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 VPR and a Professor - Surgery at Midwestern University. She graduated from WSU CVM in 1982. After completing an internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital, she went on to do a surgery residency (ACVS; 1987) and MS at the Ohio State University. She joined the faculty at Texas A&M later that year. In 1992, she completed a PhD in Veterinary Microbiology. Dr. Fossum is the author of Small Animal Surgery.