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Small Animal Surgery

Nicosia - 03/02/2021

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 9 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.

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.

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



Course Details

Venue:
Nicosia


  Start Date:
03/02/2021

Modules:
22

Practical:
9 sessions

Duration:
154h

} Schedule:
9:30-17:30

Delegates:
24



This course is accredited by ISVPS and allows you to achieve a General Practitioner Certificate.

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01 - Surgical Asepsis and Basic Operative Techniques. Wounds and Wound Healing
TBC | University of Nicosia

  • 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.


Speaker: Guillaume Chanoit (DVM MSc PhD DECVS DACVS MRCVS)
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02 - Gastrointestinal Surgery I
TBC | University of Nicosia

Salivary gland diseases: 

  • Mucocoeles.
  • Trauma.
  • Hypersialism.
  • Neoplasia.

Oesophagus:

  • Foreign bodies.
  • Trauma.
  • Strictures.
  • Diverticulum.
  • Neoplasia.

The stomach:

  • Hiatal hernias.
  • Gastric foreign bodies.
  • Dilatation/volvulus.
  • Gastric outflow disease.
  • Gastric neoplasia.


Speaker: Guillaume Chanoit (DVM MSc PhD DECVS DACVS MRCVS)
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03 - Gastrointestinal Surgery II
TBC | University of Nicosia

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.


Speaker: Guillaume Chanoit (DVM MSc PhD DECVS DACVS MRCVS)
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04 - Urinary and Reproductive Tract Surgery
TBC | University of Nicosia

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.


Speaker: Guillaume Chanoit (DVM MSc PhD DECVS DACVS MRCVS)
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05 - Oral and Pharyngeal Surgery - The Ear
TBC | University of Nicosia

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.


Speaker: Jane Ladlow (VetMB MA,DipECVS,CertSAS,CertVR MRCVS)
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06 - Surgery of the Upper Airways - Laryngeal and Tracheal Surgery
TBC | University of Nicosia

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.


Speaker: Jane Ladlow (VetMB MA,DipECVS,CertSAS,CertVR MRCVS)
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07 - Surgery of the abdominal and thoracic cavities
TBC | University of Nicosia

Peritonitis:

  • Pathophysiology.
  • Clinical signs and treatment.

Chest wall diseases:

  • Neoplasia and trauma.

Chylothorax.

PDA.

Thoracic surgery:

  • Instrumentation.
  • Thoracic drainage.
  • Thoracotomy procedures.
  • Lung lobectomy.
  • Pericardectomy.


Speaker: Jane Ladlow (VetMB MA,DipECVS,CertSAS,CertVR MRCVS)
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08 - Surgical Oncology
TBC | University of Nicosia

Principles of oncologic surgery.

Surgery for:

  • Skin tumours.
  • Oral tumours.
  • Gastrointestinal tumours.
  • Urogenital tumours and chest wall tumours.

Feline specific tumours.


Speaker: Jane Ladlow (VetMB MA,DipECVS,CertSAS,CertVR MRCVS)
09 - Reconstructive Surgery - Practical Session
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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.


Speaker: Guillaume Chanoit (DVM MSc PhD DECVS DACVS MRCVS)
10 - Gastrointestinal and Urinary Tract Surgery - Practical Session
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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.


Speaker: Guillaume Chanoit (DVM MSc PhD DECVS DACVS MRCVS)
11 - Head and Neck Surgery - Practical Session
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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.


Speaker: Guillaume Chanoit (DVM MSc PhD DECVS DACVS MRCVS)
12 - Thoracic Surgery - Practical Session
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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.


Speaker: Guillaume Chanoit (DVM MSc PhD DECVS DACVS MRCVS)
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13 - Orthopaedics I - Joint Diseases of the Forelimb
TBC | University of Nicosia

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.


Speaker: Ron Ben-Amotz (DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, CCRP)
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14 - Orthopaedics II - Joint Diseases of the Hindlimb
TBC | University of Nicosia

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.


Speaker: Ron Ben-Amotz (DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, CCRP)
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15 - Fracture Repair I
TBC | University of Nicosia

  • 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.


Speaker: Ron Ben-Amotz (DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, CCRP)
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16 - Fracture Repair II
TBC | University of Nicosia

  • 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.


Speaker: Ron Ben-Amotz (DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, CCRP)
17 - Practical – Joint Diseases of the Forelimb
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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.


Speaker: Ron Ben-Amotz (DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, CCRP)
18 - Practical – Joint Diseases of the Hindlimb
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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.


Speaker: Ron Ben-Amotz (DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, CCRP)
19 - Practical – Internal Fixation
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  • Surgical repair of a fractured radius using a bone plate and screws.
  • Surgical repair 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.


Speaker: Ron Ben-Amotz (DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, CCRP)
20 - Practical – External Fixation & Bone Graft
TBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

  • 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.


Speaker: Ron Ben-Amotz (DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, CCRP)
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21 - Spinal surgery I
TBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

  • 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.


Speaker: Johnny (Ioannis) Plessas (DVM MVetMed DipECVN MRCVS)
22 - Spinal surgery II
TBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

Theory and demonstration of:

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


Speaker: Johnny (Ioannis) Plessas (DVM MVetMed DipECVN MRCVS)


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