Dr Nada Blagojevic DVM FCECC
As a veterinarian, critically ill and emergency patients are amongst the most challenging to work with. Having the skill and confidence to treat these cases effectively is a must! If you are ready to build your expertise in this area, make the Accelerated Emergency Program your next choice for education.
Animal Emergency Service vet and the first AEP graduate to achieve the new Foundation Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care qualification, Dr. Nada Blagojevic shares her story and experiences of the program.
Despite having always loved animals as a child, Nada didn’t seriously consider becoming a vet until she was about to finish high school. That spur-of-the-moment decision turned out to be the most rewarding move she has ever made.
Nada completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Master of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Adelaide and moved to Brisbane in February 2021 for a 6-month internship with Animal Emergency Service (AES). She now works there in a permanent role.
“I love not knowing what each shift will bring, I normally crave structure and predictability, so the variety of this role has taken me outside my comfort zone, helping me grow as a person.”Dr. Nada Blagojevic, DVM FCECC
Nada studied the Accelerated Emergency Program as part of her AES internship.
She found she could comfortably complete the 15 modules while working and completed the program over 6 months. “After the deadline-driven environment of university, the self-paced and flexible structure of the Accelerated Emergency Program made a refreshing change,” Nada shares.
Nada also appreciated the program’s online format. This, and the on-demand enrolment meant she could start studying at a time that suited her. Once enrolled, the learning platform was easy to use and unlike other programs, there was nothing extra to download to start studying.
The variety of program resources, such as videos, pre-and post-module multiple-choice questions, and extra study options, including global Specialist seminars, set AEP apart for Nada. “It’s so much more engaging than just reading papers! I found the multiple-choice questions especially useful for identifying areas I should revise, and I could go back over the course content whenever I needed to during my 12-month subscription.”
Thanks to the AEP and the Foundation Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care qualification, Nada feels she has become a more confident and well-rounded veterinarian. Developed by experienced Members and Fellows of ANZCVS in Emergency and Critical Care, the program combines relevant content with the practical tips and tricks emergency clinicians use when treating their critical patients.
“I came to my current role straight from university, and the AEP went beyond theory to cover material applicable to the cases I see day-to-day. I learned about physiology as well as medicine, which is invaluable as an emergency veterinarian.”
Nada is actively encouraging her fellow graduate vets to follow in her footsteps and complete the Accelerated program. “I recommend it 100%,” she enthuses. “As veterinarians, we often have access to continuing education funding, and the AEP program would be a great way to use these funds.”
So, what’s next for Nada?
“I would like to become an AES Senior Veterinarian, so the next step for me would be to sit for my Emergency and Critical Care Memberships. I feel the Accelerated Emergency Program has helped to set me up on this path.”
Are you ready to deepen your understanding of emergency veterinary practice? Enrol in the Accelerated Emergency Program today!
What you’ll receive from this program;
12 month full program access – notes, online learning platform, discussion forum
4 global specialist live webinars
ISVPS accredited training for the Foundation Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care
RACE approved for 70 CE Credits.