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Comprehensive Endourology (Veterinarians) – July 30-31, 2020

A two-day course includes lectures and 8 hours of hands-on laboratories performing cystoscopic techniques using models, cadavers and live tissues.

RACE Approved: 16 CEU hours (Program: 37412)

Registration Fees

  • Veterinarians – $2,100
  • Veterinary Technicians – $400

Course Description

A two-day course includes lectures and 8 hours of hands-on laboratories performing cystoscopic techniques using models, cadavers and live tissues. Lower urinary diseases and their management, urethral bulking procedures and endoscopic laser applications will be covered. An overview of urethral stenting procedures and laparoscopic assisted cystoscopy will also be covered in lecture. Laboratory time lets participant hone their cystoscopic skills. Breakfast, breaks, lunch and evening reception included in the registration. Technicians can attend lectures and observe in the laboratory.  

Bundle this course with Introduction to Endoscopic Laser Therapy on July 29 and receive a 10% discounted registration rate for this course.  

Bundle these two courses with Comprehensive Respiratory course July 27 and 28 and receive an additional 10% discount on the Respiratory course.

Technicians can attend lectures and observe in the laboratory. Click here to register as a veterinary technician.  

Lead Instructors

Julie Byron, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Byron is a professor at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing endourology for almost 20 years. She is a 1998 graduate of OSU, and returned there for her residency in small animal internal medicine. Byron was on faculty at University of Illinois for six years before returning to OSU in 2011. 

Dr. Byron has written 12 book chapters on endourology and urologic disorders in dogs and cats and delivered related CE content around the country. Her research focus includes urinary incontinence and functional urethral obstruction. She is a member of the American Society for Nephrology and Urology. Byron regularly performs cystoscopy, laser lithotripsy, ectopic ureter ablation, and urethral bulking agent implantation as part of her clinical practice.

David C. Twedt, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. David C. Twedt is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University and Associate Director of Continuing Education in the Translational Medicine Institute.

Twedt is past President of the ACVIM and Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Twedt's publication and research interests include liver disease, gastrointestinal disease, and endoscopy. He is a recipient of numerous teaching and research awards, including the Veterinary Endoscopy Society Pioneer in Endoscopy Award. Twedt serves as an editor on several textbooks including Current Veterinary Therapy. 

Additional Instructors

  • Eric Monnet, DVM, MS, PhD
  • Brian Scansen, DVM, MS, DACVIM


Thursday, July 30, 2020

8:00 am – Orientation
8:15 am – Instrumentation Overview 
8:45 am – Cystoscopy
10:15 am – Break
10:30 am – Common Disease/Management
12:15 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Urethral bulking
1:45 pm – Laboratory cadaver cystoscopy
3:15 pm – Break
3:30 pm – Laboratory cadaver cystoscopy
5:00 pm – Group Q and A discussion
5:30 pm – Cocktail reception

Friday, July 31, 2020

8:00 am – Laser overview/ Lithotripsy Laser experience/ ectopic ureters
9:45 am – Break
10:00 am – Laser Laboratory
12:00 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – Overview of urethral stenting
2:00 pm – Cystoscopy - Live Animal
5:00 pm – Conclusion

Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • Course cancellation could occur if registrations fail to meet minimum numbers 30 days prior to the course.
  • If a course is cancelled for any reason, we are not be responsible for any charges related to travel.
  • Refunds are available for cancellations made 35 days prior to the beginning of the course. Cancellations less than 35 days before a course are nonrefundable but may be partially transferrable to a future.

Additional Information

  • Breakfast, snacks, lunches, and an evening reception on Thursday, July 30 are included.