This course is designed for clinicians that have experience in basic diagnostic laparoscopy or who have taken the Introduction to Small Animal Laparoscopy course. The first day lectures cover common laparoscopic and laparoscopic-assisted procedures. In the 5-hour laboratory, participants will perform laparoscopic ovariectomy, adrenalectomy and cholecystectomy. Participants will perform a laparoscopic assisted gastropexy, GI biopsy, and /or cystotomy. Aspects of anesthesia, suturing and sealing devices are discussed.
7:30 am Breakfast 8:00 am Surgical Procedures 9:00 am Break 9:30 am Laboratory 2:30 pm Lunch 3:00 pm Review and Q and A 4:00 pm Conclusion
Dr. Monnet graduated from veterinary school in Maisons Alfort, France in 1985. He worked for four years in a Paris private practice performing small animal medicine and surgery. In 1994, Monnet completed a small animal surgery residency at Colorado State University and concurrently finished a Master of Sciences degree. In 1997, Monnet received his PhD in Clinical Sciences studying cardiac efficiency in dogs. In 2003, he became a fellow of the American Heart Association.
Monnet is currently a professor in small animal soft tissue surgery at Colorado State University and has authored more than 100 articles and 25 chapters in various surgical textbooks. Monnet was the founding president in 2001-2003 of the Society for Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery and in 2002-2004 of the Veterinary Endoscopy Society. He is the editor of the textbook: “Disease Mechanisms in Small Animal Surgery” (3rd edition). He is currently the editor of the textbook “Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery” (1st edition).