Laparoscopy-Assisted Gastropexy for Veterinarians

March 30 - 31, 2023

Purchase by 12/30/2022 to receive $200 off $2,595!

Course Description

Looking to add to your laparoscopic surgery capabilities?  We’ve got the perfect training course for you!  Prophylactic laparoscopic-assisted gastropexy is indicated for deep-chested dogs at risk for gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV).  

This specially-designed course is recommended for the primary care veterinarian with laparoscopic surgical experience. Before coming to our state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery training center, you will have access to online learning materials to learn all about the Lap-Assisted Gastropexy technique. Upon arrival to CSU’s brand new continuing education center in the Translational Medicine Institute, you’ll be greeted with a delicious and nutritious catered lunch. Next, you’ll enjoy a quick and engaging lecture / discussion session to prepare yourself for your hands-on cadaveric training session. You’ll observe your friendly and supportive instructors performing the procedure and then you’ll perform laparoscopic-assisted gastropexies in a cadaver or 2.  

You’ll 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-assisted gastropexies for their future and recent at-risk adoptees. Before you know it, you’ll be performing these procedures with your instructor scrubbed in and helping you out every step of the way!   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

Dr. Sarah Marvel

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).

Sarah Marvel

Dr. Sarah Marvel

MS, DVM, DACVS-SA, ACVS Fellow, Surgical Oncology ACVS Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery), Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery

Dr. Marvel received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and then went on to obtain her DVM from the University of Wisconsin in 2009.  She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University.  She stayed at Colorado State University and completed a residency in small animal surgery in 2013.  Following her surgical residency she completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University.  She achieved board certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS-SA) in 2014. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the General Surgery department at Colorado State University.

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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.