More than 40 Soft Tissue and Oncology Techniques are now Available on Vetacademy
Vetstream Ltd have announced the arrival of a very comprehensive range of CPD/CE eLearning Modules on soft tissue surgery and surgical oncology on Vetacademy from Professor John Berg DVM DACVS, from Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
The bundles are:
- Urinary Tract
- Upper Airway
- Surgery of the Ear
- Spleen and Liver
- General Soft Tissue
John Berg, the well-known Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology and an honorary member of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology, is the author of numerous original articles and book chapters on a variety of topics in soft tissue surgery and surgical oncology.
He teaches and practices small animal soft tissue surgery and has a special interest in surgical oncology. During his time at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, since 1987, he has twice received the Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as several other teaching awards.
Prof. Berg says of this partnership. “I am very excited to be collaborating with Vetstream in bringing a series of soft tissue surgery teaching modules to veterinarians. The topics range from relatively straightforward ones to others that are more advanced; each module contains a narrated video of the procedure being performed in an actual patient. I believe this method of teaching surgery is far more effective than textbook descriptions accompanied by drawings or photographs. Each module also gives key background information on the disease the surgery is indicated for, and covers peri-operative care, potential complications, and prognosis”.
Vetstream’s Managing Director Mark Johnston said, “We are so pleased to host the expertise of John Berg on Vetacademy. He has provided 40+ online CPD/CE courses and bundles, which will allow veterinarians and veterinary nurses to complete their CPD/CE hours from any location via any internet enabled device, safe in the knowledge that the information is from a such trusted source”.
The ‘General Soft Tissue Surgery bundle’ covers: cervical abscesses; perineal hernia repair; forelimb, hindlimb, digit and tail amputation; diaphragmatic hernia repair; wound soaker catheter; as well as basic surgical skills; mass excision: soft tissue sarcomas and mast cell tumours; getting sick cats through surgery; organ torsions; management of septic abdomen; salivary mucoceles and parathyroidectomies.
Some of these are fundamental and more commonly carried out whilst others may be less frequent, but all of the techniques show recent improvements to techniques that clinicians will find very helpful and all of these modules can be carried out from wherever the clinician is.