AD139 – Advance 25 – Surgery of the Urogenital and Reproductive Systems

£997.00 (+VAT)

This course commences on Monday 15th January 2024, with the last session taking place on Wednesday 21st February 2024. The forum will remain open for two weeks after the last session.

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Advance25TM Courses help you to develop your knowledge and clinical skills in a defined area of small animal practice. These fully flexible online courses include tutor support and interaction via an interactive discussion forum you can ask questions and join the discussion at any time, wherever you are in the world. There are no ‘real time’ sessions that you need to be available for, so this course is suitable for you whatever your time zone. All of your course materials are all recorded, and you have full access for a 12 month period. The course runs for a six week period, and you’ll get tutor support for a further 2 weeks in case you need to catch up. After that, you’ll still have full access although the tutor support will end. Complete your learning and get your CPD Certificate for 25 Hours of CPD.

There are course notes for you to download, and self-assessment quizzes to test your learning. Your tutor is on hand to help you throughout your course, and discussion forums allow on-going case questions and answers.

Complete your study, pass your self-assessment quizzes and get your personalised CPD Certificate for 25 Hours of CPD.

Apply theory to the patients you’re likely to see in your practice with these new courses. Use your new knowledge and skills straight away in your practice.

Revisit your course materials at any time during your 12 months’ access to refresh your knowledge whenever you have a relevant patient.

Surgical management of the urogenital and reproductive systems can be unforgiving. Ligating, transecting, or removing the wrong thing can result in profound morbidity or mortality. It requires an intricate awareness of anatomy and physiology. Some surgeries such as neoureterocystostomy, subcutaneous ureteral bypass system placement, or urethral anastomosis can be extremely complex. Even the bitch spay – often seen as the bread and butter of elective abdominal surgery – is a challenging procedure where complications can be severe.
This interactive series will cover a wide range of vital background information and its clinical application, building up to real-life examples of this application in practice. This course will help you manage urogenital and reproductive surgical cases ranging from elective neutering to some of the most complex abdominal surgeries.

Week 1: Anatomy and Physiology of the Urogenital System

The anatomy of the urogenital system is complex and an in-depth understanding of it is vital to enable us to perform surgery safely. This, combined with a robust understanding of urogenital physiology, will help optimise outcomes for our patients.

Week 2: Investigation and Imaging of the Urogenital System

There is a wide range of imaging systems at our disposal to image the urogenital and reproductive systems, but some are more useful than others, depending on what we are trying to investigate. This week will help us appreciate when to use certain systems and why.

Week 3: Female Urogenital and Reproductive System

Ovariohysterectomy is one of the most common elective surgeries in small animal practice, and ovariohysterectomy to manage pyometra is one of the most common emergency surgeries in small animal practice. There are many more surgical conditions and procedures at our disposal with the female urogenital and reproductive systems.

Week 4: Male Urogenital and Reproductive System

Male urogenital and reproductive anatomy may be generally more external than female anatomy, but that does not necessarily make the management of its pathology simpler. This week will cover the interesting surgeries at our disposal to manage these pathologies.

Week 5: Kidneys and Ureters

 Nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy or nephrotomy? Ureterotomy, ureteral resection-anastomosis, ureteral stent, or SUB? Decision-making for these procedures can be extremely complex. This week will help guide these challenging decisions, how to perform them safely.

Week 6: Bladder and Urethra

 Cystotomy is commonly performed, but what about artificial urethral sphincter placement or even bladder retroversion? And what about neoureterocystostomy versus cystoscopic laser or scissors to manage ureteral ectopia?


Barney Dean BVSc PGDip(VCP) CertAVP DipECVS MRCVS EBVS® European and RCVS-Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
EBVS® European and RCVS-Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

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