Small Animal Abdominal Surgery

January 4 - 5, 2023

Register by 10/4/22 and save $200 on $2,295!

Course Description

We get it … your heart is racing, and your palms are a little sweaty.  It’s time to perform that abdominal exploratory and you’re a bit uncertain as to what you may find. You may even be wondering if you’ll know what to do when you get there.  Relax … this course is specially designed for you … we’ve got your back! 

In this eminently practical course, you will focus your learning and skills acquisition on abdominal surgical procedures commonly performed in your primary care practice setting with a strong emphasis on principles related to gastrointestinal and urinary surgery. You’ll enjoy 4 hours of practical lecture and discussion of tips from the pros before engaging in 2 days of valuable hands-on surgical training using fresh intestinal samples on day 1 and canine cadavers day 2. During these labs, you’ll perform basic gastrointestinal surgical procedures (gastrotomy, gastrectomy, gastropexy, enterotomy, enterectomy), cystotomy, partial cystectomy, urethrostomy and splenectomy … don’t worry, you’ll know just what to do because you’ll perform each of these procedures immediately after getting a bird’s eye view of our experts performing them. Our friendly and supportive team of instructors is there to help you whenever you need.   

At the end of this course, you’ll be ready for that next abdominal exploratory procedure … bring it on! 

Category

Surgery

Instructors

Dr. Eric Monnet

Race Approved CE

18.0 Hours (In-Person)

Cost

$2,295.00

Eric Monnet

Dr. Eric Monnet

DVM, PhD, DACVS, DECVS

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.

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