2012 Vetspecs August Road Show Review

1st August 2012

Back by popular demand, Vetspecs took our show on the road in August. Dr Helen Milner, Dr Brent Higgins and our SVS/Merial 2012/13 Surgical Intern, Dr Aparna Tikekar, all presented lectures to an expecting crowd of both veterinarians and nurses in 5 locations throughout the South Island. We kicked off the tour presenting to a full house in Christchurch with over 80 guests. We then headed to Dunedin, followed by Greymouth, Invercargill and Nelson.

Dr Milner spoke in depth about surgical principles of oncology. Dr Tikekar reviewed the use of steroids in neurological patients which generated much audience participation and discussion.  Dr Higgins finished the evening revealing the new exciting options available for patients in the area of prosthetics and orthotics.

The speakers really enjoyed their travels – not only being reminded of what a beautiful country we live in but also thoroughly enjoying meeting up with so many supportive friends and colleagues.  We are all looking forward to next year already! 

We would again like to thank our major sponsor, Hills Pet Nutrition.  Without their help the event would not be possible. Thank you Hills!