Small Animal

Precision & Confidence in Surgical Skills

Wednesday, October 24
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fees: $550 early / $600 late


Designed for the general practitioner who wants to enhance his or her efficiency and efficacy in performing any surgical procedure. Techniques covered include:

• Streamlined suturing mechanics
• Application of stents
• Proper undermining and walking sutures
• Mass removal with appropriate margins and inking for the pathologist
• Closing oddly-shaped wounds
• Elimination of dog-ears, sliding advancement flaps, releasing incisions, and the use of drains and wound diffusion catheters.

Learn from board certified surgeons the tips and tricks that were not taught in veterinary school. With the hands-on practice (on models and cadavers) and individual feedback you receive in this laboratory, you will fine-tune the fundamentals and expand the repertoire of techniques you can confidently offer to your patients, making surgery more fun and rewarding. (This laboratory is a good precursor to Precision and Confidence in Abdominal Surgery).



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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Submission of registration indicates agreement to comply with the Surgery Summit Cancellation/Change Policy.


Bonnie G. Campbell, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Clinical Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Bonnie Grambow Campbell is a Clinical Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery at Washington State University, where she is a soft tissue surgeon in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and director of the small animal surgery and applied anatomy courses. Dr. Campbell received her DVM and PhD from Cornell University and became a diplomate of the ACVS after a surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin. She gives continuing education programs nationally and internationally and has served as president of the Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery and the Veterinary Wound Management Society. Special clinical interests include wound healing and oncologic and reconstructive surgery.

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J Brad Case, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, ACVS Founding Fellow Minimally Invasive Surgery

Associate Professor
University of Florida

Dr. J. Brad Case earned his DVM from the University of California, Davis in 2006 and he completed his Masters and surgical residency at Colorado State University in 2011. He is an Associate Professor of small animal surgery at the University of Florida. His clinical interests are in developing and refining minimally invasive and interventional alternatives to traditional surgery. His research interests are in developing solutions to neointimal hyperplasia, a common cause of restenosis of coronary artery stent grafts. He has also co-developed the first ever, high-fidelity synthetic canine with Dr. Stan Kim and SynDaver Laboratories.

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Kelley Thieman Mankin, MS, DVM, DACVS-SA

Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University

Kelley Thieman Mankin DVM, MS, DACVS-SA works at Texas A&M University. She attended the University of Missouri for veterinary school, University of Tennessee for a rotating internship and University of Florida for residency. She has research interests in surgical site infections, transfusion medicine, and soft tissue surgery.

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