Advanced Soft Tissue Surgery

April 17-18, 2019
CE Hours: 16 | 32 Seats Available
Instructors: Drs. Howard Seim, Jessica Smith Barrera, 
Clara Siao Sia Goh, & Sarah Marvel

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About This Course

This 2-day workshop is designed to teach participants the technical aspects of a variety of practical soft tissue surgery procedures. Some ‘theory’ will be included in the lectures, but emphasis will be placed on ‘how’ to perform each procedure. This will maximize the time participants spend in the laboratory. Topics have been chosen that represent surgical conditions commonly seen in veterinary practice and include lateral ear resection, total ear canal ablation with lateral bulla osteotomy (TECA-LBO), tracheostomy tube placement, three methods of chest drain placement, vulvarplasty for treatment of perivulvar dermatitis, how to easily and effectively palpate the female intrapelvic urethra for access to lodged urethral calculi, and tips for diaphragmatic hernia repair. Emphasis will be placed on the regional anatomy as well as the technical aspects used to perform each procedure. Videos of clinical case material will be used extensively throughout the lectures to help illustrate each technique before practicing them in the laboratory.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for veterinarians interested in providing a higher level of surgical treatment for a variety of practical soft tissue surgery techniques in their practice.


  • Date(s): April 17-18, 2019
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Surgery
  • Enrollment Capacity: 32
  • CE Hours: 16

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course delegates should have an understanding of:

  1. How to successfully and confidently perform a variety of practical soft tissue surgery techniques
  2. Recent developments and new techniques in soft tissue surgery
  3. The relevant regional anatomy for each procedure performed
  4. Proper instrument choice and tissue handling techniques

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Lead Instructor ...

Howard Seim, DVM, DACVS
Colorado State University


Clara Siao Sia Goh, DVM, DACVS-SA


Jessica Smith Barrera, DVM, DACVS-SA


Sarah Marvel, DVM, DACVS-SA

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  1. WVC scrubs are available upon your arrival if needed.
  2. Closed-toe shoes are required during labs.
  3. A light sweater for indoor areas.
  4. Plenty of sunscreen.
  5. Electronic charging device to power up.
  6. Valid ID - We highly recommend you carry your ID at all times in Las Vegas.


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Participant Reviews

“It was really good coming here and learning. Great experience and feel more confident in surgical procedures”
Tajinger Pramar

“The instructors made the course useful for experienced surgeons down to people like me performing these procedures for the first time"
Leo Perlinger

“Excellent course! Extremely applicable to general practice. Instructors were fantastic & very helpful. The time in the lab was invaluable. I will definitely be back!“
Erin George