Laparoscopy Ovariectomy Module for Veterinarians - April 13-14, 2022


RACE Approved CE Hours: 12 hours

Course Description:

Your practice is on the cutting edge, and you prefer to lead rather than follow.  You’re looking for that edge that distinguishes your practice from the others…we get you and we’ve got just what you’re looking for!  Laparoscopic ovariectomy is rapidly becoming the state-of-the-art method for sterilization of female dogs and cats and it is a procedure that will cement your relationship with discerning pet lovers starting early in their pet’s life!   

We’ve custom-designed a laparoscopic ovariectomy training course like no other available anywhere!  You’ll start with a brief, practical and engaging lecture / discussion that will give you an overview of important principles and the techniques you’ll soon be performing. Next, you’ll step into our state-of-the-art Minimally Invasive Surgery Laboratory at CSU’s brand-new Translational Medicine Institute. There, you’ll develop your skills on a trainer/simulator that will prepare you to perform your first Lap OV technique in a canine cadaver. You can feel your skills and confidence building, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could do a clinical case or 2 with your mentor by your side?  That is EXACTLY what is about to happen!  We’ve partnered with area animal shelters to provide them with no-cost laparoscopic ovariectomies for their future adoptees and you’ll perform the procedures with your instructor scrubbed in and helping you out every step of the way!  Each student will operate 2 dogs.  While others are performing their procedures you can view every detail from the comfort of your seat thanks to our advanced AV technologies throughout the facility. 

You’ll return to your practice prepared and motivated to provide this cutting-edge technique to your may community of pet lovers!   

Make the best use of your time while you are here and also register for the Laparoscopy-Assisted Gastropexy course!

Pre-requisite training:  Introduction to Small Animal Laparoscopy (or similar training course).  

Register your veterinary technician here

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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.


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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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