Canine soft tissue surgery | Online course | Quadam Veterinary
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This course will be of interest to any veterinarian wishing to expand his or her comfort level with common soft tissues surgeries in dogs. The techniques covered range from relatively simple procedures such as cervical abscess drainage to more advanced procedures such as liver lobectomy and cholecystectomy. Diagnosis, perioperative care and prognosis will be discussed for all diseases covered in the course. All surgical techniques will be demonstrated using narrated video from actual cases, providing a level of guidance that cannot be provided by drawings, still photographs or descriptions in textbooks.

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The course Canine soft tissue surgery will provide an overview of several very common soft tissue surgical procedures in dogs. The course should be of interest to any veterinarian wishing to improve his or her comfort level with common soft tissue surgeries. For all diseases discussed, I will provide a brief overview of pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation, indications for surgery, aftercare and prognosis.
The course will include an overview the spay-neuter controversy –that is, the emerging information concerning health– and behavior-related risks and benefits of routine spaying and neutering in dogs and cats. This is a topic that should be of interest to all small animal veterinarians, and that should be considered in all discussions of spaying and neutering with dog and cat owners. It is a rapidly evolving area that will likely continue to gain importance to the animal-owning public.
The course has 3 unique aspects:
First, all surgical techniques will be demonstrated using narrated videos of actual clinical cases, providing a level of guidance that simply cannot be provided by drawings, still photographs or text-based descriptions.
Second, the course will be interactive: once logged on to the Quadam website, in addition to watching the course material, you will be able to send me questions or ask for advice on your own cases, and I will respond within a relatively short period of time.
Third, you can take the course at your preferred time and place. Each of the 6 lessons in the course will be available for 1 week, and you can watch the lesson any time during that week, 24/7. If you are traveling and have a cell phone, pad or laptop and wifi access, you can watch from any location. You will be able to watch full lessons in their entirety, or watch them a bit at a time – whatever best fits your schedule.

I’m looking forward to seeing you on the Quadam site!

Program Number: 33199. Provider Number: 706. C. E. Hours. Vet: 24.00 h.

Canine soft tissue surgery part 2 covers common soft tissue surgical procedures that were not covered in part 1. It is not necessary to take part 1 in order to take part 2 – the courses can be taken in any order. Each course contains a mixture of basic surgical procedures and somewhat more advanced procedures, and both courses are designed to benefit any practitioner who performs surgery.

Week 1: Gastrointestinal surgery part I. Gastric dilatation-volvulus. Other organ torsions. Salivary mucoceles
Week 2: Gastrointestinal surgery part II. Intra-abdominal biospy techniques. Esophageal feeding tube placement. Gall bladder mucoceles. Managment of septic abdomen
Week 3: Case studies
Week 4: General surgery part I. Splenectomy. Liver lobectomy
Week 5: General surgery part II. Forelimb and hindlimb amputation. Digit amputation. Tail amputation
Week 6: General surgery part III. Mass excision: mast cell tumors and soft tissue sarcomas. Diaphragmatic hernias
Week 7: General surgery part IV. Spay/neuter controversy. Parathyroidectomy. Cervical abscess drainage
Week 8: Case studies


QUADAM specializes in developing high-quality online courses for veterinarians and provides rigorous, independent content in an appealing, user-friendly form.
Our courses have no sponsorship arrangements with pharmaceutical laboratories, in order to avoid any possible commercial influences on course content, especially with regard to therapeutic aspects.

The learning method:

Is mainly characterized by:
1. Constant presence of the teacher during the entire duration of the course, available to answer any questions raised by the students.
2. The course is attended simultaneously by all students. Enhancing students’ sharing and participatory experience is a QUADAM hallmark.
3. All lessons are audiovisual and available at any time.


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10 Sep 2018
04 Nov 2018
8 weeks
3 h/w
330 USD


John Berg
DVM, DACVS, ACVS Founding Fellow, Surgical Oncology
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine