Residents’ Workshops begin in October

Current ACVS and ECVS surgery residents and those who have recently completed residency training are encouraged to learn from industry leaders in these species-specific, four-part virtual workshops.

All sessions are live 7–9 pm (Eastern Time). Each workshop offers the live webinars and access to on-demand recordings for later viewing.


ACVS and ECVS residents can register for the four-part workshop series for $95. The registration fee includes all four webinars in the chosen workshop series (small animal or large animal) and access to the recordings.

Small Animal Residents’ Workshop Presentations


October 23, 2023

  • Turi Aarnes, DVM, MS, DACVAA: Pharmacology of Anesthetic and Analgesic Drugs
  • Melissa Lewis, VMD, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology): Spinal Neurosurgery in a Nutshell

November 27, 2023

  • Melissa Maclver, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal): Stifle Surgery
  • Brittany Ciepluch, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal): Skin Reconstruction

December 11, 2023

  • Jennifer Peterson, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal): Ear Surgery
  • Rachel Williams, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal): Hernia-palooza: An AB-dominal Exploration

January 8, 2024

  • Hunter Piegols, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal): Abdominal Neoplasia
  • Valentine Verpaalen, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal): Total Hip Arthroplasty


Large Animal Residents’ Workshop Presentations


October 24, 2023

  • Lauren Luedke, DVM, DACVS (Large Animal): Large Animal Laparoscopy
  • Joseph Lozier, DVM, MS, DACVS (Large Animal): Farm Animal Surgery

November 28, 2023

  • Kira Epstein, DVM, DACVS (Large Animal), DACVECC: Perioperative Management of the Colic Surgery Patient: Evaluation and Preoperative Stabilization
  • Naomi Crabtree, DVM, MS, DACVS (Large Animal): Perioperative Management of the Colic Surgery Patient: Postoperative Complications—Prevention and Treatment

December 12, 2023

  • Carrie Jacobs, DVM, DACVS (Large Animal): Orthopedic Blitz
  • Aimee Colbath, VMD, MS, PhD, DACVS (Large Animal): Orthopedic Blitz

January 9, 2024

  • Margaret Mudge, VMD, DACVS (Large Animal): Laryngeal Procedures
  • Dustin Major, DVM, DACVS (Large Animal): Guttural Pouch Procedures