Cutaneous Reconstruction

December 15-18, 2019
CE Hours: 32
Instructor: Drs. Jolle Kirpensteijn and Bryden Stanley

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About This Course

Have you been afraid to tackle large wounds in dogs and cats? This fully immersive skin reconstruction course given by two of the top veterinary reconstruction specialist surgeons will help you vanish that fear! The course will help you to become a proficient wound problem solver as we will evaluate and help you improve your surgical reconstruction skills by actively evaluating and fixing easy and complicated wounds.

Short lectures are followed by immediate practice and almost all reconstructive topics will be discussed and executed. We will cover local reconstruction techniques, rotation and transposition flaps, axial pattern flaps, mesh grafting, reconstruction complications, proper wound management, and more. Every day you will be challenged to solve a wound with techniques that you have just learned and you will compete with your fellow participants for the golden WVC Reconstruction Needle-holder Award 2019. After the course, you can immediately use your skills in your own practice. 

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for veterinarians with an interest in improving their reconstructive skills.


  • Date(s): December 15-18, 2019
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Wound Management
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Enrollment Capacity: 24
  • CE Hours: 32

Learning Objectives

  1. Improve your basic surgical skills and get rid of bad surgical habits.

  2. Learn about proper wound management.

  3. Apply local skin reconstruction techniques for smaller wounds.

  4. Successfully execute more involved reconstruction techniques to resolve larger more complicated wounds.

  5. Learn to work together under time pressure to fix acute problems.

  6. Confidently choose the right technique for any wound in any location and become a wound problem solver.

Course Cost


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Lead Instructor ...

Jolle Kirpensteijn, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DECVS
Hill's Pet Nutrition



Michigan State University

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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

“Excellent Course. I feel capable of doing all of these procedures following the instruction given. Great materials to take home for refresher, as well. Thank you.”
Practical Techniques in Soft Tissue Surgery Course Participant