This two-day interactive course will prepare you with the knowledge and practical skills to provide the best surgical care for your cancer patients. You will develop confidence to customize your approach to the individual patient after consideration of multiple factors (tumour type, location, patient, owner). The practical cadaver sessions will be focused on skin tumour excision (obtaining desired margins) and wound closure techniques (primary closure, rotational and axial pattern flaps, reconstruction of the distal limb).
Of all the weapons against cancer, surgery is the most important (…at least if you ask a surgeon). Many of our veterinary cancer patients can expect a good prognosis, sometimes even a cure, with a well-planned initial surgery. Conversely, a poorly executed first surgery can have irreversible effects on prognosis.
By the end of this workshop, delegates will have gained:
- A better understanding of skin and subcutaneous tumours in order to develop and execute a surgical treatment plan from diagnosis, tumour excision and wound reconstruction
- Technical skills for surgical oncology and wound reconstruction (identifying tissue planes, primary closure, skin flaps, skin grafts, amputations, rostral mandibulectomy)
- Knowledge about new updates on surgically managed cancers – osteosarcoma, oral tumours, skin tumours, urinary tract & prostate tumours
BVSc (Hons I), MANZCVS (Medicine), FANZCVS (Surgery)
Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Amanda graduated from the University of Sydney in 2009 and spent three enjoyable years in general small animal practice. In 2013, she commenced a rotating internship at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH) and attained membership in small animal medicine. Pursuing a passion for surgery, Amanda completed her surgery residency at SASH, attaining specialist qualification in 2018. Amanda continues to practice at SASH where she enjoys a varied and challenging caseload in soft tissue, orthopaedics and neurosurgery. A large proportion of her work is oncologic surgery. Her main interests are reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive procedures (osteosynthesis, laparoscopy/thoracoscopy).
Value to your practice
This two-day course will increase attendees’ confidence and knowledge with managing cancer patients, as well as providing them with valuable technical surgical skills which they can offer in general practice.
There are 2 suggested accommodation options which are a 5 minute drive from the workshop venue and 15 minutes to Auckland airport, including:
Start date: May 14, 2021
End date: May 15, 2021
Start time: 08:30
End time: 17:00
Venue: Kahuvet Education Centre, Wiri, Auckland
Coordinates: -37.004418, 174.866307
Directions: 23 Ash Road, Wiri, Auckland 2104