Laparoscopic Ovariectomy - April 30, 2015

Laparoscopic ovariectomy method of sterilization of female dogs and cats.


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Registration is closed. Please contact Cathy Mojahed at (970) 297-1273 to receive information on future course dates.


April 30, 2015


Laparoscopic ovariectomy is rapidly becoming the state of the art method for sterilization of female dogs and cats. This course will begin with a short review the surgical technique and also consider the efficacy and the ethics of incorporating laparoscopic ovariectomy into practice versus the traditional open surgical spay. Each participant will then perform an ovariectomy on a dog that will be returned to the local animal shelter for adoption. Participants will perform the surgery using the Valley Lab Ligasure™ coagulation system.

This course is only for veterinarians having laparoscopic experience. The course can be taken immediately after the basic laparoscopic course or as a separate course with documentation of experience. When this course is offered with the basic laparoscopy course, the lecture on ovariectomy is incorporated in the basic course. When the course is taught separately a 1-hour lecture on ovariectomy is given prior to the laboratory. This course provides 4 hours of continuing education credits and technicians are invited to attend the lecture and observe the laboratory.

CE Credits:


This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 4 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.


Dr. Eric Monnet, Diplomate ACVS

Associate Professor, Colorado State University

Dr. David Twedt, Diplomate ACVIM

Professor, Colorado State University

Course Requirements:

Must have laparoscopic experience to attend this course

Registration Fees:

Early: $850.00 if received 2 months prior to the course

Standard: $950.00 if received 1 month prior to course

Veterinary Technicians: $200; click here for technician registration form.

Note: If you are attempting to register 1 month or less prior to this course please call (970) 297-1273 to confirm availability.

Enrollment is limited. Register Early!

Alternate Registration Process: If you prefer to purchase this course by mail or fax, click here to use the downloadable purchase form.

Course Schedule:

7:30-8 a.m.: Breakfast

8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Lecture and Lab

Registration and Cancellation Information:

Pre-registration is required for all veterinary continuing education conferences. Courses are subject to cancellation when registration is inadequate to cover costs of the program. Registration at least six weeks before the course will help prevent cancellation. Course fee is payable to Colorado State University. Fee includes proceedings, materials, supplies, refreshments and in some cases, lunch. Please see course schedules for more information.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Registration fees are fully refundable until 60 days prior to the course, 50% refundable between 60 and 30 days prior to the course and non-refundable after 30 days prior to the course. Fees will be refunded 100% at any date if vacated spot can be filled.

Other courses offered the same week:

Multipurpose Rigid Endoscopy: April 27, 2015

Introduction to Small Animal Laparoscopy: April 28-29, 2015

Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgical Laparoscopy: April 30-May 1, 2015 (afternoon)


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