Canine Soft Tissue Surgery with Orthopaedics Workshop | Centre for Veterinary Education

Canine Soft Tissue Surgery with Orthopaedics Workshop

The popular format of video demonstrations followed by hands-on practical sessions for each procedure will allow every participant to take home proven techniques which will make surgery less daunting and more successful.

This course is designed to teach participants the technical aspects of a variety of canine soft tissue surgery procedures for conditions seen not uncommonly in general practice – but perhaps not frequently enough to become “routine”.

Also covered in this new program is a touch of orthopaedics. Procedures covered include stifle explore +/- extracapsular stabilisation, femoral head and neck ostectomy, laryngeal tie-back and incisional gastropexy for the treatment of GDV. With an emphasis on “how” to carry out the procedure, the instructors will utilize video clips of clinical cases to enhance understanding of the surgeries participants will perform as a component of the practical sessions.

“Loved how hands on the course was and how approachable the speakers/demonstrators were. Definitely was worth attending and regretted not doing both days of the workshop!”

Jessie Varker


Learning Objectives

By the end of this course participants should have a thorough understanding of:

• how to successfully perform a variety of practical soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery techniques

• recent developments and new techniques in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery

• the relevant regional anatomy for each procedure performed

• the instructors’ philosophical and technical views on performing selected surgery procedures

Participant Equipment Requirements

Please bring scrubs or suitable protective clothing and footwear for the workshop.

You will also be required to bring specific equipment with you, a full list will be made available soon.


Saturday 21 November 2020
9.00 - 5.00
Early Bird
25 September 2020
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Dr
Camperdown NSW



Howie Seim graduated from Washington State University, completed an internship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada, and a surgical residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He obtained Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1983. He is currently on the surgical staff at Colorado State University. He was recipient of the Merck AGVET Award for Creative Teaching, the CSU Award for Instructional Innovation and selected as the North American Veterinary Conference’s Small Animal Speaker of the Year in 2009. Dr Seim is founder of VideoVet a Veterinary Surgery Continuing Education video series:


Clara grew up in Sydney Australia, and earned her veterinary degree at Sydney University before moving to the US. She completed her post-graduate specialty training (rotating internship, surgical residency, and surgical oncology fellowship) at Colorado State University, where she currently holds a faculty position in small animal orthopedic surgery. She is also the current small animal surgery program chair for the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC).

Her clinical and research interests include cruciate disease, hip dysplasia, and minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy). Clara has been an invited speaker and instructor at numerous conferences and surgical labs throughout the US, supporting continuing education of veterinarians from around the world.



Course Fees

Member typeEarly birdFull rate
Non-member / eMemberN/A$1718
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate and Academic members


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