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Abdominal Surgery The Essentials

Royal Veterinary College

2 years ago

Date: Thursday 11th May, 2023 - Friday 12th May, 2023
Start time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duration: 2 hour(s)
Cost: £949

Key Areas
It all looks normal, what now? Maximising an exploratory laparotomy
Is it surgical? Abdominal radiographs for surgeons
The foreign body sweep stake – surgery of the intestinal tract
The dreaded Saturday night on call, alone with a GDV!
Oh no, it’s a big fat bitch spay – ovariectomy, OHE and C-section
Help, all I can see is blood! Haemoabdomen, splenectomy and liver surgery

About this course
This course is scheduled to run on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th May 2023 but the date may be required to change due to ongoing building works, please register your interest with us and we will contact you once the course is bookable.

Does your heart sink when you see there is a large dog neuter on the surgery list? Do you hesitate to do an exploratory laparotomy even though in your heart you know it is the next best diagnostic step? Would you like to feel more confident dealing with your next acute abdomen?

The aim of this course is to improve the confidence of those veterinarians who sometimes (or always) feel out of their depth when performing routine abdominal surgical procedures in small animal practice.

The practical day will allow you to perform fundamental procedures required for abdominal surgery ranging from entering the abdomen safely, tying secure ligatures, isolating organs within the abdomen and developing a systematic approach to exploration of the abdominal cavity.

Why do this course?
You will learn how to perform exploratory laparotomy and a range of abdominal procedures with confidence and gain insight into the clinical decision making that can optimise patient care.

Who is it for?


The Speakers

Anna Frykfors von Hekkel, BVetMed MVetMed PGDipVCP DipECVS MRCVSLecturer in Small Animal SurgeryThe Royal Veterinary CollegeKarla Lee, MA VetMB PhD CertSAS DipECVS PGCAP FHEA MRCVSHead of Soft Tissue SurgeryVeterinary Specialists Scotland

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

16 hours

Registration and Booking

Click here to reserve your place

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