Advanced Small Animal Respiratory Endoscopy - September 20-22, 2021


RACE Approved: 15.0 Hours

Course Description

This course is limited to veterinary specialists in medicine and surgery having previous respiratory endoscopic training and experience.  Other individuals with similar experience may apply for inclusion in the course.

This course is designed to bring the experienced respiratory endoscopist to the next level when performing rhinoscopy, laryngoscopy, sinoscopy and bronchoscopy taught by renowned international experts in respiratory endoscopy.  With 10 hours of hands on laboratory time using cadaver and live recovery animals, the participant will participate in detailed discussions of the indications and techniques for these endoscopies including various interventional procedures of the upper and lower airways and frontal sinus.  Breakfast, breaks, and lunch are included in the registration. 

Bundle this course with Introduction To Lasers For Use in Small Animal Endoscopic Procedures on September 23 and receive $350 off the combined registration for these courses.

Day 1
7:30 am – Registration/Breakfast
8:00 am – Overview of indications, procedures, equipment, anesthesia and potential complications of respiratory endoscopy.
10:00 am – Break
10:15 am – Continued discussions on endoscopy
12:15 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – Laboratory 1. Equipment and cadaver and model respiratory endoscopy: Oral, pharyngeal and laryngeal, Anterior rhinoscopy, Posterior rhinoscopy, Interventional rhinoscopy, Bronchoscopy, BAL interventional
5:00 pm – Discussion and review
7:15 pm – Conclusion

Day 2
7:30 am – Breakfast
8:00 am – Continued discussions and review
9:30 am – Laboratory 2. Live animal experience: Oral, pharyngeal and laryngeal, Anterior rhinoscopy, Posterior rhinoscopy, Interventional rhinoscopy, Bronchoscopy, BAL interventional
3:30 pm – Conclusion: Grab and Go lunch

Dr. Gerhard Oechtering

Gerhard Oechtering studied veterinary medicine at and graduated from the Free University of Berlin in 1983. Later he became Senior Lecturer in surgical intensive care and anesthesiology at the Veterinary Department of the Justus Liebig University, Giessen. He completed his thesis there. Dr. Oechtering moved to the University of Leipzig in 1994 and currently serves as Professor and Head of the Department of Small Animals. In 2002 he founded a multidisciplinary research group focusing on brachycephaly. In 2005 his Department opened a one-of-a kind veterinary ENT-Unit. His clinical work and special interests include minimally invasive interventional ENT Surgery, navigated surgery, laser surgery in the ENT and urological field as well as breeding related ENT problems. Dr. Oechtering’s ENT-Unit involves residents receiving cases from across Europe, England and the USA. His unique clinical and research work has resulted in multiple scientific publications including the first anatomic identification of aberrant nasal turbinates in brachycephalic dogs. Dr. Oechtering developed and has published a novel approach to intranasal laser surgery, removing these obstructing tissues and improving breathing in these patients. He has been an invited speaker at several European and American colleges to discuss brachycephaly, ENT topics or laser surgery. He is recognized as a national specialist for Veterinary Surgery and Otorhinolarlygology.

Dr. Brendan McKiernan

Dr. McKiernan is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois. He graduated from the University of Minnesota and entered an internship and residency at the University of Illinois. He then served on the faculty for 24 years and spent 13 years in private practice before returning to University of Illinois as the Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He is founder and first President of the Comparative Respiratory Society. He has published extensively on respiratory disease and has lectured Nationally and Internationally. As Professor Emeritus Dr. McKiernan continues to provide his clinical expertise at the University of Illinois dealing with respiratory cases and specifically in his interest in brachycephalic dogs and cats.

Dr. Kathleen Hoehns, University of Leipzig

Dr. David Sobel

David Sobel, DVM, MRCVS began his veterinary training at the University of Glasgow in Scotland before returning to the US to receive his DVM from Tufts Veterinary School in 1992. He was on the staff of the Dover Veterinary Hospital during which time he received advanced training in human endoscopic surgery at the New England Medical Center in Boston. He later served on the staff of the Hanover Veterinary Clinic before starting his mobile outreach service, Metropolitan Veterinary Consultants, in 2000. This is his effort to make his services accessible to small animal patients and practices across Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He also is a consultant, providing referral services at the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center of Portsmouth, NH. David was one of the first practitioners to begin incorporating the use of diode lasers into minimally invasive surgery for dogs and cats, taking what had previously been purely diagnostic procedures into the realm of interventional surgical endoscopy. He is the co-editor and author of the BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Endoscopy and Endosurgery currently being revised for a second edition as well as having written extensively for other volumes on small animal endoscopic surgery, including the most recent edition of Ettinger et. al. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine and Winkler’s Laser Surgery in Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. David Twedt

Dr. David C. Twedt DVM, DACVIM, graduated from Iowa State University and entered an internship and medicine residency in gastroenterology at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Twedt then joined the staff of the Animal Medical Center and was also a research associate at the Liver Research Center of Albert Einstein Medical School. He then joined the Faculty at Colorado State University and the Department of Clinical Sciences where he is a Professor.

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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.

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