Common Complications of Routine Surgical Procedures - UG Tract (Castrations, Spays etc.)

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Recorded on: 16th May 2024


Lilli Aronson   BS, VMD, DACVS - University Of Pennsylvania, USA
Annika Bergström   DVM, PhD, DECVS-SA - Anicura Animal Hospital, Sweden
Elisa Mazzaferro   MS, DVM, PhD, DACVECC - Cornell University, USA


Annick Hamaide   DVM, PhD, DECVS - University Of Liège, Belgium



Routine urogenital surgeries are frequently required and commonly undertaken in small animal general practice (spays, castrations, cystotomies, urethrostomies, etc..).

Join our team of world-leading multidisciplinary specialists in this exciting panel discussion where they will discuss and debate the commonly encountered pitfalls and management of postoperative complications following routine surgical procedures of the urogenital tract, including haemorrhage, urine leakage, urinary tract infection, haematuria, urethral stricture, ovarian remnant syndrome, scrotal swelling, and much more.

Case examples will be used to highlight key points and share useful tips. This is a unique opportunity for attending veterinarians to share their experience and ask questions of our experts.

Dr Hamaide graduated in 1990 from the University of Liège, Belgium. She did her residency in Small Animal Surgery at Michigan State University and became European Specialist in Surgery (ECVS) in 1998. She also holds a PhD thesis on the study of vesico-urethral function in the dog. She is currently Professor of Surgical Oncology and Chair of the Department of Companion Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Liège.

Annika qualified from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden in 1999. After graduating Annika started to work as a clinician at the University Animal Hospital before staring a PhD and thereafter a residency in 2004. She became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2009. Following her residency, she worked as senior lecturer in Uppsala and in 2020 she became an Associate Professor. Annika is now working as a veterinary surgeon at AniCura Animal Hospital in Sweden and continues to publish articles having supervised PhD students as well as residents. She lectures regularly at national courses/conferences on small animal surgery.

Dr. Mazzaferro is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, completing an internship at the Veterinary Institute of Trauma in Wisconsin. She completed a residency in Emergency-Critical Care at Colorado State University, where she also earned her PhD. She was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care in 2002. Dr. Mazzaferro was the Director of Emergency Services at a multispecialty practice in Colorado for 10 years before joining CUVS in 2012.

Dr. Mazzaferro is internationally renowned and a leader in her field. She is President of the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care. She is also a prolific publisher, having authored four manuals as well as numerous chapters and manuscripts on a range of topics relating to Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. She lectures extensively nationally and internationally, having given presentations in more than 21 US states and 9 countries.

Internationally, Dr. Mazzaferro is recognized for her accomplishments as a lecturer and author. At CUVS, she is known for her upbeat, warm personality and unwavering positivity. She simultaneously conveys her tremendous experience and expertise with warmth and compassion – a combination that is reassuring and invaluable in the emergency setting.

After completing veterinary school and an internship at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Aronson undertook a small animal surgical residency at the University of California, Davis (UCD). From 1994-1996 she was the coordinator of the renal transplantation program for animals at UCD. Following her residency, she joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania – where she is currently Professor of Surgery – and started their renal transplantation program. Her clinical interests include all areas of soft tissue surgery, but in particular microvascular surgery and complex urinary tract surgery (including renal transplantation), and treatment of urolithiasis. As well as frequently lecturing in her specialist fields, she is the author of a textbook on small animal surgical emergencies.

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