Small Animal

Skin & Muscle Flaps in Reconstructive Surgery

Wednesday, October 24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fees: $850 early / $900 late


Skin & muscle flaps are the backbone of small animal reconstructive surgery. This laboratory session combines a lecture format with laboratory training on the use of skin flaps, muscle flaps, and skin stretching devices to facilitate wound closure.

This laboratory will focus on:

Commonly used Axial Pattern Skin Flaps (APF), including: Muscle Flaps, including:The following techniques will be discussed and performed on the cadaver specimens provided:Pavletic’s Atlas of Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery, 4th Edition, Wiley Blackwell, (2018) will be the reference for this laboratory.


ACVS does not endorse or promote the use of any product/service of commercial entities. Equipment used in these laboratories is for demonstration and teaching purposes only with the intent of enhancing the learning experience.

Laboratory fees increase July 7. Last day to register for a laboratory is August 15. ACVS reserves the right to cancel any laboratory that does not meet minimum registrations by August 10. If the laboratory is cancelled by this date, registrants will be notified via email no later than August 17 and all paid registration fees will be refunded. Registrants for laboratories are advised not to make airline and hotel reservations until after August 17 to make sure selected laboratory is not canceled. ACVS will not reimburse for travel in the case of a cancellation due to low registrations.

Cancellation/Change Policy
An administrative fee of $75 will be charged for each item changed within your registration. To cancel your full meeting registration, a $75 fee will be assessed. There will be no laboratory refunds after August 15. After August 15, refunds for laboratory registrations will only be refunded in cases of extenuating circumstances (e.g., death in the family, medical, or emergency) and must be supported by written documentation. Allow 30 days for processing refund requests. All refunds and changes must be requested in writing:

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Michael M. Pavletic, DVM, DACVS

Director of Surgical Services
Angell Animal Medical Center

Michael M. Pavletic DVM
Diplomate ACVS
Director of Surgical Services
Angell Animal Medical Center
350 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02130

Dr. Pavletic is a 1974 graduate of the University of Illinois. Dr. Pavletic completed his Internship and Surgical Residency at Angell AMC in 1977. Dr. Pavletic is a 1981 Diplomate of the ACVS. He is currently the Director of Surgery at Boston’s Angell Animal Medical Center. Dr. Pavletic has published over 100 surgical articles to date and is the author of “Atlas of Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery” (2010, Wiley-Blackwell). Dr. Pavletic was the 2007 President of the ACVS and Chairman of the Board of Regents in 2008. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Bourgelat Award presented by the BSAVA in 1996; the ACVS Founder’s Award for Career Achievement in 2016; and the Irwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois in 2010.

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Fred S. Pike, DVM, DACVS-SA

Veterinary Specialty Hospital San Diego

Fred Pike, DVM, DACVS, Medical Director
Veterinary Specialty Hospital by Ethos Veterinary Health
10435 Sorrento Valley Rd, San Diego, CA 92121

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