Surgical Oncology for the Small Animal GP

September 23 - 24, 2018
CE Hours: 32
Instructors: Drs. Lori Cesario, Jessica Smith Barrera, Jennifer Simpson, & Bernard Seguin

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About This Course

Under the expert guidance of a board-certified surgical oncologist and a board-certified medical oncologist, learn the principles of surgical oncology in this two-day course, designed to educate you on diagnosing and staging common types of cancer.


  • Date(s): September 23-24, 2018
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Oncology
  • Enrollment Capacity: 24 Max
  • CE Hours: 16

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn recommended techniques for sampling lymph nodes, bone, bladder and skin masses
  2. Review disease staging, biologic behavior and surgical incision of various tumors
  3. Enhance knowledge of adjuvant therapy, including chemotherapy, radiation and melanoma vaccine
  4. Discuss surgical treatment of masses in high-tension, high-motion areas
  5. Practice basic tension-relieving techniques and appropriate wound closure

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Lead Instructor ...

Penn State University


Jessica Smith Barrera, DVM, DACVS-SA


Jennifer Simpson, DVM, DACVS-SA


Bernard Seguin, DVM, MS, DACVS


Oquendo Center...

Where Cutting-Edge Technology Meets State-of-the-Art Education

All the tools you need to succeed, all in one extraordinary learning environment. Oquendo Center is devoted to practical, clinical and knowledge based learning. Distinctively designed for medical professionals to share, collaborate, teach and learn, this cutting-edge center is fully equipped with the most advanced equipment for hands-on training. A sought-out destination for forward thinking education and innovation, Oquendo Center is a premier environment for professional learning, optimized to advance the field of medicine.

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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