Give now!
Practical Hands-on Surgical Procedures & Introduction to Surgical Stapling

Practical Hands-on Surgical Procedures & Introduction to Surgical Stapling

Sat, September 09, 2017 - Sun, September 10, 2017

Tips to improve your confidence and results when performing common surgical procedures and incorporating stapling techniques into your surgical practice. This course is designed to maximize exposure to common soft tissue procedures including enterotomy, resection and anastomosis, splenectomy, gastropexy, episioplasty, anal sacculectomy, bone biopsy, cystotomy, and urethrostomy.  Practitioners will be exposed to stapling techniques for resection and anastomosis and liver lobectomy.   In the mornings, information will be presented in a lecture format.  In the afternoon, skills will be practiced and reinforced on cadavers.  

This course offers 15 CE Hours.


Event Agenda

Saturday, September 9th

7:30-8:00 Breakfast  
8:00-8:10 Welcome and Introductions  Schmiedt
8:15-9:00 Small Intestinal Surgery- Obstruction, Biopsy, Resection, and Anastomosis Schmiedt
9:00-9:30 Gastropexy and GDV Schmiedt
9:30-9:45 Break  
9:45-10:30 Cystotomy and Urethrostomy Wallace
10:30-11:15 Splenectomy Wallace
11:15-12:00 Liver Biopsy and Lobectomy Wallace
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Learn- PSS  
1:00-5:00 Laboratory- Cadavers:
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Gastropexy
  • Enterotomy
  • Resection and Anastomosis
  • Cystotomy
Schmiedt, Grimes, Wallace


Sunday, September 10

8:30-9:15 Biopsy and Oncologic Surgery Tips Grimes
9:15-10:00 Anal Sacculectomy Grimes
10:00-10:15 Break  
10:15-10:45 Episioplasty Grimes
10:45-11:30 OVE vs. OHH Wallace
11:30-12:30 Lunch  
12:30-4:00 Laboratory- Cadavers:
  • Anal Sacculectomy
  • Episioplasty
  • Biopsy Techniques
  • Urethrostomy
Schmiedt, Grimes, Wallace


Sponsored by Medtronic Animal Health

Event Fees

Registration Fee $450.00
This course offers 15 CE Hours  

*Program schedule is subject to change*

Event Sponsors

Event Speakers

Chad Schmiedt, DVM,DACVS


Dr. Chad Schmiedt received his DVM from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, followed by a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Tennessee, and then a one-year surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. In the summer of 2007, Dr. Schmiedt returned to UGA to join the faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine as a soft tissue surgeon. Dr. Schmiedt is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. His research interests include: renal transplantation, hypertension, renal disease, and clinical research in soft tissue surgery including, oncologic and minimally-invasive surgery.

Mandy Wallace, DVM,MS,DACVS


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.

Janet Grimes, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal)


Dr. Grimes is currently an Assistant Professor for Soft Tissue Surgery at UGA. She graduated with her DVM from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. She then interned at Texas A&M University as a Veterinary Intern Instructor. She later finished her Small Animal surgery residency in Biomedical Sciences at the Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine. In the past, Dr. Grimes was also a Chief of Companion Animal Surgery, Assistant Professor of Companion Animal Surgery, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Companion Animal Surgery at the Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine.

Contact Information

Contact: Melissa Kilpatrick

Driving Directions

CLICK HERE, for directions

Event Parking


Event Hotels

Holiday Inn 197 East Broad Street, Athens, GA  GROUP CODE: VET  706-549-4433
Holiday Inn Express  513 West Broad Street, Athens, GA  GROUP CODE:VET 706-546-8122 
Georgia Center Hotel 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA  BLOCK CODE 88893 * 800.884.1381
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 is Closed.

Be part of the CVM Team. Give today!