AVA Return to Work Program

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AVA’s Return to Work Program has arrived and enrolment is open. It is an online self-paced learning program consisting of 5 clinical modules, 4 non-clinical modules and a practical skills guide. The program is recommended for veterinarians who wish to return to clinical practice after a career break or period of leave and veterinarians in practice and industry who are seeking a refresher.

Learners can pick and choose the modules they wish to complete in the program and if they have difficulty deciding, the self-assessment will recommend the clinical modules they may wish to consider. The non-clinical modules and practical skills guide are suitable for all veterinarians and the clinical modules are targeted at the small animal veterinarian only.

The Australian Veterinary Student Group is happy to announce a collaboration with the Australian Small Animal Veterinarians (ASAV) group. All student members who have joined the ASAV special interest group will be given an opportunity to register in AVA’s online Return to Work program. Due to the recent restrictions for students to complete extramural placements, the AVA has extended the availability of this program to student members with ASAV membership for free.

Students can choose to complete the entire program, or they can pick and choose the modules they wish to complete. Final year students may wish to select modules that will help develop much needed clinical skills. For other students interested in this initiative, participation will provide an excellent introduction to the practical skills used routinely in later and professional years.

The modules available to choose from include:

Clinical modules;

  • Module 1: Performing Medical and Diagnostic Techniques
  • Module 2: Providing Anaesthesia and Critical Care
  • Module 3: Performing Surgery
  • Module 4: Undertaking Clinical Pathology Testing
  • Module 5: Providing Medications and Therapeutic Interventions

Non-clinical modules;

  • Module 1: Getting Ready: Self-Reflection and Priority Setting
  • Module 2: Getting Ready: Practical Actions
  • Module 3: Finding and Applying for Veterinary Positions
  • Module 4: Settling into Practice Life

To find out more about the Return to Work program and the self-assessment, please visit the Return to Work page and the FAQ page on the AVA Website https://www.ava.com.au/education-events/ava-return-to-work-program

02/06/2020 |

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