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    Thank you for attending NAVC Discovery: Buffalo

    Embark. Engage. Explore.

    This summer, veterinarians from around the world gathered to experience interactive learning with small class sizes and a taste of adventure in the Buffalo-Niagara area.

    This immersive, hands-on educational event focused on cutting-edge veterinary medical techniques in a destination location. The event offered two distinct courses meant to challenge practitioners, improve practical skills and enhance the entire practice. Set in the summertime in upstate New York, attendees were able to explore the Buffalo area and visit Niagara Falls when not in the classroom.

    Attendee Feedback

    NAVC Discovery was a great experience that I would highly recommend! I do ultrasound in my practice and came in with some weaknesses I was able to hone in on and improve upon.  I feel much more confident now performing many of the procedures myself I would have previously referred out. Hands-on CE is a whole new world I’m excited to explore!”

    – Jackie Hulce, DVM
    NAVC Discovery Small Animal Ultrasound Attendee

    “This was my first ever NAVC experience and I loved the practical application of the material. Coming into Discovery, I felt a little nervous with performance anxiety, but the instructors were so approachable and spent a ton of one-on-one time helping me learn. This course made me more aware of the value ultrasound brings and we will be focusing more time on diagnostics in my practice!”

    – Kim Williams, DVM
    NAVC Discovery Small Animal Ultrasound Attendee

    “Using synthetic cadavers is much better for learning compared to cadavers because the feeling of the tissue and organs is more like the real thing and the tissue structure holds up well making it easier to practice sutures. This was an incredible event I would recommend to anyone wanting to increase their surgical skills.

    – Daniel Marin, DVM
    Soft Tissue Surgery Using Synthetic Cadavers Attendee

    “I’m very interested in surgery so I came here as a first time NAVC attendee to help expand this division of our practice. This event completely blew me away – I gained so much applicable knowledge and the synthetic cadavers were so cool to work on. Anatomically, they are very accurate. NAVC Discovery exceeded my expectations and I will definitely do another hands-on NAVC event in the future!

    – Jennifer Johnston, DVM
    Soft Tissue Surgery Using Synthetic Cadavers Attendee

    Courses Offered

    Soft Tissue Surgery Using Synthetic Cadavers

    Led by Howard B. Seim III, DVM, DACVS and Brad Case, DVM, MS, DACVS
    Registration Fee – $3,650

    This unique course is designed to teach participants the technical aspects of a variety of soft tissue surgery procedures, all of which will be performed on high fidelity, anatomically and physiologically precise synthetic cadavers. Some theory will be included in the lectures, but emphasis will be placed on how to perform each procedure. The instructors will utilize video clips of clinical cases that represent the procedures participants will perform in the lab. Surgical procedures will be performed immediately after viewing the video.

    Topics have been chosen that represent surgical conditions commonly seen in veterinary practice and will include: enterotomy, intestinal resection and anastomosis, splenectomy, liver biopsy, partial liver lobectomy, gastrotomy, gastrostomy tube placement, diaphragmatic hernia repair, techniques for OHE and OVE, incisional gastropexy for the treatment of GDV, knot tying techniques and open topic discussions.

    Small Animal Ultrasound

    Led by Clifford “Kip” Berry, DVM, DACVR
    Registration Fee – $4,500

    Imagine spending an entire week learning all you want to know about abdominal ultrasound, with training by internationally-renowned, ACVR boarded radiologists with a passion for teaching. Designed for beginners through advanced learners, this course provides a solid foundation for exploring and mastering the fundamentals of abdominal diagnostic ultrasound in dogs and cats. We’ll present didactic material in a friendly and engaging atmosphere to encourage your interaction. Our small group setting means you’ll receive unparalleled hands-on scanning time of focused objectives as well as tailored instruction addressing your specific needs and goals.

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