RACE Approved: 8.0 Hours
This one-day course will introduce practitioners to the use of various wavelengths of laser energy in small animal minimally invasive surgery. The attendee will learn the basics of laser physics, laser-tissue interactions and the safe and efficacious use of lasers in a variety of small animal endoscopic procedures. Didactic education will be followed by a 4-hour laboratory using cadaver specimens, biological models and endoscopic trainers. Participants will rotate through multiple stations performing respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital and ear applications including lithotripsy and ectopic ureter correction. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments included. Pre-requisite requires some exposure to endoscopic techniques.
Bundle this course with Introduction to Endoscopic Laser Therapy on September 20-22 and receive $350 off the combined registration for these courses.
8:00 am – Breakfast/ Orientation
8:15 am – Laser basics
10:15 am – Break
10:45 am – Clinical applications of endoscopic lasers
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Laboratory (Rhinoscopy, Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Endourology and Lithotripsy)
2:30 pm – Break
2:45 pm – Laboratory (Con’t)
5:30 pm – Conclusion
David Sobel DVM MRCVS
David Sobel, DVM, MRCVS began his veterinary training at the University of Glasgow in Scotland before returning to the US to receive his DVM from Tufts Veterinary School in 1992. He was on the staff of the Dover Veterinary Hospital during which time he received advanced training in human endoscopic surgery at the New England Medical Center in Boston. He later served on the staff of the Hanover Veterinary Clinic before starting his mobile outreach service, Metropolitan Veterinary Consultants, in 2000. This is his effort to make his services accessible to small animal patients and practices across Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He also is a consultant, providing referral services at the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center of Portsmouth, NH. David was one of the first practitioners to begin incorporating the use of diode lasers into minimally invasive surgery for dogs and cats, taking what had previously been purely diagnostic procedures into the realm of interventional surgical endoscopy. He is the co-editor and author of the BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Endoscopy and Endosurgery currently being revised for a second edition as well as having written extensively for other volumes on small animal endoscopic surgery, including the most recent edition of Ettinger et. al. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine and Winkler’s Laser Surgery in Veterinary Medicine.
David Twedt DVM, DACVIM
Dr. David C. Twedt DVM, DACVIM, graduated from Iowa State University and entered an internship and medicine residency in gastroenterology at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Twedt then joined the staff of the Animal Medical Center and was also a research associate at the Liver Research Center of Albert Einstein Medical School. He then joined the Faculty at Colorado State University and the Department of Clinical Sciences where he is a Professor.
Craig Webb DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Dr. Craig Webb DVM, After completing his PhD in Neuroscience Dr. Webb earned his DVM from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Webb did his internship at Alameda East in Denver where he experienced his 15 minutes of fame on Animal Planets “Emergency Vets” TV show. Dr. Webb was a resident at CSU, with Dr. David Twedt as his mentor, and has remained on faculty at the VTH ever since. He is currently serving as Interim Hospital Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at CSU.
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Refund and Cancellation Policy
Course cancellation could occur if registrations fail to meet minimum numbers 30 days prior to the course.
If a course is canceled for any reason, we are not responsible for any charges related to travel.
Refunds are available for cancellations made 35 days prior to the beginning of the course. Cancellations less than 35 days before a course are nonrefundable but may be partially transferrable to a future course.