Introduction to Small Animal Laparoscopy – October 11-12, 2021
October 11 - October 12
RACE Approved: 13.0 hours
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive approach to abdomen for organ biopsy, diagnostic techniques, and surgical procedures. The first day of the course includes lectures on instrumentation, basic techniques and procedures to be performed in the laboratory. Endoscopic skills begin with a session using endoscopic trainers, followed by a hands-on session using cadavers to develop basic laparoscopic skills.
The second day participants will perform laparoscopy on cadavers. Participants will learn basic approaches and tissue manipulation. Laparoscopic techniques include tissue biopsy (liver, pancreas, and kidney), cholecystocentesis and basic laparoscopic-assisted techniques including, intestinal biopsy, gastropexy, and ovariectomy.
This course is intended for veterinarians with minimal to no experience with laparoscopy. The laboratory is limited in size to three individuals per animal. Demonstrations and lectures will be recorded and participants will be able to access these recordings after the course. After this course, participants may also register for the laparoscopic ovariectomy and/or advanced surgical laparoscopy course.
Veterinary technicians may register here, attend lectures, learn endoscopic instrumentation care, and assist during the laboratory.