Agnes Banks Equine Clinic has a strong commitment to assisting with the continuing education of both our clients and staff. Our vets are actively involved in further education and qualifications and are always wanting to improve their knowledge in order to provide the best service possible to their patients. They also assist in the teaching of veterinary students and veterinary nurses.
Our internship program provides newly qualified vets with an enormous amount of experience in a hospital setting in preparation for stepping out into equine practice. The newly established surgical residency position provides advanced clinical training in all areas of equine surgery and lameness in preparation for boarded surgery examinations.
A number of veterinary courses have been held at ABEC in conjunction with Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) and VetPD. These veterinarian workshops host both national and international speakers who provide up to date information and an opportunity for hands on experience.
ABEC participates and hosts large animal rescue training days in conjunction with Fire and Rescue NSW and the SES. ‘Bruce’ (EVA’s mannequin horse) lives at the clinic and is used to train outside professionals in the equine and emergency services industry on large animal rescue techniques. We strongly believe that 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.
We have held a number of client information evenings at ABEC as we enjoy sharing our knowledge with our clients. Previous topics have included Dentisty, Cushings Disease, Common Problems of Foals and Angular Limb Deformities of Foals. We will let everyone know when our next education evening is planned!