Intestinal Surgery: Reducing Morbidity & Mortality

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

This case-based lecture will provide techniques that will help the general practitioner reduce mortality and morbidity in animals requiring surgery for underlying gastrointestinal disease. Surgery of the small intestines is most often indicated for gastrointestinal obstruction (i.e., foreign bodies, masses). Other indications include trauma (i.e., perforation, ischemia), malpositioning, infection, and diagnostic or supportive procedures (i.e., biopsy, culture, cytology, feeding tubes).

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