A two day course aimed at vets who are interested in learning the skills required to perform laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery in companion animals. The course will consist of remote theory session and a wet-lab (cadaver) practical session. There will be a full laparoscopy station and cadaver for every two delegates.

20 March 2021 - Remote theory session

21 March 2021 - Practical session

Course Content

  • Equipment – selection, cleaning and maintenance
  • Anaesthesia for routine and emergency laparoscopy
  • Diathermy and Vessel Sealers – available options
  • Establishing pneumoperitoneum - controversies about how to get started.
  • Biopsy techniques – liver, pancreas, kidney
  • Neutering – ovariectomy, ovariohysterectomy

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course it is expected that delegates will be confident in the basics of laparoscopic surgery and to perform the outlined surgical techniques. Numbers are strictly limited to ensure everybody receives the attention and time needed to fully develop their skills during the course.


Tim Charlesworth - MA VetMB CertSAS DSAS(ST) MRCVS

Tim Charlesworth is an RCVS recognised specialist in small animal (soft tissue) surgery based at Eastcott Referrals in Swindon. Tim gained the RCVS diploma in 2012, is a committee member of the association of veterinary soft tissue surgeons (AVSTS) and is a current examiner for the RCVS certificate in advanced veterinary practice (Cert AVP).

Tim is one of only a handful of UK vets who has been performing laparoscopy/thoracoscopy for over 10 years and has extensive
experience in this field. Tim has lectured both nationally and internationally on this topic and regularly helps train vets in this increasingly popular field.

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