CE Events and Workshops


VCS Seminar: Dr. Ingrid Balsa

“Canine  Prophylactic  Gastropexy:  Evaluation  of  Novel Interventional Radiology Techniques and Impact on Gastrointestinal Motility ”

Presenter: Dr. Ingrid Balsa, VCS Faculty Candidate, Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

The use of gastropexy to prevent gastric-dilatation and volvulus syndrome was first described in the veterinary literature in 1979. Since that time many surgical techniques for performing a prophylactic gastropexy have been described, and minimally invasive options have gained acceptance. Interventional radiology (IR) is a rapidly growing field in veterinary medicine utilizing fluoroscopy to perform techniques in a minimally invasive manner and allowing for the diagnosis and treatment of many disease processes. This discussion will focus on an overview of IR, and the biomechanical and clinical application of two novel IR prophylactic gastropexy techniques. Additionally this discussion will provide an overview of the effects of prophylactic gastropexy on gastrointestinal transit in dogs.

One (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit is offered for this seminar.

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Small Animal Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium

Purdue Veterinary Medicine Small Animal Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium

March 6, 2016  |  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

Lynn Hall, Room 1136  |  West Lafayette, IN

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Register for the 2016 Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium

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2nd Annual CAWS Symposium

Register for the 2nd Annual Center for Animal Welfare Science Symposium on May 18th, 2016!

View the Preliminary Program (PDF)

Learn more about the Center for Animal Welfare Science at their site, http://vet.purdue.edu/CAWS

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