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Basic Soft Tissue Rigid Endoscopy 2018

Basic Soft Tissue Rigid Endoscopy 2018

Sat, July 21, 2018 - Sun, July 22, 2018

The basic small animal rigid endoscopy course is introductory to develop skills considered standard of practice for the high-quality general practice. These include diagnostic procedures (bladder, ear, nose, and abdomen) that can be done daily in practice. The course is designed to get veterinarians started in minimally-invasive surgery, particularly laparoscopic spays, gastropexies, and calculi removal.


Maximum Capacity: 18

Event Agenda

Saturday, July 21, 2018

8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:40 Welcome & Course Overview
8:40-9:20 Instrumentation and Endoscopy Equipment
9:20-10:30 Cystoscopy: Techniques and Case Examples
10:30-11:10 Refreshment Break & Psychomotor Exercises in the Lab
11:10-12:00 Rhioscopy: Techniques and Case Examples
12:00-12:30 Otoscopy: Techniques and Case Examples
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15-4:30 Hands-On Lab: Cystoscopy, Rhinoscopy, and Otoscopy
4:30-5:00 Participant Roundtable Session: What did I learn?

Sunday, July 22, 2018

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Laparoscopy: Anesthesia and Instrumentation
9:00-10:00 Laparoscopy: Methodology and Case Examples
10:00-10:30 Refreshment Break in the Lab
10:30-11:00 Developing and Sustaining an Endoscopy Practice
11:00-11:30 Cancer Staging & Laparoscopy: Case Examples
11:30-12:15 Introduction to Minimally Invasive Surgery
12:15-1:00 Lunch
1:00-4:30 Hands-on Lab:
Biopsies of Liver, Kidneys, Pancreas, Lymph Nodes,
and Small Intestines
Incisional Gastropexy, Cystoscopic Calculi Removal.
4:30-5:00 Participant Roundtable Discussion: What did I learn?

Event Fees

Veterinarian (textbook included) $2,000
 Technician accompanied by a Vet $175
Veterinarian (no textbook) $1,835
Resident  $1,600
This course provides 15 CE Hours  


*Program schedule is subject to change*

Event Sponsors

Event Speakers

Clarence Rawlings, DVM


Dr. Rawlings is a general surgeon who transitioned from Professor to Professor Emeritus in June 2004 after spending 30 years on the staff at the University of Georgia. He continues to practice as a surgery consultant. Most consultation is providing endoscopic training in veterinary hospitals throughout the United States. These 2-6 days programs have accelerated the integration of rigid endoscopy into improved patient care. He is past-president of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and directs Veterinary Endoscopy Training Symposia at the University of Georgia. In addition to his clinical practice, he has conducted basic and clinical research into several areas involving heartworm disease, abdominal surgery, incontinence, and minimally invasive surgery. He works closely with surgical device companies. His current research involves urinary incontinence and minimally invasive surgery. He is passionate about helping more veterinarians integrate endoscopy into their practices.

Mandy Wallace, DVM


Dr. Mandy Wallace is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the UGA Veterinary Medical Center. She is a graduate of the Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University. She was the PennHIP research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania prior to her residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Florida. She joined UGA as an assistant professor in August 2016 after completion of her residency. Dr. Wallace research interests are in hepatic vascular anomalies and biomaterials for soft tissue surgery.

Contact Information

Contact: Melissa Kilpatrick

Event Location

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Travel Information

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the most convenient airport to use when attending a conference in Athens.  Groome Transportation offers an excellent shuttle service to and from the Atlanta Airport and Athens.  For more information and to schedule a reservation, please visit

Event Hotels

Holiday Inn 197 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 706-549-4433
Block Code: VET
Holiday Inn Express  513 West Broad Street, Athens, GA  * 706-546-8122
Block Code: VET
Georgia Center Hotel 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA  * 800.884.1381 GROUP CODE: 89862
Hilton Garden Inn 390 Washington Street, Athens, GA  * 706.363.9948 
The Hotel Indigo 500 College Avenue, Athens, GA * 706.546.0430 
Courtyard by Marriott  166 North Finley Street, Athens, GA  * 706.369.7000 
Springhill Suites 3500 Daniells Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606

*Registration fee includes: continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and instructional materials.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

  • Non-Lab Conference: Refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m. ET, 10 days prior to the beginning of your event.
  • Wet Lab Conference: Refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m., 45 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.
  • For courtesy and liability reasons, we prohibit children and domestic animals (except working animals, e.g., guide dogs) at our CE conferences.
  • Each conference participant may receive mail from companies or individuals who have obtained names and addresses from course registrations as permitted by the Georgia Open Records Act.

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, to conducting research related to animal diseases, and to providing veterinary services for animals and their owners. Our research efforts are aimed at enhancing the quality of life for animals and people, improving the productivity of poultry and livestock, and preserving a healthy interface between wildlife and people in the environment they share.

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