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– April 7-8, 2023 –

Ophthalmic Surgery for the GP

Browse Viticus Group Academy CE


  • Date: April 7-8, 2023
  • Venue: Viticus Group, Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Orthopedic
  • Enrollment Capacity: 24
  • CE Hours: 16
  • Cost $2,350
  • Instructors
    • David Maggs DVM, BVSc, DACVO
    • Brian Leonard DVM, PhD, DACVO
    • Seth Eaton VMD, DACVO

Ophthalmic Examination Techniques and Ophthalmic Surgery for the General Practitioner

Come to one or stay for both! This is a pair of practical labs with the first being a one-day session on how to perform a complete ophthalmic examination, and the second being a 2-day session on ophthalmic surgical techniques. The 2 labs run over 3 consecutive days but the material in each stands alone so that you can come to either one or attend both. And the information gained will be useful in all species. We will use dogs and cats as our patients for the examination lab and cadaver pig, dog, and cat eyes for the surgical lab. However, the examination and surgical skills you will acquire will be applicable across all domestic species.

Surgery Lab

Surgical correction of eyelid problems can be some of the most satisfying surgeries in general practice. However, attention to the smallest of details is essential if good results are to be attained. Using videos of actual surgeries and cadavers for practice, we will consider patient selection, surgical techniques, and postoperative management for eyelid tumors, cherry eye, and entropion, ectropion, enucleation, indolent ulcers. By the end of this 2-day lab, you will have gained confidence and learned surgical techniques that you can put into immediate use at work on Monday.

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Lead Instructor: David Maggs DVM, BVSc, DACVO



Brian Leonard, DVM, PhD, DACVO


seth eaton

Seth Eaton VMD, DACVO

Learning Objectives - Ophthalmic surgery for the gp

Hands-on training led by expert instructors equals enhanced proficiency and improved surgical skills. Build your confidence with accuracy and efficiency:

  • To appropriately select patients for the ophthalmic surgeries described
  • To rationalize optimal peri-operative medical management for the ophthalmic surgeries described
  • To understand the relevant anatomy for the ophthalmic surgeries described
  • To optimize surgical technique for the ophthalmic surgeries described

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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.  To make a reservation online with our discounted rate, please click here. 

Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley
2800 North Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89014
Toll-free: 702.434.4700

Courtyard Lodging + Travel Includes: 

  • Airport Pick up: Available on request, 7 days a week starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p
  • Guests will need to call the hotel upon arrival (702.434.4700) after they pick up their luggage. At that time, we will inform them of the area they will be picked up and we will send the shuttle driver.
  • Airport drop-off: All drop-offs are every two hours, starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p. Please sign up at the front desk at least 1 hour prior to departing.
  • Please sign up at the front desk at least 1 hour prior.

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. View Map.
  • 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.


  1. Scrubs are available upon your arrival if needed.
  2. Closed-toe shoes are required during labs.
  3. A light sweater for indoor areas.
  4. Plenty of sunscreen.
  5. Electronic charging device to power up.
  6. Valid ID - We highly recommend you carry your ID at all times in Las Vegas.


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