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Avian, Reptile, Exotic Mammal, And Fish Endoscopy – Spring Offering

Hosted by: Office of Continuing Education

The online course will open on April 1 and close on May 31, 2022. The online component MUST be completed prior to attending the 2-day practical course (which is offered in December).

The online modules will cover the following topics:

1. introductions and overview
2. endoscopy tower
3. instrumentation
4. basic handling techniques
5. endoscopy practice management
6. reptile anesthesia
7. reptile GI endoscopy
8. reptile respiratory endoscopy
9. reptile coelioscopy
10. reptile endosurgery
11. avian anesthesia
12. avian GI endoscopy
13. avian respiratory endoscopy
14. avian coelioscopy
15. avian endosurgery
16. small mammal anesthesia
17. small mammal otoscopy
18. small mammal oral & GI endoscopy
19. small mammal respiratory endoscopy
20. small mammal urogenital endoscopy
21. small mammal laparoscopy
22. Fish anesthesia
23. Fish diagnostic endoscopy
34. Fish endosurgery

Registration is now closed. We will offer the online course again in the fall, with registration opening in August.

Event Information

16.5 Hour Online Course - Veterinarian : $449
16.5 Hour Online Course - Resident, Intern, Student : $399
16.5 Hour Online Course - Veterinary Nurse/Technician : $149




Office of Continuing Education
Phone Number: (706) 542-7182
Email: vetmedce@uga.edu


  • Stephen Divers, BVetMed, DZooMed, DECZM, FRCVS

    Stephen Divers graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1994. He obtained his Certificate and Diploma in Zoological Medicine from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), and is a recognized Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is a Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Zoological Medicine (Herpetology and Zoo Health Management).
    He is a past-president of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, scientific editor of the Journal of Herpetological Medicine & Surgery and an associate editor for the Journal of Zoo & Wildlife Medicine. He has served on the ABVP subspecialties in small mammal and herpetological medicine, and was involved with the establishment of the zoological companion animal (exotic pet) examination through the ACZM, as well as the European College of Zoological Medicine, herpetology and zoo health management subspecialties.

    Dr Divers has lectured at over 80 national or international conferences across the Americas, Europe and Australasia. He has twice received the Best Speaker Award at the North American Veterinary Conference and the International Conference on Exotics, and was voted “Exotic DVM of the Year” in 2006. Stephen heads the Zoological Medicine Service and supervises the zoological residency program (currently at 4 residents) at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, USA. He has over 150 publications to his name including various editorships, book chapters, and scientific journal papers. He is co-editor of the recently published 3rd edition of Mader’s Reptile and Amphibian Medicine and Surgery.

Additional Information

The online modules are a pre-requisite for the in-person practical lab, which is typically offered in December. Participation in the online modules does not guarantee a spot for the lab. Registration for the practical lab is limited to 16 attendees, with priority given to those who have completed the online course.


Online modules: Full refunds are available for cancellations made by 5:00 pm, 10 days prior to the beginning of the event.