PATHOLOGY TRAINING COURSE FOR FIELD VETERINARIANS
28th – 30th September, 2010, The University of Sydney, Camden
Following the great success of the 2009 course with 9 successful candidates, the 2010 course was possibly an even greater success, reducing the 6 by 2 day workshops in 2009 to 4 by 3 day workshops in 2010, held in Dubbo in July, Wagga in August, Camden in September and Yanco in November.
Again the participants were effusive in their positive feedback on the benefits of this course that is supported financially by NSW I & I, and led by the collaborative knowledge of pathology from our group led by Dr Michelle Dennis and Professor Peter Windsor and from CSU by Associate Professors John Glastonbury and John Boulton, garnished with tremendous field experience of senior DV’s including Bruce Watt (Bathurst), Tony Morton (Wagga), Dan Salmon (Deniliquin) and Keith Hart (Camden).
The aim of the course is to enhance the skills of both new and experienced field vets involved in disease surveillance, particularly in necropsy techniques, lesion recognition and description, use of laboratories and mentoring of our 5th year veterinary students in their Rural Public Practice rotations. The graduating class and the course facilitators are pictured at Camden on September 30th.