Cystotomies in Dogs and Cats.

Course information:

This course uses narrated slides and videos to show the participant to how successfully and thoroughly perform a cystotomy in dogs and cats for the purpose of removing uroliths.  Urolith recurrence is a common problem in small animals and it is thought that many recur because uroliths (albeit small) are left behind at the time of the surgery.

Course Objectives:

  • Appropriate approaches for cystotomies in the male dog, female dog and cats
  • How to ensure that no uroliths are left behind.
  • How to properly take a biopsy of the bladder.
  • Closure techniques for bladder incision are discussed and demonstrated as well as suture material choices.
  • Clearing the urethra of uroliths at the time of the cystotomy.
  • Post-operative information for the cystotomy patient.

Course Format:

  • This is a pre-recorded course.
  • A narrated slide presentation is used to make the necessary points.
  • There are videos embedded within the slide presentation to help demonstrate certain techniques
  • Tips and tricks to reduce the rate of recurrence of uroliths are offered
  • A narrated video of a cystotomy surgery on a female dog is also included in this online seminar
  • Once you register for this course you will receive a passcode via email. This passcode will give you access to all the course materials.  There is no expiry date.

Course Materials:

  • A narrated slide presentation in video format, which is approximately 60 minutes in duration.
  • A narrated video of a cystotomy being performed on a female dog (approach and closure are excluded) which is approximately 15 minutes in duration
  • A quiz which the participant must submit and pass with a minimum score of 70% in order to be awarded the RACE credits.

CE Credits:

  • RACE Credits: 1.0

Course Presenter:   Dr. Anne Sylvestre BSc, DVM, DVSc CCRP, Diplomate ACVS/ECVS


  • Registration Fee: $113.00 ($100.00 + HST)

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