Programme


The Small Animal Surgery programme is split into two parts; part one covering soft-tissue surgery and part two orthopaedic/spinal surgery. Each part includes four, hands-on practical sessions where you can practice your surgical skills in a supervised and safe environment.
This will run alongside the taught course and will offer easy access to module notes, case-discussions via a forum, plus additional material such as relevant articles, videos and presentations.


Venue

Nicosia, Cyprus


This programme includes:


- 12 months free subscription of Bitesize
- An online learning platform which includes a forum and additional learning resources. 
- Notes and other supporting learning materials
- Refreshments and lunches









This course is accredited by ESVPS and allows you to achieve the General Practitioner title.
Small Animal Surgery




Small Animal Surgery

General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery



Introduction


The programme is delivered over 22 modules. The first part of the programme will focus on soft tissue surgery and the second part on orthopaedic surgery.

A total of 8 fully hands-on sessions will allow you to pratise all the taught techniques.

 

The programme has been designed to enable you to-
- Gain a General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery qualification- GPCert (SAS)
- Develop new enthusiasm and confidence in your surgical capabilities
- Gain qualifications which put you at the forefront of your field
- Access training which is developed and delivered by world-renowned experts teaching the latest techniques
- Increase your knowledge and reduce the need for external referral
- Provide the skills needed in everyday practice
- Benefit from a structured approach utilising taught, practical and case based learning
All in a flexible and convenient way to fit learning around busy schedules.


Module 1  (Theoretical) - Surgical Asepsis and Basic Operative Techniques. Wounds and Wound Healing
29-05-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Instrumentation and instrument handling
Antiseptics, sterilisation techniques and use of antibiotics
Gloving and gowning
Principles of wound healing - primary and delayed closure, secondary healing
Principles of reconstructive surgery - skin flaps and grafts
Principles and uses of surgical drains
Hernias – hiatal, perineal, inguinal, umbilical, diaphragmatic, prepubic, peritoneo-pericardial

Module 2  (Theoretical) - Gastrointestinal Surgery I
30-05-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Salivary gland diseases - mucocoeles, trauma, hypersialism, neoplasia
Oesophageal foreign bodies, trauma, strictures, diverticulum, neoplasia
The stomach - hiatal hernias, gastric foreign bodies, dilatation/volvulus,
gastric outflow disease, gastric neoplasia

Module 3  (Theoretical) - Gastrointestinal Surgery II
31-05-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Intestinal surgery - serosal and omental patching, obstructions and foreign bodies, neoplasia
Megacolon, rectal prolapse and stricture
The anus and perianal area - atresia ani, anal sac disease, anal furunculosis
Liver, spleen and pancreas surgery

Module 4  (Theoretical) - Urinary and Reproductive Tract Surgery
01-06-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Obstructive diseases of the urinary tract - ureters, bladder and urethra
Urinary tract trauma - kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra
Urinary incontinence
Urinary tract neoplasia
Disorders and surgery of the female and male reproductive tracts

Module 5  (Theoretical) - Oral and Pharyngeal Surgery - The Ear
10-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Surgery of the lips and cheeks, tongue and hard palate
Maxilla/mandible - maxillectomy and mandibulectomy
Pharyngeal surgery
Tonsillar surgery
The ear - lateral wall resection, vertical canal ablation, total canal ablation/lateral bulla osteotomy, ventral bulla osteotomy, haematomas

Module 6  (Theoretical) - Surgery of the Upper Airways - Laryngeal and Tracheal Surgery
10-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

• The nose – neoplasia
• The nasal sinuses
• BOAS - Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome
• Laryngeal diseases – paralysis, collapse, trauma, stenosis, neoplasia
• Tracheal surgery - tracheotomy, tracheostomy, collapse, resection/anastomosis, trauma, foreign bodies, neoplasia

Module 7  (Theoretical) - Surgery of the abdominal and thoracic cavities
10-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

• Peritonitis – pathophysiology, clinical signs and treatment
• Chest wall diseases – neoplasia and trauma
• Chylothorax
• PDA
• Thoracic surgery: Instrumentation, Thoracic drainage, Thoracotomy procedures, Lung lobectomy, Pericardectomy

Module 8  (Theoretical) - Surgical Oncology
10-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Principles of oncologic surgery
Surgery for skin tumours, oral tumours, gastrointestinal tumours, urogenital tumours and chest wall tumours
Feline specific tumours

Module 9  (Practical) - Reconstructive Surgery - Practical Session
01-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Wound closure - Tension relief, prevention of ‘dog ears’, relaxing incisions.
Pedicle flaps - Advancement flaps, rotational flaps, transposition flaps
Muscle and omental flaps - External abdominal oblique muscle flap, omental transposition
Skin grafts - Full thickness skin grafts and stamp grafts

Module 10  (Practical) - Gastrointestinal and Urinary Tract Surgery - Practical Session
01-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Oesophageal foreign bodies - Pre-op management, anaesthesia, surgical anatomy, surgical technique, post-op care and assessment
Gastric dilatation volvulus - Temporary and permanent gastropexy
Nephrectomy and nephrotomy - Partial nephrectomy, ureteronephrectomy, indications for nephrotomy
Urethrostomy - Prescrotal, scrotal, perineal, prepubic

Module 11  (Practical) - Head and Neck Surgery - Practical Session
01-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Total ear canal ablation (TECA) - Suture materials and special instruments, post-op care and assessment, complications
Ventral bulla osteotomy - Suture materials and special instruments, post-op care and assessment, complications
Thyroid surgery - Thyroidectomy in the dog, thyroidectomy in the cat demonstration
Unilateral arytenoid lateralisation - Pre-op management, anaesthesia, surgical anatomy, surgical technique, post-op care and assessment

Module 12  (Practical) - Thoracic Surgery - Practical Session
01-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Thoracotomy - Pre-op management, anaesthesia, surgical anatomy, surgical technique, post-op care and assessment
Lung lobectomy - Partial and complete lobectomy
Pericardectomy - Subtotal and total
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) - Pre-operative management, anaesthesia, surgical anatomy, surgical technique, post-op care and assessment

Module 13  (Theoretical) - Orthopaedics I - Joint Diseases of the Forelimb
05-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Conditions of the shoulder including luxation, osteochondrosis and dysplasia. Excision arthroplasty.
Conditions of the elbow including luxations, elbow dysplasia, developmental disease and un-united anconeal process.
Developmental carpal disease, carpal hyperextension and arthrodesis and luxations of the carpus and foot
Growth plate disorders

Module 14  (Theoretical) - Orthopaedics II - Joint Diseases of the Hindlimb
21-05-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Conditions of the hip, including dysplasia, luxations, arthroplasty and total hip replacement
Conditions of the stifle, inlcuding patellar luxation, osteochondrosis and cruciate rupture
Conditions of the hock, including osteochondrosis and luxation

Module 15  (Theoretical) - Fracture Repair I
05-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

The initial assessment of the fracture patient
Descriptions and applications of fracture classification
Principles and decision making in fracture repair
Methods of fracture fixation and implants, including plating and external fixation devices

Module 16  (Theoretical) - Fracture Repair II
05-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

The principles of fracture reduction, including both closed and open techniques
Options for bone grafting including both cancellous and cortical grafts
Stabilisation of specific fractures of the fore and hindlimb
Approaches to the following complications: Delayed union / Non-union / Mal-union / Osteomyelitis

Module 17  (Practical) - Practical – Joint Diseases of the Forelimb
09-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Shoulder joint – surgical approaches, bicipital tenotomy
Elbow joint – surgical approaches, treatment of elbow dysplasia (medial coronoid disease, OCD, UAP and radio-ulnar incongruity)
Carpal arthrodesis

Module 18  (Practical) - Practical – Joint Diseases of the Hindlimb
09-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Hip joint – femoral head and neck ostectomy
Stifle joint I – extracapsular repair of cranial cruciate ligament disease, meniscal inspection
Stifle joint II – surgical correction of a luxating patella by tibial tuberosity transposition

Module 19  (Practical) - Practical – Internal Fixation
09-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Surgical repair of a fractured radius using a bone plate and screws
Surgical reapair of a fractured humerus using an intramedullary pin and a bone plate and screws
Surgical repair of a fractured femur using an intramedullary pin and a bone plate and screws

Module 20  (Practical) - Practical – External Fixation & Bone Graft
09-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Cancellous bone grafting – harvesting cancellous bone from the proximal humerus

Review of external fixation equipment – pins, bars and clamps

Surgical repair of a fractured tibia with a type II linear frame
Surgical repair of a comminuted radial fracture with a type Ib linear frame

Module 21  (Theoretical) - Spinal surgery I
09-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Lesion localisation – the neurological examination and its interpretation
The application of neurodiagnostics
The approach to and management of paraplegia and tetraplegia
Neurological emergencies, including cranial trauma and status epilepticus

Module 22  (Practical) - Spinal surgery II
09-2020
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
TBC

Theory and demonstration of:

Cervical disc surgery
Thoracolumbar disc surgery
Lumbosacral disc surgery
CSF tap and myelography

Prices **

If you are member of any of the following associations please contact us. You might be eligible for a voucher.

   - Hellenic Companion Animal Veterinary Society (HCAVS)
   - Pancyprian Veterinary Association (PVA)
   - Israel Companion Animal Veterinary Association (ICAVA)

Course

 
 

Register before 29-04-2019

 
1 - Payment in full 8500.00€
 
2 - 20% Deposit +
     4 x instalments
1870.00€ +
1870.00€ x 4 instalments*
 

Book after 29-04-2019

 
1 - Payment in full 8700.00€
 
2 - 20% Deposit +
     4 x instalments
1915.00€ +
1915.00€ x 4 instalments*
 
 
* First deposit to reserve place in the course and other installments payable one month before each block of modules
 
** All delegates will be charged VAT by default.
If you are part of an EU country, outside Cyprus, and you have a valid intracomunitary VAT number the invoice will be exempt of VAT.
 
*** First deposit to reserve place in the course and other installments payable one per month.
 


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