School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Introduction to Practical Endoscopy

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Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 October 2023

Duration 16 hours
  • Mark Dunning
  • Rob White
Location School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
Sutton Bonington Campus
Cost £1850
Online booking cost (from 1 April 2023-10% discount) £1665
Alumni cost (from 1st April 2023 - 20% discount) £1480
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This practical two–day hands-on course will focus on the techniques of both flexible and rigid endoscopy in the dog. The course will provide an overview of selecting and handling endoscopes and cover the techniques used in endoscopy of the upper and lower intestinal tract, the respiratory tract and lower urinary tract. The delegates will enjoy the opportunity to perform endoscopy in the School of Veterinary medicine and science’s wet lab and enjoy extensive hands-on opportunities over the two days. 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Upper intestinal endoscopy (including acquiring biopsies and foreign body removal)
  • Lower intestinal endoscopy (including ileal entry)
  • Lower respiratory tract endoscopy (including endoscopic BAL and foreign body removal)
  • Lower urogenital tract in the bitch 

Learning objectives

    • The basic principles of endoscopy and how to select the most appropriate endoscopic equipment for intestinal, respiratory and urinary tract endoscopy 
    • The manipulation and direction of both rigid and flexible endoscopes in vivo 
    • The technique for obtaining endoscopic biopsies and endoscopic foreign body removal 
    • Be proficient in the J-manoeuvre 
    • Be proficient in negotiating the pylorus 

Required delegate attributes

This course is designed for veterinary surgeons with all levels of experience. It will provide invaluable experience for those who are new to endoscopy and those veterinary surgeons wanting to gain further experience with using endoscopes and refining their technique. The course would also be of value to those veterinary surgeons undertaking further professional qualifications in small animal medicine. 

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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