Managing Urethral Obstruction in Dogs

Course information:

This course uses narrated slides to show the participant to how successfully manage a dog with a urethral urolith.  The course was created because it was noted that general practitioners would refer patients to me for a urethrotomy after unsuccessful attempts at retroplusion.  Fortunately for most of these dogs, we were able to retropulse the urolith(s) and remove the stone(s) via a cystotomy.  So why was I successful where they were not?  What were we doing differently?  After observing/listening to the various ‘unsuccessful techniques’; I was able to put together points that would help ensure a higher rate of success.  The urethrotomy, urethrostomy and various types of urethral catheters are also discussed in this workshop.

Course Objectives:

  • How to successfully retropulse a urethral urolith in a male dog.
  • What types cases are more likely to be difficult/fail (stated otherwise: all other cases should be successfully retropulsed!).
  • Understanding how to manage uroliths in the female dog.
  • Understanding how to perform a urethrotomy with minimal complications.
  • Knowing when and how to perform a urethrostomy.
  • Information on the various common different types of urethral catheters that are available.

Course Format:

  • This is a pre-recorded course.
  • A narrated slide presentation is used to make the necessary points.
  • Tips and tricks for improving the success rate of a urolith retropulsion in a male dog are detailed.
  • Narrated slides are used to demonstrate how to do a urethrotomy and a urethrostomy.
  • 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 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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