Laparoscopic Ovariectomy for Veterinarians

March 29 - 30, 2023

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Course Description

Your practice is on the cutting edge, and you prefer to lead rather than follow.  You’re looking for that edge that distinguishes your practice from the others…we get you and we’ve got just what you’re looking for!  Laparoscopic ovariectomy is rapidly becoming the state-of-the-art method for sterilization of female dogs and cats and it is a procedure that will cement your relationship with discerning pet lovers starting early in their pet’s life!   

We’ve customed-designed a laparoscopic ovariectomy training course like no other available anywhere!  You’ll start with a brief, practical and engaging lecture / discussion that will give you an overview of important principles and the techniques you’ll soon be performing. Next, you’ll step into our state-of-the-art Minimally Invasive Surgery Laboratory at CSU’s brand-new Translational Medicine Institute. There, you’ll develop your skills on a trainer/simulator that will prepare you to perform your first Lap OV technique in a canine cadaver. You can feel your skills and confidence building, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could do a clinical case or 2 with your mentor by your side?  That is EXACTLY what is about to happen!  We’ve partnered with area animal shelters to provide them with no-cost laparoscopic ovariectomies for their future adoptees and you’ll perform the procedures with your instructor scrubbed in and helping you out every step of the way!  Each student will operate 2 dogs.  While others are performing their procedures you can view every detail from the comfort of your seat thanks to our advanced AV technologies throughout the facility. 

You’ll return to your practice prepared and motivated to provide this cutting-edge technique to your community of pet lovers!   

Pre-requisite training: Introduction to Small Animal Laparoscopy (or similar training course).  

Open to technicians to attend with a veterinarian from their practice. 

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Dr. Eric Monnet

Race Approved CE

12.0 Hours (In-Person)



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, 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.  In 2017, he became a founding fellow the ACVS MIS Small Animal fellowship.

Dr. Monnet is currently a professor in small animal surgery (General Surgery 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), the textbook “Small Animal Thoracic Surgery” (2nd edition), and the textbook “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. 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.