Endoscopy continuing education for veterinarians

Intro to Small Animal Laparoscopy for Veterinarians - April 11-12, 2022


Early Bird Special: Register by 2/11/2022 and save $200!

RACE Approved CE Hours: 13.0 hours

Course Description:

Minimally-invasive surgery (MIS) is the standard of care for many human procedures and is increasingly the expectation of many of our more discerning pet-owning clients in progressive veterinary practices.  Now is the time for you to reach for new professional horizons and discover the many advantages of laparoscopic organ biopsy, diagnostic techniques and surgical procedures. Your new skills will distinguish you and your practice within your community!

This course is designed for the inquisitive and motivated veterinarian with little or no experience with laparoscopy. On Day 1, you will receive instruction on instrumentation and basic techniques before beginning your hands-on training on endoscopic trainers within the CSU Translational Medicine Institute’s endoscopy training center.  On Day 2, you will perform laparoscopy on canine cadavers. Laparoscopic techniques include tissue biopsy (liver, pancreas, kidney), cholecystocentesis, ovariectomy, cryptorchidectomy and basic laparoscopic-assisted techniques including intestinal biopsy, jejunostomy tube placement, gastropexy, and cystoscopy for bladder stone removal.

Following this course, you’ll be motivated and prepared to perform basic laparoscopic procedures in your practice. Additionally, you’ll be able to register for the laparoscopic ovariectomy course and the laparoscopic-assisted gastropexy course 

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Eric Monnet

Dr. Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DECVS

Dr. Eric 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, Dr. Monnet completed a small animal surgery residency at Colorado State University and concurrently finished a Master of Sciences degree. In 1997, Dr. Monnet received his PhD in Clinical Sciences studying cardiac efficiency in dogs. In 2003, he became a fellow of the American Heart Association. In 2017, he became a founding fellow the ACVS MIS Small Animal fellowship.

Dr Monnet is currently a professor in small animal surgery (General Surgery at Colorado State University. He has authored more than 100 articles and 25 chapters in various surgical textbooks. Dr. 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 also the editor of the textbook “Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery” (1st edition), the textbook “Small Animal Thoracic Surgery” (2nd edition), and the textbook “Gastrointestinal Surgical Techniques” (1st edition).

David Twedt

Dr. David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. David C. Twedt 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.  Dr. Twedt then joined the faculty in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University in small animal internal medicine.  He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine,
Dr. Twedt is past President of the ACVIM and Comparative Gastroenterology Society and co-founder of the Veterinary Endoscopy Society. Publication and research interests include liver disease, gastrointestinal disease and endoscopy.  He has also been the recipient of a number of teaching. research and national awards including the Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award, WSAVA International Scientific Achievement Award, Pioneer in Endoscopy Award and ACVIM Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence. He is also the co-editor of 4 textbooks including Current Veterinary Therapy 14 and 15 editions.

Dr. Craig Webb, DVM, DACVIM

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.

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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 60 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.

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