Emergency Surgery

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About the course

Performing an unfamiliar technique in an emergency situation is stressful for all concerned! This course aims to give hands on experience in performing the surgical techniques necessary to deal with common emergency presentations and as such is suitable for all vets in practice. We will outline why, when, and how to employ the techniques; putting them into context within the stabilization and treatment of these often challenging, but rewarding cases.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Tracheostomy
  • Thoracocentesis and chest drain placement
  • GDV surgery & gastropexy techniques
  • Haemoabdomen; splenectomy, and what if it’s not the spleen?
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Urethrotomy, urethrostomy, & cystotomy

Lecturer: Paul Aldridge BVSc Cert SAS MRCVS

RCVS Advanced Practitioner Small Animal Surgery

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