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Common Soft Tissue Surgery Techniques:  Tips and What We Can Do To Help, October 5-6, 2013

Continuing Education

Tips to improve your confidence and results when performing common surgical procedures.

Registration — This course is now FULL.

Registration for this course is now closed. Thank you for your interest!

Course fee: $425
Course fee includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, instructional materials, and wet lab.

This course will provide 15.25 CE hours of credit. Full attendance is required to receive total CE credits.

Please bring scrubs for the lab portion on both days of this course.

Course Cancellation Policy

Full refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m. ET, September 5, 2013 (please note: this date was updated on May 7, 2013, per our new cancellation policy). No refunds will be issued thereafter. If a course is cancelled for any reason, the College of Veterinary Medicine will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.


All sessions are held at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Please use the ramp entrance to the main Vet Med building. Follow the directions here or contact Melissa Kilpatrick (see contact information below).


Karen Cornell, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor, Small Animal Surgery

MaryAnn Radlinsky, DVM, MS, DACVS
Associate Professor, Small Animal Surgery

Chad Schmiedt, DVM, DACVS
Associate Professor, Small Animal Surgery

Tentative Agenda

Note: Please bring scrubs for the lab portions of this course.

Saturday: Gastrointestinal
7:30-8 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast Student Lobby
8-8:10 Welcome Cornell
8:10-8:45 Gastropexy Cornell
8:45-9:30 Enterotomy and Resection and Anastomosis Cornell
9:30-10:00 Esophagostomy tube Cornell
10-10:15 Break  
10:15-11 Treatment options for urinary incontinence Schmiedt
11-11:30 Episioplasty Schmiedt
11:30-12 p.m. Cystotomy Schmiedt
12-1 Lunch lecture – Principles of Oncologic Surgery Cornell
1-5 p.m. Laboratory:
  • Gastropexy
  • Enterotomy
  • Esophagostomy tube
  • Vulvoplasty
  • Cystotomy
7:45-8 a.m. Continental breakfast  
8:00–8:45 Brachycephalic syndrome Radlinsky
8:45–9:30 Laryngeal Paralysis Radlinsky
9:30-10:15 Tracheal collapse Radlinsky
10:15-10:30 Break  
10:30-11:00 Tracheostomy Radlinsky
11:00-11:30 Stenting the urethra and ureters Schmiedt
11:30-12:15 p.m. Ovariectomy vs. Ovariohysterectomy Schmiedt
12:15-1 Lunch  
1-4 p.m. Laboratory:
•Temporary tracheostomy
•Transtracheal wash
•Skin mass excision
•Topics from Saturday

Additional Information

Please review our calendar page for travel and parking information, as well as details about our conference policies.


For further information about this and other continuing education opportunities, contact Melissa Kilpatrick, Continuing Education: 706.542.1451 or

This page was last updated on December 5, 2013.