It's Friday, 5 o'clock and you've guessed it, it's.......

The Acute Abdomen
Mini Series

Lower your stress levels with these challenging emergency patients in this easy to attend, fully guaranteed, Online Mini Series™ from CPD Solutions

  • Learn how to get the right diagnosis- fast!
  • The supportive care you need to give your patient the best chance
  • Essential Practical Tips to get better outcomes
  • You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification

Great mini series, learnt lots of different techniques

The Mini-Series has helped me improve my surgical techniques

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1


  • Understand fluid resuscitation techniques
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of orogastric intubation and gastric trocharisation
  • Critically evaluate radiographs to differentiate gastric dilatation from GDV
  • Discuss surgical principles and tips to optimize outcome
  • Discuss the merits of prophylactic gastropexy

Session 2

Intestinal Surgery – tips and tricks

  • Improve your interpretation of radiographs and ultrasonography for obstructive lesions of the small and large intestine and gastrointestinal perforation
  • Intraoperative decision making for management of simple and linear foreign bodies, duodenal ulceration, intussusception and intestinal torsion
  • Pros and cons of enteroplication will be discussed
  • Optimise your post-operative care of patients following gastrointestinal surgery

Session 3

How to manage a Haemoabdomen

  • Optimise patient stabilization prior to surgery for management of haemoabdomen.
  • A rational approach to staging investigations and prognostic assessment prior to surgery will be discussed
  • Tips and tricks for improving splenectomy technique will be covered, in addition to management of haemorrhage from other sites

Meet the Presenter....

Zoë Halfacree


Zoë graduated in 2001 from Cambridge University and spent two years working in a busy first opinion practice in Surrey, before moving to The Royal Veterinary College to complete a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery.

She subsequently completed a Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Small Animal Surgery and became a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2008.  Zoë is currently a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery.

She is particularly interested in Emergency Surgery and Traumatology, Management of ureteric obstruction and Skin Reconstructive techniques.

Nicola Kulendra

BVetMed (Hons) MVetMed CertVDI DipECVS MRCVS

Nicola graduated in 2006 from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and spent one year in first opinion practice in Maidenhead. Nicola started a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the RVC in 2007.

After more time in general practice in Caterham, she gained the title of Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Surgery at the RVC in 2009 whereby she achieved a certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and a Masters in Veterinary Medicine.

Nicola became a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2013 and is a lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College. Nicola is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, oncologic surgery, ureteric obstruction and traumatology.

Watch the recordings at a time convenient to you!

The content of the Mini Series has helped me improve my confidence with abdominal surgery

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12 months access to recordings and course materials is included

Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events.
Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.


Take advantage of the easy Online Mini Series™ format to decrease your stress levels and increase your confidence when dealing with your acute abdomen patients

Just £397 + VAT*

  • Overseas customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT.
  • Overseas customers in the EU; provide your VAT number and we will refund the VAT.
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Price includes...

  • All 3 sessions
  • Notes and quiz (8 hours CPD)
  • PLUS unlimited access to recordings and all course materials for 12 months!
  • No traffic jams or accommodation hassles
  • No child or pet care to arrange
  • No rota clashes to worry about and no locum cover needed

Just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource


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Very thorough and comprehensive courses. The course notes are a great addition too.

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