Skin flaps: How to do them and how not to do them!

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About the course

Skin flaps are often avoided in practice due to perceived complications. This course aims to introduce vets to skin flaps, varying from the simple to the more complex and dispel the myth that they are hard to do! This is a lecture-based course, based on actual cases with step by step illustrations on how to construct efective skin flaps in dogs and cats. Decision making on when skin flaps are appropriate and what flaps are indicated will form an important part of this course. 

Learning Objectives  To learn about the different varieties of skin flaps in dogs and cats To understand the indications of skin flaps To enable decision making on the most appropriate flaps in clinical practice To be able to perform flaps appropriately and be aware of factors that result in flap failure

Speaker CV  Jackie Demetriou qualified from the RVC in 1996 and spent one year in mixed practice before joining Edinburgh University as an intern and resident in small animal surgery. She gained her RCVS SAS certificate in 2000 and her ECVS diploma in 2002. She has served on the ECVS examination board for 6 years. She enjoys all aspects of surgery and has contributed to text books and published numerous clinical research articles.

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