Emergency Surgery in the Dog

Orange, CA Sep 26-27, 2020
Fort Collins, CO Mar 6-7, 2021
Ft Lauderdale, FL Apr 10-11, 2021

Emergency Surgery in the Dog


This course is designed to teach participants the technical aspects of a variety of emergency surgery procedures. Some ‘theory’ will be included in the lectures, but emphasis will be placed on ‘how’ to perform each procedure. Topics have been chosen that represent emergency surgical conditions frequently seen in veterinary practice including gastropexy for treatment of GDV, rapid splenectomy, urethral retropulsion, urethrotomy, urethrostomy, perineal hernia repair, esophagostomy tube placement, emergency tracheostomy, laryngeal tie-back, diaphragmatic hernia repair and chest drain placement.

Hands on practical labs will give participants the opportunity to practice techniques discussed in lecture and increase confidence levels in performing Emergency Surgery procedures.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for all veterinary surgeons wishing to improve their technical skills in Emergency Surgery procedures. The hands-on practical laboratory will give participants the opportunity to practice techniques discussed in lecture. If you have been thinking of incorporating more emergency surgery coverage in your practice, this course is a must.


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

  • Common emergency surgical procedures
  • Important anatomic structures associated with each procedure
  • How to quickly and safely perform emergency surgical procedures in veterinary practice
  • How to successfully treat a variety of surgical disorders associated with urgent care patients

And realize that many emergency surgery procedures can successfully be performed in veterinary practice.

All delegates will have the opportunity to practice the following techniques during the lab: Scrotal rethrotomy, Chest drain placement, Perineal hernia repair, Tie-back, E-tube placement, Gastropexy, Diaphragmatic hernia and Splenectomy.


Price includes course notes and all theoretical and Practical sessions.

In the practical sessions, delegates will be working on cadavers to practice the surgical techniques in groups of 2 delegates.

Coffee breaks and lunch are included on both days.

Before and after the course delegates will have access to the Improve International moodle platform. In this platform a number of resources can be available that range from course notes, videos, webinars, etc, depending on the course. Also pre and post course assessments and exercises will be available.

A VideoVet DVD of the taught techniques will be given to all participants.

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Course Details

Orange, CA

  Date:
Sep 26-27, 2020


Fort Collins, CO

  Date:
Mar 6-7, 2021


Ft Lauderdale, FL

  Date:
Apr 10-11, 2021


p Type:
Two-day Course

d Category:
Soft Tissue/Emergency Surgery

} Schedule:
09:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Course Price:
Refundable Deposit: $245

Early Bird (60 days or more): Deposit + $2,205

Late Subscription (less than 60 days): Deposit + $2,455

Dates available on first come first served basis. Please note we advise all delegates not to book time off work / make travel arrangements until their dates have been confirmed with the Programme tutor. This will only happen once your place on the course has been confirmed.

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