2019 Call for Abstracts

We are now accepting abstracts for the 16th annual Scientific Meeting!

Abstract and Video Submission


  • Deadline: February 2nd, 2019.
  • Abstracts should be submitted by email to jbcase1@me.com with “Abstract for VES 2019” in the subject line.
  • Please use the abstract formatting requirements.
  • Make sure you receive a reply to confirm your abstract has been received and can be opened.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed by a selection committee. A decision will be made by February 16th, 2019 and an email will be sent to each presenting author to inform them of the status of their abstract and if it has been selected for a Podium Presentation.


  • Abstracts will be selected for either: Podium (Traditional Scientific or Case report ) or Video (Short Communication Presentation)
        • Traditional Podium: Standard Scientific Data Presentaion as seen in previous VES meetings
        • Case Report Podium: [6-minute maximum]: These presentations can be short case summaries about an interesting case or procedure, complications or creative use of an instrument or gizmo to perform a procedure. If you have a cool case or a lesion that you think is particularly interesting and would like to share it with the group, please consider a short video format. These presentations are great for generating discussion! So, keep your eyes out for cool and interesting cases in your practice and save those images (endoscopy, laparoscopy, IR, or CT) for Tahoe.
        • Video (Short Communication): A decision on which abstracts will be presented in traditional podium style and which will be assigned to the Short communication session will be made following abstract evaluation. It is most likely that for the 2019 meeting those abstracts accepted for Short Communication presentation will be shown in a digital format. The videos will be approximately 3 minutes and will be played during the VES Welcome Cocktail Reception. These videos will have no sound and will be played on a loop during the reception.


  • Resident Award
      • 1st Prize Award of $1000.00
      • 2nd Prize Award of $500.00

Abstract Example

Single port laparoscopic treatment of ovarian remnant syndrome in 9 dogs

Singh A1, Percival A1, Gatineau M2, Balsa I3, Runge JJ4, Oblak M1

1University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

2Centre DMV, Montreal, QC, Canada

3University of California-Davis, Davis, CA

4University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Objective: To describe operative technique and report outcome following single-port (SP) laparoscopic treatment of ovarian remnant syndrome (ORS) in dogs.

Study Design: Case series.

Animals: Nine, client-owned, female dogs.

Methods: Medical records of dogs that underwent SP laparoscopic treatment of ORS were retrospectively reviewed. Inclusion criteria included dogs that had underwent a previous attempt at surgical sterilization. In all cases a commercially available, multi-channeled, SP device was inserted in a subumbilical location. The dog was rotated 45° into lateral recumbency to allow for exploration of the ovarian pedicle region. Suspected ovarian remnant tissue was resected using a vessel sealing device and withdrawn from the SP incision. Histopathological evaluation of resected tissue was performed.

Results: Nine dogs were included. Six dogs had ovarian remnants located in the right side, whereas three had bilaterally located ovarian tissue including one dog that had an entire reproductive tract. In one dog, an additional 6mm portal was established cranial to the SP to aid in dissection of a massively distended uterine horn associated with the ovarian remnant. Intraoperative complications did not occur and conversion was not required in any dog. Median surgical time was XX min (range xx-xx min). Histopathological evaluation revealed ovarian tissue in eight dogs. In one dog, a sex cord stromal tumor was found. Follow-up revealed that signs related to estrus had ceased in all dogs (need follow up on 1 more dog).

Conclusions: SP laparoscopic treatment for ORS was feasible and successful in this cohort of dogs

Abstract Format


Abstracts should be typed in Times New Roman, 12 point font and single spaced, with one inch margins. In order to avoid endangerment of future publication abstracts are limited to 250 words (required for publication in the VES proceedings and Veterinary Surgery).

Title: Times New Roman, Bold, Capitalized, 12 font

Authors: Author names should follow-on immediately from title and should be listed in order of contribution using Last name followed by initials only. Underline the name of the presenting author. Superscripted numbers should be used after each author’s initials to identify their affiliation if the project originates from multiple departments or institutions.

Affiliations/Addresses: Should follow-on immediately after author names. Name of department and institution followed by city and state or country if outside of the USA should be noted.

Text of Abstract: The following outline is preferred: Objective, Study Design, Animals, Methods, Results and Conclusions. If these headings do not apply, flowing text is acceptable. Do not bold, underline or italicize within the text of the abstract. Do not insert blank lines between lines or headings in the abstract.

Short Communication Abstracts: Due to the recent increase in volume of scientific abstracts submitted, the VES is now including a Short Communication session at the upcoming meeting. The main goal of the this session is to give as many members as possible the chance to present their work and experience while at the same time preserving time for scientific discussion during abstract presentations. A decision on which abstracts will be presented in traditional podium style and which will be assigned to the Short communication session will be made following abstract evaluation. It is most likely that for the 2019 meeting those abstracts accepted for Short Communication presentation will be shown in a digital format during the meeting.

Case report submissions [6-minute maximum] will also be considered for presentation at the upcoming VES meeting:

These presentations can be short case summaries about an interesting case or procedure, complications or creative use of an instrument or gizmo to perform a procedure. If you have a cool case or a lesion that you think is particularly interesting and would like to share it with the group, please consider a short video format. These presentations are great for generating discussion! So, keep your eyes out for cool and interesting cases in your practice and save those images (endoscopy, laparoscopy, IR, or CT) for Tahoe.