Surgical procedures of the head and neck

Key Information

CPD Hours: 16 hours

Course Length: Two days

Course Format: Lectures, case-based discussions and practical sessions

Course Outline

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Brilliant informative lecturers and handouts. Excellent practical experience and guidance

Course Information

Key Areas
  • The larynx - laryngeal paralysis - arytenoid laterlisation, biopsy procedures
  • The trachea - temporary tracheostomy placement, tracheal prosthesis and stents
  • Ventral neck - exploration for stick injuries, foreign bodies, abscesses, thyroidectomy
  • Sinonasal aspergillosus - frontal sinus trephination, placement of nasal catheters
  • Ear - Lateral approach to the ear canal, total ear canal ablation and lateral bulla osteotomy, ventral bulla osteotomy
  • Nose - rhinoplasty, lateral nasal resection
About this course

We are unfortunatley unable to deliver this course on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th September 2021 We are currently rescheduling to 2022 and will advertise a new date as soon as we have one.  In the meantime please register your interest with us and we will contact you when the course is bookable.

The RVC is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all our students so we may be required to make changes to course provision depending on the COVD-19 situation in the coming year. We will therefore not require payment until we are confident the course can go ahead. Please register your interest in attending by emailing

Do you find surgical procedures of the head and neck a challenge? Create some surgical “head space” with this practical CPD course.

Head and neck surgery can be challenging as the patients can be in respiratory distress (e.g. laryngeal paralysis) or in great pain (e.g. chronic ear disease). We will review the complex anatomy of the head and neck and discuss common conditions such as ventral neck exploratory surgery for traumatic neck injuries such as stick impalement.

Why do this course?
If you have some surgical experience, this course will give you more confidence to start operating on the head and neck. If you are a more experienced practitioner it will allow you to refine and develop your surgical techniques and you will receive valuable tips from our specialist surgical team. 


Anna Frykfors von Hekkel , BVetMed PGDipVCP MVetMed MRCVS
Staff Clinician in Small Animal Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College

Lynda Rutherford, BVM&S MVetMed DipECVS PGCertVetEd FHEA MRCVS
Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College

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