By: Dr Janet Kovak McClaran DVM, DACVS, DECVS, MRCVS and Dr Ian David Jones BVetMed, MVetMed, CertVDI, DipECVDI, MRCVS

Minimally Invasive Approaches to GI Disease

The benefits of laparoscopic surgery have been well documented in human and veterinary patients to include less pain, faster recovery and fewer complications than with open surgery. We review diagnostic and therapeutic applications of minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery. What patients will benefit from this approach? What are the common procedures and indications for a minimally invasive approach? Will laparoscopy become the “gold standard” for many conditions? Tips and tricks from an ACVS founding fellow in minimally invasive small animal surgery will be provided.

GI Imaging – What You Could be Missing

Management of the “acute abdomen” can be challenging. Imaging plays a vital role in achieving a rapid diagnosis. We review the radiographic and ultrasonographic approach to the “acute abdomen” and consider the role of Computed Tomography in managing these patients.

The evening is to take place at the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE on November 7, 2018.

The event is free to all veterinary professionals, and CPD Certificates will be available. The evening commences at 7.15pm with an informal supper and refreshments, followed by the discussion at 7.30pm. The evening is expected to finish by 10:00pm.

To register, please fill out the form at this link. The LVS CPD evenings are proving to be very popular so early booking is advised.