Touching the Void





The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Dr Philip Judge

Director, Vet Education

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As veterinary professionals, we work tirelessly every day of the week. We give so much of ourselves to our patients as well as our clients.

We at Vet Education, want to give YOU something back.

As Vet Education Webinar members, we would love you to join us for an evening where you can switch off, sit back, relax and enjoy the (virtual) company of others in our community – all while we watch a movie!

We will also bring you information about some incredible organisations that work on the ground that you can support by visiting to help as a tourist or volunteering your skills.

Please join us for a great watch, an exchange of thoughts and ideas and to debrief after a busy week.

Upcoming Movie

We’ll screen a very intriguing movie once every three months exclusively for you!

Touching the Void

May 5, 2023 | 19:30 AEST

Touching the Void is a 2003 docudrama survival film directed by Kevin Macdonald and starring Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron, and Ollie Ryall. The plot concerns Joe Simpson and Simon Yates’ near-fatal descent after making the first successful ascent of the West Face of Siula Grande in the Cordillera Huayhuash in the Peruvian Andes, in 1985.

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Dr Philip Judge

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Clin Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs)
Philip graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1992, and spent 7 years in small animal practice before undertaking a 3-year residency in veterinary emergency and critical care at the University of Melbourne in 1998.

Following his residency, Philip worked for nearly 6 years at the Animal Emergency Centre in Melbourne, becoming the Senior Veterinarian at the centre in 2004. In 2006, Philip undertook a 1-year surgical externship before moving to Townsville to take up the position of Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at JCU.
Philip is also co-founder, and director of Vet Education Pty Ltd ( – one of Australia’s leading providers of online continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary nurses.

Philip has published numerous manuals and guides concerning emergency medicine, including a CRI manual, haematology and biochemistry interpretation guide, emergency anaesthesia guide, and a ventilation therapy manual for small animals, in addition to being published in peer reviewed literature.

Philip’s key interests in veterinary science include respiratory emergencies, ventilation therapy, envenomations and toxicology.