Jon discusses the use of keyhole surgery within veterinary patients in this webinar. Jon explains that this technique leads to a smaller increase in inflammatory mediators compared to open surgery allowing for a faster recovery and a much quicker return to normal activity for patients. A significant part of this webinar centres around Jon's videos demonstrating many of the techniques utilised for performing laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic bitch spays, gastropexies and biopsies of the liver, pancreatic and a variety of tumours. Less common procedures such as cholecystotomy and adrenalectomy are also discussed.
Gastric dilatation-volvulus is a quintessential veterinary emergency. Affected dogs can succumb to this condition within hours. Efficient and aggressive pre-operative stabilization is mandatory, and involves resuscitative fluid therapy and improvement of forward blood flow achieved through gastric decompression. Post-operative patients have many potential complications for which the astute clinician must be prepared to maximize the likelihood of the patient returning to home happy and healthy.
Canine anaemia is a common presentation in small animal practice and it is one of the most interesting challenges in achieving not only an accurate diagnosis but also a quick diagnosis. The first part of this talk will focus on the approach to the diagnosis in a cost –efficient and speedy manner. The second part of the talk will focus on the initial management and stabilisation. To illustrate this process an example case will be followed from first presentation to final outcome and additional cases will be shown as examples throughout. Participants will have the opportunity to anonymously select diagnostic tests and stabilisation therapies.
Jon qualified from Cambridge in 2004 and then spent 5 years in small animal general practice. He spent a year at the RVC completing a small animal rotating internship, and then several months working for Vets Now. He returned to Cambridge for a surgery residency, and became an ECVS diploma holder in small animal surgery in 2015. He has since worked as an affiliated lecturer in soft tissue at Cambridge and will soon start as Senior Lecturer in soft tissue surgery at the University of Edinburgh.
Christopher G. Byers earned his DVM degree from Cornell University. He is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Byers is the Medical Director at VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center. He is also a Certified Veterinary Journalist and the founder and editor of the popular blog, CriticalCareDVM.com. He has written several textbook chapters and has published scientific papers in various peer-reviewed journals. He has co-authored the textbook, Handbook of Veterinary Emergency Protocols: Dog and Cat. Dr. Byers enjoys clinical research, and his current areas of interest are abdominal compartment syndrome, hematology, and clinical immunology.
Ian Ramsey is currently the Professor of Small Animal Medicine at Glasgow University Veterinary School and editor of the BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. He graduated from Liverpool in 1990, completed his PhD at Glasgow on feline leukaemia virus in 1993 and his residency at Cambridge in 1997. He is an RCVS and European diplomate in small animal medicine. He has written and co-authored numerous scientific papers, review articles and book chapters in various aspects of small animal medicine. He was awarded the BSAVA Woodrow Award for contributions to small animal medicine in 2015.