An Introduction to Transcervical Insemination (TCI) - Webinar



A practical introduction to transcervical insemination and its application to small animal veterinary practice. Drs Burns and Hollinshead will discuss the TCI endoscope and additional equipment that are useful for performing intrauterine insemination and diagnostic procedures. The course will include TCI demonstration videos and in-depth discussion of basic skills and techniques required to successfully integrate TCI into a clinical setting.



Fiona Hollinshead, BVSc (Hons), PhD, DACT
Dr Fiona Hollinshead graduated from The University of Sydney, Australia in 1996 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honors) and in 2004 with a PhD in sperm sexing and assisted reproductive technologies. Fiona completed a clinical residency in Theriogenology at Cornell University in 2006 and in the same year became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists and a Registered Specialist in Small Animal Veterinary Reproduction with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council. Fiona has a strong interest in canine semen biology and reproductive technologies as well as clinical research, teaching and clinical service. For the past 12 years, Fiona managed a rapidly growing small animal reproduction referral practice in New Zealand called “Glenbred” that was initially founded by Dr Marion Wilson who originally developed the TCI technique in bitches. During this time Fiona was the reproductive consultant to the New Zealand Guide Dogs, MPI Detector Dogs and the New Zealand Police and detector dog breeding units, which involved the production of over 350 puppies per year with the majority of breeding performed with frozen semen imported from other international agencies. Dr Hollinshead has published 7 book chapters in the field of small animal reproduction and over 55 scientific and clinical refereed publications in small animal reproduction and artificial assisted technologies. Dr Hollinshead is passionate about providing excellent continuing education to veterinarians and offering the very best clinical service and advice to pet owners and breeders. Her goal is to provide pertinent continuing education to veterinarians and owners and conduct novel and clinically relevant research.

Greg Burns, DVM, DACT

Dr. Greg Burns is a board certified Theriogenologist (reproductive specialist) originally from Phoenix, Arizona. He received his D.V.M. from Colorado State University in 1996 and entered small animal general practice in Phoenix. Upon returning to Colorado in 2000, he worked as an associate veterinarian at a small animal practice in Fort Collins. In 2002, Dr. Burns became a partner in the practice and served as medical director, a position he held for 18 years. During this time, he developed the small animal reproduction department which included an international semen freeze and storage facility. It was also during this time that Dr. Burns completed the mentorship residency program through the American College of Theriogenologists and became a board certified Theriogenologist. He has been performing transcervical insemination in the canine for 20 years and has TCI experience in other species as well (including Amur Tigers!). He has been an affiliate faculty member at Colorado State University since 2019 and permanent faculty member since 2020. 

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