Focus on Surgical Skills

Get the latest updates in Focus on Procedure Skills with this 3-day event for new Veterinarians.

February 15, 2022
Day 1 – Approach to the hip joint
with Dr. Arthur House
Is the lameness due to the hip, lumbosacral or the stifle pathology? In this program, participants will be guided through hip manipulations that help differentiate the source of pain between the hip, lumbosacrum and stifle. Participants will then learn how to maximize diagnostic yield from radiographs and avoid common mistakes that lead to incorrect interpretation. This discussion will include the management options available for hip dysplasia and coxofemoral degenerative joint disease. Lasty this program will demonstrate how to perform a femoral head and neck excision arthroplasty.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.
February 16, 2022
Day 2 – Metacarpal, Metatarsal fracture repair
with Dr. Arthur House
In this program, participants will learn about the numerous options available for repair of metacarpal and metatarsal fracture repair and the application of each technique. Most importantly participants will learn about the potential pitfalls associated with each technique. This discussion will include a guide to interpretation of the bone healing and guidance as to when to allow a return to normal activity or removal of external co-aptation. This program will also discuss how specific combinations of fractures can represent complex concurrent injuries that require more aggressive management options.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.
February 17, 2022
Day 3 – Fracture fixation – How to avoid the dreaded revision surgery
with Dr. Alasdair Renwick

The best option for both the pet, owner and surgeon is to get a fracture to heal well on the first attempt. Most complications are due to poor decision making rather than poor technique. This webinar will highlight the management and more importantly the avoidance of the most common types of fracture complications. Using a case-based approach from over 15 years of specialist orthopaedic practice, various types of complications will be demonstrated as well as strategies for revision surgery. By the end of this webinar the delegate will have a good understanding of why some complications occur and therefore how best to avoid them.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.

Speakers

Arthur House

Small Animal Surgery – BSc BVMS PhD Cert SAS DECVS

With over 20 years of experience in small animal surgery, Arthur is passionate about ensuring every pet receives optimal care. Arthur is an internationally recognized specialist small animal surgeon in both Australia and Europe. Arthur actively participates in veterinary postgraduate training through provision of continuing education lectures, supervision of fellowship students and is an author in several textbooks. Arthur is involved in collaborative research with colleagues who work in university hospitals and has a broad range of publications. Arthur has an extensive range of specialist surgical experience and skills and strives to maximize patient outcomes by application of best practice and evidence based medicine and surgery.

Alasdair Renwick

BVMS DSAS (Orth)
Australian Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

Australian Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) Alasdair is an internationally recognised orthopaedic specialist and is currently the only specific orthopaedic specialist in registered Victoria. He worked for 11 years in general practice followed by spending the last 15 years in specialist orthopaedic practice. As well as his clinical duties he regularly lectures nationally and internationally and was an honorary lecturer for the University of Liverpool. Prior moving with his family to Australia in January 2018, he spent the previous 7 years in one of the busiest orthopaedic referral clinics in the UK. This clinic had a large case load of high performance working dogs and competition agility dogs, as well as plenty of pet dogs, with many of these dogs sustaining fractures. He has a wealth of experience in returning these dogs to function and has continued to enjoy treating fracture cases and teaching residents fracture surgery at East Mornington Referral Hospital.

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