May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University Catalog

VCS 80630 - Small Animal Surgery


Credit Hours: 2.50.  This course will teach basic surgical principles applicable across species such as suture materials and patterns and principles of hemostasis. Common surgical diseases affecting the various body systems of dogs and cats will be discussed with a focus on pre- and postoperative care. Routinely performed surgical procedures (neuter, spay, C-section) will be discussed. Orthopedic topics will include bone healing, management of musculoskeletal trauma, fracture management, and fundamentals of external and internal fracture stabilization techniques for dogs and cats. The course will conclude with discussions of select musculotendinous conditions, principles of amputation and joint and limb salvage, and an introduction to principles of physical therapy. Credits: 2.50