Clinical Professor of Small Animal Surgery Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Pullman, Washington
This laboratory is designed for the general practitioner who wants to enhance his or her efficiency and efficacy in performing a number of common abdominal procedures in the small animal patient. Techniques covered include the following:
• A truly thorough abdominal exploration
• Safe and effective opening and closing of luminal structures
• Obtaining good biopsies of abdominal organs
• Incisional gastropexy, omentalization, feeding tube placement, and trans-diaphragmatic cardiac massage
Procedures are performed on canine cadavers. This laboratory is led by board-certified surgeons with a passion for teaching and a desire to share the tips and tricks not taught in veterinary school. With hands-on cadaver practice and individual feedback, participants are more confident in their ability to fully assess an abdomen and comfortably perform a variety of common abdominal procedures for their patients.