Knox Veterinary, Dalby July 2015
Regional mixed practice within reasonably close range of specialist referral options. The large animal work I was involved in mostly consisted of beef work (both commercial and stud), some feedlot work and the camp-drafting discipline related work including vaccinations, wound management and mare scanning. In clinic I was exposed to the general range of consulting issues and surgical procedures including desexing, stitch ups and lump removals.
Maranoa Veterinary Surgery, Roma June 2015
Rural mixed practice dealing with extensive beef enterprise. I was able to be exposed to some pregnancy testing work, straight forward dystocias and a cesarean section. The equine component mostly consisted of general health checks including Hendra vaccinations and dentals. Due to the distance of the clinic from referral centers I was also fortunate enough to observe some slightly more advanced small animal soft tissue and orthopedic work.
Clare Valley Veterinary Services December 2014/June 2015
Rural mixed practice placement dealing with the southern Australian farming systems covering the most common farming species including cattle (beef and dairy), sheep and alpaca. and equine including Thoroughbred breeding and pleasure disciplines. Due to only previously having knowledge of the northern Australia farming systems this placement was invaluable in exposing me to the differences between the two systems.
Tableland Veterinary Services April 2015/October 2015
Dairy based mixed practice as part of university based clinical placement. Completed my first of two 2 week placements in April this year and completed my second 2 week placement in October.
Brisbane Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Service July 2014
During my 2 week placement I was exposed to the nature of a high level veterinary emergency service particularly in dealing with medical emergency cases where stress management, quick thinking, communication and team work are key skills. Due to the service also being affiliated with a specialist center I also gained exposure to varying types of critical care from the patients of the specialist service that were in our care overnight.
North West Veterinary Clinic, Mt Isa February 2014
The 2 week placement in Mt Isa was one of my first clinical placements which allowed me a great degree of learning the general day to day running of a rural mixed practice. Due to the distance to referral centers I was able to witness a greater range of surgical cases and their following management.