CPD Hours: 16 hours
Course Length: Two days
Course Format: Lectures, case-based discussions and practical sessions
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- It all looks normal, what now? Maximising an exploratory laparotomy
- Is it surgical? Abdominal radiographs for surgeons
- The foreign body sweep stake – surgery of the intestinal tract
- The dreaded Saturday night on call, alone with a GDV!
- Oh no, it’s a big fat bitch spay – ovariectomy, OHE and C-section
- Help, all I can see is blood! Haemoabdomen, splenectomy and liver surgery
Does your heart sink when you see there is a large dog neuter on the surgery list? Do you hesitate to do an exploratory laparotomy even though in your heart you know it is the next best diagnostic step? Would you like to feel more confident dealing with your next acute abdomen?
The aim of this course is to improve the confidence of those veterinarians who sometimes (or always) feel out of their depth when performing routine abdominal surgical procedures in small animal practice.
The practical day will allow you to perform fundamental procedures required for abdominal surgery ranging from entering the abdomen safely, tying secure ligatures, isolating organs within the abdomen and developing a systematic approach to exploration of the abdominal cavity.
Why do this course?
You will learn how to perform exploratory laparotomy and a range of abdominal procedures with confidence and gain insight into the clinical decision making that can optimise patient care.
Anna Frykfors von Hekkel, BVetMed (Hons) MVetMed PGDipVCP DipECVS PGCertVetEd FHEA MRCVS
Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College
Karla Lee, MA VetMB PhD CertSAS DipECVS PGCAP FHEA MRCVS
Head of Soft Tissue Surgery
Veterinary Specialists Scotland
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