9 Jul 2019

Laparoscopic Bitch Spay



Minimally invasive surgery has transformed the way surgical procedures have been performed on humans over the past twenty years and it is becoming increasingly uncommon for human surgeons to have to resort to open techniques. Veterinary surgery is treading the same route with many clinics now performing many or all of their bitch spays laparoscopically. The benefits are self evident and the procedure is well received, indeed sought out, by clients. Many clinics already own flexible endoscopy equipment and thus have much of the basic equipment (light source, suction, camera, monitor etc) necessary for rigid endoscopy and laparoscopy. Additional equipment and training, and therefore expense, is required to perform laparoscopy. However, no-one does liver biopsies on a daily basis and this expense must be justified. Most surgeons starting laparoscopy would consider the bitch spay as the core procedure and main reason for investing in the equipment. As a routine procedure that is done on a regular basis, it will bring in the revenue to pay for the equipment.


By the end of this course you should have an understanding of:

  • Equipment required for laparoscopy
  • Instrument handling techniques
  • Basic laparoscopic principles
  • Principles of electrosurgery and haemostasis
  • Laparoscopic ovariectomy
  • Laparoscopic ovariohysterectomy


Comprehensive course notes, refreshments and lunch each day.

Surgeons with no or minimal experience in laparoscopy who wish to maximise their investment in equipment and improve their skills in laparoscopy to enable them to perform more complex procedures

Booking Options

Payments Initial
Payment Options All prices exclude VAT
Full Course (Deposit to secure place) £1,225.00 £200.00 £1,425.00
Full Course (Pay in full) £1,425.00 £0.00 £1,425.00

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Payment Terms & Conditions

  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  3. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.

Key Information

Laparoscopic Bitch Spay
9 Jul 2019
10 Jul 2019
2 Day Course
Day 1
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
Day 2
08:30 Registration
09:00 Course starts
16:30 Course finishes
12 CPD hours
Philip Lhermette
Price: £1,425.00 + VAT

The start date of this course is in the past. You can no longer book the full course, but can register your interest in future dates.

Alternative Start Dates

Laparoscopic Bitch Spay
22 Oct 2019
Laparoscopic Bitch Spay
24 Mar 2020
Laparoscopic Bitch Spay
14 May 2020


Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.



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