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Annual Scientific Meeting, July 13-15, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland

Small Animal Programme   


The 2017 small animal programme runs 3 parallel full streams.

The topics include: locking implants, gait analysis, bone grafts and bone regeneration, joint arthrodesis, anatomy / imaging / pathology / surgery of the peripheral nervous system, joint ECVS / VES session that includes laparoscopic cholecystectomy / adrenalectomy, thoracoscopic lung lobectomy and mediastinal mass resection and the role of MI surgery in oncologic surgery, urinary incontinence (USMI and ectopic ureters), septic peritonitis and GI resections.

The detailed programme can be downloaded >here. (The programme will continuously be updated.)
The list of accepted posters can be found >here.

When planning your days and lectures, the Programme Committee invites you to not only look into your own speciality's programme: Watch out for the little Look outside the box hints in the programme, of which you will find at least one per day in the small animal programme; here the Programme Committee recommends lectures and streams from the large animal programme, which are of interest to small animal delegates, too.


Pre-congress Courses

All Residents will receive a 25% discount on pre-congress lab fees. The discount is automatically deducted upon registration.

An attractive choice of pre-congress courses with one course specifically targeted at Residents is available on Wednesday and Thursday:


Lunch-time Sessions

Friday's and Saturday's lunch time sessions again offer the opportunity to meet and discuss with internationally recognised experts:

Meet the Expert

  • Friday, 14 July, 13:15-14:15: Sam Franklin on The role of musculoskeletal Ultrasound and MRI in diagnosing orthopedic problems - FULLY BOOKED!
  • Friday, 14 July, 13:15-14:15: Mary McLoughlin on Challenging Cases: complications of urinary surgery and resolution of urinary tract infection from the surgeons perspective
  • Saturday, 15 July, 13:00-14:00: Loïc Déjardin on Minimally invasive surgery - are the outcomes as good as we expect?
  • Saturday, 15 July, 13:00-14:00: Brad Case on Controversial Pericardectomies

On Friday (14.07., 13:30-14:15) following on from the first well-attended session at last year's ECVS congress, Ian Nicholson will be running an open forum on how ECVS can build its own collaborative clinical research network to generate stronger and more relevant clinical research evidence. Please email to [email protected] if you have a study that you wish to be promoted during this session, if you wish to develop a study idea, or to discuss this concept further.

On Saturday (15.07., 13:00-14:00), Dominique Griffon will host a Q&A session on publishing in Veterinary Surgery. As new editor in chief of Veterinary Surgery, Dominique Griffon has made it a priority to maintain strong lines of communication with contributors to the journal. A few changes have been made to the review process and format of the journal, which are relevant to the Diplomate and Residents.

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