ABOUT THIS COURSE
This comprehensive two-day course offers an in-depth opportunity to learn more about Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery in the Veterinary Practice, focusing on Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Laparoscopic Ovariectomy (LOVE) Spay. The course aims to equip participants with the necessary skills to integrate these minimally invasive Laparoscopic techniques into their veterinary hospital. Topics include laparoscopic instrumentation, benefits of Minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic technique, efficiency of movement/triangulation, discussion of Lap Assisted Procedures (including gastropexy), overview of the Laparoscopic Spay and discussion regarding tips for successful integration to your hospital setting.
On day one, each group will practice laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures on cadavers/models. On the second day, participants will work in pairs to perform laparoscopic spays on an adoptee from a nearby rescue group. Under the guidance of skilled instructors, attendees will receive valuable pointers and support as they perform the LOVE spay. This presents a unique opportunity for participants to learn Laparoscopic Surgery, all while contributing to the welfare of a local rescue group. Armed with hands-on experience and personalized instruction, attendees will leave ready to integrate these minimally invasive techniques into their clinical practice.
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Chris Thomson, DVM, DACVS-SA, ACVS Fellow- Surgical Oncology
Brian Evans, DVM
Hotel Accommodations and Travel
Viticus Group’s official lodging partner is Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley. Special lodging discounts are available to participants attending courses at the Viticus Center.
Please make these arrangements once you have purchased your course by calling 702.434.4700 and be sure to mention that you are attending a course at the Viticus Center.
- Scrubs are available upon your arrival if needed.
- Closed-toe shoes are required during labs.
- A light sweater for indoor areas.
- Plenty of sunscreen.
- Electronic charging device to power up.
- Valid ID - We highly recommend you carry your ID at all times in Las Vegas.
Viticus Group transportation includes shuttle pick-up at the Courtyard 45 minutes prior to the start of your course start time and a short ride to the Viticus Center. At the close of each day, our shuttle will take you back to the Hotel.
Last Day Transportation: Shuttle provided both to the airport, and back to the Hotel. (Luggage storage available on campus)
If you are a Las Vegas local, or are driving yourself to the course, please arrive to the Oquendo Campus 30 minutes before the start time.
** Please refer to the agenda and email updates for transportation times.**
Public transportation in Las Vegas is limited.
If you are staying somewhere other than our preferred partner, you will need to arrange for your transportation to and from the Viticus Center. If you are renting a car, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and several other hotels on the strip may charge for parking. Other transportation options for getting around are taxi service, Uber and Lyft.