December 11 - 13, 2018
CE Hours: 20
Instructors: Drs. Howard Seim, Jessica Smith Barrera,
Clara Siao Sio Goh, & Sarah Marvel

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About This Course

This 2.5 day course is designed to teach participants the technical aspects of a variety of soft tissue and orthopedic surgery procedures. Topics have been chosen that represent surgical conditions commonly seen in veterinary practice. 

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 and orthopedic surgery techniques in their practice.


  • Date(s): December 11 - 13, 2018
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Surgery - Ortho
  • Enrollment Capacity: 32
  • CE Hours: 20

Learning Objectives

  1. Update their knowledge on practical surgical techniques and procedures

  2. Increase confidence levels when performing various soft tissue and orthopedic surgery procedures.

  3. Gain a better knowledge of the regional anatomy related to each surgical procedure

  4. Better understand how to perform each surgical technique through extensive use of video case examples coupled with hands-on laboratory practice

  5. Realize that many soft tissue and orthopedic surgery procedures are possible to perform in practice

Course Cost


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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

“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