Hernias and Traumatic Ruptures

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About the webinar

Diaphragmatic Ruptures (hernias) can be one of the more challenging cases to manage in private practice and sometimes you won’t even suspect they are present until the routine anaesthetic goes pair-shaped! Lets not even start with perineal hernias. In this lecture we will discussed the types of diaphgramatic ruptures and true hernias that can occur and how to manged them. We will discuss all the tips and tricks to getting the best outcome for our patients including the best ways to avoid Acute Lung Injury and Re-expansion Pulmonary Oedema. We will also discuss the diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment of perineal hernias which has continued to prove a challenge to the yound and old. Finally we will talk about the best ways to manage traumatic abdominal wall rupture.
You will be able to join the live webinar directly from this page.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Dr Julian Lunn

BVSc MANZCVS MVetClinStud, Small Animal Surgeon

Dr Julian Lunn graduated from the University of Sydney in 1996. He spent the first four years in mixed practice in South-eastern NSW (Braidwood) and Bath in the UK.

On returning to Australia, Julian took up a position at the University of Sydney’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital working in the Primary Accession and Medicine referral services before commencing a residency in Small Animal Surgery in 2003.

He successfully gained membership in Small Animal Medicine in 2003 and in Small Animal Surgery in 2006. Julian completed his surgical residency in 2007, having spent time at Murdoch University and Colorado State University as part of his training. He also graduated with a Masters of Veterinary Clinical Studies after completing a thesis on Canine Neural Angiostrongyliasis. In January 2008, Julian joined Veterinary Specialist Services, Australia’s largest and most comprehensive veterinary referral service offering Surgery, Medicine, Emergency, Oncology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Dentistry. VSS sees over 5000 new patients every year. In 2018, Julian and his family moved down to Newcastle in NSW to start a new referral practice at the Animal Referral and Emergency Center. As well as a seachange, Julian was able to build up a busy referral surgery practice alongside the Emergency service, continuing to train interns as part of the practice. As the children approached high school age, Julian and his family elected to move back North of the Border and settle the kids into new schools in October 2021. Julian is looking forward to the challenge of building up a new referral practice for the Darling Downs UQ’s Veterinary Hospital in Gatton. Julian is one of the senior clinicians in Small Animal Surgery at UQ Gatton campus and is involved in teaching of undergraduates and supervision of the interns at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Julian is the author of several peer-reviewed articles published in multiple journals. He has lectured in several countries including the US, UK and Thailand. He has presented at numerous conferences including WSAVA, Australian College Science Week and the AVA annual conference as well as regularly speaking at online conferences in recent years for Vet Education and Vet Prac. Through his time at the University of Sydney, Veterinary Specialist Services, and AREC, Julian has gained a wide experience in all areas of surgery from cardiothoracic, oncology and vascular to orthopaedic, neurological and trauma procedures. Outside of work hours, Julian is kept busy running around after his three young children, two energetic ex-RSPCA dogs and four guinea pigs

Live Webinars

This webinar starts at 19:30 AEST
on July 18, 2024.

1 Structured CE Credit

Race Approval Pending

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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.