School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Common Abdominal Procedures for the Advanced Practitioner

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  • Tuesday 27th June 2023
Duration 8 hours
  • Jackie Demetriou BVetMed CertSAS DipECVS FRCVS
Location School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
Sutton Bonington Campus
Cost £1,195
Online booking cost (from 1 April 2023-10% discount) £1,076
Alumni cost (from 1st April 2023 - 20% discount)
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This course is designed to teach you the technical aspects of common abdominal procedures encountered in general practice. There will be some background theory, but the majority of this will focus on how to perform surgery using one cadaver per two delegates. The course leads will be demonstrating each procedure using a live video feed and additional material will also be provided to guide delegates in a step-by-step way to enable them to confidently complete each surgical procedure.

Topics to be covered

  • Biopsy procedures of liver, pancreas, GIT, lymph nodes
  • Gastropexies, serosal patching, enteroplications
  • Diaphragmatic hernia repairs, easy and difficult
  • Cholecystectomy

Learning objectives

  • Understand regional anatomy relating to each procedure
  • To successfully and safely complete the procedures highlighted in the course
  • Known risks and complications and how to mitigate these

Required delegate attributes

This course is designed for the intermediate and more advanced veterinary surgeon who wishes to expand their range of surgical procedures.



Veterinary CPD Education Centre

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

0115 951 6647

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