Advanced Soft Tissue Surgery for General Practitioners

September 8-10, 2019
CE Hours: 23 | 27 Seats Available  
Instructors: Drs. Philipp Mayhew & Daniel Smeak

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About This Course

This three-day course will provide intensive lecture and cadaver wet lab experience of a wide array of commonly performed advanced-level soft tissue surgical procedures in dogs and cats. The course is aimed at general practice or university veterinarians with a keen interest in small animal surgery but wishing to expand their soft tissue surgical capabilities to the next level.

Techniques in head and neck, abdominal and perineal surgery as well as hernias will be covered and on the final day a special focus on more advanced feline surgical procedures will occur. Morning lectures explaining critical anatomical and physiological aspects will be followed by explanation of the surgical techniques with tips and tricks thrown in from the highly experienced course instructors. In the afternoons individual assistance from instructors will be available throughout the cadaver labs to help participants optimize their skills and avoid complications.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for veterinary practitioners.

Details

  • Date(s): September 8-10, 2019
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Surgery
  • Enrollment Capacity: 27 Max
  • CE Hours: 23

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop a detailed understanding of the principles of gastrointestinal surgery and gastric and intestinal resection
  2. Know how to properly stabilize and treat dogs with acute gastric dilatation volvulus
  3. Know the indications, surgical techniques, and postoperative management of gall bladder diseases in dogs
  4. Know various techniques for abdominal visceral biopsy
  5. Understand indications, techniques and potential complications of upper respiratory tract surgery
  6. Develop confidence in surgical management of ear disease and salivary disease
  7. Optimize treatment of commonly observed diaphragmatic and perineal hernias
  8. Develop the ability to perform perineal urethrostomy in cats and understand important surgical principles to optimize outcomes

Course Cost

$2,600

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Lead Instructor ...

Philipp Mayhew
BVMS, DACVS

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INSTRUCTOR
Daniel Smeak
DVM, DACVS

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TRANSPORTATION

Public transportation in Las Vegas is limited. If you are staying somewhere other than our preferred partner, Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport, you will need to arrange for your transportation to and from the Oquendo Center. If you are renting a car, Mandalay Bay, Luxor and several other hotels on the strip may charge for parking. Other transportation options for getting around are taxi service, Uber and Lyft.

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PACKING TIPS

  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

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

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

“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