Endoscopy continuing education for veterinarians

Laparoscopic Ovariectomy – April 28-29, 2021


RACE Approved: 12 hours

Course Description

Laparoscopic ovariectomy is quickly becoming the in-demand method for spaying animals. It has several advantages, including prompt recovery, a shorter anesthetic period, fewer traumas, less hemorrhage, and excellent visualization over tradition open surgery. Not only is it less painful for the patient, but the quicker recovery time will get your patient back to their regular self, which will make owners happier.
This course is set up so that most of the lecture material can be covered in advance, at your own time, by watching the lectures online. Then, after a review session, you’ll be able to jump into the lab and start upgrading your skills. Starting on practice simulators for hand-eye coordination, you will then move to a lab to participate in the lap ov with canine cadavers. Each participant will cap off their experience with two laparoscopic ovariectomies on rescue dogs who would otherwise have a regular spay performed.


Online lecture 1 hour – Laparoscopic Ovariectomy and Ovariohysterectomy

Day One

7:30 a.m. – Light breakfast and welcome
8 a.m. – Lecture Q&A session
9 a.m. – Laboratory 1: Laparoscopic Trainers
10 a.m. – Laboratory 2: Laparoscopic Ovariectomy (cadavers)
12 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Surgery- Laparoscopic Ovariectomy (live recovery dogs)
6 p.m. – Conclusion of surgery

Day Two

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8 a.m. – Surgery- Laparoscopic Ovariectomy (live recovery dogs)
12 p.m. – Conclusion of surgery

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).

Sarah Marvel

Sarah Marvel

MS, DVM, DACVS-SA, ACVS Fellow, Surgical Oncology, ACVS Fellow Candidate MIS (Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery)

Dr. Sarah Marvel received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and then went on to obtain her DVM from the University of Wisconsin in 2009. Marvel completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University. She stayed at Colorado State University and completed a residency in small animal surgery in 2013. Following a surgical residency, Marvel completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University. She achieved board certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS-SA) in 2014. Marvel joined the General Surgery department as a Clinical Instructor at Colorado State University in 2016. Marvel is currently completing a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery (small animal soft tissue surgery).

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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.
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