Small Animal Abdominal Surgery – Sept 12-13, 2021


CE Hours: 16

Course Description

This course will focuses 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. 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. This course includes 4 hours of lecture and 12 hours of  lab using canine cadavers. By the end of this course, participants will be comfortable performing the techniques mentioned above.

Day 1

7:30-8 a.m. – Breakfast and welcome
8-8:15 a.m. – Introduction
8:15-10 a.m. – Basic principles of GI surgery Abdominal Exploration and Biopsy, Gastropexy
10-10:15 a.m. – Coffee break
10:15-11 a.m. – Feeding tube placement
11-11:45 a.m. – Cystotomy, Urethrotomy and Urethrostomy
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Splenectomy
12:15-1 p.m. – Lunch
1-5 p.m. – Laboratory: fresh cadaver procedures

Day 2

8:30-9 a.m. – Breakfast
9 a.m.-12 pm – Laboratory: fresh cadaver procedures
12-1 p.m. – Lunch
1-5 p.m. – Laboratory: fresh cadaver procedures

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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Course cancellation could occur if registrations fail to meet minimum numbers 30 days prior to the course.
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