Management of the Animal with an Acute Abdomen

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This practical lecture will use a case-based approach to discuss management of animals presenting with acute abdomen. Prompt and aggressive care is often the difference between managing these cases successfully and having them die. Topics will include management of animals with peritonitis, pancreatic abscesses, splenic torsio,n and others. The goal of these lectures is to ensure that the general practitioner can recognize and manage animals presenting with an acute abdomen and quickly determine the therapy needed.

Program Track:  Small Animal

CE Credits:  1.5

Available To:  All Attendees

Fee:  $0.00


Theresa Fossum DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS

Theresa (Terry) W. Fossum is the Vice President for Research and Strategic Initiatives and a Professor of Veterinary Surgery at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. Dr. Fossum graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. After completing an internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital the following year, she went on to do a surgery residency and Master’s degree at the Ohio State University. She received board certification in Surgery (ACVS) in 1987 and joined the