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VES-members-in-training webinar - basic course

September 8th and 10th, 7 pm -- Members-in-training Course: Laparoscopy Basics


Ameet Singh, DVM, DVSc, DACVS, ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Chris Thomson, DVM, DACVS-SA, Fellow candidate, Surgical Oncology

This two-day, online webinar course has been designed and curated to introduce the basics of minimally-invasive surgery exclusively for veterinary residents, interns, and veterinary students. The course will cover everything you would need to know to get a jump start at laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. Topics include an introduction to equipment, set-up, approaches and access, and basic procedures. The course is free, available only for current VES members, and is limited to house officers (fellows, residents, interns) and veterinary students. Registration is limited to the first 250 participants. See the attached flyer for more information and please pass on to any residents/interns/students that you think may be interested!

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Sitting on the foothills of Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains, the Translational Medicine Institute (TMI) creates a stunningly beautiful setting for learning, expanding your skills and mindset while working with world class experts in Veterinary care. Courses range from canine and equine arthroscopy to advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Veterinary Assessment Laparoscopic Skills (VALS) is a laparoscopic skills training and assessment program available for veterinary surgeons.

Benefits of VALS

  • Gain advanced laparoscopic skills in a low-stress environment.

  • The fastest way to gain laparoscopic manual skills including suturing.

  • Advertise your skills by VALS certification.

Small Animal Thoracoscopy & Advanced Laparoscopy

The laboratory is designed for participants with experience in minimally invasive surgery. Size is limited to three people per animal. Technicians can attend lectures and observe in the laboratory.

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