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Avian, Reptile, and Exotic Mammal Diagnostic & Surgical Endoscopy

Hosted by: Office of Continuing Education

The internationally acclaimed endoscopy training program from the University of Georgia has been specifically designed to teach the practical applications of endoscopy and endosurgery in reptiles, birds, exotic mammals, and fish. Whether you are a private practitioner, intern, resident, zoological specialist, or academician this course will train you to perform minimally-invasive endoscopic procedures including internal examination, biopsy, and basic endosurgery.

There are two exotic animal endoscopy courses offered at the University of Georgia; (1) 14-hr on-line video-based courseĀ  that covers everything from equipment, fee structures and practice management, to anesthesia and endoscopy procedures in birds, reptiles, exotic mammals, and fish (2) 2-day practical, hands-on lab to practice endoscopy and endosurgery procedures learned during the on-line course on non-recovery research pigeons, turtles/iguanas, and rabbits.

Due to uncertainty about social distancing guidelines and other logistical issues, we will only be offering the on-line video-based course this year. Registration is now closed.

Event Information

Veterinarian : $449
Resident, Intern, Student : $399
Veterinary Technician : $149




Office of Continuing Education
Phone Number: (706) 542-1451
Email: cheryls@uga.edu


  • Steven J. Divers, BVetMed, DZooMed, DACZM, DECZM(herpetology, zoo health management), FRCVS

    Professor of Zoological Medicine Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Born in England, Stephen Divers graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1994. He obtained the Diploma in zoological medicine from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), is an RCVS recognized Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine, a Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Zoological Medicine, a European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (zoo health management), and an International Fullbright Specialist in zoological medicine. He obtained his RCVS fellowship (PhD) for his work on exotic animal endoscopy and endosurgery. He has served on the ABVP subspecialties in small mammal and reptile/amphibian specialties helped create the new zoological companion animal (exotic pet) examination through the ACZM, and the new European College of Zoological Medicine, herpetology, and zoo health management subspecialties.


Additional Information


Topics covered:

  • Introduction & Equipment
  • Endoscopy fees structure and practice management
  • Reptile anesthesia for endoscopy
  • Reptile gastro-intestinal endoscopy
  • Reptile respiratory endoscopy
  • Reptile diagnostic coelioscopy
  • Reptile endosurgery
  • Avian anesthesia for endoscopy
  • Avian gastro-intestinal endoscopy
  • Avian respiratory endoscopy
  • Avian diagnostic coelioscopy
  • Avian endosurgery
  • Rabbit, ferret, rodent anesthesia for endoscopy
  • Rabbit, ferret, rodent otoscopy
  • Rabbit, ferret, rodent stomatoscopy
  • Rabbit, ferret, rodent laryngoscopy and rhinoscopy
  • Rabbit, ferret, rodent laparoscopy
  • Fish endoscopy

Full refunds are available for cancellations made by 5:00 p.m., 10 days prior to the beginning of your event. If a course is cancelled for any reason, the CVM will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.