Endoscopy continuing education for veterinarians

Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for Veterinary Technicians – October 7-8, 2021


RACE Approved: 16.0 Hours

Course Description 

This 2-day introductory GI endoscopy course will include 7 hours of lectures covering indications, basic technique, and disorders diagnosed via endoscopy and a total of 9 hours of laboratory time for key hands-on experience. The laboratory session on day one will include the use of GI models and cadavers for basic endoscopic manipulation, biopsy techniques, foreign body removal, and PEG tube placement. The laboratory session on day two will involve performing basic upper and lower GI endoscopy on live, recovery dogs to perfect manipulation skills. There will be 3 participants per dog and each person will have the opportunity to endoscope two or more different animals during the laboratory.

Please be advised that technicians may only attend with a veterinarian who they have a working relationship with.

Veterinarians may register here.

Day 1

8 a.m. – Orientation and welcome
8:15 a.m. – Instrumentation Overview
9:15 a.m. – Upper GI endoscopy
10:15 a.m. – Break
10:45 a.m. – Lower GI endoscopy/FB/PEG tubes
12:45 p.m. – Lunch
1:15 p.m. – Laboratory: models and cadavers
3:15 p.m. – Break
3:30 p.m. – Laboratory: continued
5:30 p.m. – Conclusion

Day 2

8 a.m. – Esophageal Strictures/duodenal aspiration/biopsy
10 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – Laboratory: Upper and lower GI endoscopy
12:30 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Laboratory: continued
4 p.m. – Break
4:30 p.m. – Review videos Q and A Mystery cases
5:30 p.m. – Conclusion

David Twedt

David C. Twedt


Dr. David C. Twedt is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University and Associate Director of Continuing Education in the Translational Medicine Institute. Twedt is past President of the ACVIM and Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Publication and research interests include liver disease, gastrointestinal disease and endoscopy. He has also been the recipient of a number of teaching and research awards including the Veterinary Endoscopy Society Pioneer in Endoscopy Award. Twedt is the editor of several textbooks including Current Veterinary Therapy.

Michael Leib

Michael Leib


Dr. Leib graduated from the University of Georgia and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Colorado State University. He then served on the faculty at Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech where he was C.R. Roberts Professor of Small Animal Medicine until retiring in 1972. Leib is currently Emeritus Professor and Diplomate of ACVIM. Leib’s clinical and research interests are in gastroenterology and endoscopy. He has published extensively and has lectured Nationally and Internationally. Leib is the recipient of many teaching awards.

Craig Webb

Craig Webb


After completing his PhD in Neuroscience, Webb earned his DVM from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Webb did his internship at Alameda East in Denver where he experienced his 15 minutes of fame on Animal Planets “Emergency Vets” TV show. Webb was a resident at CSU, with Dr. David Twedt as his mentor, and has remained on faculty at the VTH ever since. Webb currently serves as the Interim Hospital Director of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University.

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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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