Small Animal

Comprehensive Approach to the Obstructed Small Animal Ureter

Wednesday, October 24
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Infiniti Medical, LLC, Karl Storz Veterinary Endoscopy America, Inc., Norfolk Vet Products, SurgiTel

Fees: $1,800 early / $1,900 late

Open to ACVS and ECVS Diplomates and residents only

Participants will receive expert instruction in the decision-making, surgical, endoscopic, and fluoroscopic skills required to provide comprehensive treatment for the varied obstructive conditions of the canine and feline ureter. Instruction will focus on the surgical approach to ureteral obstruction using magnification, techniques for endourologic and fluoroscopic placement of ureteral stents, and techniques for performing subcutaneous ureteral bypass.

Instructors will review the indications for each technique and required knowledge and skill set for proper application and performance. Participants will then rotate through three stations, spending 2–3 hours per station practicing the techniques on cadaver specimens, models, and lifelike bio-tissues evaluated as teaching models.

Participants will receive hands-on instruction and will have an opportunity for one-on-one instruction and skills assessment. To conclude each morning and afternoon session of the laboratory, there will be opportunity for interactive discussions on difficult cases of small animal ureteral obstruction to consider which techniques or combination of techniques might be most indicated.


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Cancellation/Change Policy
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Heidi Phillips, VMD, DACVS-SA

Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery
University of Illinois

Dr. Heidi Phillips, VMD, DACVS-SA has performed soft tissue surgery for 15 years and ureteral surgery, vascular surgery, and feline and canine kidney transplantation as assistant director of the Renal Transplant Program at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. As associate professor of small animal surgery at the University of Illinois, Dr. Phillips' expertise includes microvascular surgery, reconstructive surgery, urogenital surgery, especially feline and canine ureteral surgery and transplant surgery, and upper airway surgery. At the University of Illinois, Dr. Phillips has recently begun performing endoscopic-assisted treatments for upper airway obstructions in dogs, such as those procedures that have been described for intranasal obstructions in brachycephalic dogs.
Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Phillips is also an award-winning teacher and has directed the Small Animal Surgery Residency Programs at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and the University of Illinois, Urbana. Dr. Phillips has trained with experts in microsurgical instruction from the Cleveland Clinic and Columbia University using the rodent model and recently validated a latex model of ureteral obstruction for use in microsurgical training. She has also assisted with instruction of respiratory endoscopy training laboratories, and directs the Microsurgical Research and Training Laboratory at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Phillips has published numerous articles in refereed journals and chapters in textbooks on topics of interest to her, including vascular and microvascular surgery and transplantation, urinary tract surgery and trauma, pancreatic surgery, magnification surgery, surgical teaching models and models of disease, surgery for brachycephalic syndrome, and drug eluting implants. As associate professor of small animal surgery and soft tissue surgery service chief at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Illinois, she lives in Champaign with her husband and 2 cats, Minnie and Maxine.

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Allyson C. Berent, DVM, DACVIM

Animal Medical Center

Dr. Berent graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship at the University of Minnesota and a residency in internal medicine at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After completing a fellowship in interventional radiology at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in Endourology at Thomas Jefferson University she served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine and Interventional Radiology/ Interventional Endoscopy at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She now is the director of the interventional endoscopy service at the Animal Medical Center in NYC and particularly focus ureteral diseases, urinary incontinence and minimally invasive management of urinary stone disease. Dr. Berent is the co-developer of the feline and canine ureteral stent and the SUB device. She also has an interest in hepatobiliary interventions, biliary stenting and other aspects of interventional radiology and endoscopy

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Heidi Phillips, VMD, DACVS-SA

Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery
University of Illinois

Dr. Heidi Phillips, VMD, DACVS-SA has performed soft tissue surgery for 15 years and ureteral surgery, vascular surgery, and feline and canine kidney transplantation as assistant director of the Renal Transplant Program at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. As associate professor of small animal surgery at the University of Illinois, Dr. Phillips' expertise includes microvascular surgery, reconstructive surgery, urogenital surgery, especially feline and canine ureteral surgery and transplant surgery, and upper airway surgery. At the University of Illinois, Dr. Phillips has recently begun performing endoscopic-assisted treatments for upper airway obstructions in dogs, such as those procedures that have been described for intranasal obstructions in brachycephalic dogs.
Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Phillips is also an award-winning teacher and has directed the Small Animal Surgery Residency Programs at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and the University of Illinois, Urbana. Dr. Phillips has trained with experts in microsurgical instruction from the Cleveland Clinic and Columbia University using the rodent model and recently validated a latex model of ureteral obstruction for use in microsurgical training. She has also assisted with instruction of respiratory endoscopy training laboratories, and directs the Microsurgical Research and Training Laboratory at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Phillips has published numerous articles in refereed journals and chapters in textbooks on topics of interest to her, including vascular and microvascular surgery and transplantation, urinary tract surgery and trauma, pancreatic surgery, magnification surgery, surgical teaching models and models of disease, surgery for brachycephalic syndrome, and drug eluting implants. As associate professor of small animal surgery and soft tissue surgery service chief at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Illinois, she lives in Champaign with her husband and 2 cats, Minnie and Maxine.

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Chad W. Schmiedt, DVM, DACVS-SA

Professor
University of Georgia

Dr. Chad Schmiedt received his DVM from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, followed by internships at the University of Tennessee and the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. Dr. Schmiedt completed a surgical residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and remained there as a clinical instructor for several years. In 2007, Dr. Schmiedt returned to UGA to join the Faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine as a soft tissue surgeon. Dr. Schmiedt is currently a Professor in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and section head of Small Animal Surgery and Anesthesia. Clinically, Dr. Schmiedt enjoys all aspects of soft tissue surgery including oncologic, minimally invasive, and urogenital surgery. Dr. Schmiedt also runs the renal transplantation program at the University of Georgia. Dr. Schmiedt’s current research interests include responses of the kidney to injury, the relationship between acute and chronic renal disease, application of stem cells in kidney disease, and methods to improve surgical education.

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Chick Weisse, VMD, DACVS

Staff Surgeon, Director of Interventional Radiology Service
The Animal Medical Center

Chick Weisse, VMD, DACVS completed his small animal surgical residency training at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and then pursued advanced training through a customized fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the (human) Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. He held dual appointments in surgery and radiology as an Assistant Professor at both the veterinary and human hospitals, respectively (Univ. of Pennsylvania) before coming to the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 2009 as staff surgeon and Director of Interventional Radiology Services. Educational interests include expanding minimally-invasive veterinary interventional radiology (IR) techniques through describing new procedures and training veterinarians. Research interests include IR techniques for non-resectable and metastatic cancers, palliative stenting for malignant obstructions, vascular anomalies such as portosystemic shunts and AVMs, and stenting for tracheal collapse.

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