Taking your abdominal surgery skills to the next level

Event date

28 November 2019

Venue location

Engineers House
The Promenade
Clifton Down


Jessica Wachtel, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Small animal clinical CPD


Chris Shales MA VetMB CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery Soft Tissue Surgeon, Willows Veterinary Centre



 Early birdStandard
Member£204 (including VAT)£239 (including VAT)
Non-memberNA£399 (including VAT)


Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than eight weeks in advance of the course date.

Event Description

Registration will open at 9.30am, with the course starting at 10am. The course will finish at 4pm.

This course is aimed at small animal practitioners with some surgical experience and an interest in surgery. The day will be potentially useful to all who are keen to advance their knowledge in surgery or are studying for a postgraduate qualification.There will be a mixture of cased based and more standard clinical lectures. The day will include reviewing some core principles of abdominal surgery alongside exploration of some topics to a relatively advanced level.

Topics to be discussed will include surgical management of extrahepatic portosystemic shunts, lower urinary tract surgery, small intestinal neoplasia and some common abdominal emergencies. 

The five key things delegates will learn from this course are:
• Some principles of abdominal surgery
• The benefits of positive contrast in lower urinary tract cases
• Common anatomical manifestations of single extrahepatic shunts
• Interpretation of intraoperative portovenography
• Surgical treatment of non-lymphomatous small intestinal neoplasia

Please note - if you want to book three courses for the price of two please call the CPD and Events Officer on 020 7908 6336.

Terms & Conditions

Payment conditions Payment for BVA courses must be received in advance. On acceptance of your booking a confirmation email will be sent to you. Prices are subject to 20% VAT and bookings will be confirmed with a VAT notice. Member discount Please note that in order to qualify for the member discount it must be the member that attends the course. A member cannot book on behalf of a non-member to benefit from the discount. If a non-member attends in place of a member, they will be liable to pay the additional non-member fee. Book three courses for the price of two This offer is only valid for BVA members. All three courses must be booked at the same time. The cheapest course will be free. A practice may book using the offer and send a different member of their team to each course. This offer is only valid for BVA 2019 CPD courses and excludes Media training and any webinars. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Cancellation policy In event of cancellations received in writing no later than one calendar month in advance of the course, the fee will be returned less 25% to cover administration expenses. After that date, no refunds will be possible. Substitutions may be made at any time, however, please see note (left) about the member discount. Programme information The programme information was correct at the time of going to press. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and BVA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers. Where circumstances force BVA to cancel a course, the liability of BVA shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for the course. BVA is not liable for any consequential loss. Booking indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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