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– Mar. 12-13, 2023 –

Upper GI Endoscopy for the Primary Care Veterinarian

Veterinarians - Enroll Now

Veterinary Technicians - Enroll Now


  • Date: Mar. 12-13, 2023
  • Venue: Viticus Center, Oquendo Campus | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Endoscopy
  • Enrollment Capacity: 24
  • CE Hours: 16
  • Cost

    •  Veterinarians: $2,900
    • Veterinary Support Staff: $2,900
  • Instructor
    • Tristian Weinkle, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
    • Nicole Bennett, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM) DAVCIM (SAIM)
    • Corrine Goldman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
    • Brian Hardy, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)


The primary goal of this course is to make practitioners comfortable offering diagnostic upper GI endoscopy to their clients. With four instructors from different clinical backgrounds, it is designed with hands on learning and interactive discussion in mind. This course combines 10-hours of lab with 6-hours of lecture and focuses on practical upper GI endoscopy skills and, to a lesser extent, chronic GI diseases in the cat and dog.




Corrine Goldman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)

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Brian Hardy, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)

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Tristian Weinkle, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)


Learning Objectives

  1. Equipment handling, set-up, use, and care
  2. Endoscopic examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract
  3. Biopsy collection techniques
  4. Esophagostomy feeding tube placement/care and nutrition
  5. Gastric and esophageal foreign body removal
  6. Common chronic upper GI diseases in the small animal patient including disease management

Course sponsored in part by 


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 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 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.
  • Shuttle service to Las Vegas Strip: Pickups and drop-offs are outside the Mandalay Bay Tour and Trolley stop.

Drop-off Times:
Please see your Course Agenda for details

Pick-up Times:
Please see your Course Agenda for details

  • Please sign up at the front desk at least 1 hour prior.
  • Ground transportation to/from hotel and Viticus Center.
  • Be ready at the Courtyard hotel lobby 30 minutes in advance of course start time and board the van for the short ride to the Viticus Center. View Map.
  • Return to the hotel at the end of the instructional day.


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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