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ACVS Surgery Summit

The ACVS Surgery Summit 2020 in Washington D.C. has been called off due to COVID-19.

Check out the continuing ACVS on-demand and live Webinar series.



Further equine dentistry: a step beyond the routine CPD

21 October 2020, Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Hawkshead Campus, UK

It is with regret that the Royal Veterinary College has made the decision to postpone this course. Being mindful of current UK Government public health advice about the risk of COVID-19 being spread through close contact, we feel that this is the correct decision at the present time. We are planning to deliver this course in 2021, so if you are interested in booking please email cpd@rvc.ac.uk and we will contact you when a new date is confirmed.


VetPD Online Learning Center

Panel Discussions - Upcoming Live-Streams:

17th of November 2020: Equine Back Conditions – Conservative vs. Surgical Therapy
15th of December 2020: Navicular Bursoscopy - What is the Cost : Benefit Ratio?
2nd of February 2021: Contentious Decision Making in Upper Airway Surgery

Available on demand: 
Controversial Topics in Equine Wound Care
Rope-Assisted Recovery - Does it improve outcomes?
Angular Limb Deformities – Best Surgical & Medical Treatment
Wobbler Surgery - Does it actually work?
Ultrasound-Guided Orthopaedic Injection Techniques & Therapies
New Developments in Equine Wound Care
Diagnosing & Treating Subchrondral Bone Disease
Consult with Prof. Derek Knottenbelt: Equine Sarcoids – A Common disease but how well do we really understand it? (Part 2)
Consult with Prof. Derek Knottenbelt: Equine Melanoma – debunking the dogma (Part 3)
1000 Stifle Arthroscopies – What have I learnt…

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Small Animal

5 Days Training in Small Animal Laparoscopic Surgery

8-12 November 2020, Cluj, Romania

The ESAVS Laparoscopy course is dedicated to experienced surgeons, diplomates, residents and faculty members wishing to start with laparoscopic surgery. A strong focus will be made on practical exercises with dry- and wet-labs.

At the end of the course, participants 1) Shall have a profound knowledge on the pros and cons of mini-invasive surgery and the most common indications 2) Shall be able to plan and organize a mini-invasive setting in their clinic 3) shall be able to perform at least most common elective surgeries.

Course Faculty:
Dr. Gilles Dupré, Dipl ECVS; Dr. Nikola Katic, Dipl ECVS; Dr. Attilio Rocchi, Dipl. ECVAA; Dr. Barth van Goethem, Dipl. ECVS

Information: info@esavs.eu
Course details, registration and COVID-19 instructions
Tuition fee: € 3'600 (€ 3'500 for early registration)

Detailed course program

Organizer: www.esavs.eu


Ultrasonography of the hindlimb CPD

New date: 7 June 2021, Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Hawkshead Campus, UK

Would you like to improve your ultrasound examination of the hindlimb from pastern to sacroiliac, including ultrasound guided injections?

This course consists of a series of recorded webinars and followed by a day of case-based discussions and practical sessions lead by our equine specialists; Gabriel Manso Díaz, Andy Fiske-Jackson and Roger Smith.

The course is suitable for both the beginner and advanced practitioner. The webinars will cover applied anatomy, different ultrasound techniques and acquisition of diagnostic images. There will be plenty of practical hints and tips to get the most out of your ultrasound examination. The onsite part of the course will involve case discussions and practical sessions including ultrasound guided injection techniques.

Further information and registration

Course tutors:
Gabriel Manso Díaz, DVM MSc PhD MRCVS, Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Resident, RVC, Lecturer in Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Andy Fiske-Jackson, BVSc MVetMed DipECVS FHEA MRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery, 
Roger Smith, MA VetMB PhD DEO ECVDI LAIA DipECVSMR DipECVS FHEA FRCVS, Professor of Equine Orthopaedics RVC


European Equine Laparoscopy Workshop

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the course will be postponed to February or March 2021

Everybody who has already signed up for the workshop will be contacted personally as soon as a date for the course has been set.

The National Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort (France) is organizing the second edition of a hands-on laparoscopy course at the Veterinary School. This course will focus on general principles in laparoscopy, surgical techniques and tips, as well as common surgical procedures in equine practice, with the opportunity of in vivo labs - accredited through the ANSES/EnvA/UPEC ethic committee following ministerial authorization. This course is principally dedicated to ECVS residents and diplomates, with some acceptance for surgeons with experience in surgery.

Program details

Ann Martens | Prof., DMV, PhD, Dipl. ECVS | University of Gent | BE
Céline Mespoulhès-Rivière | DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVS | Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort | FR
Fabrice Rossignol | DVM, Dipl. ECVS | Clinique de Grosbois | FR
Thomas van Bergen | DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVS | University of Gent | BE

Small Animals


New dates: 21-24 March 2021

A truly international Veterinary Congress

Due to COVID-19 the 45th WSAVA Congress & the 26th FECAVA EuroCongress has been postponed to 21-24 March 2021.

WSAVA/FECAVA 2020 is the ultimate meetup for the global veterinary community. Immerse yourself in a unique international atmosphere and enjoy 4 days of education, exchange and fun with colleagues from all around the world. Join a global community of vets, nurses and technicians at an event like no other.

Early registration deadline: 5 January 2021

Small Animals

2020 Arthrex Vet Systems Courses at ArthroLab Munich, Germany

Special offer for ECVS Residents

In 2020 Arthrex will give ECVS Residents the opportunity to participate in all courses which take place in their well-equipped lab in Munich.
The special course fee for Residents for all two-day courses including lunch, dinner, instruction and cadaveric specimens is 590 Euro.

Overview of the complete course program with course description and learning outcomes

Please follow the official registration and inform Arthrex about your ECVS Resident status in order to get the reduced course fee.

Small Animals / Equine

9th International Conference on Canine and Equine Locomotion 2021, Zurich

ETH Campus Hönggerberg in Zurich, Switzerland

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ICEL9 has been postponed to September 16 - 18 September2021.

If you wish to receive upcoming information regarding the conference, than please register.

Payment form (PDF) to be submitted to info@ecvs.org along with your ad.

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