Laryngeal paralysis (LP) is a common and important presentation in the dog; despite this, the condition is often mis -diagnosed and few veterinarians feel confident enough to attempt the corrective surgery. The major reasons for this appear to be:
- Lack of familiarity with the functional anatomy of the larynx,
- A view that the remedial surgery is too complex to undertake and carries a high incidence of complications.
This webinar will use the medium of 3-D videos to:
- explain the mysteries of laryngeal functional anatomy,
- present a safe and simple surgery for the management of LP,
- highlight the reasons that other techniques often result in a high incidence of complications.
Recording from 10 December 2019
Prof. Richard A.S. (Dick) White. PhD, DSAS, ACVS / ECVS. European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Surgery.
Professor Dick White is one Europe’s leading small animal soft tissue surgeons with special interests in airway & ENT surgery, oncologic surgery, wound management and reconstructive surgery. He has published widely in all aspects of soft tissue surgery and surgical oncology.
Dick spent more than 25 years teaching clinical surgery at the University of Cambridge and was also a visiting Associate professor at the University of Tennessee. In 1990, he became one of the first European veterinarians to achieve the Diploma of the American college of Veterinary Surgeons.
He was a founder of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and The British College of Veterinary Specialists and is also patron of The Dick White Charitable Foundation which promotes veterinary education, animal welfare and progress in clinical research.
Dick founded his own specialist referral centre, Dick White Referrals in 2003 near Newmarket in the UK; the centre is now the largest privately-funded small animal specialist clinic in Europe. The centre now employs more than 250 members of staff ranging from Trainee VNs to Specialists.
When not working, Dick enjoys jazz, gardening, flying, salmon fishing and working his Deutsch Drathaar, Otto Von Bismarck.