Focus & Flourish was founded and is taught by Anne Sylvestre, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Diplomate European College of Veterinary Surgeons and her associates. Focus & Flourish has been teaching quality, hands-on workshops since 1998 in a variety of locations.


puppyFocus & Flourish was formed to create workshops that emphasize doing. Many other workshops teach their participants a lot, but at the end of the day, they are still not able to go home and successfully perform the procedures in their own clinics.

Focus & Flourish workshops are designed to shift the emphasis of workshops from theory to practice. By teaching only the theory needed, and having the participants perform the procedures themselves (focusing), our workshops ensure participants go home feeling confident to perform the surgery in their own clinic (flourishing)


Focus & Flourish workshops focus on:

  • Mastery: Master a surgical procedure and its principles
  • Simplicity: Learn the technical intricacies and practical tips that simplify the procedure
  • Confidence: Gain the ability to confidently perform the procedure in your clinic
  • Success: Maximize your successful results
  • Cooperation: Effectively recruit the client’s participation in the post-operative care

To learn more about what sets our workshops apart, please see Why Focus & Flourish?