RECOVER Certification - Basic and Advanced Life Support for Veterinary Professionals

Monday 1 November 2021 | Time: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Venue: Pullman King George Squre, Executive Lounge
Capacity: 20 delegates

Over 100 board-certified veterinary specialists from around the world collaborated to develop the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines. Two of RECOVER’s leaders have designed these courses with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and students to learn the core veterinary CPR skills needed to increase survival rates in animals experiencing cardiopulmonary arrest.

We are offering the first face to face opportunity in Australia in 2 years which will allow attendees to complete RECOVER Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) Certification. This will be achieved through online pre-learning (videos, assignments and quizzes) and a face to face practical workshop including minimal lecture material with a focus on hands-on team-based learning of what to do in code situations in practice.

This workshop will be facilitated by Trish Farry, Mark Haworth, Margie McEwen and Gary Fitzgerald.

8.5 RACE points available for the online modules

Step 1:
Register online via the Queensland Centenary Series Conference registration platform for the RECOVER Workshop (face to face) and you will receive a link and discount code (30% off) to then register directly with RECOVER for the online portion of the course.

Step 2:
Complete the online courses in RECOVER Basic Life Support and RECOVER Advanced Life Support.

Both online courses must be completed prior to attending the face to face workshop.

Cost: Online modules $150 USD
The above price is in the US dollar, please allow for exchange rates when booking.

Earn 6 VetEd points

Complete the face to face workshop at the Queensland Centenary Series Conference to become Certified to Perform RECOVER CPR.

Part one and part two must be purchased separately. You must complete the online modules before you can attend the workshop onsite at the conference.

ASAV Full Member, Associate, New Graduate or Student - $590
AVA Full Member, Associate, New Graduate or Student - $709
Non-Member - $975

The above price is in Australian dollars and is inclusive of GST.

Trish Farry

Trish Farry is a registered veterinary nurse with specialist qualifications in emergency/critical care and anaesthesia/analgesia. She is a lecturer and clinical instructor in anaesthesia at The University of Queensland. Her areas of teaching include emergency medicine, anaesthesia, analgesia and clinical practices for undergraduate veterinary and veterinary technology students. Professional positions held include: Past-President of the Academy of Emergency and Critical Care Technicians and Nurses (AVECCTN) and past Board member of the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (AVTAA), the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) and is currently Vice-President of the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA). In 2018 she was honoured to receive the VNCA Veterinary Nurse of the Year and the AVECCTN Speciality Technician of the Year awards.


Mark Haworth

Mark graduated with first class honours from the University of Queensland. He went on to complete a rotating internship at Queensland Veterinary Specialists. Having a passion for emergency and critical care, he undertook a position at Murdoch University in Perth. He was awarded membership in this field with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and commenced a residency in emergency and critical care also at Murdoch University. He became board certified with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2012. He obtained a Masters in Veterinary Medical Science in 2014.

Mark has now undertaken a position at the University of Queensland to continue his passion for high quality emergency and critical care and teaching. He is excited to be directly contributing to the development of this field at the University of Queensland.


Margie McEwen

Margie McEwen graduated from Sydney University and has worked in general practice, specialist hospitals, and veterinary teaching hospitals in Australia, the U.S.A, and England. She is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS) and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (DACVAA). Margie worked at UQ Gatton Campus from 2015 – 2020 and was head of the Section of Anaesthesia and Analgesia and taught into both the BVSc and BVetTech programs.

In 2020 Margie became the Director/Owner of VetPrac, a continuing education business with hands-on workshops, online courses and in-house education for veterinarians, vet nurses and vet techs. VetPrac fits perfectly with her life-long learning and teaching philosophy.

Margie is passionate about teaching and learning, and communications training. She thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work with veterinary learners of all levels as they consolidate their foundation knowledge and translate it into clinical practice to become life-long learners in veterinary medicine.


Gary Fitzgerald

Gary graduated from the University of Queensland Veterinary Technology program in 2006. Since graduation, he has worked in general practice, specialist referral and teaching positions. He now holds the position of Nurse Manager for the University of Queensland Veterinary Teaching Hospitals (UQ VETS). In this role, he manages a large number of nursing and technician staff across the Small animal, Equine and Production animal teaching hospitals.

Gary is strong advocate for Nurse and Technician continuing professional development and has lectured at national and international conferences. He also holds committee positions for both the Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) registration scheme and the Veterinary Nurse Council of Australia (VNCA) QLD division.

He enjoys all aspects of his job but mentoring staff, training students, small animal anaesthesia and critical care and exotic animal medicine, anaesthesia and surgery are his major passions.