Improve Patient Wellbeing - Quality of Life

9:00 AM
4:00 PM

Eastern Institute of Technology, Lecture Theatre 1, Taradale Campus, Hawkes Bay
Companion Animal

Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing Symposium

Date and Time

Sunday 29 August 2021 | 9am - 4pm


Learning Outcomes

  • Scope of practice of a veterinary physiotherapist and contemporary research findings for common conditions.
  • Present the links between animal abuse and family violence in New Zealand.
  • Build confidence dealing with anaesthesia and analgesia for avian patients.
  • Importance of good quality of life in animals.
  • The implications of occupational compassion fatigue and burnout in animal related occupations

How will this benefit your work

  • Develop a better understanding of what a veterinary physiotherapist does and how physiotherapy can benefit patient care with common conditions.
  • Increase the knowledge and confidence in responding in practice to cases of animal abuse where there are suspected links to family violence.
  • Better understanding of how quality of life is based on a range of reasons than just making the difficult decisions such as the right time to end their pet’s life due to terminal illness.
  • Provide information and recommendation for monitoring avian anaesthesia and successfully support anaesthetised patients.
  • Become more conscious about compassion fatigue and burnout and how this affects work.


Spaces are limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register go to Registrations close on the 18 August 2021.