Stewart Building
Western Avenue
The University of Sydney


BVSc (Hons) MVetStud

Polina graduated from the University of Sydney in 2000 and has since worked as a small animal practitioner in a number of hospitals in the UK and Australia. She currently works at Maroubra Veterinary Hospital, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, where she completed a Masters of Veterinary Studies. Polina believes that teamwork is the key to ensure our patients always receive the best of care and staff can remain motivated, empowered and maintain a work life-life balance. She believes that continuing education for both nursing and veterinary staff is critical to maintaining high clinical standards and strengthening teamwork within a practice


Lisa began working as a veterinary nurse in a busy Brisbane general practice. After six years she changed direction and begun working at a Brisbane southside referral hospital.  Over the years she has moved from a rotating nurse to an ICU nurse and is now nurse manager at a busy Sydney referral and emergency hospital.  Her passion for veterinary medicine (in particular emergency, critical care medicine) and helping to improve knowledge in others has only increased over the years and continues to be a forefront at why she works in the industry.  She is an AVNAT accredited veterinary nurse and is the chair of the VNCA CPD committee, member of the NIAG committee and outgoing co-chair of the AVECCTN Exam Committee.

Course Fees

Member typeEarly birdFull rate
Non-member / eMemberN/A$405
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate and Academic members


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