Flexible & Rigid Endoscopy

July 14-17, 2019
CE Hours: 32 
Instructors: Drs. Todd Tams, Lynette Cole & Steven Marks

Course Agenda

About This Course

This course combines the Flexible GI Endoscopy workshop and the Rigid Endoscopy workshop to create a full four-day lecture and hands-on lab covering the following areas:

  • Basic Flexible Endoscopy – Introduction to endoscopy including indications, endoscopic instrumentation, techniques for examining the upper and lower GI tract, plus a 7-hour wet lab to provide hands-on experience in both upper and lower endoscopy.
  • Intermediate Flexible Endoscopy- One-day course (lecture, demonstration, & laboratory session) on intermediate endoscopy techniques including canine airway exam, additional experience in gastrointestinal examination, and foreign body retrieval and biopsies.
  • This lab will also include gastrointestinal examination of cats.
  • Rigid Endoscopy – One-day course (lecture, demonstration & laboratory session) on rigid endoscopy including laparoscopy, rhinoscopy, video-otoscopy, and urethroscopy/cystoscopy.
  • Participants will perform liver and pancreas biopsies using laparoscopic visualization.


  • Date(s): July 14-17, 2019
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Endoscopy
  • Enrollment Capacity: 18
  • CE Hours: 32

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn basic and intermediate flexible endoscopy techniques.
  2. Explore gastrointestinal examination of cats and dogs.
  3. Gain hands-on experience in both upper and lower endoscopy.

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Lynette Cole, DVM, MS, DACVD


Steven Marks, BVSC, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)


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Participant Reviews

“Dr. Tams is excellent and this course exceeded my expectations. The technical staff cared for the lab patients expertly which reduced concern that we were negatively influencing the animals used. Beautiful, clean facility. Well worth the cost. ”
Ariel Grubb

“Very systematically designed and technically well supported”
Anand Gautam

“This course is amazing with the amount of hands on experience and instructor assistance/guidance; if anyone was looking to go to a CE on endoscopy I would tell them to go here or not go at all."
Kristin Williams