Gastrotomy in Dogs and Cats

Gastrotomy in Dogs and Cats

John Berg, DVM, DACVS provides instruction on performing gastrotomies for removal of gastric foreign bodies in dogs and cats. He reviews the most common dangerous gastric foreign bodies, suture techniques, and postoperative care, and he provides a narrated surgical video of the procedure. Course Handout Course Details

Enterotomy in Dogs and Cats

Enterotomy in Dogs and Cats

John Berg, DVM, DACVS reviews causes of intestinal obstruction, medical management, and surgical procedures for enterotomies in dogs and cats. He also provides a narrated surgical video of an enterotomy procedure. Course Handout Course Details

Cystotomy in Dogs and Cats

Cystotomy in Dogs and Cats

John Berg, DVM, DACVS reviews the most common types of urinary calculi in dogs and cats and provides step-by-step directions for performing a cystotomy. He also discusses suture material, suture patterns, and postoperative care. Course Handout Course Details

Cesarean Section in Dogs and Cats

Cesarean Section in Dogs and Cats

John Berg, DVM, DACVS reviews gestation and parturition. He then discusses types and clinical signs of dystocia, medical treatment, and indication for cesarean section. He explains step-by-step surgical procedures, including anesthesia considerations, handling of neonates, and postoperative care of the dam. Course Handout Course Details

Minimizing Stress in Feline Patients

While we all enter this field with the goal of helping patients, it soon becomes apparent that not all of our patients want or appreciate our help! Many pets become stressed in the veterinary hospital, and this stress can be especially pronounced in cats.  Not only is stress unpleasant for our patients, it can make…

Coral Snake Envenomation

Coral Snake Envenomation

Coralsnake envenomation is an uncommon but very dangerous occurrence throughout the southern United States. Coralsnakes are in the family Elapidae with other snakes such as cobras, kraits, and sea snakes; they are the only elapids native to North America. As with pit vipers, envenomations can range from mild to severe. However, unlike most pit vipers,…