Veterinary Info

CPD

Professional development

Gribbles Veterinary offers a wide range of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for practitioners and clinic staff, carried out either at one of our five IANZ (International Accreditation New Zealand) accredited laboratories, in-clinic or online, depending on the type of training required and your personal preferences.

CPD sessions:

Training options are tailored to your practice’s specific needs and can cover a wide range of topics including sample handling and packaging, preparation of smears and more. Depending on the nature of the training requested, the number of people attending, and a variety of other factors, CPD may be available free of charge or training fees may apply.

To discuss how Gribbles Veterinary can help your practice meet its specific CPD requirements, please contact us today.

Webinars:

Below are links to recorded webinar sessions held during the COVID-19 lockdown period (April-May 2020) – please feel free to watch at your leisure from the safety of your ‘bubble’.

If you attended any of these webinars (or watched the recording) and would like a certificate of attendance for your CPD records, simply email karen.cooper@gribbles.co.nz with your name and details of which webinar(s) you attended and we’ll send one to you. 

1. – Webinar 22 April 2020 – Gribbles Pathologist Dr Kathryn Jenkins will be sharing some Cytology Tips on how to maximise a diagnostic sample with a focus on FNA technique. Lincoln Institute Director Dr Gary Turnbull will be addressing the concerning global trend of veterinarians leaving their profession prematurely and specifically how this is linked to the potential for some vets to have a level of discomfort making thorough clinical recommendations such as diagnostic investigations.  We did have slight technical difficulties during this session, but Kathryn’s presentation resumes at approximately 1hr 15mins. If you would like to access the offer of a Complimentary Strategy Call with Gary, please click here for more information and to book your call.

2. – Webinar 30 April 2020 – Our fabulous Dr Michael Hardcastle will cover how to take Diagnostic skin and mass biopsies from horses, including endometrial biopsies. Michael’s presentation will include – indications, planning, collection, sample handling and submission to the laboratory, plus classification and considerations for interpreting results. Lincoln Institute’s Dr Gary Turnbull will explore the fundamental nature of Conflict in Veterinary Practice…. Managing Angry & Emotional Clients & Colleagues. This leadership training is a must for all team members… Our surveys here at Lincoln Institute confirm that the potential for conflict has been significantly amplified by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic… Bottom line; a ‘Perfect Storm’ has been created for conflict within your Equine Practice. Gary’s presentation will include content that you can immediately implement to get better results with both your clients and your team mates. If you would like to access the offer of a Complimentary Strategy Call with Gary, please click here for more information and to book your call.

3.Webinar 6 May 2020 – Our wonderful Dr Kathryn Jenkins will present “The secret life of blood smears” – sharing some tips on making and examining blood smears, with some case examples demonstrating the value of blood smear examination in companion animals. Regarding the last slide in Kathryn’s presentation “should I check every blood film”; in an ideal world we should review a blood film for each CBC we run in-house. However in the real world, this may be unrealistic, and Kathryn recommends at a minimum to review at least every sick patients blood film (it may have come across as ‘every sixth film’). Lincoln Institute’s Dr Gary Turnbull will explore the fundamental nature of Conflict in Veterinary Practice – managing angry and emotional clients and colleagues. This leadership training is a must for all team members. If you would like to access the offer of a Complimentary Strategy Call with Gary, please click here for more information and to book your call.

4. – Webinar 13 May 2020 – Dr Geoff Orbell will be presenting “Cutting the crap with calf scours“. Geoff’s presentation will be all about learning to improve your diagnostic hit rate for infectious causes of calf scours through better understanding of why histology and sacrificial post-mortems can be critical tools. Lincoln Institute’s Dr Gary Turnbull will explore the fundamental nature of Conflict in Veterinary Practice – managing angry and emotional clients and colleagues. This leadership training is a must for all team members. If you would like to access the offer of a Complimentary Strategy Call with Gary, please click here for more information and to book your call.

Here are links to both calf diarrhoea articles mentioned in the presentation: Calf diarrhoea (Sandra Forsyth, VetScript August 2018) and Calf diarrhoea diagnostics (Bernie Vaatstra, VetScript October 2018).

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5. – Webinar 20 May 2020 – Amy Weeden presented  “Biochemistry screening in geriatric cats and dogs“. Amy covered the clinical tests we commonly use to screen our older pets for disease; discussing next diagnostic step options when we do find abnormalities and answering some commonly asked questions regarding this important topic.  Lincoln Institute’s Gary Turnbull explored Feedback –  tell them what you really think! Gary explained how mastering the art of feedback, particularly when the conversation may be difficult, is the key to better relationships, excellent team culture and ultimately achieving high performance in veterinary practice. 

6. – Webinar 27 May 2020 – John Gill presented “An update on trace element testing in dairy cattle“. John shares a collection of observations on trace element testing for both deficiencies and toxicities covering copper, selenium, cobalt, iodine and vitamin E. Lincoln Institute’s Dr Gary Turnbull again explores Feedback…..Tell Them What You Really Think! Gary explains how mastering the art of feedback, particularly when the conversation may be difficult, is the key to better relationships, excellent team culture and ultimately achieving high performance in veterinary practice. Gary shares with you why there is so often a gap in team members and their leaders ability to give informal and formal developmental feedback to each other, as well as a simple to follow technique to help you have these difficult yet important conversations with more confidence and ease.

Due to technical issues this recorded webinar is unfortunately not available for viewing. Gary’s presentation is now available using the link above, however only a slideshow of John Gill’s presentation is currently available (using the link above) – if you open it in full screen view you can scroll through the slides.  Apologies, and thank you for your understanding.

Laboratory tours:

Laboratory tours for all veterinary clinic staff can be arranged so you can see what we do while we’re doing it.

Journal articles:

Find recently published journal articles from our fabulous team of pathologists here.