Core Surgical Procedures for the GP and Emergency Vet

December 15 - 17, 2022




  • Date: December 15 - 17, 2022
  • Venue: Viticus Center, Oquendo Campus | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Surgery
  • Enrollment Capacity: 34
  • CE Hours: 24
  • Cost: $2,825


This course is designed for emergency veterinarians and general practitioners who wish to take their surgical and urgent care skills further. Interactive lectures including clinical case discussions introduce laboratory procedures and provide a context for perioperative management, especially for those emergent cases. Participants enjoy ample opportunity to practice procedures on both canine and feline cadavers with one-on-one guidance from ACVS and ACVECC-certified instructors. Topics to be explored include thoracic trauma, GDV with necrosis, obstructive biliary disease, liver trauma, and urinary obstruction. Participants are encouraged to submit clinical cases for discussion.

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Learning Objectives - Core Surgical Procedures for the GP and Emergency Vet

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

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the principles of gastrointestinal surgery and gastric and intestinal resection
  • Know how to properly stabilize and treat dogs with acute gastric dilatation volvulus
  • Know the indications, surgical techniques, and postoperative management of gall bladder diseases in dogs
  • Know various techniques for abdominal visceral biopsy
  • Understand indications, techniques, and potential complications of upper respiratory tract surgery
  • Develop confidence in the surgical management of ear disease and salivary gland disease
  • Optimize treatment of commonly observed diaphragmatic and perineal hernias
  • Develop the ability to perform perineal urethrostomy in cats and understand important surgical principles to optimize outcomes



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 Oquendo 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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* Instructors are subject to change

Meet the Instructors

Nancy Zimmerman


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Clara Moran


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