Refresh and Revitalise your Surgical Skills

GP Refresh - Surgery
Mini Series

Get right up to date and refine your surgical skills in this easy to attend, fully guaranteed, Online Mini Series™ from CPD Solutions

  • Get back into your surgical groove with this fully flexible online course
  • Basic Abdominal Surgery
  • Wounds and Abscesses
  • Skin Masses
  • 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

I found being able to access the recording and notes whenever I wanted great!

I found the mass removal session quite interesting with respect to consideration of decision making and margins.

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

Basic Abdominal Surgery

  • How to open the abdomen safely and easily
  • Performing a thorough exploratory laparotomy
  • How to improve access to all organs
  • How to recognize what is normal and abnormal
  • Using photos and videos, demonstrate how to perform
  • Gastrotomy for foreign body removal
  • Enterotomy for foreign body removal
  • Enterectomy for necrotic intestine or tumour
  • Cystotomy for removal of bladder and urethral stones

Session 2

Wounds and Abscesses

  • Initial management of a critically ill wounded animal
  • Lavage and debridement techniques for acute wounds
  • How to decide if a wound can heal by second intention
  • How to decide when it is appropriate to surgically close a wound
  • What to do if a wound is too big to close by simple apposition
  • How to approach a dog with an abscess – is there a foreign body hiding inside?

Session 3

Skin Masses

  • When can fine needle aspirates be relied upon for a diagnosis
  • When should a mass be biopsied and what is the easiest way to do it
  • Suture patterns for subcutaneous tissue and skin closure; use of staples and glue
  • How to resect a benign mass
  • Decision making for malignant masses (mostly soft tissue sarcomas)
  • Staging and what to do if there is lung metastasis
  • Low grade vs high grade tumours
  • What size margin should I take?
  • Masses on the limbs
  • Large masses
  • Masses in difficult locations
  • Can I leave a mass in an old dog?
  • Feline injection site sarcomas

Meet the Presenter....

Alison Moores


Alison graduated from the University of Bristol in 1996. She spent four years in general practice, and worked at the Royal Veterinary College for seven years as an Intern, Resident and then Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery. She joined Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in 2008 where she works as a Soft Tissue Surgeon. She is interested in and competent in all aspects of soft tissue surgery, including interventional radiology techniques. Alison became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2005, and is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and a Fellow of the RCVS.

Alison regularly gives lectures and webinars to vets and nurses, both in the UK and abroad. She is the Surgery Program co-ordinator for the BSAVA certificate program and an examiner for the RVC’s CertAVP. She has been an external examiner for the certificate program at Edinburgh University.

She is involved with the veterinary community and has volunteered as Associate Editor of the Journal of Small Animal Practice, been a member of the BSAVA Education committee and spent 10 years on the committee of the Association of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgeons, most recently as President.

She co-edited the second edition of the BSAVA ‘Manual of Canine and Feline Wound Management and Reconstruction’ and has published many book chapters and clinical and research papers.

Watch the recordings at a time convenient to you!

Alisons Moore is clearly an excellent surgeon, her presentations were very clear and she has so much useful information/experience to share.

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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 and build your confidence and skills in general small animal surgery techniques.

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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