“Summertime and the living is easy…..” Sadly not so for the old dog with acquired laryngeal paralysis that often significantly worsens at this time of year. In this webinar, Ronan Doyle, Head of the Soft Tissue Surgical Service at Davies Veterinary Specialists, will look at this life-threatening condition that affects many of our older patients. He will discuss the initial approach to the patient that presents in upper respiratory distress and then update on new insights into the diagnosis, pathogenesis and management of acquired laryngeal paralysis. He will also discuss the immediate impact of surgery, as well as the possible postop complications that can develop.
Ronan Doyle graduated from University College Dublin in 1999 and then stayed on to complete an internship in small animal surgery. He then worked in general small animal practice in Berkshire before returning to Dublin to complete an ECVS residency program in small animal surgery. Following a post as lecturer in small animal surgery, he moved from Dublin to Davies Veterinary Specialists (DVS), Hertfordshire. Ronan became Head of the Soft Tissue Surgery service at DVS in 2010. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery. He is interested in all aspects of soft tissue surgery, especially surgical oncology and interventional radiology techniques. He is also particularly interested in CPD provision and has lectured extensively on small animal surgery throughout the UK and Ireland.