Agnes Banks Equine Clinic has a strong commitment to assisting with continuing education of veterinarians, veterinary students, and veterinary nurses.
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in 2015 and 2016 ABEC has held three community education evenings. Topics covered have included dentistry, geriatric care, Cushings disease, Common Problems of Foals, Angular and Flexural Limb Deformities of Foals.
We will let everyone know when our next Education evening is planned!
Veterinary Continuing Education
August 2016 ABEC hosted a Medicine workshop organized through Vet PD. International specialist speakers Bruce McGorum, Andy Durham and Ben Sykes provided top notch information and practical tips. We are in the planning stages of having another two-day workshop for veterinarians in early 2017.
Large Animal Rescue
Agnes Banks Equine Clinic participates and hosts professional training days in cooperation with Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) and The Australian Veterinarian Association (AVA) and Fire and Rescue NSW, and the SES. Bruce (the EVA’s rescue training mannequin horse) lives at the Banks and is used to train outside professionals in the equine and emergency services industry on large animal rescue techniques. We strongly believe that the combining the knowledge and expertise of emergency service personnel with equine veterinarians and nurses will improve the safety and outcomes of extracting horses from the difficult situations they find themselves in. Our last workshop was in May 2015 with Professor Josh Slater from the Royal Veterinary College, and was a great success.
Australian Veterinary Association
Agnes Banks Equine Clinic has hosted, in conjunction with the Australian Veterinary Association and the EVA, Young Members Reproduction Days, where members of the EVA Young Members group come and hear lectures and are able to have a hands on approach to Equine Reproduction.