Endoscopy continuing education for veterinarians

Laparoscopic-Assisted Gastropexy - October 14-15, 2021


RACE Approved: 12 hours

Course Description

Do you see large breed, deep chested dogs that are at risk for gastric dilation volvulus? Are you looking to upgrade your skills to be able to perform a laparoscopic gastropexy? Join Drs. Eric Monnet and Sarah Marvel as they walk you through the procedure from beginning to end. This course will benefit people who already have experience with laparoscopy.
This course is designed so most of the lecture materials can be covered in advance, at your own time, by watching the lectures online. Following a review session, participants will be able to jump into the lab and start upgrading your skills. You will participate in an instructor-led, laparoscopic assisted gastropexies in two canine cadavers. Each participant will cap off their experience with two laparoscopic gastropexies on rescue dogs who would otherwise not have the option for this procedure prior to adoption. This course concludes with another question and answer session with the instructors.


Online lecture 1 hour – Laparoscopic-assisted gastropexy

Day One

1 p.m. – Light lunch and welcome
1:30 pm – Lecture and Q&A session
2 p.m. – Laboratory 1: Laparoscopic-assisted gastropexy (cadavers)
5 p.m.- End of day

Day Two

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8 a.m. – Surgery- Laparoscopic-assisted gastropexy (live recovery dogs)
12 p.m. – Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Surgery (continued): Laparoscopic-assisted gastropexy (live recovery dogs)
6 p.m. – Conclusion

Eric Monnet

Dr. Eric Monnet


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, Monnet completed a small animal surgery residency at Colorado State University and concurrently finished a Master of Science 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. In 2017, he became a founding fellow of the ACVS MIS Small Animal fellowship.
Monnet is currently a professor in small animal surgery (General Surgery at Colorado State University. Monnet was the founding president of the Society for Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery from 2001-2003 and the Veterinary Endoscopy Society from 2002-2004. He has authored more than 100 articles and 25 chapters in various surgical textbooks. Monnet is the editor of textbooks “Disease Mechanisms in Small Animal Surgery” (3rd edition), “Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery” (1st edition), “Small Animal Thoracic Surgery” (2nd edition), and “Gastrointestinal Surgical Techniques” (1st edition).

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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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