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Feline Surgery Made Easy Workshop

Feline Surgery Made Easy Workshop

This course is designed to teach participants the technical aspects of a variety of feline soft tissue surgery procedures.

Some ‘theory’ will be included in the lectures, but emphasis will be placed on ‘how’ to perform each procedure. The instructor will utilize video clips of clinical cases that represent the procedures participants will perform in the lab. Surgical procedures will be performed immediately after viewing the video. Ideally, the videos will be viewed in the lab so no time is wasted between seeing the procedure and then performing it on the cadaver.

Topics have been chosen that represent surgical conditions frequently seen in cats and include: nasal planum and auricular resection (pinnectomy), total ear canal ablation – lateral bulla osteotomy, ventral bulla osteotomy, perineal urethrostomy - a new approach and chest drain placement.

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Past Participant:

This course was brilliant. The practical gave me the reassurance I needed to feel comfortable with more common advanced surgical procedures. The lecturers are passionate about their vocations and enthusiastic in sharing anything they can to help you walk away with more confidence.
Aaron Raney

Learning Outcomes 

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Be able to successfully perform a variety of feline soft tissue surgery techniques
  • Understand the recent developments and new techniques in feline soft tissue surgery
  • Develop a better appreciation for feline regional anatomy for each procedure performed
  • Understand the instructors’ philosophical and technical views on performing a variety of feline soft tissue surgery procedures

What is a Workshop?

Highly practical - develop the confidence to implement your new skills on your return to work

Practical workshops are an ideal way to build confidence and competence in your skills, as you put theory into practice.

Ideally balanced combination of theoretical and hands-on education, our workshops allow participants to obtain the most benefit possible through practical application of the skills being taught. Small group teaching with a high tutor to participant ratio will ensure that you benefit from individual attention from your highly regarded and experienced tutor/s. Nothing beats on-the-spot feedback as you learn a new procedure.

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.

Equipment requirements

Please bring scrubs or suitable protective clothing and footwear for the workshop.

Please also bring the equipment listed below so that you get the most benefit from the day and have the right equipment for the procedures in the future. Failure to bring these instruments will impede your ability to participate in the practical sessions.

Surgical kit containing:

  • Needle holders
  • Brown-Adsen thumb forceps
  • Debakey forceps
  • Curved mosquito hemostats
  • Straight mosquito hemostats
  • Straight or curved Rochester Carmalt hemostats
  • Mayo scissors (straight)
  • Mayo scissors (curved)
  • Metzenbaum scissors (straight)
  • Metzenbaum scissors (curved)
  • Stevens tenotomy scissor (straight)
  • Scalpel handle for #10, #11 and #15 blades
  • Allis tissue forceps
  • Towel clamps (4 or 5 inch)

Venue details

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Registrant Type Early Bird Full Price
Member* $1469 $1546
eMember / Non-Member  - $1718

*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate and Academic members.

Sunday, 15 November 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12 CPD Point/s
Early Bird
19 Sep 2020

Clinical Studies Centre
University of Queensland, Gatton Campus
Building 8179, Outer Ring Road
Lawes QLD

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Dr Howard Seim
Howard Seim
Dr Clara S.S. Goh
Clara Goh
Dr Howard Seim
Howard Seim
Howie Seim graduated from Washington State University, completed an internship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada, and a surgical residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York ...
Dr Clara S.S. Goh
Clara Goh
Clara grew up in Sydney Australia, and earned her veterinary degree at Sydney University before moving to the US. She completed her post-graduate specialty training (rotating inter...


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