MS225 – GP Refresh- Surgery

£447.00 (+VAT)

Join RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery Alison Moores for three 2-hour sessions. Includes 12 months access to all of your course materials.

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  • Join Alison Moores BVSc(Hons) CertSAS DipECVS FRCVS for three 2-hour online sessions
  • Comprehensive notes to downloaded
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • A whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – learn without travelling



Session 1

Basic Abdominal Surgery

Abdominal surgery can be made easier by thinking about which part of the abdomen needs to be accessed before starting surgery and having appropriate surgical equipment available. A thorough exploratory laparotomy is important, especially in cases that have had limited diagnostic imaging. Common procedures performed in practice include removal of gastrointestinal foreign bodies and urinary stones.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to open the abdomen safely and easily
  • Performing a thorough exploratory laparotomy
  • How to improve access to all organs
  • How to recognize what is normal and abnormal
  • Using photos and videos, demonstrate how to perform
  • Gastrotomy for foreign body removal
  • Enterotomy for foreign body removal
  • Enterectomy for necrotic intestine or tumour
  • Cystotomy for removal of bladder and urethral stones
Session 2

Wounds and Abscesses

Dogs and cats are commonly wounded, with more serious wounds occurring after road traffic accidents and dog attacks. Fortunately most wounds will heal, but some require a lot of patience and owner dedication.

What you’ll learn:

  • Initial management of a critically ill wounded animal
  • Lavage and debridement techniques for acute wounds
  • How to decide if a wound can heal by second intention
  • How to decide when it is appropriate to surgically close a wound
  • What to do if a wound is too big to close by simple apposition
  • How to approach a dog with an abscess – is there a foreign body hiding inside?
Session 3
Skin Masses

Lumps and masses are a common presenting complaint. Most of them are benign but they cannot be differentiated from malignant masses by examination alone.

What you’ll learn:

  • When can fine needle aspirates be relied upon for a diagnosis
  • When should a mass be biopsied and what is the easiest way to do it
  • Suture patterns for subcutaneous tissue and skin closure; use of staples and glue
  • How to resect a benign mass
  • Decision making for malignant masses (mostly soft tissue sarcomas)
  • Staging and what to do if there is lung metastasis
  • Low grade vs high grade tumours
  • What size margin should I take?
  • Masses on the limbs
  • Large masses
  • Masses in difficult locations
  • Can I leave a mass in an old dog?
  • Feline injection site sarcomas


The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD

*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.

Course Feedback :

“I found being able to access the recording and notes whenever I wanted great!

“I found the mass removal session quite interesting with respect to consideration of decision making and margins.

“Alisons Moore is clearly an excellent surgeon, her presentations were very clear and she has so much useful information/experience to share.

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