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1. Perform routine desexing surgeries to a professional standard and in a timely manner.

2. Gain experience with other routine general practice surgeries such as lump removal, dental procedures, caesarean section, limb amputation, entropion surgery, hernia repair, ear canal resection and exploratory laparotomy.

3. Perform routine veterinary procedures such as insertion of catheters, ET intubations, induction and monitoring of anaesthetic machines, stitch-ups, heartworm tests, abscess drainage, grass seed retrieval, placement of drains.

4. Perform and interpret x-ray data.

5. Perform consultations with clients for routine matters such as vaccinations and microchip insertions, with the approval of the supervising veterinarian and the client,

6. Commit to memory the dose rates of routinely used antibiotics, anaesthetics and anti-inflammatory medication and understand their appropriate use,

7. Work through the process of constructing differential diagnostic lists for more complicated consultation.

8. Develop written protocols for the ten most common consultations in small animal general practice.

9. Develop written protocols for surgical desexing procedures for dogs and cats.

10. Understand the processes and procedures required for rescuing and rehousing unwanted domestic pets,

11. Understand the integration and importance of small animal veterinary practices in local communities.

12. Develop confidence in my veterinary practical skills.

13. Develop protocols for greater engagement of students when you are a practicing veterinarian.


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