Practical Surgical Refresher (3 day course)

Davina Anderson
Davina Anderson
Academies Vet Academy

£1,895.00 + VAT (Non-Member price)

£947.50 +VAT (Member price)

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This 3-day course from Davina Anderson is a practical, hands-on approach to triggering your muscle memory and getting back into surgery.  We cover a wide range of topics from surgical preparation, suturing, management of traumatic and surgical wounds and urinary tract surgery.

An invaluable 3 day course by a Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Wednesday 11th December 2024
The Clinical Skills Lab - 204a Manor Place, London, SE17 3BN
10:00 am - 5:30 pm Wednesday - Friday
21 Hours CPD
Places available

£1,895.00 + VAT (Non-Member price)

£947.50 +VAT (Member price)

Find out more about our Membership plans
  • Description

    An opportunity to learn, refresh and ask questions and then practice techniques, starting with the basics of preparing for surgery, placing ligatures, and practicing suturing; to get back up to speed on procedures that are commonly encountered in general practice.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Preparing for surgery, gowning, gloving, skin preparation and equipment
    • Suturing, ligatures and suture materials
    • Management of traumatic and surgical wounds, including the use of surgical drains
    • Neutering in dogs and cats, when and why to neuter as well as surgery and the caesarean section
    • Exploratory celiotomy - enterotomy, enterectomy, splenectomy and gastric surgery, taking biopsies and understanding what is normal
    • Placement of feeding tubes in dogs and cats
    • Urinary tract surgery – cystotomy and cystotomy tubes
    • Aural hematomas and decision making on otitis externa
    • Oncologic surgery - planning and removal of simple masses from first presentation through diagnosis to surgery


    On purchase of the course, you will also be given access to our extensive online Vet Refresh Academy learning series, allowing you to continue your learning journey with a fully flexible programme. For more information on the online learning series visit here

  • Reviews

    Academies Vet Academy Attendee

    Alex Richardson

    Great course, lots of useful tips and information. Dr Anderson is an amazing source of knowledge and an incredible surgeon. It's been great to learn from her.
    Academies Vet Academy Attendee

    Rappaella Nisi

    I enjoyed the course. The tutor is brilliant.
    Academies Vet Academy Attendee

    Anya Williams-Doherty

    Very useful course - covered good range of topics + good hands on experience.
    Academies Vet Academy Attendee

    Sophie Stockwell

    Great course - covered a large number of topics in detail and great practical element.
    Academies Vet Academy Attendee

    Sarah Smith

    Very good course, lots of practical experience.
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