Our Workshops

In this course, Dr Sylvestre (Diplomate ACVS/ECVS) describes how to manage the blocked cat’s bladder which includes cystocentesis, catheterization techniques, catheterization mishaps and when to consider the Perineal Urethrostomy (PU) surgery.
The information in this course will ensure efficient and successful dislodgement of urethral calculi in the male dog. A step by step description of the urethrotomy procedure is also included for the few cases in which the stone cannot be dislodged.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a very common problem in small animal patients. It can be managed using by “applying a band-aid” or it can be managed so that the pet can enjoy a better quality of life for a longer period of time. As with all our workshops; the information offered is evidence-based and blended with years of personal experience.
This course uses narrated slides and videos to show the participant how to successfully and thoroughly remove benign subdermal and dermal masses in dogs and cats. Basic and more advanced closure techniques are described.
In this workshop we will discuss how to diagnose the various non-traumatic lamenesses; what their treatment options are and the pet’s likely prognosis based on the treatment plan.
Hind limb amputations are performed for a variety of reasons. In this workshop the indications and their appropriate level of amputation are explored. The mid-femoral and disarticulation amputations are discussed in detail and have accompanying narrated videos of the procedures.