04/03/2019 - 08/03/2019 | Warsaw, Poland

waiting list open

Program Director / Principal Course Master:

Univ. Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré Dipl.ECVS (AT)

Course Masters:

Dr. Laurent Findji, Dipl.ECVS (UK)
Dr. Daniela Murgia, Dipl. ECVS (UK)


The ESAVS Feline Soft Tissue Surgery course focuses on the most common specific surgical diseases and treatments of cats. It is recommended but not mandatory that participants have taken the soft tissue surgery I before.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, participants 1) shall have acquired a sound knowledge about specific aspects of feline soft tissue surgery 2) Master technically the most common feline soft tissue surgery.


Abdominal anatomy and specific diseases:
Diaphragmatic hernia, Megacolon, Urinary tract calculi and diseases in the cat

Surgical treatment of thyroid and para-thyroid, Surgical diseases of the pancreas, gallbladder and adrenal in cats

Surgical oncology in cats:
Are cats different from dogs ? Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Feline Soft tissue sarcomas,…

High rise Syndrome, Urinary tract trauma, …

• Abdomen anatomy
• Pancreas, Gallbladder, Adrenal surgery
• Diaphragmatic hernia
• Urinary tract surgery including ureters
• FISS reconstruction
• …/…

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Monday, 4 March 2019
08:30 Course introduction
09:00 Surgical oncology in the cat (1)
Feline SCC
Feline Oral tumors
10:30 PAUSE
11:00 Urinary tract: FLUTD, current knowledge
Techniques for bladder and Urethral calculi
Ureteral stones: Stent vs SUB vs Surgery DM
13:15 Lunch Break
14:15 Surgical oncology in the cat (2)
Feline STS and FISS
Feline osteosarcoma
Coffee Break
Feline mast cell tumours ?
Feline mammary tumors
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
08:30 WET-LABS
Skin flaps in the cat
Practical applications
Mammary strips
Lunch Break
Urinary tract demonstration and practice
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
08:30 Ear anatomy in the cats
Decision making process for ear surgery approaches in the cat
Naso-pharyngeal polyps
Coffe Break
10:45 TECA-LBO
Surgical treatment of thyroid and parathyroid problems in cats
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Abdomen
Surgical diseases of Liver and Gallbladder
Surgery of the adrenals
16:00 Coffee Break
Diaphragmatic hernia
Urinary tract trauma
Thursday, 7 March 2019
09:00 WET-LABS
Ear surgery
Lunch Break
Diaphragmatic hernia repair
Urethral trauma
Friday, 8 March 2019
09:00 High rise syndrome
Linear foreign body
Coffe Break
Clinical cases
Kippfenster syndrome
Lunch BreakE
Wrap-up session


Total hours: 40

ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): 30

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5


Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 2.650.-


Early registration: Euro 2.550.-

(deadline for early registration payment: 5th October 2018)

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Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska street 166, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska street 166, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland

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