Small Animal Endoscopy Course (Ireland – 3/10/24)

Small Animal Endoscopy Course 2024

Learning has always been at the heart of IMV imaging. For three decades we have been running practical ‘hands-on’ ultrasound training courses and we are now delighted to also able to offer endoscopy courses. We are committed to ensuring you can make the most of your endoscopy equipment. 

Small Animal Endoscopy Course

Course Overview: This one-day course will be delivered as a mixture of theory and practical learning focussing on the use of flexible endoscopy within the gastrointestinal tract of dogs and cats. Practical techniques will be demonstrated and practiced using a number of models including our canine mannequins.

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding the basic principles of endoscopy
  • Understanding the strengths and limitations of the technique as an aid to diagnosis
  • How to use the equipment, how to manipulate and direct flexible endoscopes
  • How to navigate the gastrointestinal tract, including the dreaded pylorus
  • Recognising pathology and how to take good biopsies
  • Techniques and equipment required to remove gastric foreign bodies
  • Placement of PEG tubes (when and how)

Available Dates: Thursday 3rd October 2024


Arrival Tea/Coffee – 9am

9.30am – 1pm

  • Intro to Small Animal Endoscopy Lecture
  • Upper GI Lecture
  • Break
  • Lower GI Lecture

  • Upper and lower GI Practical

Lunch 1pm-2pm

2pm – 5pm

  • What can endoscopy tell us? Lecture
  • Foreign Body Removal Lecture
  • Foreign Body Removal Practical
  • PEG tube placement Lecture

  • PEG tubes Practical

Places are limited to a maximum of 8 delegates so book your place early to avoid disappointment.

IMV Imaging Ireland Office
Unit 2, Block 3,
City North Business Campus,
Gormanston, Co. Meath,
K32 ER81

Speaker: Professor Mark Dunning MA VetMB PhD CertSAM DipECVIM-SA FRCVS

Mark qualified from Cambridge in 1997 and went on to spend time in both mixed and small animal practice. He interrupted a small animal medicine residency at the University of Liverpool to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. After that he remained a Cambridge and finished his small animal medicine residency. He then worked in private specialist practice for four years in England before moving to the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham, where he is now Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine.  Mark holds the European Diploma in small animal internal medicine and is an RCVS and EBVS recognised specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Mark has a particular interest in teaching endoscopy and allowing practitioners to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the techniques available.

CPD: 7 hours CPD , 8.5 VCI credits

Cost – £350 + VAT/ €400 + VAT – includes lunch and course notes. Numbers are limited.

If you have any further questions, please contact [email protected] / 0044 7760 908463

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