RACE Approved: 16 CE Hours
This course will focus on basic abdominal surgical procedures performed in general practice. A strong emphasis will be placed on basic surgical principles related to gastrointestinal surgery and urinary surgery. This course includes 4 hours of lecture and 12 hours of lab using canine cadavers. During the cadaver labs basic gastrointestinal surgery (gastrotomy, gastrectomy, gastropexy, enterotomy, enterectomy), cystotomy, partial cystectomy, urethrostomy and splenectomy will be demonstrated by instructors and then performed by participants. At the end of this course participants will be comfortable performing the techniques mentioned above.
Dr. Eric Monnet
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, 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.
Dr Monnet is currently a Professor in small animal surgery (soft tissue) 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) and the “Gastrointestinal Surgical Techniques in Small Animals” (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 35 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.