Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Gastropexy

February 27 - 28, 2023

Register by 12/27/2022 to receive $200 off $2,995 base price!

Course Description

As a specialist surgeon or surgeon in training, this minimally invasive surgery (MIS) course is designed especially for you!   MIS is the wave of the future for veterinary specialty surgeons, especially for these, more advanced, cholecystectomy and gastropexy procedures.   

In this course’s hybrid format, you will have access to online materials to learn about these advanced techniques and to fully prepare yourself for your intensive hands-on training. Within the state-of-the-future endoscopy training facilities of CSU Translational Medicine Institute, you will participate in lively review discussions of the online course materials along with interactive Q&A before making extensive use of our dedicated endoscopy training center.  You will perform each procedure several times including the use of simulators as well as canine cadavers.  

You will return to your specialty hospital prepared and equipped to perform these procedures in your daily practice.  




Dr. Eric Monnet

Dr. Kelley Thieman

Dr. Nicole Buote

Race Approved CE

17.0 Hours (2.0 Online & 15.0 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).

Dr. Kelley Thieman


Dr. Kelley Thieman Mankin, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal), is an assistant professor at Texas A&M University. Dr. Thieman earned her DVM from University of Missouri. She completed an internship at University of Tennessee and a residency at University of Florida. Her clinical interests include soft tissue surgery, reconstructive surgery, and oncologic surgery.

Dr. Nicole Buote


Dr. Nicole Buote received her BS in Biotechnology from WPI and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and a surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgery Center. Dr. Buote then completed a surgery residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. After residency, Dr. Buote worked in private practice for 11 years in southern California, as a staff surgeon and then the Chief of the surgery department. During that time, she started a residency program and encouraged and participated in a minimally invasive and interventional collaborative of clinicians at her practice. Dr. Buote joined Cornell University in 2020 as an Associate Professor of Soft Tissue Surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences. Her research focuses on minimally invasive surgery for animals and interventional radiologic techniques.  She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the founder of the Association of Women Veterinary Surgeons and an ACVS Founding Fellow of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr. Buote has edited the recent Veterinary Clinics of North America Soft Tissue Edition, published multiple book chapters and clinical research articles on a variety of surgical topics.

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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.