This one-day course will address the challenges faced when presented with a dog with Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome. It will aid both your medical and surgical decision making in these complex and often urgent cases. Delegates will have plenty of opportunity to practice surgical techniques in a wet-lab setting.

Event Details:

  • When: Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Event Location: Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland

Key Skills:

At the end of this workshop delegates should be able to:

  • Make decisions on management of dogs with airway obstruction
  • Confidently perform pharyngeal and laryngeal examinations on brachycephalic dogs
  • Learn and apply the principles of brachycephalic surgery and know when and when not to operate

Speaker Biography

Damian Chase

European and NZ Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Damian is a surgical specialist based at VSG in Auckland, New Zealand, and is a co-founder of Practical CPD. He graduated from Massey University in 1997 and spent a number of years in mixed animal practice before he completed his residency in small animal surgery at Glasgow University. Damian gained the Diploma for the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2011.

Damian has a keen interest in all aspects of surgery especially complex fracture fixation and reconstructive surgery. He also enjoys working with wildlife and has operated on a variety of different species such as chimpanzees, giraffes, and seals, including two trips to Cameroon to operate on lowland gorillas.

Surgery for the Correction of Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)