Gastrointestinal Surgery Seminar | Centre for Veterinary Education

Gastrointestinal Surgery Seminar

Spend the day exploring common and uncommon surgical conditions and reviewing current techniques of the gastrointestinal tract of the dog and cat.

Together Laurencie, Alastair and Chris will explain their techniques for attaining maximum results when dealing with small intestinal foreign bodies and enterectomy techniques – very important to the practising vet as this involves invasive surgical procedures.

Likewise, vets will benefit from learning their techniques and approaches when conducting surgery of the colon, a very difficult site due to its high bacterial content and segmental blood supply as well as other challenging GIT sites.

Make no mistake – this will be a great day of education delivered by some of Australia’s eminent veterinary surgeons. Not only will you learn an enormous amount from veterinary surgeons dedicated to improving the veterinary profession, you’ll have a lot of fun doing it!

Due to some unexpected health problems, Philip Moses will no longer be presenting at the Gastrointestinal Surgery Seminar. Instead, we are fortunate to have found 3 new speakers to deliver the seminar. 


Wednesday 17 May 2017
9.00 - 5.00
Early Bird
5 April 2017
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
Camperdown NSW


Dr Med Vet MVSc Dipl. ECVS

Laurencie graduated from the University of Nantes, France in 2006. She then completed a rotational internship at the University of Maison-Alfort in Paris, followed by a surgical internship at the University of Lyon. In 2008, she moved to Belgium where she completed a residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Liège. In 2010, she obtained a Master Degree in Veterinary Sciences. In February 2013, she was admitted as a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

In January 2014, she moved to Sydney and started working at the UVTHS where she enjoys being involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate surgical training. Her clinical interests include endoscopic surgery and interventional radiology, cardio-thoracic and urogenital surgery. Her research projects focus on the role and management of the anterior mitral leaflet at prosthetic mitral valve insertion in an ovine model.


Alastair graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine, preceded by an intercalated degree in Biological Anthropology. He spent 5 years working in London, initially for a private small animal practice then a large charity hospital, before relocating to Sydney. In 2007 he attained both the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and Membership of the Surgical Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination, following which he completed an internship and subsequent surgical residency at the Veterinary Specialist Centre, Sydney. Alastair gained Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2012. After a number of years teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Sydney, Alastair has returned to private referral practice in Sydney. Alastair has particular clinical and research interests in oncological surgery, joint surgery and trauma management.


Chris Tan graduated from The University of Sydney in 2000 and worked in general practice in Australia and the UK before commencing a surgical residency at the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Chris is completing a PhD in joint kinematics at the Surgical and Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, UNSW, whilst continuing to practice and teach at all levels of both undergraduate and post graduate surgical training. In 2015 he was appointed Senior Lecturer in small animal surgery at the University of Sydney.

Course Fees

*Member includes: Practice, Professional and Academic members

You may be eligible for a 10% discount off your registration. Please read the full Terms to see if you are eligible. Discounts can’t be processed online so please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 or to register.

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