Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery in Dogs and Cats
Not all wounds are created equal. Management and closure of wounds whether traumatic or surgically created (following mass removal for example) relies on a sound understanding of principles of wound healing and relevant patient and wound characteristics that can influence outcome. This webinar summarises and highlights key aspects of wound management and reconstructive surgery in dogs and cats with attention to relevant background principles of wound healing as well as clinical tips and tricks for practice. Areas to be covered include an overview of wound healing and factors affecting healing, methods of primary wound closure, open wound management and reconstructive methods including tension relieving techniques, skin flaps and skin grafts.
Recording from 28 January 2020
Dr Stephanie Colthurst - Surgery BVSc. (James Cook)
Stephanie is a surgical registrar at Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane (Australia). Following graduation from James Cook University in 2014, she completed a 12-month rotating internship at Veterinary Specialist Services followed by a second internship at Southpaws in 2016 before enrolling into a surgical residency at Southpaws through the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Stephanie successfully passed her memberships of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery in 2018. Stephanie enjoys all aspects of surgery but has a particular interest in soft tissue and oncologic surgery. She is passionate about keeping up to date with advances in veterinary research, so that she can strive to provide the best possible care for each patient and their owner.