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– Oct. 15-16, 2023 –

Upper GI Endoscopy for the Primary Care Veterinarian

Browse 2024 Hands-on CE


  • Date: Oct. 15-16, 2023
  • Venue: Viticus Group, Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Endoscopy
  • Enrollment Capacity: 24
  • CE Hours: 16
  • Cost:
    • Veterinarians: $2,900
    • Veterinary Technicians: $2,900
  • Instructor
    • Tristan Weinkle DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
    • Nicole Bennett, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM) DAVCIM (SAIM)
    • Corinne Goldman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
    • Brian Hardy, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)


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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.

Tristan Weinkle DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)





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Corinne Goldman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)


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Brian Hardy, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)

Learning Objectives - Upper gi endoscopy for the primary care veterinarian

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

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, they will be informed of the area they will be picked up and a shuttle driver will be sent by the hotel.

  • 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.

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.


  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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