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Approaches to Gastrointestinal Surgery in Dogs & Cats

April 12 - May 14


Gastrointestinal (GI) surgery is one of the key areas for the small animal practitioner covering a range of procedures from routine neutering to emergency management of the abdominal catastrophe.

This fully online course from the University of Edinburgh reviews core techniques in elective and emergency GI procedures focusing on abdominal exploration and hollow organ surgery. It will include a range of core techniques and guidance on dealing with more troublesome areas.

The course is divided the following sections:

– Approaches to gastrointestinal surgery
– The stomach & core techniques
– The small intestine & core techniques
– Decision making in peritonitis surgery

The course team will highlight troublesome aspects of gastrointestinal surgery, as well as concentrating on sound surgical principles. Participants have the opportunity to highlight via the discussion board any techniques or topics that have not been covered that they would like to review in more detail. This is a credit-bearing course, and the assessment is designed to be flexible for those who are keen to develop their skills in GI surgery, as well as those who have previous experience in this area.

This five-week course is fully taught online through a mixture of recorded presentations, formative activities and asynchronous discussion. On completion, gain 10 postgraduate credits (100 hours of professional development) which can be used towards the online Masters in Advanced Veterinary Practice.


April 12
May 14
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R(D)SVS – University of Edinburgh
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