Top Ten Surgical Procedures

April 28-29, 2019
CE Hours: 16 
Instructor: Drs. Don Waldron, Daniel Smeak & Noelle Muro

Course Agenda

About This Course

This surgical course will cover common basic and intermediate level surgical procedures in the dog and cat. Lectures immediately precede the laboratory hands-on experience for the surgical procedures. Specific surgical procedures to be covered and practiced in the canine include: Exploratory Celiotomy and Biopsy techniques, intestinal resection and anastomosis, gastropexy, splenectomy, and feeding tube placement. Surgical anatomy of the biliary system will be demonstrated in the laboratory and cholecystectomy performed. Other procedures to be covered in the canine include urethrostomy in the male, salivary mucocele treatment, total ear canal ablation (TECA) and arytenoid lateralization (laryngeal-tie back). Specific surgical procedures to be covered in the feline include mandibular symphyseal fracture, ventral bulla osteotomy, thoracostomy and esophagostomy tube placement, colectomy for megacolon, and perineal urethrostomy.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for veterinary practitioners.


  • Date(s): April 28-29, 2019
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Surgery
  • Enrollment Capacity: 26 Max
  • CE Hours: 16

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Lead Instructor ...

Don Waldron


Instructor ...

Daniel Smeak, DVM, DACVS
Colorado State University


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Noelle Muro, DVM, MS
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary 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

“Thank you - another great experience!”
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“Very much enjoyed this CE!"
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