Laurent will discuss Gastrointestinal in the webinar. Gastrointestinal (GI) surgery is very commonly performed in veterinary patients. It comprises a variety of procedures ranging from easy and straightforward to technically challenging and associated with heavy perioperative care. In all cases, however, if not performed correctly, these procedures can be of devastating consequences for the patient, as septic peritonitis invariably results from GI wound dehiscence.
Laurent graduated from Paris’ vet school, the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort, in France in 1995. He then became teaching assistant in the anatomy department for a year and later qualified for a 2-year exclusively surgical internship in the same school. Following this internship, he completed a Master of Science in Biology and Physiology of Circulation and Respiration, as well as a university diploma in Experimental surgery and microsurgery.
After having worked for 3 years in a private practice outside Paris, he was a consultant surgeon for 4 years in the largest referral practice in France, the Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Frégis, where he completed a 3-year ECVS residency. He became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2008 and a RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery recently.
He joined VRCC Veterinary Referrals in 2006, where he is one of the full-time soft-tissue surgeons and directors. His main fields of interest include oncologic, reconstructive and general soft tissue surgeries, as well as neurosurgery.