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Avian, Reptile, Exotic Mammal, and Fish Endoscopy – Online Modules

August 15, 2022 @ 12:00 am - December 5, 2022 @ 12:00 am EDT

There are two exotic animal endoscopy courses offered at the University of Georgia. The first (this course)  is a 16.5-hr on-line video-based PowerPoint presentations.  The second is a 2-day practical, hands-on lab to practice endoscopy and endosurgery procedures on non-recovery research pigeons, turtles/iguanas, and rabbits.

In order to attend the hands-on surgery course, you must complete part 1 of the on-line video based course.

Registration for the on-line module course will be open from August 15 – September 30, 2022.  On October 4, you will receive a link and password to access the online course.  At that point, you will have until December 5, 2022 to complete the on-line modules.

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

Instructor: Stephen J Divers BVetMed, DZooMed, DACZM, DECZM(herpetology, zoo health management), FRCVS

The 2-day practical laboratory is a direct continuation of the on-line course and designed for those wishing to practice and develop their practical endoscopy skills using non-recovery lab pigeons, turtles/iguanas, rabbits and rodents.  This course will be available at a future date.


August 15, 2022 @ 12:00 am EDT
December 5, 2022 @ 12:00 am EDT


Office of Continuing Education
(706) 542-7182



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